Remixing Mardi Gras music with Terence Blanchard and Nick Spitzer

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It’s Fat Tuesday, the day of excess before Lent begins, and the day would not be complete without the sound of horns, drums and jubilant voices singing throughout the French Quarter of New Orleans.

For another installment in our occasional ‘Re-Mixing’ series, we ask jazz artist Terence Blanchard and his friend, Nick Spitzer, host of public radio’s American Routes, to help us play the old and new songs of Mardi Gras, in a way you’ll only hear on The Takeaway.

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