The conference activity today is to go out and gut a home. So I’m off in a bit and will have pics, video and a post tonight. But here is what we will be doing from an email sent from blogger Ray in New Orleans. Go check out Arabi Wrecking Krewe’s site and do check Ray’s site also…..
We will be working with the Arabi Wrecking Krewe, a group which is focused on gutting and cleaning the houses of local musicians so that the music can move back to the city.
The house we will be gutting is that of 84-year-old Mrs. Cora Foster. While Mrs. Foster herself is not a musician, her daughter is. She is a pianist, organ and choir teacher. She began her studies at the Greater First Zion Baptist Church. She now resides in Detroit Michigan. Her uncles are Sam and Honore Dutrey. Sam was a Preservation Hall coronet player and Honore played in the famed King Oliver’s band aside Louis Armstrong. Other great uncles include Buddy Bolden and Jelly Roll Morton. Truly a family who have had an impact on the music of New Orleans.