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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Musicians, migrants and all that jazz

Musicians have always been the heart and soul of New Orleans and like everyone else in the flood damaged city, they're struggling to survive. Two years after the disaster, only half of the residents have returned, and large swaths of the region remain as uninhabitable as the day the levees broke. And yet the bands play on.

On this edition, correspondent Reese Erlich talks with musicians to learn how the historic New Orleans music scene endures and how new influences are bringing hope to the struggling city.

Greener Magazine


Trumpeter Terence Blanchard, world famous jazz artist and composer; Wilhelmina Blanchard, mom; Spike Lee, independent filmmaker, writer, producer, director; Keith Frasier, Rebirth Brass Band; Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter and composer; Shannon Powell, New Orleans jazz drummer; Marissa Rodriguez, hosts Mexican music show in New Orleans; Wilfredo Guzman, a Honduran immigrant who works as a roofer; Francisco Flores, owns store in New Orleans; Joe Cabral and Rod Hodges, "The Iguanas" founding members; Javier Gutierrez, founder of the New Orleans salsa band "Vivaz."

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Sound Editor: Matt Fidler
Interns: Puck Lo, Samson Reiny and Joaquin Palomino

For more information::

Renew Our Music
828 Royal St., #833
New Orleans, LA 70116
800-957-4026 or 504-596-6496; info@nomhrf.org

New Orleans Music Clinic-Keepin¹ the Music Alive
2820 Napoleon Avenue, Suite 890
New Orleans, LA 70115

Sweet Home New Orleans
1201 Saint Philip
New Orleans, LA 70117
504-596-3924; 504-596-4098 (Find Help Phone); 1-877-933-8466; info@SweetHomeNewOrleans.org

The Tipitina's Foundation
c/o 4040 Tulane Avenue, Suite 8000
New Orleans, LA 70119

Arabi Wrecking Krewe, Inc.
79 Parc Place
Mandeville, LA 70471

New Orleans Habitat for Humanity
Office Address
7100 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Louisiana volunteer-operated station featuring the music and musical heritage of the Crescent City including blues, rhythm and blues and jazz


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