History And Culture Of New Orleans

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History and Culture of New Orleans

History and Culture of New Orleans

Thesis Statement

The thesis statement of research is 'New Orlean Culture and Its Impact of Jazz Music Culture'.


The persons and heritage of New Orleans have made New Orleans, Louisiana exclusive amidst and distinct from other towns in the United States, encompassing other south U.S. cities. New Orleans in modern times has been described as being not a Southern city but a Caribbean city (Christiane, 1991).

Synopsis of the Research

In this paper, The New Orleans Mardi Gras tradition also emerged by the 1880s. In this tradition, Mardi Gras Indians (groups of blacks masked as Native Americans) roamed the streets looking for similar groups whom they would confront, ritualistically, as if they were enemies. As their processions snaked down the narrow streets, procession members drummed and participated in call-and-response chanting, a West African and Caribbean tradition. This Mardi Gras music influenced early jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton. (Christiane, 1991)

Research Problem

By the 1930s, New Orleans-style jazz had become less popular, not because its arrangements were less innovative or musically appealing but because of the ever increasing competition from new musical forms. In the late 1930s, however, traditional fans of jazz revived the sounds of early New Orleans jazz bands. Recordings of New Orleans musicians George Lewis and Geary “Bunk” Johnson led to a national jazz revival movement during that period. The New Orleans style of jazz survived, and it can still be heard today (Martin, 1994).


The research is based on secondary data collection. The data is extracted from various journals, articles and books. Secondary research recounts data information through literature, publications, broadcast media, and other non-human sources. This kind of research does not involve human subjects.

The research approach utilized is qualitative. Qualitative research is much more ...
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