Gumbo Jubilee seeks to highlight the West African influence on New Orleans and Louisiana in food, culture and music as the city celebrates its Tricentennial. Contributions from the Gullah Geechee and Haitian cultures will also be highlighted, as a significant number of enslaved people of African descent came through Charleston, SC and Haiti, following the Haitian Revolution to influenced the Creole culture of New Orleans. Locally and nationally known chefs will contribute to the total meal which will present a whole cow BBQ, something that has not been frequently done in a historical manner since the 1800s. People think of New Orleans for Gumbo but gumbo is found all throughout Africa and the diaspora, in various forms.DJ Jubilee is providing the music for this celebration, for his pioneering contributions to bounce music.Other music and art to be on display includes Mardi Gras Indians, a Zydeco band and a second line band. Gumbo Jubilee is the latest event from Conyers Family BBQ LLC’s initiative, “From the Low Country to Bayou” in which the creator Howard Conyers has presented former dinners examining African contributions.