6 January, 2011 — Tradition is a Temple
TRADITION IS A TEMPLE explores New Orleans’ unique musical culture and the fragility of tradition in the modern world. The movie weaves together intimate personal discussions shot over a four year span with once-in-a-lifetime studio performances by New Orleans greats, such as Shannon Powell, Lucien Barbarin, Jason Marsalis, Topsy Chapman, Steve Masakowski, Ed Petersen, Roland Guerin, The Tremé Brass Band and many more.
This portrait of New Orleans music culture highlights the musician’s upbringing, how tradition shaped their identity and continues to inspire young people today.
We’re currently fundraising for post-production costs through a crowd funding website called Kickstarter.com. Please consider pre-ordering the DVD or Motion Picture Soundtrack by making a pledge. This is your chance to make this film happen. To learn more about our Kickstarter.com campaign click here.
Early supporters include The University of New Orleans, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, The Allan Houston Legacy Foundation and The Idea Village.
This is an artist-owned production.