Direct from New Orleans! Imagine blending the sounds of Mardi Gras Funk, rock, and reggae so seamlessly it defies category. Now distill that idea into an eight- piece ensemble, add a hip hop sensibility plus a 100 years of New Orleans jazz tradition, and you’ll get the powerful band known as the Soul Rebels. This shrewd crew of multi-instrumentalists creates a high energy, groove-laden affair engineered to force audiences worldwide to party with their contagious sound. They are proud of their hometown’s rich cultural heritage and take every opportunity to spread it around the world. From concerts at Bonnaroo to NOLA’s Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Soul Rebels continue charting new territory. Called “the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong” (Village Voice), the band combines top-notch musicianship and songs with grooves that celebrate life in time-honored New Orleans style.