Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the entire Gulf Coast region, but its effect on the New Orleans music scene was especially devastating. This vibrant community has been difficult to rebuild as musicians scattered across the country.
Organized in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, this special evening concert series entitled "Been in the Storm So Long" brings together African-American musicians whose roots are in New Orleans. Three evening concerts feature such well-known acts as the Hot 8 Brass Band and the Dixie Cups.
June 30: The Friendly Travelers | Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band
July 7: The Hot 8 Brass Band | Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indian Tribe
July 8: Davell Crawford | The Dixie Cups
PHOTOS: Arnold Jirasek, Smithsonian Institution; Juan Dies, Smithsonian Institution; Gamaliel Ramirez, Smithsonian Institution