Format: NTSC Region: All
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Release Date: 2017
Label: Modern Masters of New Orleans
TRADITION IS A TEMPLE explores New Orleans’ unique musical culture and the fragility of tradition in the modern world. The movie weaves together intimate personal discussions shot over a four year span with once-in-a-lifetime studio performances by New Orleans greats, such as Shannon Powell, Lucien Barbarin, Jason Marsalis, Topsy Chapman, Steve Masakowski, Ed Petersen, Roland Guerin, The Tremé Brass Band and many more. This portrait of New Orleans music culture highlights the musician’s upbringing, how tradition shaped their identity and continues to inspire young people today. The film reminds us that the music of New Orleans is the root of popular American music. Without this music, we have no Hip-Hop, no Rhythm & Blues, no Funk and no Rock n’ Roll. Get ready to clap your hands.
Starring: Shannon Powell, Jason Marsalis, Lucien Barbarin, Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmon,y Roland Guerin, Steve Masakowski, Ed Petersen, Chuck Perkins, The Baby Boyz Brass Band and The Tremé Brass Band featuring Eric Calhoun.
Produced by Darren Hoffman, Patrick Stafford & Kristen McEntyre. Written by Darren Hoffman & Chuck Perkins.