brass bands en Which Came First: The Mockingbird Or The Musician? <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Times; color: rgb(35, 35, 35);"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">In certain worlds of New Orleans music, there is a special sound — a signal — which lets players know it's time to pick up their instruments and strike up the band. But where did this signal come from? We&nbsp;listened to chirps, whistles and musicians, hunting for this signal's origins and to learn: what is the chicken, and what is the egg?</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:02:00 +0000 Eve Abrams & Katy Reckdahl 61508 at Rebirth Brass Band: Feel Like Funkin' It Up <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is not John Philip Sousa's band music.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Don't get us wrong, Sousa is in the pantheon of them-who-haul-brass-through-the-streets, but we suspect the maestro might be surprised by the music today. Which, if you think about it, is good.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:49:50 +0000 Gwen Thompkins 53107 at Inside The Arts With A Truckload Of Ink; The What Cheer? Brigade; And Esplanade Studios <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts,&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">we talk with playwright Jim </span>Fitzmorris<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and actor A.J. Allegra about The NOLA Project’s <a href="" target="_blank">latest production</a>,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Truckload of Ink.&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is&nbsp;an original work exploring massive changes at a New Orleans newspaper.</span></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 43106 at The What Cheer? Brigade Brings A Different Kind Of Brass To New Orleans <p><em>New Orleans thinks of brass band music as its own, the unmistakable mix of live horns and percussion, and the traditional brass band songs. But a 20-piece brass band from Rhode Island swept through town recently, with Balkan, Klezmer&nbsp;and Bollywood beats thrown in the mix. These Providence musicians call New Orleans their sister city, and play a different kind of brass when they're here.</em></p><p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:35:15 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 40534 at Loyola to celebrate New Orleans brass brand tradition <p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Verdana; ">The&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="font-family: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">Center for the Study of New Orleans</a><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Verdana; ">&nbsp;at Loyola University will celebrate the Crescent City’s rich musical heritage with the second annual </span>NolaLoyola<span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Verdana; ">&nbsp;“Beats of the Streets: The Brass Brand Tradition in New Orleans,” on Friday, Sept. 28. The full day of events is free and open to the public.</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:00:00 +0000 WWNO Staff 18198 at