Musical Home Places Exhibit Opening with Tremé Brass Band
On Saturday, December 15, join us for the Musical Home Places Exhibit Opening with Tremé Brass Band, and step into an afternoon of music to celebrate the neighborhoods around New Orleans where jazz has been nurtured for more than a hundred years.
Free and open to the public.
About Musical Home Places
Through a series of environmental portraits, Bruce Sunpie Barnes takes us on a tour of home places that have been important to the mentors and students involved in the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park’s Music for All Ages program. From churches to corner barrooms, funeral homes to public schools, musicians share the places that helped them create strong communities in music. Since Hurricane Katrina, many places have shut down due to displacement, rapidly changing population demographics, and the restructuring of New Orleans public schools. As a new generation of musicians comes of age, revisiting their significance can help us understand how the musical cultures in the city are connected to grassroots institutions.
Photographs and interviews in Musical Home Places are part of the collaborative ethnography, Talk That Music Talk: Passing on Brass Band Music in New Orleans the Traditional Way, edited by Bruce Sunpie Barnes and Rachel Breunlin, and published by the Neighborhood Story Project, an imprint of UNO Press.