Industry Influence Puts Hip-Hop into Business

Last fall, my friend, Ben Varadi, told me about this monthly music and education event for the hip-hop community in New Orleans. This winter I went to one of the events organized by Wild Wayne and Sess Four-Five. The result is this story that aired on the Marketplace Morning Report in April. The segment starts at about 4:35 into the show.

Bluegrass at the Hi-Ho

  • Playin' Playin'
  • Willie and his mandolin Willie and his mandolin
  • Bluegrass circle at the Hi-Ho Bluegrass circle at the Hi-Ho People gather every Monday at the Hi-Ho to play bluegrass. They bring violins, guitars, mandolins, cellos, and other instruments.
  • Women guitarists Women guitarists
  • Smiling Guitar Player Smiling Guitar Player
I took my camera out last night to the fabulous Hi-Ho Lounge, where there’s bluegrass and red beans and rice every Monday. Here’s one shot of the goings on.