Creole art in New Orleans
The festival will feature the Louisiana Folklife Village pavilion where you'll really be able to see the influence of indigenous and creole art (from descendants of French and Spanish settlers) in the region's crafts, with accordions and canoes carved from cedar wood, as well as on the wrought iron bars on the balconies around the French quarter.
Pilgrims come from all corners of the world, especially from jazz meccas like New York and Chicago and where New Orleans evokes the aura of a mother who must be visited from time to time. The economic impact of the event exceeds 300 million dollars, a figure that the city anxiously awaits since hurricane Katrina flooded it in 2005, prompting almost half the population to leave.
This year the festival is being held from 22 April to 1 May and the lineup includes Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Beck, Steely Dan, J. Cole and Maxwell. It’s not all about jazz; rock and pop are also invited, as well as blues, gospel, Caribbean music, rap and all the genres connected with the city’s history. The festival will have five stages and two large areas for crafts and gastronomy from the State of Louisiana.