A Gulf Coast Christmas at the Orange Show

The Soul Rebels Brass Band and Lil’ Pop Ledet crank up the holidays

When evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita began pouring into Houston, the meshing of cultures into a sort of sociological gumbo was inevitable. That gumbo will be celebrated this year at The Orange Show’s A Gulf Coast Christmas. The event features music from the New Orleans-born/now Houston-based Soul Rebels Brass Band, which combines traditional jazz with hip-hop and funk, and zydeco music from Houston native Corey “Lil’ Pop” Ledet. The event will also include sweets from Treebeard’s and a children’s area with face painting, balloon art and other fun. Roger Wood, author of Texas Zydeco, will emcee the show. 7 p.m. 2402 Munger Street. For information, call 713-926-6368 or visit www.orangeshow.org. Free.
Fri., Dec. 7, 7 p.m., 2007
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