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Footprints: An interactive public art map
Kelley Crawford, Steven Melendez, and Emma Fick worked together to create a custom interactive public art map for New Orleans. This project was made possible through a grant provided by EPNO (Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans)! Take a walk and click away!
A few fundamental thoughts about New Orleans and modern music
Music is sometimes seen as another language, and for New Orleans, music truly is an integral part of the culture. Music allows listeners a glimpse into the lives of the composers and the culture that they come from. As part of the "Language and Culture in New Olreans" series, this article explores the multicultural space of New Orleans music and its importance.
The truth in the lie
The series, “Language and Culture in New Orleans,” (curated by Lucien Mensah) does what publications should always be doing -- it forefronts languages and culture that (check of "If Black Language Isn't a Language, Then Tell me, What Is" by James Baldwin) are true languages and culture that due to colonialism have been pushed down into the "alternative." For this article, Elizabeth Vidrine heads to her first Vodou ceremony where she learns the history and the future of Vodou in New Orleans.