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About The FoodMusicJustice Project
In the dark years after the failure of the US Army Corps of Engineers levees (don’t call it Katrina), Jazz on the Tube produced a few hundred short articles in support of New Orleans. We also shot a lot of original video.
Unfortunately, hackers destroyed most of this site while we were focused on other matters and much of this priceless archival work was lost.
We’re in the process of trying to reconstruct it, a laborious and expensive process.
What we have been able to salvage so far were notes about our “Manchester Loves New Orleans” Project. The goal was to stimulate musical and artistic exchanges between the UK’s hippest music city and New Orleans.
The two cities have strong historical connections. If you throw Liverpool into the mix, the case can be made that modern pop music was invented by a collaboration between these two places.
– Ken McCarthy
We Ain’t Dead Yet (St. James Infirmary) – Chuck Perkins
A FoodMusicJustice production. Live at Chickie Wah Wah. Filmed in the spring of 2009. - Ken McCarthy FoodMusicJustice
Treme Brass Band – Original Spotted Cat closes
Filmed by Ken McCarthy at the farewell party for the original Spotted Cat. April 30, 2009. The Spotted Cat was one of the clubs that held New Orleans together and kept the creative fires burning during the dark years right after the flood. - Ken McCarthy...
Grevel Lindop in New Orleans
On a trip to London in 2007 I was looking for artists that might be enticed into visiting and writing about New Orleans to help put it back on the map for global travelers. As luck would have it, poet, literary scholar, and salsa enthusiast Grevel Lindop was doing a...
Chuck Perkins in Manchester
New Orleans Chuck Perkins helped me host Grevel Lindop on this trip to New Orleans in 2008. Grevel returned the favor by hosting him in Manchester and arranging him to be part of Manchester's big poetry festival. This led to him performing at London's...