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History.

Baroness Pontalbainfluenced the  architecture by adding  Cast iron balconies to her fashionable row houses near Jackson Square in the later half of the 19th Century

The French Quarter.


Also known as the “ Vieux Carre” or “ Quarter” it sits on some of the highest ground in New Orleans, above the Mississippi River. It is the oldest and most well-preserved district in an American city. The architecture is mainly 19th century, blending Spanish, Creole, French and American styles.

Jackson Square

Is named such because of a bronze statue of the 7th President of America and the founder of the democratic party, Andrew Jackson. It fronts the St. Louis Cathedral and it hosts an open-air artist colony where they display their work on the outside of the iron fence.  

 

Mardi Gras was established soon after the city’s founding in 1718. It is a festival of celebration on Shrove (Fat) Tuesday. Mardi Gras takes place in the French Quarter and is a display of floats, masked revellers and troopers.

“Jazz is a byproduct of the unique cultural environment found in New Orleans” it developed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries

Jazz.

Creole culture was free from reserve,

the social interaction was twinned with the development of the music.

Jazz influnced the age beyond the great war that had raged across Europe, people were ready for a different mood and Jazz provided just that.

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"Jazz was born in New Orleans about 100 years ago (early 20th century), but its roots can be found in the musical traditions of both Africa and Europe. In fact, some people say that jazz is a union of African and European music."

"Louis Armstrong, nicknamed "Satchmo," "Pops" and, later, "Ambassador Satch," was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana. An all-star virtuoso, he came to prominence in the 1920s, influencing countless musicians with both his daring trumpet style and unique vocals."