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The Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood of New Orleans has been a source of African-American music and culture for as long as cooks in the Crescent City have been serving red beans and rice on Monday nights. Birthplace of the great New Orleans brass band tradition and one of the first black neighborhoods in America, Treme is the heartbeat of New Orleans and home to Congo Square. This concert features the Rebirth Brass Band, known for combining traditional brass band sound with funk, jazz, soul, and hip hop and for embracing the quintessential New Orleans art form “second line,” whereby the band is followed by jubilant dancing. In addition to being a pillar of the New Orleans music scene, the Rebirth Brass Band was featured in the opening scene and on the Grammy nominated soundtrack of David Simon’s hit HBO show "Treme," which follows a group of New Orleaneans who are rebuilding their lives after Hurricane Katrina. The concert takes place in conjunction with the HBO show’s second season. Donald Harrison, Jr., Christian Scott, Glen David Andrews, and Dr. Michael White join the Rebirth Brass Band in this personal celebration of New Orleans music and heritage.
Added by umsmarket on July 21, 2011