It's Pledge Party time, vernal edition! We love hearing from our listeners, who are invited to share their comments about the station when they contribute and help us guard the groove. Here's a sampling:
Our Spring Membership Drive--AKA the Vernal Pledge Party--is currently happening (and happening, if you get my drift) and runs through Friday, March 28. WWOZ is only alive and kickin' thanks to the generous support of you, our family of members.
Coming this Saturday night (March 22) to the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival in Armstrong Park: Brooklyn's Red Baraat and their exhilarating blend of North Indian Bhangra rhythms with jazz, brass, funk, hip-hop, and more.
Strange things happen when marching bands come indoors. We're used to seeing them outdoors and on the move. Here's a different look at a Roots of Music, performing in what amounts to the orchestra pit.
On September 18, 1994, the annual Farm Aid benefit concert was held in New Orleans at the Super Dome. The line up included, amongst others, Willie Nelson, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Spin Doctors, Kris Kristofferson, and the Neville Brothers.
It's about to start happening! This time lapse video shows the Fair Grounds being transformed from a humble horse racing venue into the home of our favorite festival. It's shot from the grandstand, with the Economy Hall Tent location in the foreground, and shows about half the infield.