Posted by rflacks on:
Record flooding of the Mississippi River in 1927 is being equaled or surpassed right now, as the river crests in Louisiana and Mississippi. The 1927 flood was accompanied by an outpouring of songs of many styles. And as the flood waters approach New Orleans, we are of course reminded of the Katrina catastrophe which produced another wave of music. We'll present a sampling of songs from both experiences as well as some of the many 'river' songs embedded in African American musical traditions.
culture of protest thurs 5/19/11 6-7pm pdt
kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org