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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

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, "Go To The Mardi Gras"

Thu, 02/04/16
Authored by David Stafford
How can you get more New Orleans? It's the Preservation Hall Jazz Band doing Professor Longhair's "Go To The Mardi Gras." And before you try to see the Zulu king "down on St. Claude and Dumaine," be advised: that intersection went away in the 1960s in the name of "urban ren... Read more

New music spotlight: T'Monde

Tue, 02/02/16
Authored by Carrie
Cajun musicians today still tend to come to the music through tradition, and T'Monde is no exception. This trio, made up of Drew Simon on accordion and vocals, Megan Brown on guitar and vocals, and Kelli Jones on fiddle and vocals, has a deep background in the Cajun traditi... Read more

Sonny Landreth & Zachary Richard, "Ay Ai Ai"

Mon, 02/01/16
From KRVS in Lafayette, it's Sonny Landreth with Cajun singer-songwriter-poet Zachary Richard on harmonica. They cover Clifton Chenier's "Ay Ai Ai," a track Landreth recorded for his 1993 album Down in Louisiana.    Read more

Black History Month events at New Orleans Public Library

Mon, 02/01/16
Authored by Carrie
The New Orleans Public Library is hosting a few special events in February as part of their 2016 Black History Month Celebration. On Saturday, February 13 at 2p, Bounce Queen of New Orleans and reigning monarch of Krewe du Vieux Big Freedia will be on hand at the Main Libra... Read more

Sonny Landreth & Zachary Richard, "Ay Ai Ai"

Mon, 02/01/16
Authored by David Stafford
From KRVS in Lafayette, it's Sonny Landreth with Cajun singer-songwriter-poet Zachary Richard on harmonica. They cover Clifton Chenier's "Ay Ai Ai," a track Landreth recorded for his 1993 album Down in Louisiana.  Read more

Black History Month events at New Orleans Public Library

Sun, 01/31/16
Authored by Carrie
The New Orleans Public Library is hosting a few special events in February as part of their 2016 Black History Month Celebration. On Saturday, February 13 at 2p, Bounce Queen of New Orleans and reigning monarch of Krewe du Vieux Big Freedia will be on hand at the Main Libra... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/29/16

Sat, 01/30/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 The funky elephant Ben Sidran 03:25   2016/1/29 22:00:15 2 You Got To Serve Somebody Pops Staples 04:37 Father Father 2016/1/29 22:03:47 3 Bright Soul Bunn... Read more

Video: Cuttin' Class with KIPP Central City Academy

Fri, 01/29/16
Cuttin' Class is WWOZ's series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area. Last month, students from the KIPP Central City Academy joined show host Nita Ketner in our studio. Look for the kids from KIPP Central Ci... Read more

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