Traditions - New Orleans Second Lining

February 5, 2015 5:23 PM

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On January 11, 2014 I had the pleasure of participating in a Second Line Parade, back in my home town of New Orleans, Louisiana. Though I'd seen hundreds growing up there, this was the first I've actually ever taken part in. Second Lining is an old tradition in New Orleans and considered a part of our cultural heritage.

Normally a Second Line would take place following the Jazz Funeral, the band would play slow depressing tunes while people followed them and the hearse to the cemetery. After the body was buried the tempo would pick up as they marched away, remembering and celebrating their departed. But my homie br...

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