A NIGHT IN TREME
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Where: Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St.
Tickets: $30 to $70
Info: 402-345-0606, omahaperformingarts.org
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As concepts go, it's deliciously circuitous: A concert tour inspired by an HBO series inspired by a neighborhood famous for the music you'll hear in the concert.
“A Night in Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans” marches into the Holland Center on Thursday, part of this season's Omaha Performing Arts Jazz Series.
The concert stars music and musicians from David Simon's critically acclaimed HBO show “Treme,” set in post-Katrina New Orleans and named for a section of the city with an extraordinary place in the history of African American culture.
Don't worry if you've never seen a second of “Treme.” It's the music, and all it signifies, that matters here.
Eight-piece brass band the Soul Rebels deliver the second line tradition of New Orleans parade music with elements of R&B, funk and hip-hop. Mardis Gras Indian Chief (of the Congo Nation tribe), alto saxophonist and “The King of Nouveau Swing” Donald Harrison Jr. will join the troupe, along with trumpeter and bandleader James Andrews and guitarist Leo Nocentelli, originally of legendary funk band the Meters.
Short of taking a trip to New Orleans this week, “A Night in Treme” is your best shot at an authentic Big Easy experience.
If only it came with food.