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Big Chief Monk Boudreaux

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux

Big Chief Boudreaux is Big Chief of the Golden Eagles.  He has been instrumental in the growth and preservation of Mardi Gras Indian culture for almost 50 years.  In the late 1960s, Boudreaux joined the Wild Magnolias, the Mardi Gras Indian group led by Big Chief Bo Dollis.  In 1970, Boudreaux appeared with  the Wild Magnolias at the very first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and also in the same year, the group released the single "Handa Wanda" on Crescent City Records, the first studio recorded music by the Mardi Gras Indians. In 1974, he appeared with the Wild Magnolias on their debut album on Barclay/Polydor Records which featured Snooks Eaglin and Willie Tee. The album was insturmental to the popularization of Mardi Gras Indian music.  

Boudreaux’s evocative music style ranges from chant, to funk, to traditional Creole, to jazz, to delta blues, to reggae. Boudreaux performs with the Golden Eagles, and is often featured as a special guest with a wide range of musicians. Boudreax is a member of the Voice of the Wetlands All-stars, a band that also features Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne and Dr. John among others. 

There are no scheduled shows.