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Marti Gras Boogaloo at Flying Monkey
February 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
DOORS: 6:00PM SHOW: 7:30 AGES: 13+
MARDI GRAS BOOGALOO 2020
featuring THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND and
NATHAN AND THE ZYDECO CHA CHAS
Celebrate Mardi Gras in Plymouth, NH!
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late ’70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue’s name: The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.