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Groove Interrupted

new orleans lady via flickr creative commons.jpg
New Orleans Lady via Flickr Creative Commons

As Hurricane Isaac continues to creep over the Gulf Coast and cause massive flooding, we can’t help but think of Katrina, and the devastation that storm left in her wake. Images this week of weary Louisiana residents make it difficult to remember the hopeful, yet not always easy rebirth of New Orleans after that storm.

Last year, Virginia spoke with the author of a book that detailed an important part of that rebirth...music. Keith Spera is author of  Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal, and the Music of New Orleans. He explained just how integral music is to the lives and people of that city….and how beloved it’s musicians are.

For the full interview with Keith, click here.