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Wilbert Rawlins, Hot 8 + French students new to brass bands

Wed, 11/16/16
WWOZ Guardian of the Groove Wilbert Rawlins is spreading the New Orleans sound far and wide-- here he is working with young students in Paris who had never played brass band music before. These young people are up on stage with the Hot 8. What an experience! This was recor... Read more

New music spotlight: Leroy Jones

Tue, 11/15/16
Leroy Jones's critically acclaimed and out-of-print album Back To My Roots was re-released in late October to the benefit of jazz fans everywhere. Jones is joined by an impressive cast of New Orleans musicians for this release, including Uncle Lionel Batiste, Benny Jones, G... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/11/16

Sat, 11/12/16
1    What's Going On    El Chicano    06:27    El Chicano    2016/11/11 21:59:31 2    Piece of Clay [#]    Marvin Gaye    05:12    The Master 61-84 CD3    2016/11/11 22:06:22 3    Suzanne    Meshell Ndegeocello    04:27    For A Sovereign Soul    2016/11/11 22:11:23 4    Th... Read more

5 things to know for 11/11-11/17

Fri, 11/11/16
1) The free Treme Creole Gumbo Fest is happening Saturday and Sunday at Armstrong Park. This annual festival features some of the finest brass bands in the city along with some of the most delicious gumbo. 2) Sudan Second Line Parade is rolling this Sunday starting at noon!... Read more

Hear 'Weekend New Orleans' on Saturday mornings, 8-10a

Wed, 11/09/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
We are happy to announce a new show Saturday mornings, Weekend New Orleans, with host Rockin' Ron Phillips. Listeners will hear a mixture of New Orleans-centric music from various genres including Trad Jazz, R&B, soul, funk, brass bands, and more each Saturday from 8-10a. R... Read more

New music spotlight: The Musical Mojo of Dr. John

Tue, 11/08/16
What a lineup paying respect to the great Dr. John! The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music, a compilation released on October 21, features an all-star lineup with Dr. John himself, Allen Toussaint, Anders Osborne, Bill Kreutzmann, Brian Stoltz, Bruce Sp... Read more

The Louisiana Anthology online

Mon, 11/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Calling all bibliophiles! Check out the Louisiana Anthology online; a digital collection of texts about Louisiana launched in 2012. The site's is to include the widest possible collection of works — fiction, poetry, drama, myths, folk-tales, exploration narratives, travelog... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/05/16

Sat, 11/05/16
1     Outrage     Booker T. & The MGs     02:37     Soul Dressing     2016/11/4 22:04:06 2     Hole In My Pocket     Ruthie Foster     04:42     Runaway Soul     2016/11/4 22:06:50 3     Tomorrow May Be So Late     Howard 'Slim' Hunt & The Supreme Angels     02:42     The B... Read more

5 things to know for 11/4-11/10

Fri, 11/04/16
1) Fun local festivals this weekend as the 13th annual Bayou Bacchanal Caribbean Festival returns to Congo Square on Saturday, November 5. It kicks off with a parade that begins at 11a outside Harrah's (Poydras side). The 10th annual Central City Fest is also happening Satu... Read more

Preserving Second Line Culture: A New Exhibit

Thu, 11/03/16
The Jazz & Heritage Gallery is presenting a rare group photography exhibition showcasing modern second line culture with images that document how contemporary culture bearers are advancing a tradition that is emblematic of New Orleans. The exhibit is curated by Charles M. L... Read more

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