Documenting the blues

October 8, 2009

We have embarked on an ambitious radio project documenting the lives of older blues and R&B musicians who continue to perform in the face of poverty, ill health, and a devastating hurricane. Our one-hour documentary, tentatively called Still Singing the Blues, will burrow deep into the lives of these artists, whose music forms the bedrock of American popular culture but who remain virtually unknown outside their local communities.

This documentary is sponsored by Filmmakers’ Collaborative and financed, in part, by a generous grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

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