Ned Sublette

A former New Orleans resident who now lives in New York City, Ned Sublette has worked in music as performer, writer, producer, and musicologist.

He has played the stage at the legendary CBGB's, and Willie Nelson has record his compositions. Co-founder of the record label Qbadisc, Sublette co-produced the public radio program Afropop Worldwide for seven years. He is also the author of Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo, and most recently, The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square (Laurence Hill Books, 2008. ) His forthcoming album, recorded in New Orleans, is titled Kiss You Down South.


The Auctioneer

More than 20 years ago, musicologist Ned Sublette attended the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, and brought along his tape recorder.