Voting for the 2015 Best of the Beat awards closes at 6p on Thursday, January 8. Click through to cast your ballot. Winners will be announced at the Best of the Beat Awards show on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Generations Hall, with performances by the New Orleans Suspects (left) and many others. The Best of the Beat Awards benefit the Ellis Marsalis Center, in the New Orleans Musicians Village.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's fourth annual Martin Luther King Weekend Jazz Journey concert happens January 16. The legendary South African R&B/jazz/gospel singer/songwriter Jonathan Butler and his band will be the featured the featured attraction. Admission is free. No advance tickets or registration are required.
Last Jazz Fest, Jam in the Van, the outfit that goes "anywhere accessible by road to find and record intimate musical experiences" for their fans, stopped on Frenchmen Street to record a Rebirth Brass Band rendition of their classic "Do Whatcha Wanna".
For your weekend viewing pleasure, two conversations with funk legend George Clinton. Last November, Clinton sat down with NPR Music for two interviews about his work. First, he spoke with Jason King of NPR Music's R&B channel about soul music, swag and Kendrick Lamar. Later, he was interviewed by songwriter, producer and musician James Mtume.
Lucinda Williams, born in Lake Charles and the daughter of former Lousiana poet laureate Miller Williams, brings her unique mixture of rock, blues, country, and Americana to this NPR Music Tiny Desk concert.
This video is an entertaining and hilarious romp, even if somewhat a contradiction in terms, being an "official" music video by the New Orleans street band Yes Ma'am. FWIW, it's a bit naughty and NSFW, including, among other things, some recreational drug use, a ton of twerking and the troubling decapitation of live crawfish. Enjoy, and happy new year.
WWOZ show hosts have eclectic tastes and personalities, but one thread runs through them all-- a big love for music and New Orleans. They also tend to know where the party's at whether you're looking for brass, blues, jazz, rock, performance art, or anything else.
This Peruvian staple balances freshness and spice that creates a balanced, rich, and delicious dish. Serve alongside
your side of choice such as lettuce or plantains and eat directly after preparation. Sometimes a twist of oregano, cilantro, and habanero is all you need to warm up a winter's day! Enjoy.