In January World Cafe host David Dye took a World Cafe Travel Adventure to New Orleans with a group of XPN fans along with XPN-ers Kim Junod, Senior Producer of World Cafe, and WXPN Station Manager Roger LaMay. There they recorded a new edition of our Sense of Place Series, with World Cafe exploring the intensely musical city of New Orleans. Trombone Shorty is an integral spoke in the great wheel of NOLA jazz, funk, and big brass music, and gives us some insight on what this music means to the city of New Orleans. Ani DiFranco provides a fresh perspective on life in New Orleans as a transplant to the city and as someone outside of the traditional brass band scene. Then we talk to the creative minds behind the show, Treme, creator David Simon, music supervisor Blake Leyh, John Boutte (the Crescent City singer/musician whose song became the show's theme song), and Davis Rogan, who is the basis for the character "Davis" on the show. And, we end of the week with Dr. John who knows New Orleans like no other. The gritty and growly music legend's lengthy career has perfected the voodoo'd blend of N'awlins blues, funk, and rock n' roll for which he is renowned.
Explore the interactive map, city highlights, photos, videos, and live performances in World Cafe Sense of Place: New Orleans.
|Trombone Shorty||Preservation Hall|
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|Of Place: Ani DiFranco's Fresh Perspective On New Orleans||Sense Of Place: Trombone Shorty's Raging Parade||Preservation Hall Jazz Band|