Saturday, September 5, 2015

Concert Pick: Soul Rebels at World Cafe Live

New Orleans Brass Band in West Philly.

Concert Pick: Soul Rebels at World Cafe Live

Soul Rebels performing at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with Big Freedia.
Soul Rebels performing at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with Big Freedia.

One of the most vital of of New Orleans brass bands, the Soul Rebels, play World Cafe Live tonight.

It's tempting to label the band as among the young generation of Crescent City horn and percusion ensembles - and in fact, the group founded by Derrick Moss and Lumar LeBlanc are young'uns in comparison to long in the tooth groups like the Treme, Dirty Dozen and even ReBirth Brass bands. But in fact, the Rebels first came together in 1991, and have been stretching the boundaries of tradition for decades now. 

When I heard them at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival this year, it was a cacophonous version of Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail" that pulled me over to the Congo Square stage, and the picture above is of the band performing with New Orleans' "Queen of Bounce," Big Freedia. 

Ticket info here. Check out the band playing at New Orleans Blue Nile below.

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