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Alexis Pazoumian : Faubourg Treme


Shot ten years after Katrina, Faubourg Tremé focuses on the daily lives of residents of this legendary New Orleans neighborhood, historically associated with African-American culture. Every Sunday, slaves would gather in Congo Square to dance to the beat of the rhythms of their faraway homeland. Later on, Creoles of color, also known as Gens de couleur libres, regularly gave brass band concerts. Unwittingly, they laid the foundations of what would become one of the most prolific musical genres in the world: Jazz.

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