If you’ve never been to New Orleans this may seem shocking, but it’s an amazing demonstration of life in the city, the vibrance and culture that make it the greatest city in America despite the violence that makes it one of the most tragic.
I don’t know if you’ve ever been to New Orleans, but it is a magical place…as this 2009 video shows.
“Jaran ‘Julio’ Green’s homegoing in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, La. He was 23 years old, father of a new born baby girl, killed on March 26, 2009. Loved ones danced on his casket, carried him thru his old neighborhood one last time.”
I think I need to head back to New Orleans soon. I don’t know about you, but when I go… I want my funeral to be like this.
As a bonus, here’s some footage of the Rebirth Brass Band playing in the French Quarter.