A 'Requiem for Katrina' with Terence Blanchard

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Terence Blanchard (flickr: Micoonline)

It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast, ripping the footing out from under the residents of New Orleans. Many of those residents were musicians, who not only had to rebuild their homes but find their creative spirit after the devastation of the storm. Terence Blanchard, Grammy-winning jazz musician, says he's learned how to set his ego aside when composing music in the aftermath of the hurricane. 

Five years later, Blanchard feels that people need to remember the shared humanity that rose out of the storm, particularly now, in the midst of political, economic and social uncertainty.

 

Guests:

Terence Blanchard

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

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