About Wild Magnolias
New Orleans' sensuous delights converge in the rich tradition of the Mardi Gras Indians, working-class groups that are part historical tribute, part secret society, and part neighborhood social club. With funky rhythms and stunning costumes, the Wild Magnolias unleash a sensory barrage that epitomizes the Crescent City.
In 1970, the Wild Magnolias recorded a hit single "Handa Wanda," which remains a Mardi Gras staple. Subsequent appearances on Rounder Records and constant live shows — at Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras parades, Tipitinas, and festivals around the world — have cemented the Wild Magnolias' legacy as unique New Orleans ambassadors.
Now lead by Bo Dollis Jr., the son of the world-famous Big Chief, the Wild Magnolias remain a vibrant and vital part of New Orleans culture.
Book the Wild Magnolias, and laissez les bons temps rouler!