Maroon/Zarico/Liberty Street Blues, Part 2Streaming Video - 2013
Discover the music of New Orleans. Learn how folk music from Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean meld and evolve into today's jazz. Documentary filmmaker Andre Gladu explores the Creole culture and its influence on modern music. Explore how the melodies of Zarico, the distinct folk music of the Black Francophone Creole culture of southwestern Louisiana, in turn influenced jazz, the blues and even rock. Celebrate the Rhythm and heartfelt joy of a people whose roots date back to the time of slavery, as they bring us to the heart of a unique cultural and musical tradition. On this tour of the birthplace of modern jazz, meet Michael White, university professor and clarinet player, as he takes his band through its paces and shares with us the soul of ragtime.