"Black Indians" Playlist

New Orleans


Ethnomusicologist Renaud Brizard guides you through the music that make up the rich history and soul of a city that is unlike any other: New Orleans!

This playlist is a journey through the rich history of music in New Orleans, from the end of the Second World War to the present day.

Cradle of jazz, blues and rock, the city has seen a succession of genres and styles, all influenced by the music of the Second Lines and the Black Indians, symbols of the city since the end of the 19th century.

Explore the music that makes New Orleans tick, from rhythm and blues to funk and soul, from bounce to rap, through its great figures.

  • Listen to the entire playlist below on Spotify or by clicking on this link