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Broncos & Boudin: The Angola Prison Rodeo

From: The Kitchen Sisters
Series: Hidden Kitchens
Length: 07:26

Hidden Kitchens travels to the Louisiana State Penitentiary and the world of unexpected, below-the-radar, down-home convict cooking at the Angola Prison Rodeo. The event, which draws thousands of spectators, features traditional dishes prepared and sold by inmates at the prison farm.

Angolaposter_small The Angola Prison Rodeo, held in April and October, draws some seventy thousand people annually to this agricultural prison in a remote corner of the state.  Alongside the rodeo, some 43 inmate organizations set up food concessions and sell their delights to the hungry public. Dozens of traditional dishes are prepared and sold by men doing mostly life inside this fertile prison farm.  Nearly all the ingredients are grown on the grounds. The Kitchen Sistsrs and Roman Mars take us inside Angola, amidst the men and the mayhem for a glimpse of these prison hidden kitchens. 

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Piece Description

The Angola Prison Rodeo, held in April and October, draws some seventy thousand people annually to this agricultural prison in a remote corner of the state.  Alongside the rodeo, some 43 inmate organizations set up food concessions and sell their delights to the hungry public. Dozens of traditional dishes are prepared and sold by men doing mostly life inside this fertile prison farm.  Nearly all the ingredients are grown on the grounds. The Kitchen Sistsrs and Roman Mars take us inside Angola, amidst the men and the mayhem for a glimpse of these prison hidden kitchens. 

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

Hidden Kitchens visits the Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Each April and again in October the public is invited in to this maximum security prison to watch convicts ride wild horses and bulldog steers, before an arena full of thousands. Alongside this convict spectacle, dozens of inmate organizations sell
down home southern food. The Kitchen Sisters, Nikki Silva and Davia
Nelson along with Producer, Roman Mars chronicle the cooking at the
Angola Prison Rodeo in a story they call "Broncos & Boudin"

OUTRO:

Produced by The Kitchen Sisters, Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, with Roman Mars. Mixed by Jim McKee.