NEW ORLEANS, USA — City of New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell welcomed Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar to the New Orleans Jazz Festival on Friday. A Bahamian delegation of top Junkanoo performers, musicians and artists/entertainers were part of the lineup for this 50th Anniversary New Orleans Jazz Festival during its second weekend, May 2-5, 2019. Bahamian artists have enjoyed a ‘special relationship’ with New Orleans, its music, culture and heritage since 1983.
In the photo, from left: Nadir Hasan, Board member of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation; Marcia Hughes, Senior Consultant/Project Manager; Trover Strachan, MOTA; the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar; Mayor LaToya Cantrell; and, at right, Clay Saunders, Special Projects Manager, MOTA. (BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)