Three weeks from Fat Tuesday and counting. Here's Al "Carnival Time" Johnson at his 2007 Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame induction performance in Mandeville, performaning clips from his classic "Carnival Time" and the more recent"Mardi Gras Strut".
On this week’s program, we listen to the one and only Little Freddie King, as he plays songs about chickens, foxes, and being stood up at the bus station. We also meet up with him at his home in the Musicians Village to hear about jumping trains, fixing cars, and working on the farm.
February 7, 2014: The village of Versailles in New Orleans East rings in the lunar Vietnamese New Year with a spectacular three-day festival featuring dragon dances, Vietnamese cuisine, customary games, folk music and dance. Check out these scenes from Friday's opening ceremony.
Here in New Orleans we know how to incorporate food into just about anything and Mardi Gras is surely no exception. Dressed up in green, yellow, and purple, King Cakes not only are a tasty tradition, they symbolize the history of Mardi Gras, the Twelfth Night celebrations, and propagating the party. Here is one rendition of this traditional festive treat.
"I want it, I want it! I need it, I need it!" Here's WWOZ Cookbook contributor Roy "Chubby" Carrier of Church Point in Acadia Parish, with "Zydeco Junkie", the title song from his 2010 Grammy-winning album.
The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and The Blood Center are hosting a blood drive to benefit Doug Potter, the musician attacked after a gig in the French Quarter. The drive is on Sunday at the Frenchmen Street Art Market (619 Frenchmen St.), coinciding with a larger benefit at d.b.a. that day.
The Wynton Marsalis Septet delivers a 16-minute set of Thelonious Monk songs, "Bright Mississippi" and "For Brake's Sake" among them, recorded live at the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht (Holland) on November 4, 1994.
WWOZ will live broadcast the sold out Spring Quartet Jazz Journey concert on Thursday, February 6. The legendary jazz musicians Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese will perform together as a once-in-a-lifetime ensemble, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation at the Civic Theater in New Orleans.