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requiem for katrina

One of many wrenching scenes in Spike Lee’s documentary When the Levees Broke
is a man bringing his mother back to the horrible ruin of her home. The man is Terence Blanchard, a trumpeter and band leader. He also wrote the music for Spike Lee’s film. Blanchard has just come out with a new album that expands on that score, and he talked to us about his experiences writing about Katrina.

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