Rebirth Brass Band and Dumpstaphunk
Friday, August 22
Performances by New Orleans’ own Rebirth Brass Band and Dumpstaphunk.
Memorial Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Rebirth Brass Band
Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, the Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution, doing second-line parades just about every Sunday and rocking regular gigs at night. Formed by the now infamous Frazier brothers, the band evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to festivals and stages all over the world. Committed to upholding the brass band tradition, they’ve added heavy funk and hip hop to create their signature sound, winning over generations of music lovers and becoming the soundtrack to an entire city.
“I don’t expect to hear anything funkier this year.” – New York Times on Dumpstaphunk
Dumpstaphunk offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the Big Easy tradition of a good time. From annual performances at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest — “The colossal low end and filthy grooves they threw down from the Gentilly Stage must have set a Jazz Fest record for baddest bass jams ever.” (Bass Player Magazine, 2012) — to music rooms and festivals across the nation (Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, All Good, High Sierra, Hangout, Jam Cruise and Outside Lands to name a few), Dumpstaphunk continues to spread an unmistakably New Orleans groove with hard-hitting performances that dare listeners not to move.