Brass ensemble with hip-hop
GREENFIELD, MA- The Soul Rebels are a brass ensemble from New Orleans that blend contemporary hip-hop, trap, soul, bounce, and pop production with world music for an unforgettable live music performance. The band started with an idea: to expand upon the pop music they loved on the radio and the New Orleans brass tradition they grew up on. They took that tradition and blended funk and soul with elements of hip-hop, jazz, and rock all within a brass band context.
The band received national attention with recent performances with Katy Perry and DMX, a feature on NPR’s Tiny Desk series, a debut late night TV appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and a headlining set at the TEDX Conference. The band continues to expand its international reach touring four continents including Europe, Australia, China, South Korea, and Japan. Their explosive stage presence has led to live collaborations with the likes of Nas, G-Eazy, Robin Thicke, Raekwon, Metallica, and Marilyn Manson, among many others, and opening for Lauryn Hill and Nile Rodgers.
Tem Blessed + Blessed Energy is a local hip-hop artist backed by a raucous live band. Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh were the two artists who inspired Tem to write his first rhyme. He also looked up to other artists including A Tribe Called Quest, Black Star, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Prez, The Fugees, and Common.
The concert will take place Sunday, March 8, at 7:30 pm, in the ballroom at Hawks & Reed, 289 Main Street. Tickets are $13 in advance, $17 day of show. For information or to purchase tickets visit hawksandreed.com.