A Taste of New Orleans
New Orleans has so much to offer and we’ll introduce a few more of the New Orleans treasures including indie soul singer/songwriter Theresa Andersson who stops by to talk about how life in New Orleans has influenced her music and how she merged the culture of New Orleans with that of her home country of Sweden. She came to New Orleans in 1990 to play violin with fellow singer-songwriter and Swede, Anders Osborne. Nine years later, she left the band. Since then, Andersson has performed and recorded with several well-known New Orleans musicians
Then, learn about a national treasure—The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park from Park Ranger Bruce Barnes. The Park provides a setting for sharing the cultural history of the people and places which helped to shape the development and progression of jazz in New Orleans. National Park Service staff present information and resources associated with the origins and early development of jazz, through interpretive techniques designed to educate and entertain.
Finally, meet Dawn Logsdon, Director of the PBS documentary Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans. Dawn will discuss how this historic suburb that was an integral part of the fabric of New Orleans and the HBO series that will be modeled after her documentary.