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Bamboula Take Three: The Legacy of Congo Square

WWNO presents the world broadcast debut of the jazz composition, "Bamboula Take Three: The Legacy of Congo Square."

It's an original jazz composition by New Orleans musician Edward Anderson. It was recorded before a live audience at the The Old U.S. Mint here in New Orleans on April 1, and draws inspiration from the unique connection between Congo Square and New Orleans Classical composer Louise Moreau Gottschalk.

WWNO's Paul Maassen talked with composer Edward Anderson, and Freddi Evans, author of Congo Square: African Roots in New Orleans, about the project, followed by the concert.

Watch a video of Anderson discuss his efforts to bring more jazz concerts to New Orleans, courtesy of UNO film student Seth Rodriguez and our partners at NolaVie.

Paul arrived at WWNO as general manager in March 2008. Since his arrival, Paul has strengthened the station’s finances, introduced new national news and information programs, revamped the digital WWNO2 schedule to complement 89.9, and launched digital WWNO3 as an all-jazz channel. He has placed new emphasis on WWNO’s role in the community, devoting resources to local news reporting and cultural features, and encouraging new collaborations among New Orleans’ cultural organizations and the region’s public media.