New Orleans Music in Exile
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New Orleans Music in Exile
Robert Mugge, the music history-centered documentarian who brought the world The Gospel According to Al Green, The Return of Ruben Blades, The Last of the Mississippi Jukes and many ( many ) others, helms New Orleans Music in Exile - the first nonfiction film to examine the displacement of Cajun, blues, r&b, jazz and zydeco music acts following August 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The documentarian intentionally gives short shrift to areas of the catastrophe explored by other films (such as Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke), preferring instead to channel his gaze elsewhere. His focus and… More