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ANBA DLO V FESTIVAL and PARADE
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE
When: Saturday, October 20, 2012
- 12 noon – 4 p.m.: Panels/lectures/information on water conservation and how you can help (Water Symposium )
- 5:30: Halloween Costume Parade (open to the public)
- 7 p.m.: Parade arrives at the New Orleans Healing Center
- 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.: Live Music – 13 Bands, 5 music, other performers, including burlesque, acrobats, dancers, DJs, interactive experiences, food, art, costume contest with prizes, and silent auction.
Why: By attending Anba Dlo, you are helping to support economic revitalization of neglected downtown neighborhoods and assist local residents with access to programs and services they need most.
Tickets: $20 advance general admission, $25 at the door / $45 Lasiren’s VIP Lounge tickets, space limited
Advanced tickets thru www.neworleanshealingcenter.org or at The Island of Salvation Botanica , cash only. Sales at the door will be cash only.
What it means: Anba Dlo (Pronounced “Ahnbah Dlo”) is Haitian Kreyol for “Beneath the Waters” and is meant to acknowledge and honor the importance of water to our life.
What it is: Now in its 5th year, Anba Dlo V is unique as a one-of-a-kind, costumed, interactive community festival that also celebrates the multicultural and artistic heritage of New Orleans. It is a wonderful kick-off event to the upcoming Halloween celebrations across New Orleans.
What you’ll hear and see: 13 bands, three live music stages, and a DJ dance area will be set up throughout 3 floors of The New Orleans Healing Center. This year’s festival will boast performers such as Papa Mali, 101 Runners, Sean Johnson, John Mooney, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, special guest George Porter, Jr. plus other non-stop, interactive and entertainment offerings throughout the building!
- Costume parade (open to the public) led by The Radical Faeries and 5 women’s marching clubs
- Multimedia interactive water-awareness installations
- A silent auction with numerous wonderful items
- An arts market will feature many items for sale created by local artisans
- A drum circle and Vodou invocation of the mermaid spirit of the deep waters
- Psychic readers will be present for those who wish to see into the future
- A midnight unveiling of a multi-media water sculpture
- Mardi Gras Indians
- Dancers and acrobats
- Costume contest with prizes
- Food and drinks will be sold
What you’ll learn: Our sub-theme this year is “Infinite Blessings, Finite Resource.” We are hosting daytime seminars, panels, and discussion groups to help educate attendees about our alarmingly pervasive but little-thought-of dependency on water and the urgency of our need to protect and conserve it.
Feel like a VIP: The Lasiren VIP Lounge will treat guests to a sensory underwater fantasy featuring specialty drinks, light fare by Chef Craig Nero, and live music. Mermaids and Mermen will be on hand for guests to sample massage therapy offered by The Affordable Healing Arts.
Thank you to our Sponsors: We are proud to announce Pabst Blue Ribbon’s sponsorship of Anba Dlo! Support comes from the 25 businesses and organizations of The New Orleans Healing Center.
Thank you for participating: Portions of the proceeds benefit The New Orleans Community Outreach, a non-profit organization, which provides financially vulnerable residents with access to many of the helping/healing programs and services offered by the New Orleans Healing Center and its affiliates.
Anba Dlo V: A total interactive sensory experience: audio, visual, and epicurean. Support your community, the planet and have fun doing it!
For further information, our Anba Dlo brochure, and to purchase advance tickets, please visit our web site: http://www.neworleanshealingcenter.org
(Must be at least 21 with valid ID to enter.)
The VIP Lasiren Lounge open from 7:30pm to 10:30pm features specialty drinks from Taaka, Pabst Blue Ribbon, light fare by Domenica, Chef Craig Nero, Adolfo’s, LeForte and Southern Candymakers. The talented Margie Perez will kick off the Lounge along with a visit from one of the truest troubadour of New Orleans, Paul Sanchez, followed by siren Alexandra Scott with her Welchian Real-Folk meets Lanois atmospherics mixed with a soul laid bare songs. Join us in an underwater oasis decorated with a coral reef designed by Affordable Healing Arts and pieces from Studio3. Studio3′s origins can be traced back to the 1940′s when Jonathan Bertuccelli’s father Raul, developed a love for the craft and art of Carnival float making in Viareggio We are pleased to share this outstanding Italian craftsmanship and creativity that many have enjoyed in the Macy’s Day Parade and Endymion. Paper goods by World Centric will enable us to create a sustainable lounge encouraging recycling and awareness of alternative products. Sample massage therapy offered by The Affordable Healing Arts.