In an effort to assist in preserving her culture, Michelle N. Gibson teaches others about the rich Diasporic blood lines of the Black, New Orleans community focusing on the rooted and embodied traditions clearly noticeable within what she defines as her Second Line Aesthetic. The New Orleans Original BuckShop works to honor the culture as a lived experience by creating a platform of the aesthetic and historical relevance becoming a part of the academic conversation as it relates to the African American vernacular, the culture, and social dance forms.
 
The New Orleans Original BuckShop and the work of Michelle N. Gibson serve as the bridge between communities and academia, highlighting the importance of art as a lived experience and lifestyle.

For more information on Michelle Gibson and The Buckshop, visit her website.

In 2017, Nhavy’z Bluuz Productions brought the Buckshop to NYC. Shot by the wonderful Dennis Manuel at the Sheen Center.

Michelle Gibson leads the New Orleans Original Buckshop workshop at The Sheen Center, East Village, NYC.
Michelle Gibson leads the New Orleans Original Buckshop workshop at The Sheen Center, East Village, NYC.