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From: Eve Abrams
Length: 05:47

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This short documentary (with music!) provides a window into the costuming tradition in New Orleans.

Img_0541_small For lots and lots of folks, Mardi Gras season means it's time to hit the thrift stores, take down the boxes, and purchase lots of suddenly, desperately needed essentials -- like glitter and wigs.  Costuming is more than fun; it's an outlet.  Being someone or something other than yourself is a part of life in New Orleans, and it's one folks get addicted to.

Piece Description

For lots and lots of folks, Mardi Gras season means it's time to hit the thrift stores, take down the boxes, and purchase lots of suddenly, desperately needed essentials -- like glitter and wigs.  Costuming is more than fun; it's an outlet.  Being someone or something other than yourself is a part of life in New Orleans, and it's one folks get addicted to.

Broadcast History

B-Side Radio

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Everyday is Mardi Gras Schatzy Macaroni and Bees. 2001 :00
Walkie Talkie The Schatzy Band Nocturnal Wildlife Journal. Hot Spazz Records 2007 :00

Additional Credits

A very similar version of this piece aired on B-Side in the Clothes that Make the (Wo)man episode.