South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC), 10950 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay, presents “A Night in Treme,” The Musical Majesty of New Orleans on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $30, $20, $10 ($5 tickets CultureShockmiami.com), $5 off orchestra level seats for students and seniors. For ticket information visit <www.smdcac.org> or call 786-573-5300.
The show features the legendary Soul Rebels Brass Band and special guest artists alto saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., singer and trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, and trombonist and singer Glen David Andrews. These artists are featured prominently in the acclaimed HBO Series, Treme, (pronounced truh-MAY), from David Simon and Eric Overmyer.
Treme follows musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians and ordinary New Orleanians as they try to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique culture in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane and levee failure that caused the near-death of an American city.
The famous Treme neighborhood of New Orleans has been a source of African American music and culture for as long as cooks in the Crescent City have been serving red beans and rice on Monday nights. Birthplace of the great New Orleans brass band tradition and one of the first black neighborhoods in America, Treme is the heartbeat of New Orleans and the home to Congo Square.
Community education and outreach is planned with artist Glen David Andrews on Oct. 20 and 21. Andrews will hold master classes and lecture demonstrations with students at Mays Conservatory for the Arts, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus (Jazz School), and MacArthur South Young Men’s Academy.