Electronic music fueled with experimentation and built for space travel.
Formed by members of a Tremé area school’s marching band in 1983, the Rebirth Brass Band has lived up to the promise of its name. Performing with the confident flair of a second line shutting down the city streets for a celebration, Rebirth Brass Band has infused new life into an important regional American genre. The group’s willingness to experiment with elements of funk, soul, R&B, hip-hop and rap in their music — at the risk of offending the old guard of New Orleans jazz — allowed a style that was essentially preserved in stone to evolve into the 21st century. At the same time, the Rebirth Brass Band’s sound remains deeply rooted in the culture of the city, even when the group’s songs venture into more profane territory.