Music & Cultural Education

New Orleans’ art, music, and unparalleled culture may shine brightly throughout the world, but its descending poverty, ever-widening achievement gap, and upsurge in crime continues to overshadow the city’s progression. The significance of New Orleans culture is like a diamond, with profound historical significance to American history.

However, due to lack of education and translation, these traditions have not been properly communicated and passed down throughout generations to the youth of New Orleans. In that way, many citizens may celebrate this culture without quite knowing why.

DSEF has created this program to combat that lack of knowledge. Utilizing proven artistic teaching tools, DSEF will teach New Orleans youth a valued appreciation for their culture, developing positive creative and innovative individuals eager to embrace society through an interactive, hands-on ride through News Orleans' remarkable history.