Arthur Robinson (more commonly known as Mr. Okra) is celebrating another trip
around the sun this weekend at BJ's Lounge. The man behind the voice so
familiar to citizens throughout New Orleans ("I have mangoes... I have
tomatoes... I have.. good cucumbers... oranges and ba...
Mario Abney performs "Ora Sweet Ora," a song he wrote in memory of his
mother, Ora Abney. The piece was recorded live at Basin St. Station last
March. MARIO ABNEY - ORA SWEET ORA from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo.
The Lower 9th Ward is celebrating the opening of a new, state-of-the-art
community center this week. The Sanchez Community Center replaces a slightly
smaller community center that was destroyed in the flooding following
Hurricane Katrina. Located at the corner of Caffin and...
For fans of the art of percussion: in this video, shot during SXSW in Austin
this past spring by NPR Music, Brazilian rock band Apanhador Só makes
rhythms and beats from found items, including a children's bicycle and a
New Orleans and the Mardi Gras Indian community took a hit this year with the
loss of Big Chief Bo Dollis in January. Now, just a few short months after
his death, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic & Assistance Foundation has
announced the establishment of the NOMAF Bo Dolli...
Stride piano pioneer William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholoff Smith
(1893-1973), a.k.a. Willie "The Lion" Smith, does a remarkable 6-song, 28
minute set on the BBC in 1965. If you're not sure what "stride" piano means,
let Smith demonstrate and explain as he performs compo...
Doreen Ketchens and her band cover the Jackson 5 classic "I Want You Back"
live at Basin St. Station in New Orleans. DOREEN'S JAZZ NEW ORLEANS - I Want
You Back from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo.
WWOZ has partnered with Indywood Cinema for a series of music documentaries
on the second Sunday of each month this spring. June's feature is "Latcho
Drom," showing on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:00pm.
"Latcho Drom" is a European film that traces the route of Roma people fro...
The anniversary of author Ian Fleming’s birth is an excellent opportunity
to celebrate the impact on popular culture of his most famous creation, James
Bond. That being said, I really only know about music and booze.
There are lots of cool things to talk about regarding ...