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Album Review

The Hot 8 Brass Band: On the Spot

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On the Spot celebrates the fifth album and twenty year history of The Hot 8 Brass Band, the first American band signed by UK-based Tru-Thoughts Records. Like their New Orleans hometown, The Hot 8 knows tragedy, from Hurricane Katrina to the separate deaths of five bandmates, yet triumphantly and fiercely embody the Dionysian energy and gospel fervor in New Orleans' musical culture. Certain music seems to come at you roaring and then detonate in between your ears with ...

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Live Review

Hot 8 Brass Band at Mawazine Festival 2014

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Hot 8 Brass Band Rabat Streets Mawazine Festival Rabat, Morocco June 4-7, 2014 From New Orleans, down to Rabat, The Hot 8 Brass Band crossed the Atlantic to revive the tradition of the marching band in an African spot. Part of the street program in Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World, Hot 8 Brass band played for four days in four different parts of the city. Marching down the hot and even mean streets ...


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