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Joyous Funeral Marches a Highlight of New Orleans Festival

Amid the music, food and fanfare of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a sight some may find surprising: a funeral procession. Fest-goers hold up cameras and iPhones as a brass band leads a procession of mourners holding photographs of their beloved departed. The group includes dancers with feather-fans strutting and swaying, hoisting umbrellas and waving handkerchiefs. While typically only seen on city streets, the uniquely New Orleans tradition known as a jazz funeral has...

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