On Friday, November 11th at 8pm in Hill Auditorium, prepare to be blown away by the rhythm and jazz of “A Night in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans.” As part of the student package of Arts and Eats performances, for $15 you can experience the performance with pizza and a pre-show, guest speaker. The UMS website says, “The Treme (pronounced truh-MAY) neighborhood of New Orleans has been a source of African-American music and culture.” My only reference to fall upon for New Orleans music is from the Disney-fied version in The Princess and the Frog. As fantastic as that is, I am looking forward to hearing something a little more authentic and true to New Orleans culture and the rich, vibrant music that is created there. It should be a magical evening with Donald Harrison, Jr., Christian Scott, Glen David Andrews, and Dr. Michael White alongside the Rebirth Brass Band (UMS). Buy your tickets soon! Hope to see you there!
Here’s a link to the description at UMS if you are interested in reading more about the performance: http://ums.umich.edu/s_current_season/artist.asp?pageid=666