I read about the islenos in an article about shrimpers going back to work after the BP oil spill. Samuel Armistead’s writing got me really interested in their decimas-these songs they sing that have roots in medieval Spain. I spent a couple days with them down in St. Bernard Parish in southern Louisiana in October. Here’s the story I did about them for The World:


You can hear some more of my isleno tape at TheWorld.org

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