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World Journey Playlist 01/09/15

Sat, 01/09/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 An tan mango Ti-Coca & Wanga-Nègès 03:30 Haiti Colibri 2016/1/9 16:08:37 2 Bantwanyana Awu Dima Sisters 02:30 Classic Mbaqanga Girl Groups - Vol. 5 2016/1/9 16:12:41 ... Read more

2016 Mardi Gras parade schedule

Sat, 01/09/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Well, it's Carnival Time and everybody is havin' fun! Here are the parade schedules for the 2016 season. Times are subject to change. Parades in New Orleans are in bold.   Wednesday, January 6 7p Krewe of Joan of Arc - French Quarter 7p Phunny Phorty Phellows - Uptown S... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/08/16

Sat, 01/09/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Dont Stay Out Late Rico Rodriguez 03:44 Rising In The East 2016/1/8 22:02:38 2 One Day In Paradise Andrew Wartts & The Gospel Storytellers 03:39 There Is A God Somewhere ... Read more

Chet Atkins & Friends, PBS special from 1987

Fri, 01/08/16
Authored by David Stafford
If you have an hour this weekend, check out this vintage PBS special featuring the late, great Chet Atkins and guests including Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, the Everly Brothers, Mark Knopfler and more. See below for the set list.  Set list: 1) "Deep Thumb Blues" -- Chet ... Read more

Sasha & Steve Masakowski, "Dinah"

Wed, 01/06/16
Authored by David Stafford
Sasha Masakowski demonstrates hers scat chops in the pop standard "Dinah," accompanied by her guitarist father Steve. From Sasha's YouTube channel and direct from the living room.  Read more

Roll with Soul Sister's Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers in the krewedelusion Parade, Jan. 23

Tue, 01/05/16
Authored by Soul Sister
We have just a few open membership slots left for you to join us for year #3 of my Mardi Gras marching krewe, rolling again as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The mission of the Krewe of King James: the Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers is to "... Read more

New music spotlight: Miss MEC

Tue, 01/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans is rich with stirring female vocalists these days and here's a new one to add to the list-- Miss MEC released her first solo EP, So Damn True, in December. Miss MEC, also known as Michelle Cunningham, has a voice well-suited for the 1950s and '60s-inspired music... Read more

Twelfth Night

Mon, 01/04/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Carnival is here again! The annual kickoff to the official Carnival season, Twelfth Night (also known as Epiphany), is January 6 and a number of public events are happening around New Orleans to celebrate its arrival. Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc parades annually on January 6 in h... Read more

T'Monde, "Tracasse Pas"

Mon, 01/04/16
Authored by David Stafford
Lafayette Cajun band T' Monde ("little world" or "little people") plays old fashioned music ranging from the early 1900's to present day. Here they perform "Tracasse Pas" on KRVS Local Produce Live. Members include Drew Simon (accordion/vocals), Kelli Jones-Savoy (fiddle/vo... Read more

Talk That Music Talk

Sat, 01/02/16
Authored by Nita Ketner
Talk That Music Talk: Passing on Brass Band Music in New Orleans the Traditional Way is an important addition to the existing scholarship on jazz traditions in the Crescent City. It covers a relatively niche topic, but it dives deep to tell a rich story of how musical and c... Read more

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