The Tulane University Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, in partnership with the French Consulate of New Orleans, will host a musical celebration and discussion on “the role of culture and music in strengthening community resilience” on Friday (Oct. 12) from 5-7:30 p.m. at Café Istanbul.
In New Orleans, where music is comparable to a heartbeat that keeps the city alive, Charles Figley, co-director of DRLA within the School of Social Work
, says that the music of Mardi Gras in the months after Hurricane Katrina was an example of how music can revitalize a city.
“Community resilience is the sum of its resources and evidence of community recovery,” says Figley
, who will lead the evening’s panel discussion along with Joseph Ledoux of New York University. “Resources here in New Orleans include music, and New Orleans music is also a sign of recovery.”
Admission is $5 and all proceeds support the Roots of Music
program, which provides music education and academic support to at-risk youth in New Orleans.
is located at 2373 St. Claude Ave.