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Danny Barker saved and challenged traditional NOLA jazz

This week’s show is about how one musician and his funeral managed to reinvigorate brass band music in New Orleans, encouraging musicians to both challenge and preserve the tradition. Danny Barker was a little young when the first generation of … Continue reading

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New Orleans jazz funerals mediate the relationship between the living and the dead

The New Orleans jazz funeral embodiesĀ a rich heritage that serves as another reminder of the significance of brass band music and its ability to draw people together in a collective experience. (Podcast of the show that goes with post.) As … Continue reading

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