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TRADITION IS A TEMPLE is a modern look at traditional New Orleans music, drawing upon the city’s unique heritage to examine the fragility of tradition itself. The performance-based music documentary highlights the resilience of New Orleans musicians, accustomed to hardship and dedicated to their city, their culture, and their music…
The non-fiction film 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 and shows how tradition shaped their identity and continues to inspire young people today.
On February 3rd we concluded a fundraiser through Kickstarter.com and we managed to reach our goal of $30,650, which will go toward the many costs associated with Post-Production in preparation for Film Festivals. We could not have done it without you. Your pledges, your emails to friends and colleagues, and your support on blogs and social networking sites like facebook have helped us succeed.
Early supporters include our Kickstarter supporters, 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.