Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans

Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans

featuring Ronny Jordan's "Caught Up"

History and beauty come together in this unique cemetery– Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana. Built in 1833, the cemetery has interred people of all cultures and classes, including notable city figures and Civil War soldiers.

Today, the cemetery is important as an archaeological, historical, and cultural site, although it is in danger of deteriorating. The site has become a tourist attraction and has been featured in many films and literature, including the works of Mark Twain and Anne Rice.

Ronny Jordan is a Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist, producer, and songwriter known as an originator of “acid jazz.” Inspired by artists such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, and Jimi Hendrix, Jordan mixes jazz with elements of hip-hop, reggae, and the bahia.


Lafayette Cemetery Research Project
World Monuments Fund: Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Official New Orleans Tourism Web Site
Ronny Jordan Official Website

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