The Atlas Obscura Guide To New Orleans
99 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in New Orleans, Louisiana
Updated February 20, 2023
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All Points South
Whatever hand the U.S. had in shaping world music, it had its feet planted firmly in the South. From New Orleans, where a confluence of West Africans laid the groundwork for the musical improvisation we call jazz; to Mississippi, where work-songs birthed the blues before the blues birthed rock ‘n’ roll; to Tennessee, where rock intersected with Appalachian folk songs to create country rock, this distinct artistic heritage was forged uphill, from the humblest of origins. Nonetheless, the musical legacy of unsung field hands, farmers, and blue collar workers coming up from the South would go on to change the world, and in no quiet way.
Stories About New Orleans
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Strange Tombs and Cemeteries in New Orleans
The most unusual final resting places in the Big Easy's "Cities of the Dead."
Including Marie Laveau's Tomb, Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1, and Metairie Cemetery