Welcome to Calacas Y Maracas! (Skeletons with Maracas )
Skinz N Bonez and Soul Sweepers yearly stroll through the French Quarter welcoming the fall season.
We began a tradition last year to raise awareness for animal rescue in the New Orleans area, and this year we specifically chose to honor the Pet Asylum in the French Quarter.
We also chose the month of October because of “Dia De Los Muertos” or Day of the Dead. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Each October families put together Altars or “Ofrendas” honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts. Dia De Los Muertos is a month long celebration of Altars and gifts leading up to November 2nd “ALL SOULS DAY”. We will recreate a moving Altar crawl, with YOU as a key player.
As a participant, you will get to dress up skeleton, walk with Skinz N Bonez and Soul Sweepers LLC and Altar Crawl. All while raising awareness of Day of the Dead, and Animal Rescue. We urge you to bring drums, incense, pictures of those who have passed, offerings for those who have gone before you, and your joy de vivre as we drum and dance sing and chant our way to the designated stops.
each stop will have a happy hour special for those who participate. We will also have a donation station on our Altar Float for those who wish to give more.
Partial Proceeds of this campaign will go to help the Pet Asylum located at 513 Dumaine in the Historic French Quarter. Although they aren’t officially a Pet Rescue Group, they find themselves out there helping the community, searching for lost pets and returning them, helping injured animals, and finding homes for the abandoned. We’d like to extend a hand to them for all the good they do for their community.
These stops will be for face painting along the route. We will stagger our painters as we stroll down river.
Jumani 141 Chartres St
Molly’s on Toulouse 732 Toulouse St
The Kerry 331 Decatur St
The Stops ON THE ALTAR CRAWL are
Erin Rose 811 Conti
Fahy’s Irish Pub 540 Burgundy
Spitfire 627 St Peter
The Golden Lantern 1239 Royal St
Lafittes Blacksmith Shop 941 Bourbon St
We URGE you to dress for Day Of The Dead or as a Skeleton. If you need your face painted? we will accomodate in the perks section. Our artists are quick and do a beautiful job of recreating sugar skulls. If you look in the pictures section you will see some of the beauty from last year.
Our Altar Crawl will be led by none other than “El Brujo”, who will guide us through the french quarter as we present an altar to each of the stops. El Brujo is non other than the infamous Jose Torres-Tama, Latino Performance Artist. Our Soul Sweepers will brush aside all previous juju and open the door for the stroll. Each altar will be created by one of the members of Skinz N Bonez to honor that specific stop. This is a fabulous romp through the Historic French Quarter on streets named by the Spanish came before us, and in the most reverent way possible, we will call out for those to walk with us. Dogs are a major element within the veiled world and lead the way for those passed to those living. Therefore we will honor all pets who protect and serve the living. Dia De Los Muertos is a month long celebration leading up to Nov 2nd ALL SOULS DAY.
Come Join us for this wonderful stroll through the Historic Quarter with New Orleans only female bone gang…. Listen to the drums, hear the whispers of those who came before us, and celebrate the beginning of the fall season.
SKINZ N BONEZ AND SOUL SWEEPERS
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