When hearing the word New Orleans, the first thing that comes to your mind is the word ‘Music&’. It is mainly because the New Orleans has played a vital role in originating the Jazz into the world. Started as small bands playing on the streets, soon the music scene became more of a traditional value to the city, the music culture started to bloom. A lot of big names in the music industry were originally from New Orleans; that wouldn’t come as a surprise. Music has played a unique role in the history of New Orleans. The city was founded in 1718 as part of the French Louisiana Colony and by the early 1800’s; European, Latin, and African culture have collided in a musical frenzy.
During this era, New Orleans was the only city in the United States of America that allowed the African-American slaves to congregate and perform live music in the public places. This freedom resulted in traditional European dance tunes being spiced up with African rhythms, a fusion that played a major role in the birth of Jazz, one of the city’s great gifts to the planet. Jazz fest is an event held in New Orleans each spring. It attracts hundreds even thousands of visitors to the city from all over the world each year.
Get to enjoy the music on the streets:
The tradition of celebrating music in public places lives on to this day with brass bands taking their music out to the streets and adding to the joyful sound of the city. The Story ville Stompers Brass Band formed in 1981 and still performs on the open streets of the New Orleans. Even if you are not a fan of the Jazz music, you will catch yourself humming and gently stroking your foot on the beat of the music that has showcased live on the streets.
Music after the sun goes down:
At the night time, Dancing, Drinking, and listening to Music is as natural to the residents as breathing air. There is an abundance of small pubs that host small gigs of the local music talent; it goes great with the food. The jazz music is not just a fad for the pubs but also exotic restaurants present a live taste of the music to their guests. Live music is just not a core of the city’s celebrated nightlife, but rather a keystone to its character as well, whether it is brass bands, jazz, RnB, or Funk, Music is sound where the New Orleans begins.