Doncho Builds His Bulgarian Wall – Happy Hour – It’s New Orleans
Some criticisms of President Donald J Trump just sound better in Bulgarian.
New Orleans Bulgarian band Blato Zlato have a blistering folk tale about little Doncho who gets to build his big dream wall, only to find he’s destroyed his own view, and much more. Band members Boyanna Trayanova and Lou Carrig are as Bulgarian as they are New Orleanian. It’s a heady combo and makes for great musicians, with very pointed views about the way they and their fellow musicians are treated better in Bulgaria than at home on Frenchmen Street.
Katy Tinsley works the good side of Frenchmen Street. Katy is the Director of The Palace Market, the artists’ night market that’s open 7 nights a week just off of Frenchmen Street. Katy came to New Orleans after a whirlwind romance and just celebrated her first wedding anniversary. By the next one her husband, Alex, is going to have taught her sharp from flat.
Comedian Chris Trew’s life is anything but funny. Running The New Movement Theater has turned out to be more complicated than it might have appeared when Chris and his wife Tami were among the pioneers of the improv comedy scene in New Orleans. Chris does his best to explain the ramifications of the accusations of sexual misconduct at the theater, but it’s uncertain by the end of this conversation just when the end of the longer conversation might arrive. Chris and the theater clearly have some bridge-building in front of them before things return to normal in New Orleans comedy world.
Photos at Wayfare by Alison Moon.