Wednesday, August 29, 2007

199/365 Zydeco Gris Gris

Two years ago today, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, and the levees broke. I never got to meet the New Orleans everyone so loved.

My friend Elizabeth lost her family home in that storm. But she worked hard on a rebuilding project for some family friends, becoming part of the startup of a nonprofit group—the Conway House Project—to make things happen for one family. I recently got a postcard that Arthur and Ceal were due to move in mid-August.

To mark the day, here’s the Lafayette band BeauSoleil. If you ever get to hear them live, you may think you’ve died and gone to heaven. They are technically a Cajun band, not Zydeco, but this one’s called “Zydeco Gris Gris.”


Bridgett said...

Beausoleil is lovely. I used to commute to school listening to the cajun morning program. Kinda sets the stage for your whole day .

Helen said...

And it's good to listen to just as one is sliding into a mid-afternoon slump...