A free celebration will be held outside Casa Borrega on Saturday, August 29 from 3-11p to thank the many Hispanic immigrants who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The day will be filled with music, food, drinks, and dancing to honor the workers who cleaned our city and rebuilt our streets, homes and businesses.
Glen David Andrews, the Treme Prince, does "Bad By Myself" from his 2014 album Redemption. This performance was recorded by the WWOZ Video Crew at Basin Street Station. With Walter Lundy on drums, James Martin on sax, Jesse Smith on guitar, and Ron Williams on bass.
Ten years ago, there was a storm, and then there was a flood, and they changed New Orleans forever. Many stories from that time have been told, but not this one: how WWOZ went off the air and could have been lost forever, if not for the efforts of hundreds of different people who loved the music and culture of New Orleans. And we’re letting those people tell the story themselves, on this special episode of New Orleans Calling, our weekly nationally syndicated show hosted by George Ingmire.
On Monday, August 24, the Crescent City Cultural Continuity Conservancy hosted a talk, "Ten Years After: The State of New Orleans Music and Culture," of which we made a video recording. The talk consisted of a panel who gave voice to New Orleans musicians and tradition-bearers as they shared their experiences and perspectives during and following Hurricane Katrina.
Late last spring, the Bridge Trio released their second album The Search: Departure. Modern, electric, and eclectic the Bridge Trio succeeds where many others fail as this is a true full album rather than simply a collection of songs released together.
Recipe courtesy of Araña Taqueria y Cantina (Magazine Street, New Orleans)
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! Enjoy.
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.
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 tradition-bearers as they share their experiences and perspectives during and following Hurricane Katrina. The talk will be moderated by Larry Blumenfeld, a journalist who covered New Orleans for the Wall Street Journal after the storm and flood. Panel participants will also address the future of New Orleans music, art, and culture.