The Tulane Hullabaloo

Insider look at the Voodoo Experience


Lauren Berg and Haley Soares, Contributing Reporter and Arcade Editor

October 31, 2019

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience took over City Park in New Orleans this past weekend, drawing crowds for a diverse lineup, art vendors and local food. Many Tulane students celebrated their Halloween early with Voodoo, attending in full costume and high spirits despite the grim weather.  Students in a...

Tulane students dressed in racist caricatures, are we surprised?


Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

October 30, 2019

Saturday, Oct. 26th, five days before Halloween, Tulane students have already begun their celebrations in full swing. You cannot walk through campus without spotting a group of students in a variety of costumes and, in more cases than not, at least one in an extremely offensive and racist costume. This...

How to do Halloween in NOLA: Top events and attractions

Naomi Smith | Staff Artist

Elka Cuttino, Contributing Reporter

October 23, 2019

The Halloween season in New Orleans is unlike any other. A city known for its Voodoo heritage and haunted ghost tours does not disappoint during spooky season. Though there are dozens of events going on at any given time in the city, here is a list of the best and the scariest you need to experience...

Upcoming Voodoo Festival: It’s going to be out of this world

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Jordan Moskowitz, Contributing Reporter

October 9, 2019

Looking for a way to celebrate your Hallo-Weekend in New Orleans? Voodoo Music + Art Experience is coming to City Park from Oct. 25-27. While there’s talk about a weak line-up, a selection of artists, music and food can make your Voodoo experience worth while. Three-day tickets are available fo...

Letter to the Editor: New Orleans’ illustrious history deserves unvarnished retelling

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Lily Rose Siegel

February 21, 2019

While in New Orleans last year for an accepted students weekend at Tulane, my dad and I decided to kill an afternoon by driving outside of the city to Oak Alley Plantation. The plantation advertised itself as a lovely Greek revival mansion, and as visitors, we looked forward to seeing it. We would soo...

Black history is world history: Exploring African diaspora mythos, religions

Yacob Arroyo | Staff Artist

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

February 20, 2019

Black history is so massive and enriching, border lines and oceans cannot possibly measure it. During Black History Month, Americans recognize the hardships and oppression Black people continue to face in the U.S., but one can also celebrate the excellence and beauty in Black culture and its people. B...

More Than Magic: Origins of Voodoo

Hanson Dai | Associate Artist

Cori Shalit and Hannah Erbrick

February 14, 2019

New Orleans has a reputation for many things  – Mardi Gras, great food, general debauchery – but possibly one of the most well-known aspects of New Orleanian culture is Voodoo. Tulane students may have been to Voodoo Fest or visited Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo, but traditional “Vodou...

Students discuss Halloween traditions at Tulane, in New Orleans

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Batu El, Contributing Reporter

October 31, 2018

“Halloween, to me, in New Orleans, and especially at Tulane, isn’t just a weekend or just a day — it is a whole week,” junior Charles Copetas said. Copetas said that for some Tulane students and himself, Halloween season starts with the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience, a three-day live mus...

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2018 expected to please attendees

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

Marie Gosserand, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018

What's a major city without a music festival? If you're a music lover, chances are you've heard of New Orleans' famous Voodoo Festival, a three-day experience filled with all the things New Orleans does best: music, art and food. If you haven’t heard of it, let The Hullabaloo fill you in. Vood...

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2017 brought entertaining performances to eager attendees

Nurah Lambert, Arcade Editor

November 12, 2017

This year's Voodoo Music + Arts Experience demonstrated what happens when a series of music acts from all over convene en masse in the culture hub of New Orleans: beautiful melodies and happy people. With many big acts already on the festival circuit and several smaller, indie acts, Voodoo provided a...

The Black Angels play promising set at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience despite smaller fanbase

Black Angels

Luo Qi Kong, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017

The Black Angels trekked from Austin to perform a solid set to an underwhelming crowd at Voodoo. It’s hard to expect much else, as the band was scheduled right before Saturday’s headliners. Projected behind the band were bold colors, swirling spirals and digitally glitched images, all adding to ...

Chicano Batman’s ‘Freedom’ blends genres at Voodoo

Chicano Batman

Luo Qi Kong, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2017

The four members of Chicano Batman filled the Altar stage with psychedelic soul-infused rhythms on the first day of Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. Their set heralded the beginning of a mellow weekend for many attendees. Taking flight with @ChicanoBatman. #VoodooFest photos by @rhackleman.