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The Historic New Orleans Collection [1974.25.23.57]


Black Haitians, free and enslaved, introduced a new musical and dance tradition to Louisiana. They also brought dances and rhythms they had learned in Cuba. This rich African, Haitian, and Afro-Cuban heritage mixed with the local productions to give Louisiana a distinctive musical experience that culminated in the creation of jazz.

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