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New Orleans Suite: Music and Culture in Transition

Lewis Watts and Eric Porter


This book joins the post-Katrina conversation about New Orleans and its changing cultural scene. Through photographs and the written word, Watts and Porter pay homage to the city (and region) and its residents, map recent and often contradictory social and cultural transformations, and seek to counter inadequate (and often pejorative accounts) of people and place. Focusing, for the most part, on African American New Orleans, New Orleans Suite is a story about how bad things have happened to people in both the long and short run, how they have persevered by drawing upon and transforming their c ... More

Keywords: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Photography, Jazz, African American culture, New Orleans Music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520273870
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520273870.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lewis Watts, author

Eric Porter, author