Interview with Soul Rebels Brass Band. May 2011 (OffBeat).

For 20 years, the Soul Rebels have remained a modern face in brass band music. “We are trying our best to push the envelope,” says Lumar LeBlanc, snare drummer and Rebels cofounder along with bass drummer Derrick Moss, both late of Dejan’s Young Olympia Brass Band. “The initial point of Soul Rebels was to put a mainstream spin on brass band music, incorporate hip-hop, original R&B, all the elements, to make an urban contemporary sound.” As a result, Soul Rebels have fit nicely on bills with everyone from Bootsy Collins to A Tribe Called Quest, Better than Ezra to James Brown, Green Day to the Fugees. And now the Soul Rebels will have a chance to bring its new brass vision to the world…


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