THIRD ANNUAL DOWNRIVER FESTIVAL

 

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The third annual Downriver Festival will be held Saturday September 12th, 2015, at the Old U.S. Mint and the French Market, featuring lectures, live music, and culinary demonstrations.  The culinary stage will be located at the French Market Farmers Market, and is programmed and produced by Slow Food New Orleans:  Click here for the  Slow Food stage schedule

 

DOWNRIVER SCHEDULE 2015: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH

THIS YEAR’S THEME:  Rum & Sugar

INDOOR AT THE OLD U.S. MINT THIRD FLOOR:

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Slowfoods NOLA/Carmo Restaurant present a Tropical Foodways Panel: “Torrid Truths – A conversation about tropical food, music, heat and passion.”

12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Rebecca Snedeker (moderator):  “Hooked on Sweet and Sickening: Addictions to White Sugar, Privilege, and Pain.” Panelists:  Rosanne Adderley (Associate Professor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University); Sociologist, community chef, and community organizer  Jyaphia Christos-Rodgers;  and Greg Granata, Co-Chair, Slow Food New Orleans and  Slow Food Governor – Louisiana.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sally Asher: “New Orleans’ Snake Charmers: Female Bootleggers” featuring local actors.

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. A conversation with John Magill & Peggy Scott Laborde: “How The Mississippi River shaped New Orleans”

 

OUTDOORS ON THE OLD U.S. MINT GROUNDS

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. NPS Songs of the Mississippi River featuring Ranger Matt Hampsey,  Sunpie Barnes, Michael Harris: bass; Richard Scott: piano;Joe Stolarick: drums;Meghan Swartz: vocals

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. The Reverend & the Lady

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Panorama Jazz Band

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Eddie “Lil Fats” Domino

3:10 p.m. – 4:05 p.m. Colin Lake Band

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Honey Island Swamp Band

6:00 p.m. Second Line to the River with Kinfolks Brass Band

 

AT THE FARMERS MARKET PAVILION IN THE FRENCH MARKET:

Slow Food New Orleans Food Education & Demonstration Stage

With tabletop exhibits by Old New Orleans Rum & Domino Foods

With Brazilian musical interludes by Blake Amos
10am – 5 pm – The Lexicon of Sustainability pop-up art show in the farmers market

On the cooking demonstration stage:

10:00 Gyotaku Japanese Fish Print demonstration & participation – Slow Food New Orleans

11:00 Louisiana Shrimp Boil – Lance Nacio, Anna Marie Seafood

12:00 Pesto and Pasta – Chef Dan Esses of 3 Muses and Jessica McNally of the Slow Food New Orleans Garden

Sugar Cane & the African Diaspora – 3 demonstrations moderated by Zella Palmer of Dillard University

1:00 Cane Juice – Chef Christina Honn of Cafe Carmo  and Old New Orleans Rum

2:00 Bagasse-Smoked Fish – Chef Dana Honn of Cafe Carmo

3:00 African Rice-Joloff, the predecessor to Jambalaya – Chef Aiji Daste

4:00 Bananas Foster – Chef Ryan Hughes of Purloo and Old New Orleans Rum

 

 

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