Monday, April 19, 2010
Hot 8 Brass Band
The Hot 8 Brass Band consists of 8 New Orleans natives. Many of them started playing together in high school and eventually started playing professionally in 1995. While they were popular within the city, they became internationally known after Hurricane Katrina. They were featured on CNN, Nightline, the New York Times, and were showcased in Spike Lee's documentary When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in 4 Acts. Their last tour, entitled Finding Our Folk Tour, brought their music to evacuee shelters, temporary trailer parks, and cities in the US that have provided shelter to displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina.