Showing posts with label mardi gras music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mardi gras music. Show all posts

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Krewe Of Bacchus Mardi Gras Mobile App 2021

There are several krewes, which what the different groups are called that run floats and provide entertainment for Mardi Gras parades, and one of the largest is called Bacchus. It's named for the god in Greek mythology of wine and vegetation.

Bacchus was the son of Zeus and was thought to show mortals how to make wine. The krewes all have their own themes and usually follow cultural and mythological icons. 

This year due to the pandemic, Mardi Gras celebrations are still going on, just a lot quieter this year. The Krewe of Bacchus has an app which you can download for free to your phone to enjoy the Carnival season virtually. The Throw Me Something Bacchus! mobile app can be installed on Android at Google Play Store or on iPhone from Apple's App Store. You'll find fun stuff like virtual Mardi Gras throws, king cake, music and more for all ages. 

So check it out and share. Thanks for visiting, have fun!


Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Carnival Season Starts January 6, 2021

 

The Carnival Season officially starts today, January 6, 2021 and the last day is Fat Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Remember to get all your partying and celebrating in since Ash Wednesday is the following day. That means you'll have to wait all the way until NEXT YEAR!

To get this Mardi Gras season started off right check out the Kermit Ruffins video below. Get into the swing of things with this song Do The Fat Tuesday From Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers Live from Basin Street Records.

The next few posts will cover apps and other virtual services for you to enjoy Mardi Gras 2021. Covid-19 is NOT gonna stop Mardi Gras, we just have to celebrate safely! Make sure to check out the post on how to enjoy Mardi Gras at home, just click here.

Comment below on what you'd like to see. Thanks for visiting!



Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl




Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Have Mardi Gras Fun At Home


Just because the pandemic has shut down a lot of events, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the Mardi Gras season from home wherever you live. All you need to get started are a few things like:                                              

Mardi Gras themed masks (preferably in the Mardi Gras colors, purple green and gold) or anything creative

* Lots of strands of beads in the Mardi Gras colors and any other color you like

* Decorations like confetti, banners or streamers

For drinks, you'll want to have the Hurricane. Food is usually typical New Orleans dishes like red beans and rice or dirty rice; or even a seafood gumbo. For sweets try pralines or a king cake.

As for music we have plenty of options for Mardi Gras and New Orleans tunes to get your Mardi Gras party rolling. Here's a link to a previous post to get your mojo going. Click here!

Remember you can go ahead and get your celebration started, Mardi Gras Day, February 16, 2021 is the LAST day of the season. After that it's Ash Wednesday, so get your party started NOW!

Any questions or if you want to share, comment below. 

Thanks for stopping by, have fun!


Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Happy Mardi Gras Day 2017!




Hey, the big day has arrived. Today is Mardi Gras Day! This is the last day of the Carnival Season and celebrations. There's still time for you to enjoy the festivities if you're in the area. Lots of music clubs in the French Quarter, on Frenchmen Street and throughout the city will be partying until midnight tonight. After that it's Ash Wednesday and you'll have to wait until next year to do it again! 

Here's some Mardi Gras music from Professor Longhair to help you get into the mood. Enjoy! Happy Mardi Gras, yeaaaah!!!





Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl

Friday, February 10, 2017

Kermit Ruffins And Rebirth Brass Band Performing Song Mardi Gras Day

One of the things about Mardi Gras celebrations that I love is the music. The songs, the horns, especially along with the brass bands, just get me caught up in a party flow no matter where I am.

Kermit Ruffins, native New Orleans trumpet player and vocalist, teamed up with the renowned Rebirth Brass Band on their rendition of "Mardi Gras Day". You can play the video below to listen.









Feel free to post comments below and let me know what you'd like to see here. Thanks for stopping by.


Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl
TheMardiGrasGirl.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mardi Gras Music From The Band Of Saint Augustine High School The Marching 100

One of the many special components of the Mardi Gras parades are the marching bands. They consist primarily of local area high schools and the most famous is from the St. Augustine  High School in New Orleans. They are known as "The Marching 100" to their fans and are considered one of the best high school marching bands in the United States.

They have played in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Super Bowl, also during a celebration for Pope John Paul II. 

Check out the video below to see them in action!








They'll be performing with several krewes this Mardi Gras, you can view their schedule here:
http://www.mardigras.com/news/2016/01/st_aug_marching_100_mardi_gras.html

Photo credit: Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com

Fee free to post comments below. Thanks for visiting!


Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl
TheMardiGrasGirl.com


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Like My Facebook Fan Page The Mardi Gras Girl


Created a Facebook Fan Page called The Mardi Gras Girl...what else? Will not only have additional Mardi Gras pictures and updates but also posting more music videos.

So if you'd like to see and hear the artists who are playing the blues, jazz and zydeco music that make up the Carnival and New Orleans sound like Kermit Ruffins, Treme Brass Band, Glen David Andrews and more, make sure to visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheMardiGrasGirl

Please feel free to comment, ask questions and share. Thanks for visiting!


Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Mardi Gras 2013!

Well it's Mardi Gras Day 2013, folks. Fat Tuesday is alive and well in New Orleans!

Here's a some popular Mardi Gras music to get you in the mood if you haven't made it there.









Enjoy!

Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Free Mardi Gras Music Playlist

One of the great things to enjoy during Mardi Gras season is the music. Basin Street Records in New Orleans has been in the business supporting major local talent such as Kermit Ruffins, one of my favorites, Jason Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Rebirth Brass Band and others since 1997.
If you visit their site you'll see on the left of the main page a great playlist of Mardi Gras music available free. Definitely worth checking out to get you in the Mardi Gras mood. Have fun!
 
Thanks for visiting, feel free to leave comments below.
 

Sondra Carpenter
The Mardi Gras Girl