A multicultural brass band workshop with sociomusicologists Charles Keil and David Hebert.
Honk Workshop: Saturday, Oct 6, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
The purpose of the Honk Workshop is to enable high school, college, and community participants to form a performing Honk ensemble that can march in the Honk parade from Davis Square to Harvard Square on Sunday the 7th. This will entail learning some basic rhythms and horn riffs in the New Orleans second line tradition, a bit of funk, and perhaps some samba and salsa as well.
All levels of musical proficiency are welcome.
The "Honkfest Workshop" is organized by popular music expert Reebee Garofalo at
Link to Boston Globe article on Honkfest:
After jamming a bit with them, Edward Buckner asked me to play solo trumpet with the
Original Big Seven Social Aid and Pleasure Club
for their performances at Honkfest. They are an excellent band with great grooves from the heart of New Orleans tradition, and I am thrilled to have the chance to perform with them.
Video of New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Club
- Notable participants include the Somerville Mayor and renowned radio personalities Click and Clack.
- Performers include the legendary band Original Big Seven from
New Orleansin their first New Englandperformance since Katrina.
- Speakers at the event include Reebee Garofalo (author of notable books such as Rockin Out, Policing Pop, and Rockin the Boat) and Charles Keil (author of numerous music books, including Urban Blues, Tiv Song, Polka Happiness, Music Grooves, My Music, Bright Balkan Morning, and Born to Groove).
VIDEO FROM HONKFEST 2006:
Honkfest West is coming next!: