On November 25th at Mimi's in the Marigny the Musically Speaking film series will be screening the "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains" about about three teenage girls (Diane Lane, Laura Dern, Marin Kanter) who start a punk rock band in the mid 80s.
On Monday December 17 Musically Speaking will offer a free screening of "Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa)," a documentary filmed in 1971 featuring the Latin music wildfire band: The Fania All-Stars. This film, shot all over Spanish Harlem in NYC, explores the musical celebrations of the city's Puerto Rican population, and features Latin music greats like Ray Baretto & Willie Colon.
This 2005 documentary follows one of the most influential groups in music history, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Parliament-Funkadelic. From a 1960s barbershop doo wop group to '70s masters of funk, P-Funk's story is finally captured on screen, including an in-depth look at the musical and entrepreneurial mastermind of its leader George Clinton.
On Tuesday February 26 catch a free screening of "Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus," by celebrated filmmaker Robert Mugge, who captures the artist in performance and in repose, speaking candidly about his life, creative process, spirituality, and music. Read More
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This week’s program features an hour of Flamenco with music and interviews. During the show, Teresa Romero Torkanowsky, a woman who in the 1960s opened a Flamenco club in the French Quarter, visits us. To satisfy our appetite, we stop by Rio Mar restaurant for a sampling of ceviche.
Photographer Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee documented two weeks of memorial activities for Uncle Lionel Batiste, and has shared many of these photos with WWOZ. Here is Ryan's own selection of his best images from second lines and the funeral, most of which have not been seen online. We hope you enjoy them, as a way of remembering Uncle Lionel.
Hot jazz, hot topics and hot friends — it must be Satchmo SummerFest. Taking place annually at the beginning of August, Satchmo SummerFest celebrates New Orleans' most famous musician, Louis Armstrong. We'll be keeping it cool at 'OZ with scheduled performers dropping by the studio.