New Orleans Mayor Cantrell Welcomes & Gives Keys to the City to David Batiste for His 75th Birthday

Mayor LaToya Cantrell presented David Batiste of NOLA's Royal Family of Music with keys to the City on Monday, September 26th and He will perform at New Orleans Jazz Museum for his 75th Birthday, Tuesday, September 27th!
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Mayor Cantrell Celebrates David Batiste
Mayor Cantrell Celebrates David Batiste
NEW ORLEANS - Sept. 27, 2022 - PRLog -- Posted Courtesy of Wright Enterprises Community Spotlight~~~

The City of New Orleans honored one of its favorite sons with a key to the City for his more than sixty years in the entertainment industry and his more than seven decades of life.

In a Tweet on Monday,  Mayor LaToya Cantrell said of the Louisiana  Hall of Fame Legend,  "Today I presented a Key to the City to Mr. David Batiste Sr., on his 75th Birthday Congrats and Happy Birthday to a TRUE son of the City   Mr. Batiste is a staple in the music scene here in New Orleans and has been for the past 60 years."

Mayor Cantrell's original tweet can be found at this Twitter link:

Cultural Arts is of significance to the Mayor and the Batiste Family.  Their work has brought recognition to News Orleans from around the world.  She also tweeted:  He is the founder of David Batiste & the Gladiators and can be accredited for pioneering New Orleans funk music.  The ceremony ended with  New Orleans style music and a line dance.

OffBeat Magazine has details about his performance at the New Orleans Jazz Museum slated for September 27th as the New Orleans music icon continues to ensure the beat goes on and on and on…

"Funk musician David Batiste will celebrate his 75th birthday with a balcony concert at the New Orleans Jazz Museum ( on Tuesday, September 27, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Legendary funk and soul band David Batiste and The Gladiators was formed back in 1962 by Batiste and his brothers. They became one of the founding groups of New Orleans funk-rock and have built an international cult following. The Gladiators, with David Batiste on keyboards and lead vocals, had a hit record in 1970 with Funky Soul Parts 1 & 2 on the Soulin' Label and later with Instant Records."  Read more here:


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