Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dancing to New Orleans|
Actors: Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Allen Toussaint
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
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... more »
One day i'm going there
Paul Mcleod | New Zealand | 01/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is brilliant! Having seen the Neville Brothers in concert; and having a few CDs by them as well as Dr John and Buckwheat Zydeco this opened my eyes and ears to more diverse and extremely talented musicians from New Orleans.The highlight of it for me was young Amanda Shaw.Her vibrant personality and
musicianship were amazing. After watching this i had to add some more music to my collection (from Amazon), that is Prof Longhair and Amanda Shaw. The only dissapointment was that Anne
Savoy was interviewed but did not perform - she also is brilliant! Living thousands of miles away it is great to be able to watch such a diverse bunch of talented musicians on one DVD. One comment - all the music is music you can dance to - even the gospel! One day i'm going there.
Dancing to New Orleans
Charles Ephraim | Whitestone, NY | 01/07/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Not very much dancing. The music that is there is good but none of the music was played from start to finish. Too much bio. I wasn't happy to have spent almost $22 for it."
D. House | Redmond, WA | 09/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this on tv years ago and was extremely impressed with Amanda Shaw (who was only about 11 at the time) and of course all the other great musicians. Through somewhat of a coincidence, after deciding to see Alison Krauss and Robert Plant in concert, I found that they were playing at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. I checked the general lineup at the event and was blown away. Virtually all of the performers included in this video were scheduled to appear, along with a host of other huge performers (pop, country, you name it!). In fact many of the more local talents appear there almost every year. What topped it off, was that Amanda Shaw closed out the Fais-Do-Do stage on the last day of the event. I passed up the Neville Brothers, who I was fortunate enough to have seen earlier at the event piece by piece in their own groups, and Al Green in order to watch Miss Shaw. Wow, her performance was nothing less than fantastic. I am collecting this disc, not only because of the great biographic content, which I think was extremely important in order to give people a good idea of just where this music comes from and the type of people who make it, but also as a historical reference to Miss Shaw's career, who I think is one of the most promising, level headed, incredibly talented, up and coming artists I have seen in a very, very long time. I suggest that Paul, of New Zealand, save up and go see the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest, as it is known in New Orleans) as you will never find a better venue with so many incredible performers of Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Brass Band, Congo, pop, country, etc. There are 10 stages (from huge to intimate), with 6-8 artists per day (from morning to night) on each stage, over 7 days (one 3-day weekend and one 4-day weekend). But in the meantime enjoy the great music and bio references that are on Dancing to New Orleans."