Creole Connections: New Orleans & Mexico

We are excited to announce our first program of 2014, which will be held on
Sunday February 16, 2014 from 2:00 to 4:00 at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center.

mexicoThe Creole population of Southern Louisiana especially of New Orleans has deep and long-lasting connections with Mexico. Personal family ties and cultural influences, such as food ways and musical styles, have gone back & forth across the Mexican-American border for centuries.  the Louisiana Creole Research Association cordially invites you to an exciting panel discussion about the common Creole roots and to see the important exhibition The African Presence in Mexico, From Yanga to the Present currently on display at the Ashe Cultural Arts Center.


Sunday, February 16, 2014 2pm to 4pm
At the Ashe Cultural Arts Center (1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans)
2-2:15 Viewing of the Exhibition
2:15-3:30 pm Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Bruce Raeburn (Professor of History, Director of the Hogan Jazz Archives, Tulane University)
  • Alwin Jackson (Historian, Executive Director/Curator at Historic Tremé Collection
  • Mary Gehman (Historian, Author, Publisher of Margaret Media Press)

3:30 – 4pm Refreshments



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