Friday, February 15, 2008

Kibbe on the Mississippi

Hannu and I both listen to the NPR radio station, on our rides to and from work. NPR is national public radio. It is very different from commercial radio, much much better. Sometimes in our teatime conversations we discover that we'd heard the same program or the same segment. It's fun. A recent example of this pleasant coincidence is a fascinating little segment on the Lebanese-American community that has lived way down deep in the Mississippi Delta since the late 1870s. Oh, baby, and you gotta hear these Zalamehs twanging!

You can read about the story, see some pictures, and hear a lot more about Kibbe and the blues, Kibbe and Ike & Tina Turner... all at NPR's Kibbe at The Crossroads. The audio piece embedded below is the 7-minute radio segment that Hannu and I heard and later chatted about. We both loved the part on the guy yelling at the port. LOL LOL LOL

From NPR's Hidden Kitchens program, produced by the Kitchen Sisters.

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