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Liberty Brass Band - "Liberty Funeral March" [Behind the Scenes Documentary]
In this behind the scenes documentary, Liberty Brass Band performs a freshly minted funeral dirge for the 2015 Smithsonian Folkways release 'New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City.' At the time of recording, Dr. Michael White's composition, based on traditional styles, was so new that he hadn't yet named it "Liberty Funeral March." 'New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City' available on CD and Digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: For more than a century, the signature sound of New Orleans has been the brass band — at once a source of celebration, collective expression, and community pride. 'New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City,' brings together for the first time in one recording three musical generations that represent three dominant styles of brass bands. The 15-track, newly recorded collection spans the full spectrum of New Orleans brass band music, both as it exists today and extending back through the tradition’s history. Featured are the classic sound of the Liberty Brass Band, the modern-yet-traditional Treme Brass Band, and the funk, rap, and “bounce” influenced Hot 8 Brass Band. Together, they offer a dynamic portrait of this vibrant and distinctively American tradition. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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7 min 20 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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