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The heartbeat of New Orleans sounds throughout the Treme neighborhood—familiar to millions through the popular HBO series that bears its name. Home of Congo Square, birthplace of a great brass band tradition, Treme has been a source of African-American music and culture for as long as Crescent City cooks have been serving red beans and rice on Monday nights. Join us for a vivid musical portrait of a city that has shaped music throughout America and the world for more than a century. Topping the bill is New Orleans legend—and Twin Cities favorite—Preservation Hall Jazz Band, along with a cast of the city’s all-star musicians: drummer Stanton Moore of the band Galactic, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Ivan Neville, plus our very own artistic director of jazz and trumpeter extraordinaire, Irvin Mayfield.