Wild Magnolias

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Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians

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!

"The Wild Magnolias brought Mardi Gras Indian music from the backyards and street corners of New Orleans neighborhoods to the rest of the world."

Offbeat Magazine

"The Wild Magnolias will make your event a once-in-a-lifetime experience that your guests will never forget."

John Autin

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