Disasters, Jazz Unite Young New Orleans, Japanese Musicians | 770kob

It was a scene straight out of Mardi Gras — parasols out, horns blaring that familiar sound. But the celebration played out thousands of miles from the French Quarter, along a Japanese coast still digging out of last year’s catastrophic tsunami.

The rousing performance by New Orleans’ Tipitina’s Internship Program Band, and The Chosen Ones brass band from O. Perry Walker High School brought traditionally shy Japanese musicians to their feet, dancing.

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