Thursday, August 26, 2010

Five Years Later, a Musical Post-Storm Retrospective from NPR

It's been five long years since the catastrophic failure of the Federal levee system in New Orleans incited an exodus and diaspora that called into question the resiliency of our culture and collective soul. Please take a few minutes to listen to All Things Considered's conversation with Nick Spitzer of American Routes as they discuss what we've gained and what we've lost, how we've grown and where we are today, all through the prism of one of our most vital natural resources: Music.
Additionally, be sure to check out American Routes this weekend on your local NPR outlet, or online at as Mr. Spitzer holds court through conversation and song with a variety of New Orleans natives and musicians about their lives after the storm. The program will feature tracks from Dejan's Olympia Brass Band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, as well as "It Ain't My Fault" by the Gulf Aid Allstars!

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