France Offers Benefit Concerts and Residencies for New Orleans Jazz Musicians

Classic Arts News   France Offers Benefit Concerts and Residencies for New Orleans Jazz Musicians
 
France is stepping up efforts to help New Orleans jazz musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina, the BBC News reports.

An event on November 7 at Paris's Palais de Congres will feature Louisiana musician Zachary Richard with French singer Francis Cabrel and is expected to raise $130,000.

In addition, New Orleans musicians can take advantage of three-month residencies in Paris, with stipends and accommodations.

Jean-David Levitte, France's ambassador to the U.S., said, "All of the French people have Louisiana on their minds and want to help make New Orleans better and more beautiful than ever."

New Orleans was established by the French in the 18th century.


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