Dancing To New Orleans Directed by Michael Murphy, 2003
It's music that you don't find no other place on the planet" - Buckwheat Zydeco
Whether you’re a long-time aficionado or a recent convert, DANCING TO NEW ORLEANS will give you a great appreciation for the amazing gumbo that is the music of Louisiana. More than any other place, Louisiana has influenced the development of American music; its rich and unique mix of diverse cultures can be recognized in most modern American music forms including Country, Cajun, Zydeco, Jazz, Blues, and R&B.
DANCING TO NEW ORLEANS is a tour of that fantastic musical legacy, from Shreveport’s “Louisiana Hayride,” where Hank WIlliams first popularized Country music, to Ferriday, where Jerry Lee Lewis played early rock ‘n’ roll, to Acadiana, which gave birth to Cajun and Zydeco, to New Orleans–the birthplace of Jazz.
With rare and captivating concert footage by influential muscians such as Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, BeauSoleil, and the Neville Brothers, among others, hear from the artists, musicians, and craftsmen who are working to preserve their musical legacy, and see how the people, culture, and land of Louisiana have nutured this music and created sounds that have forever impacted music and music fans around the world.
Music Notes, Art Notes, and Resources on the music of Louisiana; Filmmaker Biography; 5.1 Audio; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection