Dancehalls in St. Bernard Parish

De Pope Tavern and Boat Launch

From http://www.louisianafolklife.org/LT/Articles_Essays/islenos.html#tab14 : Written by Sara-Ann Harris “The Saturday night dance tradition including décima singing, Spanish/Isleño dinner, and speaking in Spanish fell away in the late 1940s. It was not revived. However, after Katrina, Edween Nunez, a man who grew up on Saturday night dances, reconstituted a variation on the custom. After th ...[Read More]

Coconut Island Barroom

Dayna Bowker Lee: “There were a couple of halls in the Isleno community in St. Bernard Parish. One was the Coconut Island Barroom, destroyed by Katrina but replicated now on the Isleno cultural park property.” From http://www.losislenos.org/museum.html : “The Society moved the Coconut Island Barroom, a 1920 cypress board and batten structure, and the Estopinal House and kitchen, ...[Read More]