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Keeping the Beat Alive

Mon, 08/24/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
A new video from the Tzu Chi Foundation takes a look at the great work being done by the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic to serve and aid the health of musicains around New Orleans. The episode opens with a visit in the studio with Tuesday's "Morning Set" show host Mark LaMai... Read more

Postmodern Jukebox ft. Sara Niemietz, "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)"

Mon, 08/24/15
Authored by David Stafford
Postmodern Jukebox, Scott Bradlee's rotating group of musicians who cover pop songs in styles like jazz, ragtime, and swing, offers this very cool vintage 1940s swing cover of the Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)" featuring vocalist Sara Niemietz.  Read more

Watch Our Live Video Stream of Ten Years After, August 24

Mon, 08/24/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
On Monday, August 24, the Crescent City Cultural Continuity Conservancy is hosting a talk, "Ten Years After: The State of New Orleans Music and Culture," that will be video-streamed live on WWOZ.org. The talk will consist of a panel who give voice to New Orleans musicians and ... Read more

Join the bloodline

Sat, 08/22/15
Authored by Jorge Fuentes
You know that theory about all of us having a New Orleans gene that makes us part of the same family? Well, here is your chance to REALLY become part of the musical DNA of the city.  The New Orleans Musician's Clinic and the Organ Grinders dance troupe are holding a blood ... Read more

World Journey Playlist 08/22/15

Sat, 08/22/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Uskudar Mustafa Ozkent Orchestra 02:04 Genclik Elele 2015/8/22 16:06:04 2 Ndofara Machanic Manyeruke & The Puritans 04:27 Machanic Manyeruke And The Puritans 2015/8/22 16... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/21/15

Sat, 08/22/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 The Scratch Baba Brooks 02:43 King Size Ska 2015/8/21 22:02:05 2 Reunion Day Gospel Machine 03:52 Your Holy Ghost 2015/8/21 22:04:57 3 Ms. Martha Curtis Ma... Read more

John Coltrane and Stan Getz, "Hackensack"

Fri, 08/21/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a historic performance: John Coltrane and Stan Getz doing Thelonious Monk’s “Hackensack,” recorded in Germany in 1960. It's from the only known recording of the two great saxophone players playing together. With Oscar Peterson on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Jim... Read more

Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony, "Basin St Blues"

Wed, 08/19/15
Authored by David Stafford
Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony do "Basin St Blues", recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at Basin St Station in March 2015.  Read more

'Sticking Up For Children' Music & Arts Day 8/22

Wed, 08/19/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Sticking Up For Children is an effort from the New Orleans arts and culture community that connects people, specifically children, parents, and organizations in need, to arts/music and the resources necessary for sustainability and growth. One way 'Sticking Up' does this is... Read more

New music spotlight: Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

Tue, 08/18/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers released Calling Your Name at the end of June. Everything about the album screams southern Louisiana. The tracks from this high-energy Lafayette-based group range within the Zydeco genre from upbeat to bluesy to soul/funk. This is the ... Read more

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