The Wild Magnolias
Part Latin, Part African-Caribbean, part Jazz and 100 percent soul, the Wild Magnolias, Mardi Gras Indians' sound is unmistakably New Orleans. Led by Big Chief Bo Dollis, whose Chieftain status continues a tradition of tribal Unity that dates back to the 1800's. These indian tribes were formed to pay homage to the Native-American Indians who befriended runaway slaves and afforded them a safe haven. The Wild Magnolias infused electric funk into this cultural traditions over the past 20 years in memorable songs like New Suit, Handa Wanda, Fire Water and the international hit, Smoke My Peace Pipe.