- 9 months ago
Playing tracks by
All India Radio / Big Chiefs, Solid World, Machine Love, Cinematic Orchestra, Bliss and more.
In early 2006, about six months after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, NPR broadcast an interview with some residents of the city, including members of the Mardi Gras Indians who "mask" during the festivities; I was moved by the comments of Big Chief Darryl Montana of the Yello Pocahontas group, and I built a show called “Empathy” around a bit of that clip.
Working on the current show, which is so imbued with the emotions raised by this year’s storms, I remembered that interview and understood how his words would describe the situation of so many people in the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, here and in the islands. We are all in transition, and that's putting it mildly. Hopefully, we’re in recovery as well.
Bringing you the feels this time are Bliss, Cinematic Orchestra, Blank and Jones, Chris Coco, Euphoria, All India Radio (accompanying Darryl Montana), Underwolves, Solid World, SoulGalaxy, and more.