Matt Sakakeeny: Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans - with musical guests Rebirth Brass Band

Tuesday, November 12th

6-8 PM 

Music will be provided by Rebirth Brass Band.


Roll With It
 is a firsthand account of the precarious lives of musicians in the Rebirth, Soul Rebels, and Hot 8 brass bands of New Orleans. These young men are celebrated as cultural icons for upholding the proud traditions of the jazz funeral and the second line parade, yet they remain subject to the perils of poverty, racial marginalization, and urban violence that characterize life for many black Americans. Some achieve a degree of social mobility while many more encounter aggressive policing, exploitative economies, and a political infrastructure that creates insecurities in healthcare, housing, education, and criminal justice. The gripping narrative moves with the band members from back street to backstage, before and after Hurricane Katrina, always in step with the tap of the snare drum, the thud of the bass drum, and the boom of the tuba.

Matt Sakakeeny discusses Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
70130-5968 New Orleans
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