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Back at the Booth

Even with a great deal more field recording than usual, the booth is staying busy in Jackson Square.

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Facilitators have spent a fair share of time down the road at Cafe du Monde. Waitresses Ming Smith and Rua Thi Vu returned the visit with hostess Cam Ming. All three women are Vietnamese immigrants and have been working at Cafe du Monde for 25 years.

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Voodoo Priestess Miriam Chamari was interviewed by her husband, Allen Villeneuve. She recalled caring for nuns through their sickly retirement, and reflected on spirituality. “Seek the Kingdom within yourself,” Priestess Miriam advised. When asked how, why, and when she decided to become a spiritual practitioner, she answered simply, “My path has chosen me.”

Cosmo Metassa and Jack Stewart

Composer and lyricist Cosmo Matassa came to the booth with his friend Jack Stewart.



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  • Pardon,

    As reference to my previous note my Matassa s all settled, eventually in Staten Island, NY

    Comment from michael salomone on January 11, 2009 at 8:23 pm - Reply to this Comment

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