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Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? Short of a trip to the Crescent City, there’s no better way to find out than dancing along with the Rebirth Brass Band. There is no musical group currently performing that better represents the city. While plenty of acts are steeped in the roots of jazz and blues, few are able to combine it with modern funk and hip-hop in ways that feel fresh and energizing. Rebirth’s latest album, Move Your Body, is as good an example of the power of a good brass band as any. Its songs are welcoming and invigorating like the Big Easy itself. The band builds on bass lines that give you permission to let loose and leave your baggage at the door as you dream of moss-covered branches and tall sugar pines. The Hamilton is clearing out a dance floor for Rebirth’s two-night stand after Christmas so bring your best shoes and prepare to leave your heart in a city 1,000 miles away. Rebirth Brass Band performs with The Funk Ark at 8:30 p.m. at The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. $37–$42. (202) 787-1000. thehamiltondc.com.