Thursday, July 12, 2018

OperaCréole Founders: WWNO Radio TriPod, and Bastille Day Event, New Orleans

Givonna Joseph forwards this release:

TriPod: New Orleans at 300


TriPod: New Orleans at 300 is WWNO’s FRESH radio history of New Orleans, released in weekly segments as our city approaches its Tricentennial in 2018. Each TriPod segment is its own micro-documentary, devoted to a single story or subject from New Orleans’ rich history. The series explores lost and neglected stories, delves deeper into the familiar, and questions what we think we know about the city’s history.

TriPod airs Thursdays during Morning Edition at 8:30 a.m. on 89.9 FM, repeats on Mondays during All Things Considered, and is available anytime on and as a podcast on iTunes

Thursday, July 12
This broadcast will be a two part series focused on Opera in New Orleans from pre-Civil War to Reconstruction.

Givonna Joseph, and Aria Mason cover the 19th Century contributions of African Americans to New Orleans-The First City of Opera, as musicians, composers and conductors. And we also discussed their fight for integrated theater seating, and their ultimate exclusion from opera and classical music at the dawn of Jim Crow.
Part I
Laine Kaplan-Levenson interviews OperaCréole founders Aria Mason, and Givonna Joseph, she also speaks with ​New Orleans Opera ​historian Jack Belsom and author ​John Baron.

Part II
Givonna and Aria's interview continues. Ms. Kaplan-Levenson also interviews Harold and Wesley Dede, great-great nephews of Edmond Dédé (1827-1901), 19th Century New Orleans free composer of color.

Parts I and II ​can be heard together online​ and also on iTunes Podcast

Saturday is Bastille Day!
Come join Aria and me as we do our annual singing of the
French National Anthem!

The Council of French Societies
Conseil des Sociétés Françaises de La

with the
Hon. Mayor of New Orleans,
Hon. Consul Général of France
Hon. City Councilmember District C.

cordially invites you to participate in the

Célébration de la Fête Nationale Française
Bastille Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
Statue of Jeanne d’Arc
(St. Joan of Arc)
La Place de France, Decatur St., French Market
Music by OperaCréole

Light refreshments

Saturday July 14, 2018
10:00 AM
Free and open to public participation
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Thank you all!
Givonna Joseph,

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