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Why do we dance for the dead? The powerful untold history of jazz funerals and burial traditions in New Orleans.
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    City of a Million Dreams EP

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    Up From the Cradle of Jazz

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    Screening Party package

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    The Second Liner Package

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    Comprehensive Gift Package

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    -A copy of "The Good Times Rolled, Black New Orleans 1978-1982" by Bernard Hermann
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    Musical Tour Package

    A tour of New Orleans music for you and a friend. You will meet the filmmakers for dinner and then go on a tour of some of the hottest acts in town, hearing behind-the-scenes stories about New Orleans music and culture from Jason Berry, who has interviewed countless jazz greats since the 1960's.
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