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Allen Toussaint Interview (1989)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-10-29

Duration: 00:05:41

Subjects: TOUSSAINT, ALLEN | Music


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Toussaint, Allen Interviewee


This segment from the October 29, 1989, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s interview with Allen Toussaint, a musician and composer from New Orleans. He discusses: performing at Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette; his love for the piano; his parents’ reaction to his decision to drop out of high school to become a musician; the inspiration for his music; his guiding philosophy of life, love, and faith; and his excitement about his new solo album.