Recipient of the 2017 Louisiana Writer Award, Johnette Downing is an author and musician dedicated to sharing her Louisiana roots music and books with children. Her 25 books and 11 recordings have garnered 25 awards, and she has performed concerts, author visits, and educator workshops on five continents. Her latest recording is Swamp Romp: A Louisiana Dance Party for Children and her latest book is Spooky Second Line, fromPelican Publishing Company.
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Spooky Second Line
Way down south in New Orleans, there’s a jazzy little sound on Halloween. As a mummy is transported down the street in a silver casket, a spooky parade follows, with a witch on bass drum, a skeleton on snare, a black cat on trombone, a jack-o-lantern on clarinet, and more. An author’s note explains the local tradition of second lines and jazz funerals.
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