New Orleans’ favorite bass drum player, Uncle Lionel Batiste, passed away this morning.
Our time on this planet is limited, and the style in which we spend this time can be augmented by remembering the words and character of this man.
For our film, he gave us one of the most sincere and powerful statements we’ve ever heard, spoken with a rare purity of heart:
“I just enjoy this little life of mine… Entertaining, showin’ you how to dance or to play an instrument… Something’ like that. Yeah, I’m just a joyful little man. Joyful little man.”
- Uncle Lionel Batiste. (1931-2012)
Please celebrate his spirit as you celebrate the lives of your friends and family.