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Wendell Pierce: Bring Back Music and Dance in Congo Square

By Bbenzon @bbenzon

Callé Hamel, Havana, Cuba. Every Sunday they gather &continue a long tradition of dance and music in honor of the Orishas. In New Orleans in Congo Square, captured Africans did the same, holding on to their spiritual life. Jazz was created out of these gatherings. Bring them Back

— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) September 15, 2021

As we recover from our storms, we must remember what is our most valuable gift. Our culture in New Orleans. That intersection between our people and life itself. Our spirit. World renowned. The Gathering at Congo Square should be a weekly official event of the City of New Orleans

— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) September 15, 2021

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