Mourners to wear white in tribute to Uncle Lionel Batiste‎ | WVUE-TV

Organizers of Friday's tribute to Treme Brass Band drummer Lionel Batiste urge those who attend to wear white.
"Uncle" Lionel Batiste (in derby hat) and "Papa" Don Vappie
(with banjo), playing at Cafe Brasil on Frenchmen  Street
November 27, 2005. Photo by Infrogmation
Many of New Orleans best known musicians plan to gather for the musical tribute Friday at Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Club at 7 p.m.

Gralen Banks says before his death, Uncle Lionel expressed the wish that mourners wear white for the occasion...

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