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Lauryn Hill Gets Mardi Gras Started Early

Lauryn Hill Gets in the Mardi Gras Spirit

Mardi Gras may be in March this year, but Lauryn Hill is already wearing the holiday's signature colors: green, gold, and purple, along with beads. Lauryn's been performing more frequently these last few weeks and has been showing off her playful color sensibilities. I know she's getting things started a little early, but will you let her style be your guide when you get dolled up for Fat Tuesday?

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Ms-Devi Ms-Devi 5 years
Clearly that was a minor point in my comment. Describe the current Mardis Gras celebration any way you want, it doesn't negate that your post still showed little respect for the culture largely responsible for its existence.
Miriam-Lacey Miriam-Lacey 5 years
Ms Devi, I appreciate your useful discussion on elekes, but as someone from a place that celebrates Mardi Gras, for us the heart of the holiday has a lot to do with honoring the diversity of our history and the vibrant culture of our community and almost nothing to do with tourists flashing other tourists on a couple streets in the French Quarter.
Ms-Devi Ms-Devi 5 years
Those necklaces are also known as elekes. Their relation to Mardi Gras is that they are part of some West African religious traditions that were part of New Orleans slave culture which is the source of that celebration. Many, many, many, many people around the world wear elekes and usually for reasons having nothing to do with throwing beads at drunken topless women. Most often they are worn either for protection or for religious initiation.
JPC21Cal JPC21Cal 5 years
Send in the clowns! Glad Ms. Hill is back making music, but she looks silly in that makeup!
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