Spirit World: Pattern in the Expressive Folk Culture of New Orleans: Pattern in the Expressive Folk Culture of African-American New Orleans

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Spirit World Many black neighborhoods in New Orleans are perceived by outsiders as being areas of decay. However, to photographer Michael P. Smith, in these neighborhoods remained the preserves of a rich cultural heritage. Smith, who photographed the subject for more than twenty years, saw the city's African-American culture as "cultural wetlands" that engender much of the traditional music and folk life that ... Full description

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Through his photography and writing, Smith dedicated his talents to the promotion and preservation of New Orleans' black culture, with special emphasis on the spiritual and musical aspects. He was also well known for Jazz Fest Memories, a documentation of the world-famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and Mardi Gras Indians, which is about the enchanting and mysterious costumes and traditions of African-Americans during Mardi Gras.

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