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New Birth Family
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The band fuses hip-hop, Mardi Gras Indian chants, funk, and modern jazz with age old traditional sounds. Winners of the 2001 Big Easy Award for Best Brass Band, New Birth's backline conjures up visions of second-liners streaming down the block, spilling over onto the sidewalks and gyrating wildly to the pounding rhythms, driven by Tanio's bass drum and filled by the wailing horns. New Birth has always stayed true to its traditional roots, despite playing some of the funkiest brass band music in the city. On New Birth Family they pay homage to their mentors, Harold Dejan and Milton Batiste as well as the Olympia Brass Band with a scorching version of "Gloryland", a track that Sony Records producer Leo Sacks initially described as "controlled delirium", then amended to "spontaneous combustion"!! NBBB has gained national acclaim with features on MTV, The Today Show and Live w/ Regis & Kelly, along with articles in several high profile national publications. New Birth was the Official Brass Band of the New Orleans Saints and appeared at all Saints home games in the 2004/2005 season.