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Photos: Day 1 2014 Spring Membership Drive

Wed, 03/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
Photos of Day 1 of our Vernal Pledge Party: Groovesect, Los Otros, Dave Ferrato, and Larry Sieberth, volunteers, food, and fun. Read more

Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, "I'll Wait For You"

Wed, 03/19/14
Authored by David Stafford
How about we get Wednesday (Vernal Pledge Party, Day 2) going with little Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, doing "I'll Wait For You" from their recent Fooler's Gold CD? This was recorded for on Dutch TV at Bimhuis (a venue for jazz and improvised music in Amsterdam) ... Read more

Love Notes from Our Listeners!

Tue, 03/18/14
Authored by David Stafford
It's Pledge Party time, vernal edition! We love hearing from our listeners, who are invited to share their comments about the station when they contribute and help us guard the groove. Here's a sampling: We love you!!! We listen every day, can’t live without you! –Gary &... Read more

Thank you Tesla (still waiting for the free electricity)

Tue, 03/18/14
When I was a small (problem) child, I hid underneath the covers at night with a small radio. I went back and forth through the stations and the white noise and the static of broken music and words.  Late night preachers, forgotton blues, country songs about trucks, trains an... Read more

Vernal Pledge Party Underway Now!

Mon, 03/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our Spring Membership Drive--AKA the Vernal Pledge Party--is currently happening (and happening, if you get my drift) and runs through Friday, March 28. WWOZ is only alive and kickin' thanks to the generous support of you, our family of members. Here are some reasons to sup... Read more

Red Baraat, Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 03/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
Coming this Saturday night (March 22) to the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival in Armstrong Park: Brooklyn's Red Baraat and their exhilarating blend of North Indian Bhangra rhythms with jazz, brass, funk, hip-hop, and more. (A "kind of ethnomusicologist’s academic dre... Read more

The Roots of Music, Live at Fiya Fest 2013

Sun, 03/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
Strange things happen when marching bands come indoors. We're used to seeing them outdoors and on the move. Here's a different look at a Roots of Music, performing in what amounts to the orchestra pit. For the first 3 minutes of this video, Roots is backed by Dragon Smoke, a... Read more

The Neville Brothers, 9 Songs from Farm Aid 1994

Fri, 03/14/14
Authored by David Stafford
On September 18, 1994, the annual Farm Aid benefit concert was held in New Orleans at the Super Dome. The line up included, amongst others, Willie Nelson, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Spin Doctors, Kris Kristofferson, and the Neville Brothers. Farm Aid has posted much of t... Read more

Get ready for the Red Flame Hunters!

Fri, 03/14/14
Authored by Christy
The Red Flame Hunters Childrens Mardi Gras Indian Tribe steps out on Sunday, March 23 at AL Davis Park for Uptown Super Sunday 2014. Please note the new date!  The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council has rescheduled Super Sunday due to the threat of bad weather.   They've... Read more

The Chieftains featuring Ziggy Marley, "Redemption Song"

Thu, 03/13/14
Authored by David Stafford
This is a particularly beautiful rendition of an exquisite song: Ziggy Marley sings his father's "Redemption Song", backed by Irish folk legends the Chieftans. The original version was last song on Uprising, the last album released during Bob Marley's life; the version here... Read more

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