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The Musical Gumbo of New Orleans

Lecture no. 12 from the course: America's Musical Heritage

The Musical Gumbo of New Orleans

Taught by Professor Anthony Seeger | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

What makes the city of New Orleans more musically extraordinary than other American cities? The answer: a rare combination of distinct musical and cultural influences coming together in one place. Professor Seeger closes out this course with an appreciation of the importance of place in American music.


December 4, 2019
Thoroughly enjoyable and interesting. The Smithsonian Folkways recordings are a rich resource, but maybe not completely adequate for the job at hand. I don't know, for example, how you can talk about the rise of country music without mentioning the Carter Family. Prof. Seeger does an excellent job. The guest experts add a lot. Overall, great fun. Makes me want to learn and listen more.