A minute in New Orleans with Sarah Quintana and Michael Doucet
This is Sarah Quintana, singer/guitarist in Michael Doucet's new solo project, Lacher-Prise, and I love being a touritst in my own hometown, New Orleans. Michael and I met on Mardi Gras day, following a brass band through the French Quarter. Music is everywhere! Cajun and zydeco dancing, good Creole cooking and historic scenes. Here are some of our favourite places to perform, shop and eat!
Sounds of the Mississippi River star in Sarah Quintana CD release at Preservation Hall
The young, New Orleans-born musician was a student in her junior year at Loyola University when Hurrican Katrina complicated matters. In a twist of good luck, Quintana had the chance to spend a year in the Netherlands instead of in the rebuilding city and off she went, landing in European jazz clubs and alongside French musicians who taught her about the music from her own homeland.
French Quarter Fest Focus: Sarah Quintana
“We worked hard to find that sound,” Sarah Quintana says of the hydro-sonicscape she explores with her Miss River Band. “It took us a few seasons to get to the thought of going into the studio. All the pieces came together when I met [musician/producer] Mark Bingham.
Sarah Quintana Keeps On Rolling
Nearly eight years ago, Sarah Quintana, a New Orleans singer-songwriter with a background in jazz and folk music, was splitting time between club gigs in France and street performances here at home.
"Almost Free" on Democracy Now
“Almost Free” by Sarah Quintana, a New Orleans artist who was a pen pal with the late Herman Wallace, member of the Angola Three who was held in solitary confinement for more than 40 years.
Q&A: Sarah Quintana talks performing abroad, second album release at Jazz Fest
After Sarah Quintana’s performance at the Lagniappe Stage on day one of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the New Orleans native spoke to The Daily Reveille about her career thus far and what she has planned for the future with her Miss River Band.
Sarah Quintana on NPR with Leyla McCalla
The New Orleans-based, Haitian-American artist's previous album, Vari-Colored Songs, found her animating the words of Langston Hughes. On her latest, A Day For the Hunter, A Day For the Prey, she embellishes her vision of intertwined musical traditions, from Creole slave song to Haitian folk balladry and string band jazz.