The New Orleans funk band Galactic's latest album, Carnivale Electrico, takes listeners from Fat Tuesday to Ash Wednesday. Zack Smith hide caption

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Galactic: A Funky Day In The Life Of Mardi Gras

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Cover art for the new Galactic album,'Carnivale Electricos' courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Magalenha

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A costume typical of the Mardi Gras Indians. Josh Jackson hide caption

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Post-Katrina, Music Still Thrives In New Orleans

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Galactic in Studio on World Cafe 1/3/08

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