Ground Shaking Second Line
Energy, entertainment, and musicianship of the highest quality: the Richter City Rebels guarantee a rousing New Orleans experience right here at CubaDupa!
They have a bombastic sound that blends RnB, soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk with the heart and soul of New Orleans brass band music. Trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone, and percussion bring the ultimate Mardi Gras party to CubaDupa. Incorporating stylish original melodies and shouts, funked-up pop tunes and bouncing hip-hop, the Rebels’ sound embodies the musical melting pot of Louisiana.
The 9-piece band has an all-star line-up, including members of The Black Seeds, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), Hollie Smith Live Band, Raw Collective, The JAC, The RNZAF Band, Depths, Louis Baker Live Band, and the Rodger Fox Jazz Orchestra. Their energetic show has recently headlined at events including the Wellington Jazz Festival, Tora Tora Tora, Taranaki Arts Festival, National Jazz Festival, CubaDupa, and Meridian Gardens Magic.