Considered to be significant in the history of jazz
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Treme, the New Orleans neighborhood born from the immigration that followed the Haitian revolution of the early 1800s, is marking its 200th anniversary as one of the city's early melting pots.
Named for French milliner and property owner Claude Treme, the neighborhood grew as a place of entertainment and where white and black Creoles gathered after refugees arrived from Haiti.
It is considered one of America's most unusual neighborhoods and significant place in the history of jazz. It is also getting a new lease on life thanks in part to the spotlight provided by the HBO series "Treme."
The area's bicentennial celebration begins today and will include performances by jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, clarinetist Doreen Ketchens and the Treme Brass Band.