Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival's
Drummer & Smoke series presents
“ROLL WITH IT: INTEGRATING WORDS, ART, AND MUSIC” featuring Matt Sakakeeny, Willie Birch, and the Hot 8 Brass Band.
In the public mind, the musical traditions of New Orleans have long overshadowed literature and visual art. Author Matt Sakakeeny and artist Willie Birch insist that these three artistic realms are inseparable. Discussing their book Roll With It: Brass Bands in the Streets of New Orleans, they argue that the methods for making literature and visual art complement one another and are directly related to the process of making music. Joining members of the Hot 8 Brass Band in a discussion about creative artistry, Sakakeeny and Birch will show how jazz funerals, second line parades, Mardi Gras Indian ceremonies and other local cultural forms are models for creating literature, visual art, and music. The Hot 8 will perform selections throughout the presentation. $10 at the door.