This week’s program brings you the blues, inflections of West Africa, as well as a moment of Gospel, accompanied with music from Marcia Ball, Toubab Krewe, the Johnny Vidacovich Trio, the late Tommy Ridgely and many more. Alongside the music, we hear from a diplomat for a well-known spirit Bombay gins and Woody of Woody's fish tacos.
Jerod "Big Chief Rody" Lewis, chief of the Black Eagles Third Ward Calliope Tribe, passed away on November 25, 2013. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 6 and 7, and funeral services will be held on December 7; click through for details.
New Generation SA&P Club parades this Sunday, December 8 with the Nkrumah Better Boys! Check out Takin' It to the Streets: get the route sheet, and all the latest from your boy "Action" Jackson and WWOZ. Get out there!
WWOZ's show hosts have begun compiling lists of their favorite recordings of 2013. When it's time to shop for your favorite music lovers (or yourself!), let those-in-the-know point you to the latest & greatest sounds in the universe!
On December 10 at noon, students from the Renew Cultural Arts Academy will visit WWOZ for a live, on-air performance. Check out more on Cuttin' Class, made possible by Coventry Health Care of Louisiana, including pics from the previous installment with students from the L9 String Orchestra (left).
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Help us celebrate by joining us on Saturday, December 7 for a Block Party from 12 noon to 4 pm, at Kermit's Speakeasy. Kermit will be BBQing, and we'll have live music by the Baby Boyz Brass Band and Guitar Slim Jr!
Applications are now available for the 2014 edition of CLASS GOT BRASS, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's contest for Louisiana high schools and middle schools to create second-line groups in the New Orleans brass band tradition. At stake are more than $20,000 worth of prizes - in the form of instruments for the winning schools' music programs.
There's tons to do in and around New Orleans this holiday season. Check our list of some of the many concerts, shows, and other celebrations. Cheers!