Friday, July 25, 2014

62. Interview with spoken word poet Gian Smith, Part II

62. Part two of our interview with spoken word poet Gian Smith. He is also the creator of the YouTube series "Open Mike,"  as well as a founding member of the Melanated Writers Collective.
  1. This week in Louisiana history.  July 26, 1810 Rebellion of West Florida Parishes
  2. This week in New Orleans history.   Francisco Luis Hector, barón de Carondelet, governor of Louisiana and West Florida. Born, Cambrai, France, July 29, 1747
  3. This week in Louisiana.  July 31-August 3.  Satchmo SummerFest The 13th annual festival dedicated to the life, legacy and music of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong features live jazz, brass bands, and more, plus seminars, a children's area, crafts, dance lessons,food vendors, a jazz Mass and second line parade.
    Admission: Free.
    Old U.S. Mint
    400 Esplanade Ave.
    New Orleans, LA
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