A Block Party on the Plaza at Grambling Homecoming

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On previous years at Grambling homecoming, there had been something of an impromptu car show up and down Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones Drive, but this year, local authorities had managed to prevent that, and the street was nearly empty. Instead, there was a block party featuring DJ Jubilee outside the Favrot Student Union, and the custom cars were cruising through the campus on Main Street instead. With the weather was warm as it was, the party drew a huge crowd of people, but eventually the campus police and parish sheriffs moved to stop the cruising loop of cars. The resulting gridlock actually made it hard for me to make it off the campus and out of town.

SXSW Day 5: Closing Out The @AvenueOnCongress Rooftop with @KATEYRED


People in Louisiana believe in something called “lagniappe”, a tradition of giving the customer a little something extra, or a bonus to thank you for your patronage. Those of us at the bounce showcase on the Average Rooftop at South By Southwest got a bit of lagniappe on Friday night in the form of an unexpected appearance by the Queen of Bounce herself, Katey Redd. Katey Red began her career on the groundbreaking Take Fo Records label, the same label which launched the career of bounce pioneer DJ Jubilee. She is best known for her debut album Melpomene Block Party (the Melpomene is another former housing project in New Orleans that was demolished after Katrina), and has more recently been featured in several episodes of the television series Treme.

DJ Jubilee Hypes The Crowd at HOPE Summer Jam

DJ Jubilee is one of the originators of both bounce music and New Orleans rap in general, and his appearance at the HOPE Summer Jam in Algiers was greeted by the biggest applause of the evening. Jubilee’s music has always been dance and party music, characterized by the spirit of fun and play, and while some of the songs (and dances) can have sexual overtones, there’s no violence or profanity in it. Given that Jubilee first came to popularity in the early 1990’s, I was amazed to see the love he got from young teenagers nowadays. His popularity in New Orleans truly crosses generations.

SXSW Day 2 March 18, 2010





























Scenes from the second day of South By Southwest 2010, including DJ Jubilee’s performance at the Louisiana Music tent, and Paul Wall at The Recording Academy’s Texas Chapter party at the Four Seasons Hotel.