Greater New Orleans

Interview with Big Freedia, NOLA Bounce Diva

Big Freedia - Video - Interview

New Orleans based rapper Big Freedia speaks about bounce music.

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Bayou Maharajah: The Life and Music of James Carroll Booker, 3rd.

Booker, James - Video - 4 minute trailer for Bayou Maharajah: The Life and Music of James Carroll Booker, 3rd.

Bayou Maharajah is a one-hour video documentary on the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker. Through interviews with friends and contemporaries, the film traces Booker’s life from child prodigy to his acclaimed work as session pianist, his solo career and infamous personal life to his early death and continuing legacy.

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Mississippi River Flood of 1927

Flood of 1927 - Video - Mississippi River Flood of 1927

 This silent film by the Signal Corps of the Mississippi captures the devastation of the 1927 Mississippi River flood. 

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Hurricane Katrina

Katrina, Hurricane

This animation shows Hurricane Katrina as seen by NOAA/GOES-12 infrared band from from August 23 through 30, 2005.

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Cosimo Matassa Interview

Matassa, Cosimo - Video - Interview, 2005

A short interview with influential New Orleans R&B/Rock & Roll music producer, Cosimo Matassa. Shot in New Orleans for the 2005 Mayor's Arts Awards presented by the Arts Council of New Orleans. Produced by Robbie Denny. Shot & Edited by Donna Schlaudecker

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Irvan Perez talks about Duck Decoys

Perez, Irvan - Video - Discussing duck Decoys on Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

A clip from a 1987 television broadcast of Rendez-Vous des Cajuns.  Barry Jean Ancelet talks with Irvan and Alvin Perez about carving duck decoys.

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Irvan Perez on Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

Perez, Irvan - Video - Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

A clip from a 1987 television broadcast of Rendez-Vous des Cajuns.  Irvan Perez explains and performs a traditional Decima.

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Irvan and Alvin Perez on Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

Perez, Irvan and Alvin - Video - Rendez-Vous des Cajuns

A clip from a 1987 television broadcast of Rendez-Vous des Cajuns.  Barry Jean Ancelet talks with Irvan and Alvin Perez about the Isleno tradition of Decima singing.  Irvan Perez performs a traditional Decima.

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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH New Orleans in the 1850s

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH New Orleans in the 1850s - Video - Includes interviews with noted historians, architects, and authors, as well as narrated excerpts from Thomas K. Wharton’s 1853-1862 journal 1999 • 27 minutes

Produced and written by Karen Snyder; original music by Sanford Hinderlie; narrated by John McConnell. Watch »

In the Spirit: The Photography of Michael P. Smith

Smith, Michael P. - Video - In the Spirit: The Photography of Michael P. Smith (2009 • 11 minutes)

“In the Spirit: The Photography of Michael P. Smith” is a short film by Kevin McCaffery on the life and work of New Orleans photographer Michael P. Smith. Watch »