I was most disturbed by the levee. Where the original levee breached in 2005, causing the most damage to New Orleans, another was built in its place identical to the one that failed.... Um..? I think this picture really illustrates just how small the concrete is.
We continued our day at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). We were greeted by the principal who fed us jambalaya he made himself! Then we split by divisions and all of the musicians gathered and gave an informal master class. The students were SO talented and excited about music. It was very refreshing to work with them and to remember that yes, I am a musician, and I do know something about music. We ended our time with a jam session involving everyone.
We also taught at the Y where we worked on our stomp routine with our kids which we will perform for the other classes tomorrow!