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Faubourg Tremé-Story of Black New Orleans+jazz PBS

katlaughing 01 Feb 09 - 08:44 PM
katlaughing 06 Feb 09 - 12:23 PM
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Q (Frank Staplin) 06 Feb 09 - 03:24 PM
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Subject: Faubourg Tremé birthplace of jazz on PBS
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 08:44 PM

THIS IS ON PBS RIGHT NOW in the Rocky Mountain West. Sorry I didn't know about it, sooner. Anyway, it looks as though there may be more showings and it IS listed as NEW. Enjoy!
Well, apparently the local listing was wrong. It will not be on until the 10th, by the looks of it.
Next Epsiode: #101
Tue, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m.

Lolis Eric Elie, a New Orleans newspaperman, takes viewers on a tour of the city in what becomes a reflection on the relevance of history folded into a love letter to his storied neighborhood, Faubourg Tremé. Arguably the oldest black neighborhood in America and the birthplace of jazz, Faubourg Tremé was home to the largest community of free black people in the Deep South during slavery and a hotbed of political ferment. Here, black and white, free and enslaved, rich and poor cohabitated, collaborated and clashed to create America's first civil rights movement and a unique American culture. FAUBOURG TREMÉ: THE UNTOLD STORY OF BLACK NEW ORLEANS is a tale of heartbreak, hope and resiliency - all set to a soundtrack of fabulous New Orleans music.


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Subject: RE: Faubourg Tremé-Story of Black New Orleans+jazz PBS
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 12:23 PM

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Subject: RE: Faubourg Tremé-Story of Black New Orleans+jazz PBS
From: PoppaGator
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 02:58 PM

It's a really excellent little film; I got to see it a few months ago at a "premiere" (actually, one of a series of early showings ~ maybe the 3ed or 4th showing ever) at a church IN the Treme.

"Treme," incidentally, is pronounced "truh-MAY," although some of the fellas in the 'hood like to say "Trimmy" (rhymes with "Jimmy"). It is still home to a disproportionally large number of excellent musicians, including members of several prominent Creole musical families dating back several generations to the birth of jazz.

It was on the local PBS station here in New Orleans last night. Local PBS affiliates are free to do a bit of time-shifting when they wish.


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Subject: RE: Faubourg Tremé-Story of Black New Orleans+jazz PBS
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 03:24 PM

Congo Square, for those who know their NO history, was there.
The publicity notice here: Treme
From it, one can find the date the film is to be shown in your area.
Feb 3 and Feb. 6 on KSPS Spokane (and western Canada cable). (I may have missed it, perhaps this afternoon).
Detroit will repeat Feb. 22 (on shawcable to western Canada).

Wynton Marsalis is one of the producers. Dawn Logsden photographed it.


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Subject: RE: Faubourg Tremé-Story of Black New Orleans+jazz PBS
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 05:52 PM

Thanks for the info, fellahs!

I see it will be on Rocky Mountain PBS on Sunday, February 8
1 p.m. I look forward to it.


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Subject: RE: Faubourg Tremé-Story of Black New Orleans+jazz PBS
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Feb 09 - 06:00 PM

The Feb 6 date for Spokane was wrong. Hope the Detroit repeat date of Feb 22 is OK. US$26 for a copy is a little rough.


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Subject: RE: Faubourg Tremé-Story of Black New Orleans+jazz PBS
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 02:46 PM

Almost time for it to air here


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Subject: RE: Faubourg Tremé-Story of Black New Orleans+jazz PBS
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Feb 09 - 04:07 PM

Well, I never stopped crying while watching this and still have tears from grief and joy and awe. This should be mandatory viewing by all young people in schools and, it would be good for all communities to watch it, too. Not just for recent history, but for the history which has been left out of the textbooks for far too long. And, for the music. Any adjectives I would attach to it would be woefully inadequate...I cannot do it justice. I hope all of you who are interested get a chance to see this. It is more than worth it.

A note: one of the things that outraged me, besides the fact that the shrub should go to prison for Katrinagate, was at the end when they told of a musician whose life was saved by music, who spent two years living in a FEMA trailer only to be arrested in 2007 for playing music on the streets of Treme without a permit!

kat


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