Today, New Orleanians of all ages and backgrounds, along with visitors from all parts of the world, come together informally in Congo Square on Sunday afternoons. This is possible through the efforts of the Congo Square Preservation Society. As during the 19th century gatherings, those who congregate enjoy the freedom of expressing themselves through singing, dancing, drumming and playing other musical instruments of their choice. Guest drum and dance artists appear on a regular basis. It’s a celebration of culture. 

Kai Knight, New Orleans choreographer, performer and instructor engages members of the audience at a Sunday gathering, 2021. Photo by Freddi Williams Evans