Interview with Bruce

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Interview with Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Big Chief of the Northside Skull and Bones Gang.

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Intervew of Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes, Big Chief of Northside Skull and Bones Gang, a Mardi Gras Indian group by Kim Vaz-Deville. Bruce Barnes talked about himcoming to New Orleans from Arkansas, his grandmother who was a "voodoo queen" and her influence on his life, how he started masking, the spiritual connection he felt with African culture and traditions, the history of the group in 1819 and the pageantry and traditions of parading during carnival.

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Publisher

Xavier University of Louisiana

City

New Orleans, Louisiana

Keywords

Mardi Gras Indians, Northside Skull and Bonge Gang (New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians), African American culture, New Orleans

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Digital Humanities

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

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Filmed and edited by Lexcie Thomas.

Produced and directed by Kim Vaz-Deville.

Time: 42 minutes.

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