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New music spotlight: T'Monde

Tue, 02/02/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
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 Booher
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 Booher
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

Free concerts at the Jazz & Heritage Center

Thu, 01/28/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free concert series continues in 2016 with shows from the Bridge Trio, John Boutte & Shannon Powell, and Cyrus Chestnut. The Bridge Trio is one of New Orleans' most exciting young groups. Pianist Conun Pappas, bassist Max Moran,... Read more

New music spotlight: Mid-City Aces

Tue, 01/26/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Mid-City Aces are a Cajun trio consisting of 18 year-old accordion master Cameron Dupuy, his dad, Michael Dupuy on guitar, and Gina Forsyth on fiddle. Their music is a fresh, bold, acoustic, and firmly traditional take on the sounds of southern Louisiana. Released in De... Read more

'Class Got Brass' application open

Mon, 01/25/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'Class Got Brass' is back! This unique contest, open to all Louisiana middle and high schools, challenges bandleaders and students to create traditional New Orleans-style brass bands (as opposed to full marching bands). At stake are more than $30,000 worth of instruments fo... Read more

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