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review ↠ New Atlantis í At its most intimate level music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us At its most public it unites people across cultural boundaries But can it rebuild a city That's the central uestion posed in New Atlantis journalist John Swenson's beautifully detailed account of the musical artists working to save America's most colorful andAt its most intimate level music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us At its most public it unites people across cultural boundaries But can it rebuild a city That's the central uestion posed in New Atlantis journalist John Swenson's beautifully detailed account of the musical artists working to save America's most colorful and troubled metropolis New Orleans The city has been threatened with extinction many times during its threehundredplusyear history by fire pestilence crime flood and oil spills Working for little money and in spite of having lost their own. An encyclopedi

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Ods that nurtured the indigenous music of New Orleans were destroyed in the flood and many of the elder statesmen have died or been incapacitated since then but the musicians profiled here have stepped up to fill their roles New Atlantis is their story Packed with indelible portraits of individual artists informed by Swenson's encyclopedic knowledge of the city's uniue and varied music scenewhich includes jazz Ramp;B brass band rock and hip hopNew Atlantis is a stirring chronicle of the valiant efforts to preserve the culture that gives New Orleans its grace and mag. This book has

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New AtlantisHomes and possessions to Katrina New Orleans's most gifted musiciansincluding such figures as Dr John the Neville Brothers Trombone Shorty and Big Chief Monk Boudreauxare fighting back against a tidal wave of problems the depletion of the wetlands south of the city which are disappearing at the rate of one acre every hour the violence that has made New Orleans the murder capitol of the US the waning tourism industry and above all the continuing calamity in the wake of Hurricane Katrina or as it is known in New Orleans the Federal Flood Indeed most of the neighborho. A mustread fo