This walking tour takes guests of New Orleans into the Treme', the oldest continuously occupied African-American neighborhood. The origins of Jazz began there in Congo square with the early slave dances. It was there that they engaged in African drumming with its improvisation and poly-rhythms. The tour explores the roots of Jazz as it progressed through the years, giving birth to other musical genres such as Swing and Rock and Roll. Music is such a huge part of the culture of New Orleans that the tour delves deeply into its impact on the psyche of the city as a whole.
Treme' is rich in history and the tour tries to touch upon every cornerstone of that history. Free People of Color settled extensively in the area and during the Civil war, they became a political force, demanding equal rights for all, regardless of skin color. It is not an overstatement to say that the American civil rights movement began in Treme' in the 1860s, paving the way for the modern movement.
This tour attempts to capture the soul of New Orleans by exploring the city's heart in Treme'. The neighborhood is rich in culture and history and Tour Treme' tries to preserve that heritage by educating myriad guests that visit the city each year.
When: 10:00 AM Saturday, Sunday and Monday