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The Rebirth Brass Band will lead a New Orleans-style “Second Line” parade through the Downtown area on Saturday. Photo: David Y. Lee The Rebirth Brass Band will lead a New Orleans-style “Second Line” parade through the Downtown area on Saturday. Photo: David Y. Lee

Second lining is a tradition that stretches back through centuries, thought to have originated as the outer circle, or second line, of West African circle dances. The tradition evolved from jazz funerals to choreographed, brass band, dance party parades that are inextricably associated with the life and spirit of NOLA, the city that incubated them. Get a taste of it on our own Main Street, as the Rebirth Brass Band schools us on how to lead a proper “Second Line” parade, followed by a concert to benefit the Jefferson School African-American Heritage Center. Parade begins at 3pm, Saturday, September 1 on Hardy Drive and ends at the Jefferson Theater. www.jeffschoolheritagecenter.org.

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