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Native music and culture highlighted at annual Jazz Festival





A Tribe Called Red from Canada and Robert Mirabal of Taos Pueblo and are among the Native performers who are in the lineup for this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

A Tribe Called Red, a DJ group that mixes traditional Native music with contemporary sounds, performs this Saturday. Mirabal will perform May 4, during the second weekend of the festival.

In between, attendees can see Bill Miller, the Stoney Creek Singers with Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, Pura Fe, the Oneida Longhouse Dancers and Singers and other acts. There's also a Cultural Exchange Pavilion that features Native artisans, many of them from tribes in Louisiana and the Gulf region.

The full schedule can be found at lineup.nojazzfest.com.