Gumbo Jubilee, film screening and whole cow barbecue event, is this weekend | Events coverage

Gumbo Jubilee, a two-day event featuring a whole cow barbecue, a book signing and a film screening is happening this weekend.

The event highlights the contributions of Creole, Gullah and Haitian communities to New Orleans’ culture and cuisine, something pitmaster Howard Conyers says has been noticeably absent from this year’s tricentennial festivities.

“When I look at what happened in New Orleans throughout the anniversary celebrations, I haven’t seen much in regards to looking at African-American culture and the contributions in music and food and I saw this as a void,” Conyers says.

Events kick off 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday with a movie screening and book signing at…

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