Tuesday, May 9, 2006

New Orleans Documentary Highlights Musicians In Exile

JACKSON, Miss. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The answer to helping New Orleans musicians scattered by Hurricane Katrina is blowing in the wind.

That’s the fervent belief of longtime New Orleans filmmaker Robert Mugge, director of a new documentary to air on the Starz InBlack movie network.

Mugge’s film, New Orleans Music In Exile, features performances and interviews with a stellar cross-section of New Orleans-based artists who were “scattered to exile in other cities” by the ravages of Katrina last year.

Mugge says the unique project came about as soon as he started emailing his favorite musicians in the days following the devastating storm, adding, “Maybe one of the most powerful performances is the first one, with Americana music star Theresa Andersson singing Neil Young’s ‘Like A Hurricane’ cappella and with her electric violin.”

Other Big Easy artists interviewed and captured performing at various locations in and around Louisiana include Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band and Cowboy Mouth. Visit www.starz.com for air dates of New Orleans Music In Exile.

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