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Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal, and the Music of New Orleans

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The recent history of New Orleans is fraught with tragedy and triumph. Both are reflected in the city's vibrant, idiosyncratic music community. In Keith Spera's intimately reported Groove Interrupted, Aaron Neville returns to New Orleans for the first time after Hurricane Katrina to bury his wife. Fats Domino improbably rambles around Manhattan to promote a post-Katrina tr ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by Picador (first published August 2nd 2011)
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Apr 21, 2013 Ken rated it really liked it
A fine compilation. A must-read for anyone interested in N'awlinz music. Especially good are the chapters on Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Fats, and the one on how the 2006 Jazz Fest came together, post-Katrina. Great, inspirational stuff...!
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Keith Spera writes about music for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans. In 2006, he was a member of the newspaper's Pulitzer Prize-winning Hurricane Katrina coverage team. He has also contributed to Rolling Stone, Vibe, Blender, LA Weekly, Garden & Gun and numerous documentaries. He lives in his native New Orleans with his wife and two young children.

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