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Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles at French Quarter Festival

Big Chief Joseph “Monk” Boudreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians returned to his normal Fat Tuesday ritual in March, emerging from his home near Freret Street in bright orange feathers to lead the tribe. Now he’s returning to his stomping grounds at local spring festivals, including French Quarter Festival this week.
LOUISIANA STATE
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offbeat.com

Exhibition of photographs of Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles by Erika Goldring opens at New Orleans Jazz Museum

An exhibition of photographs of Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles by Erika Goldring opens at New Orleans Jazz Museum on Tuesday, March 22. For more than fifty years, Boudreaux has led the Golden Eagles, a Black masking Indian tribe. In 2021, he turned eighty, which makes him one of the true elders of the Mardi Gras Indian masking tradition. While many masking tribes are family based, the Golden Eagles are particularly known as a multigenerational family affair. His children Joseph and Wynoka; his grandchildren J’wan, Marwan and Michael; his wife Chellene; and his brother Yetti have all been a part of the tribe.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
wwno.org

American Routes Shortcuts: Monk Boudreaux

MB: Working on one of my patches, for the back of my boots. And I’m gonna put some ruffles around it. You get up at what 9 in the morning, you stay up ’til maybe 2 at night, sometimes 3, all depends on how close it is and what you gotta do. Like sometimes I stay up all night. You sew all morning to the break of dawn, that’s a true saying, there. Cause I be in here the night before Mardi Gras, I ain’t never slept in I don’t know, about 40 years. Never went to bed the night before Mardi Gras. But you know, the spirits carry you, so you don’t feel sleepy, you don’t feel tired, until you take off that Indian suit.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Best albums of 2021 included Olivia Rodrigo, age 18, and Monk Boudreaux, age 80

1. Olivia Rodrigo, "Sour." Adele's and Kacey Musgraves' slow-burning divorce albums fizzled compared with this volcanic breakup record. The 18-year-old arriving star's sourness was as raw as punk rock — "Brutal" might even be the punk song of the year! — but the ultra-catchy songwriting and production sweetened the songs enough to be highly palatable for kids and adults alike.
TEXAS STATE
wwoz.org

Happy 80th birthday to Big Chief Monk Boudreaux!

Wishing a very happy birthday to Big Chief Monk Boudreaux-- he's 80 years old today, nominated for a Grammy Award, and undoubtedly sewing in preparation for Mardi Gras 2022!. This song is 'Shotgun Joe,' from Twelfth Night 2017, when we were live from the Blue Nile with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles.