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Time-traveling performances: two New Orleans shows evoke memories of the past in multimedia acts

Award-winning New Orleans based performance artist, published poet and playwright José Torres-Tama is heading back to the stage with a new solo act called United States of Amnesia: Dare to Remember. The self-described “shamanistic time-traveler” tells us more about his performance.

The music, dance and rituals of the Garifuna community in the Crescent City comes alive at the Music Box Village as New Orleans Airlift presents a new multi-media work called Soñando con Yurumein (Dreaming of Yurumein.) Sound artist and composer, Jemery Thal, and New Orleans Airlift creative producer, Leah Hennessey, tell us about collaborating with the Garifuna community for this performance.

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Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WWNO from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.