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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 08:34 GMT 09:34 UK
Audio slideshow: Katrina Blues
Loss and heartbreak are time-honoured inspirations for the Blues, so when Grammy award-winning musician and actor Chris Thomas King lost his New Orleans home during Hurricane Katrina, he did what any Blues musician would do. Within days of the levees breaking, he picked up his guitar and started writing.

He explains how Katrina affected his community, and how she became a muse he would never forget, inspiring songs like Baptised In Dirty Water, and What Would Jesus Do?, a modern take on the moral implications of taking bread and water for survival.

Photographs by Caroline Briggs, AFP, Getty Images and Associated Press.
Interview by Caroline Briggs, produced by Emma Lynch.

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