On Monday, August 24, the Crescent City Cultural Continuity Conservancy is hosting a talk, "Ten Years After: The State of New Orleans Music and Culture," that will be video-streamed live on WWOZ.org. The talk will consist of a panel who give voice to New Orleans musicians and tradition-bearers as they share their experiences and perspectives during and following Hurricane Katrina. The talk will be moderated by Larry Blumenfeld, a journalist who covered New Orleans for the Wall Street Journal after the storm and flood. Panel participants will also address the future of New Orleans music, art, and culture.
You know that theory about all of us having a New Orleans gene that makes us part of the same family?
Well, here is your chance to REALLY become part of the musical DNA of the city. The New Orleans Musician's Clinic and the Organ Grinders dance troupe are holding a blood drive this weekend. They're aiming to collect 175 pints.
Sticking Up For Children is an effort from the New Orleans arts and culture community that connects people, specifically children, parents, and organizations in need, to arts/music and the resources necessary for sustainability and growth.
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers released Calling Your Name at the end of June. Everything about the album screams southern Louisiana. The tracks from this high-energy Lafayette-based group range within the Zydeco genre from upbeat to bluesy to soul/funk. This is the group's seventh release.
With the weather still boiling and New Orleans hitting its downtime between summer festivals and tourist season, many of us are spending more time indoors in the air conditioning. Make your time productive by taking one of these free online courses: