Podcast: Rendez-Vous à Bobo – A Waltz in New Orleans (November 2020)

Something a little different this month as Lucas Keen makes a rendez-vous with the greatest jazz musician you’ve never heard of!

Celebrating the West African origins of jazz – A Waltz in New Orleans is the fictionalised account of the birth of the modern drum set in New Orleans narrated by the man who just might have invented jazz.

An original radio play which debuted for Black History month – A Waltz in New Orleans was commissioned for The Library Presents In Your House & funded by The Arts Council England. It is followed by a Q&A with the cast.

Written & Produced by Lucas Keen

The Cast
Henry ‘Second Line’ Dubois – Chavonne Brown
Lead vocal & Piano – Roberta Philip
Drums – Lucas Keen
Trumpet/Flugelhorn – Karel Franchois
Backing Vocal – Eboni Philip
Chorus – Metelyn James, Careta Philip, James Howard Philip, JJ Philip

The Music
Joe Avery’s Blues (Second Line)
When I Die You Better Second Line
St James Infirmary
A Closer Walk With Thee/Didn’t He Ramble

Music mixed and mastered by James Junior
SFX from freesfx.co.uk


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