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What hurricane Katrina tells us too ...,
By A Customer
This review is from: New Orleans (Audio CD)
Well, after the hurricane Katrina, we notice more than ever, what an irreparable damage already has arisen alone by the destruction of notes, film and Audio-archives.
The collection on the CD presents a tour through the musical influence elements of the French Creole culture, touches Spanish fragments and of course does not forget the core of the life in the Mississippi delta: the blues.
The CD offers a good look at this from the unforgotten Louis Armstrong up to current sizes of the music life there. We can regard, what we should try to save culturally - despite all other shocking flood-details.
Besides the touching picturesque work on the cover one still finds music scientific notes (Baty Landis), photographic highlights (Michael Smith) and a recipe of the cook Paul Prudhomme in the booklet regarding the preparation of the traditional fish meal "Gumbo".
But before one can lose again in such "Big Easy" gourmet-carelessness without pangs of conscience, first a lot of water has to run down the Mississippi ...