|Turner straddles religions, music, the performance arts, languages, nationalities, and identities skillfully . . . with aplomb, with brio, in a language all his own that sings.A well-written, well-researched, thoughtful, and generative book.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Follow the Second Line
1. The Haiti<N>New Orleans Vodou Connection: Zora Neale Hurston as Initiate Observer
2. Mardi Gras Indians and Second Lines, Sequin Artists and Rara Bands: Street Festivals and Performances in New Orleans and Haiti
Interlude: The Healing Arts of African Diasporic Religion
3. In Rhythm with the Spirit: New Orleans Jazz Funerals and the African Diaspora
Epilogue. A Jazz Funeral for "A City That Care Forgot": The New Orleans Diaspora after Hurricane Katrina