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Denise Augustine

Your Guide Extraordinaire

Denise Augustine is a seventh generation Creole griot (a West African term for culture bearers & storyteller) who has been guiding walking tours in New Orleans for more than 20 years. Active in the local Voodoo community and as a Black Masking Babydoll, she will connect you to the authentic cultures and histories of New Orleans like nobody else. Having learned the art of storytelling through years of sitting at her grandmother’s kitchen table prepping for dinner in a too small shotgun house in the Tremé, she is an expert at entertaining and engaging visitors with the unsung stories of New orleans.

Denise has been a guest lecturer on the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. She has taught throughout the city on Creole history and traditions, including Voodoo and Hoodoo rites and rituals. With every tour, she uses her deep connections to New Orleans’ communities to bring you closer to the city’s best food, music, cultures, and traditions.