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12

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.

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d********m
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.

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