Blowing The Music Away

Hurricane Katrina demolished the fabric of New Orleans, but did it destroy its soul? In this three part series, Stephen Evans travels to the Big Easy to look for its musical past, present and future.

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Hurricane Katrina demolished the fabric of New Orleans, but did it destroy its soul? In this three part series, Stephen Evans travels to the Big Easy to look for its musical past, present and future.

Evans joins the city as it welcomes back its musicians to perform a one-off concert on October 29th for the police, fire-fighters, National Guard, military and countless others who worked tirelessly to clean up the area and aid recovery.

012005112220051126

Hurricane Katrina demolished the fabric of New Orleans, but did it destroy its soul? In this three part series, Stephen Evans travels to the Big Easy to look for its musical past, present and future.

Evans joins the city as it welcomes back its musicians to perform a one-off concert on October 29th for the police, fire-fighters, National Guard, military and countless others who worked tirelessly to clean up the area and aid recovery.

022005112920051203

In the 19th Century, New Orleans had become the cultural capital of America.

The good times weren't to survive the century.

Being on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon Line and with the opening of the railroads, New Orleans went into decline.

Furthermore its position below sea level and lack of sewerage system made it a breeding ground not just for disease, but a new kind of music - jazz.

Stephen Evans travels to the Crescent City to find out how America's first original music came out of adversity.

022005112920051203

In the 19th Century, New Orleans had become the cultural capital of America.

The good times weren't to survive the century.

Being on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon Line and with the opening of the railroads, New Orleans went into decline.

Furthermore its position below sea level and lack of sewerage system made it a breeding ground not just for disease, but a new kind of music - jazz.

Stephen Evans travels to the Crescent City to find out how America's first original music came out of adversity.

03 LAST2005120620051210

Hurricane Katrina ripped the fabric out of New Orleans and for many, took away the reason for living there.

Many are finding new homes elsewhere, but for the musicians whose lives are centred on the culture and gumbo of New Orleans, what is the future?

Stephen Evans travels to the Big Easy to find out how they and their music will survive the new Diaspora.

03 LAST2005120620051210

Hurricane Katrina ripped the fabric out of New Orleans and for many, took away the reason for living there.

Many are finding new homes elsewhere, but for the musicians whose lives are centred on the culture and gumbo of New Orleans, what is the future?

Stephen Evans travels to the Big Easy to find out how they and their music will survive the new Diaspora.