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New Orleans – The Way It Was

Music used with permission.
Just weeks before hurricane Katrina, I visited New Orleans for several days and this montage is a look back at the way life was before the hurricane.

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Posted by admin - October 25, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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New Orleans Louisiana Creole Cajun Zydeco Music. Blues & Jazz of Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday NOLA Saints

New Orleans (pronounced /nuːˈɔliənz, nuːˈɔlənz/ locally and often pronounced /nuːɔrˈliːnz/ in most other US dialects French: La Nouvelle-Orléans is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana. New Orleans is the center of the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area, the largest metro area in the state.

New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River. It is coextensive with Orleans Parish, meaning that the boundaries of the city and the parish are the same. It is bounded by the parishes of St. Tammany (north), St. Bernard (east), Plaquemines (south), and Jefferson (south and west). Lake Pontchartrain, part of which is included in the city limits, lies to the north, and Lake Borgne lies to the east.
The city is named after Philippe II, Duc d’Orléans, Regent of France, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is well known for its multicultural and multilingual heritage, cuisine, architecture, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz), and its annual Mardi Gras and other celebrations and festivals. The city is often referred to as the “most unique” city in America

La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans) was founded May 7, 1718, by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville on land inhabited by the Chitimacha. It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was Regent of France at the time; his title came from the French city of Orléans. The French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris (1763) and remained under Spanish control until 1801, when it reverted to French control. Most of the surviving architecture of the Vieux Carré (French Quarter) dates from this Spanish period. Napoleon sold the territory to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The city grew rapidly with influxes of Americans, French, and Creole French. Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated with slave labor on large plantations outside the city.

The Haitian Revolution of 1804 established the second republic in the Western Hemisphere and the first led by blacks. Haitian refugees both white and free people of color (affranchis) arrived in New Orleans, often bringing slaves with them. While Governor Claiborne and other officials wanted to keep out more free black men, French Creoles wanted to increase the French-speaking population. As more refugees were allowed in Louisiana, Haitian émigrés who had gone to Cuba also arrived. Nearly 90 percent of the new immigrants settled in New Orleans. The 1809 migration brought 2,731 whites; 3,102 free persons of African descent; and 3,226 enslaved refugees to the city, doubling its French-speaking population.

During the War of 1812, the British sent a force to conquer the city. The Americans decisively defeated the British troops, led by Sir Edward Pakenham, in the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815.

As a principal port, New Orleans had the major role of any city during the antebellum era in the slave trade. Its port handled huge quantities of goods for export from the interior and import from other countries to be traded up the Mississippi River. The river was filled with steamboats, flatboats, and sailing ships. At the same time, it had the most prosperous community of free persons of color in the South, who were often educated and middle-class property owners.

The population of the city doubled in the 1830s, and by 1840 New Orleans had become the wealthiest and third-most populous city in the nation. It had the largest slave market. Two-thirds of the more than one million slaves brought to the Deep South arrived via the forced migration of the internal slave trade. The money generated by sales of slaves in the Upper South has been estimated at fifteen percent of the value of the staple crop economy. The slaves represented half a billion dollars in property, and an ancillary economy grew up around the trade in slaves – for transportation, housing and clothing, fees, etc., estimated at 13.5 percent of the price per person. All this amounted to tens of billions of dollars during the antebellum period, with New Orleans as a prime beneficiary.

The Union captured New Orleans early in the American Civil War, sparing the city the destruction suffered by many other cities of the American South.

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Posted by admin - July 25, 2014 at 4:43 am

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Posted by admin - October 3, 2013 at 6:22 pm

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Will Hurricane Gustav affect New Orleans sports teams at all?

 

Though Hurricane Gustav doesn’t appear to have caused as much damage as Hurricane Katrina, won’t this still affect sports teams. Regardless of if it directly hit the city of New Orleans it still did a lot of damage in areas outside the city. The Saints and Hornets fan base is all of Louisiana and probably some of Mississippi. Since these people probably won’t plan on shelling out money for tickets and team gear until they get their lives back in order and the city of New Orleans still struggling to get back to the way it was before Hurricane Katrina one must wonder whether this could be a disaster for the Saints and Hornets. Your thoughts?

Well the Superdome and Arena sustained no damage during Hurricane Gustav. The city suffered very little flooding this time. The Saints game scheduled for this weekend at the Superdome is still on, so I don’t think it will have an effect at all on Sports teams.

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Posted by admin - July 25, 2013 at 10:13 am

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The Sauce Boss Performs for Hurricane Katrina Volunteers

Florida Blues Musician Bill Wharton, aka “The Sauce Boss” serves up Blues and Gumbo in New Orleans and Buras, La. for residents and volunteers working for the recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as part of his charitable work with Planet Gumbo. For more information, visit planetgumbo.org
Video Rating: 4 / 5

The great French accordionist, Clifton Chenier, mixes rock and blues with his unique version of Zydeco music, a pulsating combination of Cajun French with African undertones. The film winds his music through the bayous and byways of the countryside.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Posted by admin - August 26, 2012 at 12:06 am

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Passing the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans

Passing the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans.

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Posted by admin - June 28, 2012 at 7:37 pm

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Louisiana Rebirth – Thank You America

From the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, we thank you America!

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Posted by admin - June 25, 2012 at 6:50 pm

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Hurricane Rita Wikipedia travel guide video. Created by http://stupeflix.com

Create your own video on http://studio.stupeflix.com/?w=1 ! Hurricane
Rita encountering the Gulf Loop Current and Eddy Vortex. Hurricane Rita
making its final landfall. Evacuees on Interstate 45 leaving Houston on
September 21. Motorists stranded on Highway 60 during Hurricane Rita
evacuation. Hurricane Rita Rainfall. Storm surge damage from Rita.
Trailer moved onto road in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Damage from Rita
in Shreveport, Louisiana, by then a Tropical Storm. Two satellite
images showing the extent of flooding caused by Rita in Louisiana and
Texas. Church in Beaumont with roof ripped off by Hurricane Rita. Photo
by Steve Buser. From the Department of Energy, the path of Hurricane
Rita and the site of refineries in the Texas and Louisiana area.

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Posted by admin - December 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm

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SWBTV: Rebuilding Louisiana webisode 1

This is a documentary web series based on a trip 15 students from the Jersey City area (many from New Jersey City University) took to help Hurricane Katrina victims in Louisiana in 2007, two years after the hurricane.

We drove down from New Jersey to NOLA and spent a week gutting homes, cleaning entire neighborhoods and feeding underprivileged families devastated in the Buras and lower ninth ward. We also spent quality time with kids in the “450″, the largest trailer park in Louisiana – named for the 450 families residing there.

Originally, it was going to be produced as a full length documentary. But upon the advice of a filmmaking friend, I’ve decided to launch it online in 5 minute webisodes. This format creates an opportunity to open dialogue about what’s happened in Louisiana and what needs to be done on multiple levels.

This project and many others are just part of an effort via The NOLA Preservation Society to educate the youth locally and across the globe about the significance of music, art, culture and history of New Orleans (NPS).

NPS is already educating children in Jersey City through the Boys Club of America and local schools so that they may understand how Louisiana contributed to American culture, the similarities to their neighborhoods, and to show children how they can express their social viewpoints creatively.

In the meantime, make sure you subscribe to the feed at http://www.swb.blip.tv so that you’re notified of new webisodes as soon as they’re uploaded.

Open up some dialogue on the Louisiana situation, because it can happen anywhere, anytime.

Be well and enjoy the show.

Thanks,
Maxim Almenas

producer

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Posted by admin - October 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm

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The Sauce Boss Performs for Hurricane Katrina Volunteers

Florida Blues Musician Bill Wharton, aka “The Sauce Boss” serves up Blues and Gumbo in New Orleans and Buras, La. for residents and volunteers working for the recovery effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as part of his charitable work with Planet Gumbo. For more information, visit planetgumbo.org

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Posted by admin - September 7, 2010 at 8:01 am

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