Thursday, 5/19/11

by musicclipoftheday

scenes from New Orleans
(an occasional series)

DJA-Rara, live, New Orleans (Jazz Fest), 5/1/11




“It’s a fascinating time for Haitian music,” said Ned Sublette, author of “The World that Made New Orleans.” “Haitians voted for the music ticket [electing kompa singer Michel Martelly president]. You cannot deny the importance of communication through music in Haiti. And this is something New Orleanians know well.”

—Katy Reckdahl, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), 4/29/11