NEW ORLEANS' HOT 8 BRASS BAND


NEW ORLEANS' HOT 8 BRASS BAND

"To hear the Hot 8 Brass Band mixing old-fashioned oompah with Latin and hip-hop beats was to hear the continuity of a culture that faces its troubles with rhythm and flamboyance." The New York Times

For the first Los Angeles performances of the now-legendary Hot 8 Brass Band, REDCAT removes its formal seating and opens up the dance floor for a night of New Orleans spirit, passion and funk. Founded by Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones, and Harry Cook, Hot 8 is know for its boundless energy and its playful, revved-up version of the brass tradition--a sound energized and rejuvenated with funk, hip-hop and reggae grooves. The band gained international attention when they were prominently featured in Spike Lee's 2006 documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, and for their active role in the Save Our Brass! relief project, which brought music to evacuee shelters, temporary trailer parks, and other communities in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Date/Time G ST CA
Sun 3.30.08 8:30 pm $20 $16 $10

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff