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Itinerary
Learn about the great musical legends of New Orleans then and now: from Jelly Roll Morton, to Mahalia Jackson, to Fats Domino, to Trombone Shorty, and the Marsalis family. Gain a greater understanding of the different musical genres that make this city and nation great: from the music of slavery, to traditional jazz, to the industrial rock of the 1990’s!

If that isn’t enough enjoy your walk through one of, if not the oldest, African American neighborhoods in the United States - the Treme, made famous after Katrina by the television series of the same name. You will learn some of the history of this incredible neighborhood and the role it has played in New Orleans for almost 300 years. As one of the most beautiful, historic, and important neighborhoods in the history of the United States, Treme is the birthplace of many famous musicians and a great center of culture and life in our city, so this is almost like getting two tours in one!
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Overview
Learn about the music and history of the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans with an expert guide during this 2-hour walking tour. The Treme is known as one of the hotbeds of New Orleans music and one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the United States. Your guide brings the story of the Treme to life by playing music recordings that pertain to the places that you visit during the tour. Hear stories about Jelly Roll Morton, Mahalia Jackson, Fats Domino and other greats throughout your tour.
Highlights
  • 2-hour walking tour of the Treme neighborhood in New Orleans
  • Hear music and learn about great musicians on a walking tour of a famously musical New Orleans neighborhood
  • Listen to clips of songs before visiting locations related to the music
  • Enjoy a tour that locates music and performers in the context of New Orleans music history
  • Gain insight into the neighborhood that inspired the TV show of the same name
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent!

I did both the Music of NOLA and the Treme tour, both with Miss Malika. They were so good. Yes, they covered some of the same material. The Treme tour was more in depth, and in the Music of NOLA tour, she carried her Bluetooth...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed June 20, 2018
Cool Way to See Treme

Duckie was our tour guide. He was funny, knowledgable, and his singing isn't half bad. He was like a pied piper, leading us around Congo Square, Louis Armstrong Park and Treme, playing different styles of music and stopping every now and then to give us...More

Thank charna54
Reviewed June 10, 2018
Great tour!

This tour was very informative! Our tour guide, Luke was great. He was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. I wasn't expecting him to have speakers and play the music as we walked along so that was a really nice touch. I...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018
Lots of new information for us

We had Mikaela for our tour on the 12th of April My sister and I enjoyed the tour, the music and the history blended well. The guide was very knowledgable and passionate. Listening to music whilst we walked was great.

Thank melissalclarson
Reviewed March 7, 2018
My favorite New Orleans tour.

We only had a few days in New Orleans so we booked a private tour with Ms. Dartanya. She was an amazing tour guide with a very beautiful voice. It was such an enjoyable walk. Hearing the history and the music of the area was...More

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