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Drummer Herlin Riley has been playing the drums since he was a toddler. The sound and feel of his native New Orleans is in his soul, and on the bandstand. “The rhythm of a particular area identifies the culture of the city, you know, whether it be [in] Cuba whether it be Jamaica, whether it be Africa. When you hear certain rhythms you can identify a certain culture. And so New Orleans is very, very strong in its culture.”

A decade ago, Hurricane Katrina threatened to wash away much of Riley’s native city.

Our Hosts Enter A Fiesta Food Coma

Apr 16, 2018
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In this episode of TPR’s official* Fiesta podcast, hosts Asia Ciaravino and Angela McClendon Johnson spin the “Wheel of Fiesta Foods” and reminisce with watered mouth about their favorite snacks.

Then Robby Turner talks about the San Antonio Zulu Association’s “Taste of New Orleans,” and chef Vida Floyd of Jewell’s Catering brings her signature gumbo to TPR studios for Asia and Angela, dishes on all things Cajun food, and shares this essential Fiesta tip for good eating: Don’t wear lipstick. You too, guys.


After workers pulled more than 40 tons of Mardi Gras beads out of New Orleans' storm drains, the city decided to take action. They've installed "gutter buddies" to keep carnival detritus out of the drainage system.

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ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

New Orleans Revives 1894 Tabasco Opera

Jan 25, 2018

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

OK. Tonight, the New Orleans Opera celebrates its 75th anniversary with a performance that can best be described as spicy.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

NEW ORLEANS OPERA: (Singing) Tabasco, Tabasco, the sauce that we all do love so.

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