French American Tricentennial Brass Band Performing in New Orleans [fr]
A long term partnership between Landry Walker High School (New Orleans) and the organization Villes des Musiques du Monde, this French-American Tricentennial Brass Band continues the legacy of French-American friendship by spreading New Orleans musical culture among the youth in Paris and Ile-de-France region.
7:00 - 8:30pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
New Orleans Jazz Museum
Free and open to the public
Since May 2014, Villes des Musiques du Monde, a nonprofit in the Parisian suburbs, has been developing a long-term partnership with the Landry Walker High School music department.
Together with New Orleans music director Wilbert Rawlins, they have built educational programs teaching brass band music in schools in 5 different towns in Seine St-Denis.
This program has inspired the creation of 6 different French Junior brass bands under Les Fabriques Orchestrales Juniors, celebrating culture, art, friendship and solidarity between France and United-States.
Using pedagogical tools implemented in New Orleans, each participant learns how to play an instrument and make friends with members of the young brass band The Chosen Ones from Landry Walker High School, located in Algiers.
For the first time, The Chosen Ones will welcome 30 members of Les Fabriques Orchestrales Juniors to New Orleans from April 22 - May 2, to play together and discover the music scene of their new American friends.