Friday, November 14, 2008

11/15/2008 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (11/14/08)
  • Democracy Now! Exclusive (Part 1): Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn on the Weather Underground, the McCain Campaign Attacks, President-Elect Obama and the Antiwar Movement Today

Listen | Día de los muertos
A traditional Latin American custom is to build a Day of the Dead altar for All Saints Day. Producer Rachel Wenzel has this story on a Day of the Dead altar built in the New Orleans Cabildo, once the local seat of government during Spanish colonial rule. This feature was made possible with support from the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Latin American Resource Center at Tulane, and with cooperation from the Cabildo & Louisiana State Museum

Listen | The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra
Parents bring their children to Loyola University from as far away as Birmingham to learn the art of making music with the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra. Taming dozens of amateur musicians to play together as one orchestra is the talent and passion of Dr. Jean Montes, originally from Haiti, a cellist who earned his musical credentials in the United States, and settled in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra has been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall next summer. Members are currently fundraising to send the orchestra to New York.

The orchestra will perform tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Loyola's Roussell Hall.

For more information about the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, or to help with fundraising goals, visit GNOYO.ORG.

Music Played
Feufollet, "Femme L'a Dit"

Los Poboycitos, "Barrio Blues"

Sonny Landreth, "Blue Tarp Blues"

Saturday, November 08, 2008

11/08/2008 Community Gumbo

Listen | Democracy Now (11/06/08)
  • President-Elect Obama and the Future of US Foreign Policy: A Roundtable Discussion

Listen | Peter Spring
Peter Spring has sought and found healing and joy after the passing of his son, Steven, from cancer, by volunteering in the effort to help New Orleans heal from the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. A musician who built a career repairing pianos, Peter has brought dozens of pianos to New Orleans, and is creating a project to teach others the craft of piano repair. Along the way, he's teaching valuable manual skills to youth, along with a few vital, life-affirming lessons.


Artists Revive Arts Education in Abandoned Colton School, 11/1/2008 Community Gumbo.

Steven Spring Foundation

Creative Alliance of New Orleans

Prospect.1 New Orleans

Music Played
Ellis Marsalis/Willie Nelson, "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It," Blue Note.

Dr. Michael White, "Algeria," Basin Street.