Recover: Down By the Riverside Parade

Cell Block 9

  • Group: The Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Location: New Orleans, 11/26/2005
  • Song: Cell Block 9 (New Birth Brass Band)
  • Event: Down By the Riverside Parade

The Down By the Riverside Parade on November 26, 2005 was the first big 2nd line, (five hours long beginning to end) after the horror of Hurricane Katrina – immediate steps towards recovery played out in rhythm and song. This soundscape features the Hot 8 Brass Band in the foreground and from time to time, at rest, at breaks, the To Be Continued Brass Band in the background, with a prayer and an homage and a singing crowd trying remember, let go and be free along the way.