Further Readings

—New Orleans:


New Orleans Needs New Cultural Policy (Wall Street Journal, 2015)

New Orleans Jazz Culture Saved the City: Now Can It Save Itself?: Katrina at 10 (Salon, 2015)


How New Orleans Was Saved “One Second-Line Parade at a Time”: David Simon’s HBO “Treme” (Village Voice, cover story, 2010)

Armstrong Park Reopens (Wall Street Journal, 2009)

Mardi Gas Indians Symbolize Resistance (Village Voice, 2008)


The ACLU defends New Orleans Social Aid & Pleasure clubs (Village Voice, 2007)

Katrina Turns 2  (Salon, 2007)

The Hot 8 Brass Band Lead a City’s Charge Back (Village Voice, 2007)

Band on the Run in New Orleans (Why the Police Shut Musicians Down) (Salon, 2007—this story was selected for “Best Music Writing, 2008” collection from Da Capo Press)

Barack Obama in New Orleans (Salon, 2007)

Spike Lee and Terence Blanchard document “When the Levees Broke” (Village Voice, 2006)

The “horrible unending of not knowing” in New Orleans (Village Voice, 2006)

America’s New Jazz Museum (No Poor Black People Allowed) (Salon, 2005)

—U.S.-Cuba Relations:

U.S. and Cuban Musicians Unite Amid Loosened Restrictions (Daily Beast, 2018)

Narrowing the 90 Miles: U.S-Cuba Policy (Wall Street Journal, 2015)

Arturo O’Farrill Brings His Father’s Music Back to Cuba, Embargo Be Damned (Village Voice, cover story, 2011)

Jazz at Lincoln Center in Cuba (Wall Street Journal, 2010)

“Rumba, Interrupted”: The Effects of U.S.-Cuba Policy (Village Voice, 2005)

—Post-9/11 Culture:

“Exploding Myths in Morocco and Senegal: Sufis Making Music After 9/11” (Essay, “Music in the Post-9/11 World,” Routledge University Press, 2007)

Senegalese Singer Youssou N’Dour Protests the Iraq War (Salon, 2005)

Weapons of Mass Sedition: The Fes Festival of Sacred Music (Village Voice, 2004)

“Oh, Say Can You Hear? Music and Post-9/11 American Identity” (National Arts Journalism Program Annual Book, Columbia University, 2002)

—Jazz, Politics and Related Aesthetics:

Can a Trumpet Silence a Gun? (Daily Beast, 2019)

Marc Ribot’s Anti-Trump Army (Daily Beast, 2018)

Female Musicians Organize for Equity and Against Harassment (Daily Beast, 2018)

The Liberating Credo of Muhal Richard Abrams (Village Voice, 2018)

Jazz in the Age of Trump (Jazziz Magazine, cover story, 2018)

Can Arts Keep Borders Open in Trumpian Times? (Daily Beast, 2017)

Latin Jazz Starts Protest Grammy Snub (Village Voice, 2011)

Sonny Rollins on 9/11 and Music’s Purpose (Village Voice, 2010)

Ringing in the Obama Presidency (Village Voice, 2008)

Why Ken Burns’ “Jazz” Misses the Point (Village Voice, 2001)