The Flavor of New Orleans: Mr. Okra
May 22, 2011 § 3 Comments
I heard him before I saw him. Tinged with island rhythm, his amplified patois drifted through the streets of the Marigny. “I have grapes, grapefruit, tangerines, plum. I have the mango…”. Like his daddy before him, Arthur J. Robinson- affectionately known as Mr. Okra- sings his songs, peddles his produce, and makes people happy. Mr. Robinson was kind enough to share his story with me, and I’d like to share it with you.