This week’s program brings you the blues, inflections of West Africa, as well as a moment of Gospel, accompanied with music from Marcia Ball, Toubab Krewe, the Johnny Vidacovich Trio, the late Tommy Ridgely and more. All these voices come together as we prepare for a visit to the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. Scott Aiges from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation talks with us about the festival along with the signifcance of Congo Square.
Alongside the music, Woody of Woody’s Fish Tacos gives us a a taste into some of the foods being served at the festival. We end the program with a ferry trip across the mighty Mississippi for a set of music recorded live at the Old Point Bar in Algiers Point.