Watch All-Female Brass Band The Original Pinettes ‘Ain’t No City’ Video
New Orleans is a city with an incredibly rich musical history and culture. These days we tend to associate the beautiful and resilient city with hip-hop hometown heroes like Lil Wayne and Jay Electronica but way before rappers from N.O. like Master P and Juvenille made their mark on music New Orleans was known for its jazz tradition and, of course, its brass bands.
At Red Bull's 2013 Street Kings competition four bands competed for the coveted title, bragging rights, and the chance to work with the architect of Cash Money's sound, producer Mannie Fresh as well as famed horn player Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrew.
The competition was stiff but when the dust settled the world saw that sometimes Street Kings are actually Street Queens because the all-female Original Pinettes Brass Band emerged victorious the first women ever to do so. The ladies of the Pinettes spent three days in Red Bull Studios New York working on orginal music with Fresh and Trombone Shorty and the final product is 'Ain't No City,' a rollicking ode to their city and its sound.
Watch the video above and find out more about the Original Pinettes Brass Band and the Red Bull Street Kings here.