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New Orleans Music

Explore New Orleans music scene, including it's jazz festivals, mardi gras and the popular musicians, who hail from the Crescent City.

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New Orleans native Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong (1900 - 1971) was a great jazz trumpeter and 'scat' vocalist who was one of the first popular African-American entertainers to 'cross-over' -- skin-color was secondary to his amazing talent during a time when America was severely racially divided.

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