Gulf Coast Highway

Series produced by ARTSEDGE

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Musicologists and artists introduce us to the music of the Gulf Coast

In July 2006 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts sponsored Gulf Coast Highway, a series of performances by musicians based along Highway 90, the road that runs from Texas to Florida. This radio series was created as an educational component to that presentation. The Gulf Coast Highway knits together the rich music and cultures of communities across five states - from Houston, Texas, to Jacksonville. We learn how the diverse styles of blues, choral music, Cajun, zydeco, brass band, border music, and gospel meet and mingle in the Gulf Coast region. You will hear anecdotes and insights from scholars and renowned musicians like Nanci Griffith, Grupo Fantasma, and Marcia Ball.

2 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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The evolution of the Texas Blues

Bought by WEFT

  • Added: Aug 03, 2007
  • Length: 06:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Nanci Griffith and her music explain the Texas Troubador tradition

Bought by WEFT and WCVE

  • Added: Aug 03, 2007
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 2