New Orleans Parade in London
SPONSOR A CULTURE BEARER TO PARADE IN LONDON
We're trying to help some New Orleans brass band musicians and social aid and pleasure club (S.A.P.C.)
members get to London this June to teach our traditions and lead a New Orleans second line parade through the streets of central London.
Every $5,000 raised will help one culture bearer get to London. In total, there are 14 who want to get over there, so the dream goal is $70,000.
Plane tickets need to be purchased and travel paperwork ready by May 19.
That's a lot of money to raise in a very short time, so the whole band might not get over there, but this campaign is to try and help as many of them as possible.
To celebrate the NOLA Tricentennial, Make Music Day UK has asked Speed Up the TV for to put together a second line parade and party through the streets of the London Bridge area, and it’s going to be incredible.
The parade and New Orleans celebration are 21 June, 2018.
But you can’t have a New Orleans second line without anyone from New Orleans.
Representing New Orleans are the All for One Brass Band , the Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club and People United for Armstrong Park / Jazz in the Park .
This campaign is to transport, house, feed and pay the cultural ambassadors.
The parade route is, as the Brits put it...FAB. It will begin on the north side of London Bridge, cross the river Thames, wind past the London Bridge Tube station, pass through Hay’s Galleria, go along the river past the HMS Belfast and end with a massive performance at The Scoop.
Following the performance at the Scoop, there will be an open-air New Orleans music jam in a park open to all musicians at all levels, and on any instrument.
About the New Orleans Culture Bearers going to London
All for One Brass Band - Formed in 2003 while students at Warren Easton High School, the very next year they they were booked in both the States and Europe playing with Angie Stone, Macy Gray, Stevie Wonder, Vann Morrison and Alicia Keys among others. In 2005 everyone's home and instruments were washed away, and it took a few years to get the band back together full time. For the past decade they’ve been working hard playing in countless parades, in the studio, on stage and on the road.
They’ll be the only New Orleans brass band in the parade (there will be 3 to 4 British brass bands too), they’re headlining the performance at the Scoop and will lead the music jam in the park.
The Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club - Read about the founder, Ed Buckner , a community hero and powerful force of good. He’s also the founder of the Red Flame Hunters All-Youth Indian Tribe and the doors of his Treme home are always open as a safe place for youth in the 7th Ward.
People United for Armstrong Park (PUFAP) - Emanuel Lain, Jr. is the founder and president of PUfAP, is responsible for helping to revitalize Armstrong Park, is the founder of the Jazz in the Park festival series and also runs the Event Production Training program that teaches at-risk individuals to have careers in event production.
Mr. Lain will also help road manage the culture bearers on their journey and spread the word of PUfAP and Jazz in the Park overseas.
Please contact us for information aobut sponsorship opportunities and tax-free donations.
Planning your summer vacation? Come party with the band! Discounted travel rates and itineraries are being put together to help make your trip to the UK as easy as possible - contact us if interested.
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