Winter Circle Productions + WWOZ Present... "3 Chiefs: A Tribute To Big Chief Bo Dollis Sr" on Friday, February 13 at 10pm at the Joy Theater. Performing will be some of those closest to him, including longtime collaborator Monk Boudreaux and son Bo Dollis Jr.
WWOZ and Indywood are teaming up for a series of music-related documentaries. We continue on Sunday March 15 with Les Blank's Hot Pepper and two exciting musical short films. Hot Pepper is a thrilling musical portrait of Zydeco King Clifton Chenier, who combines the rhythms of Cajun dance music and R&B. The film will be screened for the first time in HD, transferred from the original 16mm.
WWOZ and Indywood are teaming up for a series of music-related documentaries. The program kicks off February 8 with Les Blank’s classic Always for Pleasure (1978) featuring the music, sites - and food - of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras and other festivals. Allen Toussaint explains jazz funerals and there’s a crawfish boil recipe along with second lines and other local subcultures. Others seen and heard in the film are Professor Longhair, Kid Thomas Valentine, Danny Barker, Blue Lu Barker, Irma Thomas, the Neville Brothers and the Wild Tchoupitoulas.
Krewe du Vieux is in the books, and Fat Tuesday is two weeks from tomorrow. So it's time to "Go To The Mardi Gras". This version is by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band recorded last February at a "Do512 Lounge" show in Austin.
With nine parades set to roll this weekend, Carnival is kicking off in earnest now but the long and visually enriched history of the season is accessible online all year long through Tulane's Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC).