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1934 Louisiana Lomax Recordings Now Available Online

Thu, 07/14/16
It's a great day for historians and fans of Louisiana's rich musical heritage-- the John and Alan Lomax recordings from their summer 1934 trip through the southern portion of the state are now available online, complete with photographs and extensive notes, including transl... Read more

Morning Set 07/11/16

Mon, 07/11/16
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 People Get Ready Reuben Wilson / Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie / Grant Green Jr. 06:13 The Godfathers Of Groove 2016/7/11 06:05:00 2 Take The A Train Ray Nance 02:46 Body And Soul ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/08/16

Sat, 07/09/16
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Truman Thomas 02:30 Groovin' 2016/7/8 22:03:30 2 Let It Be Bill Withers 02:36 Just As I Am 2016/7/8 22:06:12 3 Stepping Out Of Babylon... Read more

5 things to know for 7/8

Fri, 07/08/16
'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, places, features, and more. For the week ending July 8, 2016: 1) San Fer... Read more

San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls), July 8-10

Thu, 07/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
San Fermin in Nueva Orleans the annual Encierro (bull run) festival in New Orleans, which pays homage to the world famous Encierro of Pamplona, Spain, or “The Running of the Bulls.” One small difference – the New Orleans "bulls" are the Big Easy Rollergirls and participants... Read more

New music spotlight: Mike Dillon

Tue, 07/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The latest release from Mike Dillon, Functioning Broke, features Dillon alone on vibraphone, mallet instruments, and various percussion with a result celestial and ghostly; sounds and songs that would be at home on any Tim Burton soundtrack. For this album, Dillon pulls inf... Read more

The New Orleans Experience at JazzAscona

Sat, 07/02/16
Authored by Sally Young
  JazzAscona, the 10 day festival that takes place on the shore of Lake Maggiore, just wrapped up its 32nd edition in the town of Ascona, Switzerland. Over the years, it has developed a bond with New Orleans and its music, especially traditional jazz. Follow me through Da... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/30/16

Sat, 07/02/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Razor Blade Little Royal 02:14 Jealous (1972) 2016/7/1 22:01:28 2 This Is Not a Dream Willie Wright 06:24 This Is Not a Dream 2016/7/1 22:03:52 3 Satisfy My S... Read more

5 things to know for 7/1

Thu, 06/30/16
'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, places, features, and more. For the week ending July 1, 2016: 1) Essence... Read more

Locals Acts at Essence Fest 2016

Thu, 06/30/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Essence Fest is nearly upon New Orleans again, this year happening Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3. Essence brings some of the top names in R&B, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and more to the Crescent City each July as the nation's premiere contemporary African American mus... Read more

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