Seven member ensemble Africa Brass will once again delight audiences as they perform at the Treme Culture Fest and the Anba Dlo Halloween Fest Saturday, October 19
Online PR News – 13-October-2013 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans locals and tourists searching for either a different scope on New Orleans culture, or simply a new experience in the musical city, will enjoy a taste of Africa Brass as they perform at two October 19 events.
Artist-run organization AfricaNOLA upcoming events include two performances by the seven member Africa Brass, performing live at the Treme Culture Fest and the Anba Dlo Halloween Festival Saturday, October 19. Attend one or both events to experience a fresh blend of West African and New Orleans culture and music, made possible by an eclectic group of musical artists including Rick Trolsen, Troi Bechet, Antonio Gambrel, Michael Skinkus, Tim Green and African drummer Jeff Klein.
With a signature sound described as “powerful, moving, and spiritual, bridging the cultures of two continents and eight centuries”, Africa Brass is a seven member ensemble based in New Orleans, delighting audiences at various major events, including the Congo Square Festival, Voodoo Festival, and the New Orleans Fringe Festival. With a collection of featured artists hailing from various corners of the world, Africa Brass successfully captured the city’s diverse background of West African music, Brass, and Jazz, then combined them into what The Louisiana Weekly recently described as “expressively modern”.
“There’s something earthen and romantic about the sound—there’s a “oneness” that resounds…commanding vocals, enticing drums, bold brass,” explained actress Monica Harris. “These are top-notch artists creating a sound that is remarkably unique and fresh, [while] successfully capturing the familiarity that all lovers of Jazz music recognize and long to hear when walking through the streets of New Orleans.”
Listen to the sounds of Africa Brass on October 19, as they perform at the Treme Culture Fest, at the intersection of St. Ann, N. Claiborne from 2-2:30pm. You may catch an extended view of this ensemble later that evening at the Anba Dlo Halloween Festival at the New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St.Claude Ave. with a performance from 7:30-8:30.
Advance tickets, and info: http://neworleanshealingcenter.org/save-the-date/
Visit Africa Brass’ official website at http://africanola.org/africabrass.html to learn more about this musical ensemble, and for information on future scheduled performances. To sample a taste of Africa Brass’ music, watch http://africanola.org/abvideo.html, or listen to the sounds of Africa Brass at the following link: https://soundcloud.com/africanola/africa-brass-tunji-4-30-13.
About the Organization
Founded in 2007, artist-run organization AfricaNOLA’s mission is simple: to “promote, preserve, perpetuate, encourage, and share” West African culture to the people of New Orleans through the performance of West African music, American Jazz and New Orleans brass band music. AfricaNOLA’s musical ensembles are also available for educational workshops and cultural performances.
To learn more about AfricaNOLA, visit their website at Africanola.org. Contact director Jeff Klein at 504-344-1080 to learn more or for media inquiries.