Living in New Orleans, Part 2: After the Failure

A sobering look at what’s gone and what remains in America’s traumatized great city of music, New Orleans. In the latest in our Hip Deep series, we’ll talk with scholars, including Helen Regis of Louisiana State University, and with members of the venerable organizations known as Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs about the past and future of the Afro-parading tradition known as the second line. We’ll get a street-level report on how the Mardi Gras Indians represented at the first post-Katrina Mardi Gras. We’ll hear choice cuts by Dr. John, Coco Robicheaux, the Joe Krown Organ Combo, Sunpie, and B.G. and more. Produced by Ned Sublette. (#492)