Up From The Streets: New Orleans – The City of Music

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UP FROM THE STREETS is a feature length documentary that looks at the culture of New Orleans through the lens of music. New Orleans has a distinct history as a result of its political and social history. There is a thread that runs through the city that can be heard from the drumming at Congo Square in the 1700’s through to today’s vibrant music scene. The music of this city is a powerful form of expression. It was a vehicle to communicate a desire for freedom, express frustration of the injustices of segregation and Jim Crow laws, a healing force that helped bring the city back from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and is still a vital form of expression against ongoing cultural & racial biases. Executive Producer and host Terence Blanchard and Director Michael Murphy, show how the culture of the city is reflected in its music, how music impacts culture; and how even in the darkest of times, music lifts and unites.

The film features archival and newly filmed performances by iconic artists such as Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and The Neville Brothers; and interviews with NOLA musicians Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr. and more as well commentary from Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Sting and Bonnie Raitt, among others.

$1 from your ticket purchase will be donated to the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation COVID-19 relief fund.

2019. Documentary/Music. 104 min. NR.

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The beautiful thing about being from New Orleans is that you feel like you’re part of a tradition

Terence Blanchard

Q&A Discussion

Check out the special additional LIVE Q&A via ZOOM with Terence Blanchard, director Michael Murphy, and Ben Jaffe the creative director of Preservation Hall on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:00 PM ET. Pre-order ($0) to sign up online.

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