Saturday, August 25, 2007

New Orleans now sings a different tune

Today's headline is from the LA Times. The headline is "New Orleans now sings a different tune" by Steve Hochman on August 25, 2007.

This article has great pictures and great quotes. Well worth the read.

Best Quote: And in a city where music more than anything -- except maybe food -- is its identity, something handed down from generation to generation, from Neville to Neville, Marsalis to Marsalis, this is crucial. The very repertoire of New Orleans music has undergone a sea change.

"It's meaningful change," Johnson says. "It's bringing a new part, a new part to go along with the old part. It's not that it's changing anything old, it's adding on, expanding into what's going on now and that's the way it should be. Katrina was devastating and we have to talk about it and sing about it."

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