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Published: 2011/05/02

Howlin Wolf Welcomes Mos Def with Hot 8 Brass Band, Booker T. with Marco Benevento, Tony Hall, Skerik and Friends

New Orleans’ Howlin Wolf hosted some intriguing collaborations this Saturday night. The New Orleans jazz/brass/hip hop group Hot 8 Brass Band performed a collaborative set with Mos Def that mixed the conscious rap songs with traditional New Orleans anthems. Saturday night’s performance was part of a tour featuring Mos Def and Hot 8 Brass Band. The Hot 8 Brass Band also recently played some dates with Lauryn Hill and sat in with the Fugees’ singer at Coachella.

Saturday night’s Howlin’ Wolf performance also featured a special Booker T. and Friends set. Performing in support of his new studio album The Road From Memphis, Booker T. shared the stage with previously announced guests like Tony Hall, Raymond Weber, Clarence “Trixie” Slaughter and Marco Benevento. A handful of additional musicians also sat in at various points throughout the performance, including guitarist Will Bernard, saxophonist Skerik and drummer Nikki Glaspie.

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