The Treme neighborhood, cradle of New Orleans’ brass-band tradition, is as essential to the city’s identity as red beans and rice. After the devastation of Katrina, a determined group of musicians, chefs, and just-plain folks set out to rebuild their neighborhood and to preserve its unique traditions. This remarkable effort inspired HBO’s hit series Treme, and now the Rialto brings “A Night in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans” to Atlanta. Featuring Mardi Gras Indian Chief and alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr., trombonist Glen David Andrews, the Soul Rebels Brass Band, and the legendary Kermit Ruffins, “A Night in Treme” tells the joyous tale of this remarkable community, its music, and its indomitable spirit.
“Go ahead, just try and listen to New Orleans trumpeter Kermit Ruffins…without moving – no foot tapping, finger snapping or head nodding. A plate of red beans and rice says you can’t do it.” — The Associated Press
Kermit Ruffins Live in Concert
Soul Rebels Brass Band Live in Concert
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 – 8pm
Where: Rialto Theatre for the Arts
80 Forsyth Street
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Entry Deadline: Friday, Oct. 21, 2011