Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

There were two important anniversaries during the past week:

Dr Martin Luther King Jr‘s “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28 1963. Although 47 years have passed, it seems just as important today to try to live up to his ideals:

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.”

– the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Getty Images photographer Mario Tama’s new book Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent captures the city’s unique spirit.

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The Lincoln Center is not normally a place I associate with a dance party but last Sunday the place went wild at an outdoor concert commemorating the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I don’t think there was a single person who stayed sitting down instead of getting up on their feet to dance.

A friend and I joined the Soul Rebels Brass Band for an unforgettable second line from the Caribbean Cultural Center to the Lincoln Center and all the way around it’s fountain. For those of you who are unfamiliar with a second line (as I was) you basically get to dance through the streets, or in New York’s case – the sidewalks:

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