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Africa Brass, featuring the talents of Troi Bechet and Tim Green, is honored to present “Africa to Armstrong,” a riveting journey through New Orleans’ music and cultural history and a uniquely sensational experience shared by locals and visitors alike! What You’ll Hear: The “Bamboula” rhythm is the backbeat, the thread that ties the show together and will be heard in many of the songs i.e. “Africa,” “St. James Infirmary,” “Congo Square,” Sidney Bechet’s “Under Creole Moon,” and Louis’ rendition of “Skokiaan,” just to name a few! This musical journey also includes Mardi Gras Indian, Gospel, Brass Band, and Creole influences. Join Africa Brass on Saturday, December 7th at 8 p.m. at The Old U.S. Mint as they celebrate the musical legacy of New Orleans from its origins in Africa, to Congo Square, to Louis Armstrong. “Africa to Armstrong” is a must-see for anyone who loves The Big Easy! http://www.africanola.org/africatoarmstrong.htm
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Africanola is pleased to announce our next monthly performance April 29, 2012, 10:00 pm, Cafe Istanbul at New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave. Africa Brass ensemble is powerfully inspired by African rhythms, American Jazz, and New Orleans Brass, and their unique sound bridges the music of two continents, and eight centuries. Led by master percussionist Thierno Dioubate-Guinea, West Africa, the ensemble also features Tim Green (sax), Matt Perrine (sousaphone) Michaela Harrison (vocals). World music ensemble 110% New Orleans." Please join us for this fun filled night of music, food and cultural jamming. All musicians/spoken word artists are welcome. Food provided compliments of Fatoush Restaurant at the Healing Center.
Sounds Like: John Coltrane, Salif Keita, Gangbé Brass Band, Mamady Keita
Africa Brass represents the most innovative, globally inspired marriage of brass and drums.
To envision the sound of Africa Brass, close your eyes, and imagine the sound of West African drumming connecting with American Jazz and ultimately falling in love with New Orleans brass.
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Africa Brass has a show on 10/19/2013 at 06:30 PM @ New Orleans... in New Orleans, LA http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/235817700 #concert
“In many respects, the expressively modern group, Africa Brass, represents the continued lineage that has long linked New Orleans and the African continent. The forward-thinking band, which plays often in the Crescent City and has enjoyed an ardent following, performs as part of the Ogden Museum’s ongoing series on Thursday night .Exceptional musicianship defines the ensemble that is lead by Guinean Thierno Dioubate on balafon and djambe drums with New Orleans saxophonist Tim Green, sousaphone player Scott Inman, trombonist Charles Joseph and percussionist Jeff Klen and also often features vocalist Michaela Harrison and clarinetist Brian Asher. The elements of the band that speak most strongly of the African/New Orleans connection are the shared rhythms and the deep sense of spirituality. The musicians’ diverse musical and cultural backgrounds – African Dioubate, creative jazz saxophonist Green, traditional trombonist Joseph excitingly highlight its we are one aura.”
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