Monday brings a new team of Berklee faculty and staff to New Orleans. The goal: to build homes with Habitat for Humanity and rebuild the birthplace of jazz.
While other institutions may have suffered “Katrina fatigue” and moved on, Berklee’s 2011 team noted how much New Orleans still needs help. Since the Big Easy has such historical significance to Berklee in light of the rich musical output, we want to offer continued support to bring culture back to the city, as many musicians and residents can only return if they have a place to call home. There’s still a waitlist. And next week, the college’s 6th team will be representing Berklee to build homes and bring the city–and the music–back.