Kara Walker’s 'The Katastwóf Karavan' on the levee across the Mississippi in Algiers Point spotlights New Orleans' slave legacy. Among other things, it's a calliope. Overall, a very interesting installation.
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Kara Walker’s 'The Katastwóf Karavan’ - The title comes from the Haitian Creole word for “catastrophe," and relates to the painful history of the location of Walker’s installation: In the 18th century, it was the site where enslaved Africans from West Africa were quarantined after being unloaded from the ships that forcibly brought them to New Orleans before they were transferred to the slave markets on the French Quarter side of the river.
A public performance with the noted jazz pianist Jason Moran takes place today. Together with steam-power enthusiast Kenneth Griffard, they constructed a thirty-two note calliope similar to the one on the Steamboat Natchez. The songs played are associated with the long history of African American protest music: gospel, reggae, jazz, improvisation, chants, and shouts.