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Through the storms

Not even Hurricane Katrina or the murder of a member could keep the Hot 8 Brass Band from making music

The Hot 8 Brass Band The young members of the Hot 8 Brass Band play traditional brass band music, but infuse some songs with hip-hop beats. (Will Templin)
By Siddhartha Mitter
Globe Correspondent / July 18, 2008

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It's been almost three years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, but for the Hot 8 Brass Band, the hurt didn't end with the storm. When the band - one of the most popular in New Orleans, behind a revitalized sound that connects traditional brass with funk and hip-hop - takes the stage in the Museum of Fine Arts' ... (Full article: 846 words)

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