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5 things to know

Sat, 02/13/16
Authored by Carrie
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, releases, places, features, and more. For the week ending February 12, 2... Read more

Block Party playlist covers version 02/13/16

Sat, 02/13/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 bonanza Carlos Malcolm 03:05 20 stage and screen classics jamaican style 2016/2/13 18:01:03 2 Waiting In Vain Annie Lennox 05:41 Medusa 2016/2/13 18:04:35 3 C... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/12/16

Sat, 02/13/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Serenade Beau Dollar & The Coins 02:37 Kent's Cellar Of Soul 2016/2/12 22:02:50 2 Movin' Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens 02:48 Cold World 2016/2/12 22:05:38 ... Read more

Hear Soul Sister's Archived Tribute to Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire

Thu, 02/11/16
Authored by Soul Sister
On Thursday, February 4, Maurice White, legendary founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died at the age of 74. I paid tribute to his influential work and sound by playing an all-Maurice White edition of my Soul Power show on February 6. I decided to highlight only my favorite EWF ... Read more

Bobby Rush, "Night Fishin'"

Wed, 02/10/16
Authored by David Stafford
Homer, Lousiana's Bobby Rush, a 2014 Blues and BBQ Fest headliner, performs the title track from his 2005 album Night Fishin' at Music City Roots Live from the Factory in Nashville on February 3, 2016. Read more

New music spotlight: Roar!

Wed, 02/10/16
Authored by Carrie
Roar! is a fun New Orleans-based duo that incorporates electronics into trombone, vocals, and live drumming into pop and punk music. The group has a sound reminiscent of a mishmash of unexpected artists-- Bjork, Portishead, Interpol, and Sylvan Esso. The mixes of loops and ... Read more

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

Mon, 02/08/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones will perform at the Irish House on St. Charles Avenue as part of their U.S. St. Patrick’s Day Tour. A well-known ballad singer and songwriter, Derek Warfield is one of the founding members of the quintessential Irish Rebel band, The Wo... Read more

Make a free music video

Sat, 02/06/16
Authored by Carrie
WWOZ is once again teaming up with the New Orleans Video Access Center and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to produce free music videos for local musicians. This program, now in its second year, pairs talented local filmmakers with students (age 17 & up) who want... Read more

World Journey Playlist Carnival Edition

Sat, 02/06/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Last Time (Triumph Riddim, Precision) "2015 Soca" Alternative Quartet 03:12   2016/2/6 16:07:32 2 Warriors Moana and the Moahunters 01:07 Rua 2016/2/6 16:11:03 3... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 02/06/16

Sat, 02/06/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Carnival Baby Square one 04:03 Soca 2016/2/5 22:02:44 2 Indians Here We Come Flaming Arrows 05:26 Here Come The Indians Now 2016/2/5 22:07:04 3 I Ate Up the A... Read more

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