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Aurora Nealand with Valéria Oliveira e Candeeiro Jazz

Mon, 01/19/15
Authored by David Stafford
During a show from MPB (música popular brasileira) last November, Aurora Nealand joins Valéria Oliveira e Candeeiro Jazz, at the Teatro Riachelo in Natal, a city in northeastern Brazil. Read more

New route for Krewe du Vieux; krewedelusion

Sun, 01/18/15
Authored by Carrie Hadler
One of the first big parades of the Carnival season, Krewe du Vieux, is taking a new route this year. KdV, active since 1987, will cross Canal and parade through the CBD after heading through their more familiar stomping grounds in the Marigny and French Quarter starting at... Read more

Application for Jazz Fest Community Outreach Tickets Now Open

Sun, 01/18/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Do you work for a social service organization like a nonprofit, educational, religious, government, or community agency? Your group may be eligible for passes to the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival through their Community Outreach Tickets program! These free passe... Read more

World Journey 01/17/15

Sat, 01/17/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
World Journey Playlist for 01/17/15 Read more

Trombone Shorty, "On Your Way Down"

Fri, 01/16/15
Authored by David Stafford
Some of my favoite Trombone Shorty shows happened along the river at French Quarter Fest. Here he is a few weeks before the April 2010 release of Backatown doing "On Your Way Down," a classic Allen Toussaint track from Life, Love, and Faith (1972).   Read more

Ruben Blades, "Dime"

Wed, 01/14/15
Authored by David Stafford
In honor of WWOZ's string of live broadcasts and video streams from from Danilo Perez's Jazz Club at American Trade Hotel Panama, January 12-16 in conjunction with the 2015 Panama Jazz Festival, here's Panamanian Ruben Blades with "Dime," a cut that originally appeared on S... Read more

The Honorable South, "Overdue"

Mon, 01/12/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Honorable South and vocalist/songwriter Ms. Charm Taylor give us this video for "Overdue", which they describe as "Our new Lover's rock inspired by the ancient divine feminine goddess Osun, PRINCE, and birds of paradise." It's from their 2014 release Faithful Brave & Ho... Read more

New Orleans Preservation Timeline Project

Sat, 01/10/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Preservation Timeline project at the Tulane School of Architecture is a fascinating new resource for those interested in the work that's been done in the region by architectural preservationists since the mid-1800s. Launched in April, the timeline site allow... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/9/15

Sat, 01/10/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 In the Midnight Hour Little Mac & the Boss Sounds 02:37 atlantic 45-2309 2015/1/9 22:01:44 2 Far Celestial Shores Mavis Staples 02:55 One True Vine 2015/1/9 22:04:36 ... Read more

Sonny Landreth, "Zydeco Shuffle"

Fri, 01/09/15
Authored by David Stafford
From KRVS, Radio Acadie in Lafayette, it's Local Produce Live at Cypress Lake Studios featuring the king of "Slydeco," Sonny Landreth, doing "Zydeco Shuffle." Read more

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