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Music video: Flow Tribe, "Fiya on Esplanade"

Wed, 11/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
Check out New Orleans funk-rockers Flow Tribe doing "Fiya on Esplanade", recorded last April at the 2013 Rhythm N' Blooms Festival in Knoxville, TN.   Read more

Fall Pledge Drive Kicks Off

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
The WWOZ Fall Pledge Drive has commenced! If you like what you hear, show your support. You can pledge here or call in during your favorite show at 1-877-907-6999. See below for a photo gallery of some of today's special highlights. As always, thanks for tuning in.   Tomorr... Read more

"Gem Sessions" feat. Jamison Ross & JoyRide - Nov. 18 at Little Gem Saloon

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by Soul Sister
WWOZ, Little Gem Saloon, Soul Sister, and Lura Belle Productions present “Gem Sessions” featuring Jamison Ross & JoyRide Monday, November 18, 2013 2 shows: 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. (Doors at 7:00 and 9:30pm) Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St. at Poydras, New Orleans, LA, 701... Read more

Member Quotes - 1

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our members do a great job at articulating what's great about the station. Here are some quotes from our last drive: Ruth - Philadelphia: I live only part of the year in NO and when I'm in Philly for the rest of the year, y'all are my lifeline to my beloved city. I stream O... Read more

Why Support WWOZ?

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
OZ's founders, Jerry and Walter Brock, knew a good thing when they heard it. The brothers set out to share New Orleans culture with the world, and it is this passion that keeps 'OZ alive. From the swampy city and across the globe, WWOZ is your 24 hour listener-supported, vo... Read more

And It's ON! 'OZ's Fall 2013 Pledge Party Happening Now

Tue, 11/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Fall 2013 edition of our Membership Drive kicks off today and runs through November 15. Our Pledge Parties are great times to hear one-of-a-kind performances by the brightest stars in the New Orleans music universe. Early on today, we're planning on having the Dukes of ... Read more

Jonesin' for Jazz Fest, 3: Buckwheat Zydeco

Sun, 11/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz Fest 2014 happens April 25 - May 4, which means even the second weekend is less than six month away. So let's do one "Jonesin' for JF Video": Buckwheat Zydeco does "Hard To Stop" on the Acura Stage at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.   Read more

The New Orleans Nightingales at the Voodoo Music Experience 2012

Thu, 10/31/13
Authored by David Stafford
The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience happens tomorrow through Sunday (Nov 1-3) on four stages in City Park, with a lineup that includes mega-rock bands like Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails, as well as local acts like the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, CC Adcock & the Lafayet... Read more

Highlights: Battle of the Brass Bands, 2013

Tue, 10/29/13
Authored by David Stafford
Last Saturday, October 26, four bands, TBC Brass Band, New Breed, New Creations and the Original Pinettes, battled it out under the Claiborne Bridge in the Red Bull Street Kings showcase and competition, in which "Bands are challenged to demonstrate their ability to incorpo... Read more

Jonesin' for Jazz Fest 2: The Food

Tue, 10/29/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a couple of short videos on Jazz Fest food vendors, wittily dubbed "Jazz Fest Cui-Scenes". In the first video, Wanda Walker from Love at First Bite/Walkers Barbecue breaks down the preparation of one of Jazz Fest's best-loved foods, the Cochon de Lait Po-Boy.     Th... Read more

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