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2nd Annual Anba Dlo

Anba Dlo III
2372 St. Claude Ave. New Orleans, LA

Halloween Costume Party and Parade Supports

Rebuilding in New Orleans

3rd Annual Anba Dlo brings together the community to raise awareness for the New Orleans Healing Center

Saturday October 30, 2010 Halloween EVE!
2372 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans,LA
This is the historic Universal Furniture Building at the intersection of St. Claude and St. Roch in the Bywater neighbordhood.

Anba Dlo III: Apology to the Waters, 2010 is a 21+ costume event, featuring free drinks, a costume parade and contest, outdoor live music stage, DJ, a Trance/Spiritual music room presented by Wild Lotus Yoga, fire dancers and acrobats and the Terrence Sanders Private Collection Art Exhibit, a live auction, along with many other activities.

Anba Dlo is Kreyol for "From Beneath the Waters." It refers to the realm of departed souls. The time of year around All Hallows Eve, the day of remembrance for the departed, is a time to call these souls forth. In New Orleans, this name has special resonance; our city has been called up from Under the Waters to rise, rebuild and heal.

Schedule of Events:
5:30 pm: Parade leaves Markey Park
7:00 pm: Parade arrives at Anba Dlo; Live music starts
7:00 pm - 1:30 am: Terrence Sanders Private Art Collection Exhibit
7:00 pm - 1:30 am: Live Music Stage
8:00 pm - 12:00 am: Trance/Spiritual Music Room
12:00 am: Sculpture unveiling ceremony

Live Music Stage:
7:00 - 7:45 pm - Coco Robichaux
7:45 - 8:15 pm - DJ Tom Harvey
8:15 - 8:30 pm - Felice Guimont and Overtakers, Joined by:
8:30 - 9:00 pm - Phillip Manuel
9:00 - 9:30 pm - DJ Tom Harvey
9:30 - 10:20 pm - John Mooney & Bluesiana
10:20 - 10:50 pm - DJ Tom Harvey
10:50 - 11:10 pm - Costume Contest
11:10 - 12:00 am - 101 Runners featuring Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
12:00 - 12:30 am - Fire spinners, drumming, invocation, statue unveiling
12:30 - 1:30 am - Cyril Neville and Tribe 13

Trance/Spiritual Music Room:
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Michael Skinkus and Moyuba
9:30 - 10:30 pm - Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band
10:50 - 11:50 pm - Kora Konnection

Anba Dlo III will feature:
Open Bar with price of admission ($20: order online or CASH ONLY at the door)
Live Music Stage until 1:30 am
Live Trance/Spiritual Music Room until 12:00 am
Terrence Sanders Private Art Collection Exhibit
Live Auction
Parade led by Radical Faeries
Fire Performers and Acrobats
Arts and Crafts Bazaar featuring handcrafts created by local artisans
Body Art and Painting by Grey Cross Studios
All information is subject to change; as we approach the event, the list of activities continues to evolve, so be sure to check back often!

Parade Route

  • 5:30pm Starting at Marky Park (Royal and Piety)
  • Up Royal to Mimi's at Franklin
  • continue past Orange Couch
  • across Elysian Fields
  • to Marginy Brassiere at Frenchmen
  • Right on Frenchmen along Washington Square
  • passing The John and Wasabi to Rampart
  • Right on Rampart to John Paul's at Elysian Fields
  • Cross Elysian Fields pass Phoenix to Marginy
  • Left on Marginy to All Ways at St Claude
  • Right on St Claude to Healing Center (7:00pm Arrival)

This gives points to stop for Cocktails and promote the Parade Route

 The New Orleans Hope and Heritage Project and The New Orleans Healing Center are pleased to announce the date for The Second Annual Anba Dlo Festival. This year’s event, Apology to the Waters 2010, will be held on Halloween Eve, Friday, October 30 from 5:00 pm to 4:00 am at 2372 St Claude Avenue in the Bywater.  Waterline 2009 is a 21+ costume event, featuring free drinks, a costume parade and contest, outdoor live music stage, DJs and a dance floor, Trance/Spiritual music room, fire dancers and acrobats and a Faculty Art exhibit, along with many other activities.

An interactive community festival, Anba Dlo celebrates the multicultural and artistic heritage of New Orleans through such mediums as sculpture, visual art, body painting, crafts, music, dance, acrobatics and costume. Anba Dlo's main event will take place in the 55,000 sq. ft. historic building which is home to The New Orleans Healing Center, a multidisciplinary community revitalization project located in the heart of the burgeoning St Claude Ave. Arts District. All activities of Anba Dlo are centered on an onsite water sculpture created from Katrina debris and assembled by local artists and community members. This interactive artwork will be unveiled at midnight during the Anba Dlo event as a personal community mandala combining sculpture, craft, tribal dance, fire, sound and light. The completed sculpture will then continue to be displayed in the central lobby of the Healing Center until the following year.  Admission for the event is $15.  Advance tickets will be available September 20, 2010, at, along with commemorative t-shirts, posters and raffle tickets.

In addition to the costume party, Anba Dlo will also feature a costume parade and the Faculty Collective Art exhibit.  The parade, starts at 6:30 pm at Markey Park.  Everyone is invited to join the parade, led by The Radical Faeries, as it makes its way through the festive streets of New Orleans to the New Orleans Healing Center.  Make sure you dress for the party (water-themed costumes such as mermaids and other ocean creatures are suggested) and prepare to celebrate Halloween “Nawlins” style!

The Faculty Collective Art exhibition, featuring the work of 50 local university art faculty members, celebrates the remarkable art teaching faculties at the universities and colleges of New Orleans. The unfolding efflorescence of art in the city, especially over the last decade, is the glorious result of the vision, intelligence and teaching skills of these creative and committed artists. The New Orleans Healing Center is honored to bring together, for the first time, an exhibition of the work of all the city's art faculties. The show opens on Halloween Eve, as part of the Anba Dlo Festival. The Faculty Collective Art exhibition will officially open on October 30 runs through December 12.

You have been wrongfully accused of murder, now you must endure the horrors of the  New Orleans Parish Prison  in the first-ever "Jail  House of Horrors ," an interactive Halloween horror house. Produced by Big Easy Award-nominated actor and director Frederick Mead, in conjunction with event planner Clay Thomas, "Jail  House of Horrors " is scary  fun for the whole family . The “Jail House of Horrors” is open every weekend in October and Wednesday through Thursday nights Halloween week. A portion of all ticket sales benefits the  New Orleans Healing   Center ,  New Orleans   Radical Faeries and  New Orleans Police Foundation .

The Second Annual Anba Dlo Festival is sponsored by La Source Ancienne Ounfo, Inc. and The New Orleans Hope and Heritage Project, a 501(c) 3 organization. The New Orleans Hope and Heritage Project is dedicated to supporting the efforts to rebuild and transform the city of New Orleans, with an emphasis on environmentally aware, socially conscious urban planning while staying true to the unique heritage and culture of New Orleans. Housed in the Universal Furniture Building, the Healing Center is a multi-use space that will provide community-oriented services, products, and programs including an organic grocery store, sustainable food garden, internet café and juice bar, alternative healing offices, street university, retail bazaar, art therapy and galleries, performance space, child care, Woman’s Infants and Children program, environmental office, woman’s center and spiritual space. The New Orleans Healing Center is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2010.

The goals of the New Orleans Healing Center are to heal on every level of sustainability; to catalyze the revitalization of downtown New Orleans and to unify polarized communities. The Center will provide products, services and programs created to bring healing to the individual, the community, the region and the world. It will serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of 7 neighborhoods on both sides of the Downtown Rampart/St Claude corridor, occupying the 3-1/2 mile historic stretch along the Mississippi, known as Downtown New Orleans.

"We can create from these polarized neighborhoods, one cohesive and balanced community,” says Sallie Ann Glassman, a founder of the New Orleans Healing Center, "Diversity is strength wherever it is encountered."

The 2nd Annual Anba Dlo is presented by the New Orleans Hope and Heritage Project and is a collaboration of the Departments of The New Orleans Healing Center, including Wild Lotus Yoga, The New Orleans Food Coop, Nola Solar, The Arts and Crafts Bazaar, The Retail Boutiques, The Performance Hall/Community Space/Theater in the Round, The Healing Arts Center, The Full Circle Women's Collective, the Street University, The 5th District Police Precinct, health food restaurant, hydroponic garden, Spiritual Center, childcare, together with the local Radical Faeries, the 50 artists of The Faculty Collective Art Exhibit,100 local musicians, acrobats, dancers, 100 volunteers, local chefs, local crafts persons, local business people, filmmakers, writers, and La Source Ancienne Ounfo, Inc, a 501(c)3 public charity. The 2nd Annual Anba Dlo is sponsored by Abita Beer, Glazer's Family of Companies, The French Market Foundation, New Orleans Musicians Clinic, River Parish Disposal, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation, Karmic Foundation, La Source Ancienne Ounfo, Marlin N. Gusman, and the Criminal Sheriff's Office.

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New Orleans….the mere mention of the name conjures up pictures of floats, maskers, beads, doubloons and the pure joy of Mardi Gras. From the family atmosphere of St. Charles and Napoleon Avenues, to the party feel of the downtown and French Quarter areas, there is a place to parade watch for everyone of every age and size. The celebration that is Mardi Gras is deeply rooted in the French tradition of New Orleans. Begun as a "New World" carryover from the pre-Lenten Parisian Mardi Gras, the New Orleans festivities evolved from private balls to foot parades to float parades (started in the mid 1800s) to the extravaganzas of today. The organizations that provide the Mardi Gras parades and balls are called "krewes". All do so at their own expense, thus providing what has many times been called the "Greatest Free Show on Earth". The Mardi Gras celebration begins on January 6 (Feast of the Epiphany also known as Kings Day) and continues through Mardi Gras Day (the day before Ash Wednesday). The traditional "king cake" is associated with and eaten during the entire Mardi Gras season. Also during this time, most carnival krewes have their balls or supper dances. Formal parades in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes begin about two weeks before Mardi Gras Day. The festivities reach a crescendo on the weekend before Mardi Gras Day and that level continues through Fat Tuesday. Houses, lampposts, people, and even horses are dressed in the colors ofMardi Gras-purple, green and gold. New Orleans for a brief time each year is transformed into a place where the everyday world is cast aside. Beads, doubloons, cups, and numerous other krewe throws are tossed to thousands of happy parade goers shouting,
"Throw me something, mister. "
Laissez les bon temps rouler.

The Jazz & Heritage Festival has been a growing event each year. Setting record crowds the past few years. This two weekend festival has drawn the likes of many top entertainers, such as Paul Simon,Santana, B.B. King, and many more. This event always seems to out do itself every year. The festival always falls on the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May. It may be springtime, but do not count on all to comfortable temperatures. While average highs are only in the lower 80's, the combination between the large crowds and the lack of shade make for a surprisingly hot time. Another great thing about this festival is it gives you an opportuinity to sample just about every local cuisine you can think of. (Tip: Get your Crawfish Bread & Crawfish Monica early in the day. You don't want to waste time standing in line for these great items, when you could be out dancing to great artist). Remember to bring comfortable clothes and shoes and sunscreen and hat to enjoy the festival to its fullest.
Happy Jazz Fest!!!!

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