The incredible Afro-Creole Music Freedom tour is led by a 6th generation New Orleanian Creole named Denise Augustine and will leave a lasting impression. If you have wondered about how jazz music came about and why we dance at funerals, then this is the tour for you. Denise Augustine will be masked as a baby doll and can teach you the proper way to dance at a second-line parade and explore the history of the creole ancestors that are still alive today. The tour begins at Congo Square, the historic gathering place for the native Indians of this area and later the slaves during the colonial times. It then brings you through both St. Louis Cemetery #1 and #2 to see the tombs influential civil rights leaders, musicians and the Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau. This 2 hour journey ends at the visitor center on Basin street. If you want an authentic New Orleans experience like no other , don't miss this tour.
Time & Location
This special tour is given daily at 9am by appointment only. It begins in Congo Square inside Louis Armstrong Park next to the Mardi Gras Indian Statue.
Call Denise Augustine at (504) 452-9237 to reserve or for more information.