Bamboula Take Three: The Legacy of Congo Square

Oct 14, 2012

WWNO presents the world broadcast debut of the jazz composition, "Bamboula Take Three: The Legacy of Congo Square."

It's an original jazz composition by New Orleans musician Edward Anderson. It was recorded before a live audience at the The Old U.S. Mint here in New Orleans on April 1, and draws inspiration from the unique connection between Congo Square and New Orleans Classical composer Louise Moreau Gottschalk.

WWNO's Paul Maassen talked with composer Edward Anderson, and Freddi Evans, author of Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans, about the project, followed by the concert.

Watch a video of Anderson discuss his efforts to bring more jazz concerts to New Orleans, courtesy of UNO film student Seth Rodriguez and our partners at NolaVie.