Sat listening to the brand new Creole Love Call CD. A collaboration between Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren and keyboard legend Joe Sample (The Crusaders). It's music with a New Orleans touch, so I wasn't surprised to find the name Neville among the musicians listed on the back cover.
This time it was Charmaine Neville, daughter of Charles Neville of Neville Brothers fame. She shares a duet with Nils on one track.
I was curious and went looking for more info on this person from the Neville family that I'd never heard of before.
Googlin' my way around the Internet finding photos and information here and there I suddenly came across a video where Charmaine, as one of the survivors of hurricane Katarina, tells a horrifying story filmed and broadcast by local tv-station; WAFB, Baton Rouge.
Watch it by clicking here or the subject line above.
Then go to Louisiana Music Factory and check out the music available. How about Voice of the Wetlands ; a direct reaction to the devastation brought by Katarina or maybe Celebrations of New Orleans Music - For Musicares Hurricane Relief 2005.
You can also find three of Charmaines records there.