The late Junior Murvin (d. 2013) performs his 1976 international smash "Police and Thieves" live on the UK TV show Later With Jools Holland in 2004. Famously covered by the Clash, "Police and Thieves" is the title track from one of the greatest roots reggae albums recorded, produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry at his legendary Black Ark studio.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and four partner organizations announce the launch of a new program to promote entrepreneurship in the arts called the Catapult Fund. The Catapult Fund will provide entrepreneurs in the arts with access to a variety of training, planning, and funding resources.
2013 Blues & BBQ Festival headliner and Monroe, Lousiana native Mighty Sam McClain rips up Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground" in this 6:47 clip from an Extended Play Sessions episode. The full show will air in Boston and New England on May 31 on WBIN-TV Boston; hopefully it will eventually make its way to YouTube.
During the program, we’ll be exploring music from the 1920s, when Blues and Jazz were musically closer with Luke Winslow-King, and then continue on into the 30s and 40s where they grew into more distinctive forms with Steve Pistoriusand His Southern Syncopators. There’s also a stop at two recently opened restaurants.
It's finally starting to get hot, and the music & festival fun just gets better as the temperature increases. Check out some of the music festivals and other diversions in and around greater New Orleans this summer.
On Tuesday, May 27, the next edition of "Guardians of the Groove" airs on WWL-TV during the 10p news show. WWOZ show host Nita Ketner interviews Asia Muhaimin (left), Band Director for Warren Easton HS.
The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival is moving to beautiful Armstrong Park after seven great years at the Mint! The festival's eighth annual edition offers a stellar lineup of performers, including Buckwheat Zydeco, Rosie Ledet (left), BeauSoliel, and many more. WWOZ will be live broadcasting on Saturday, June 14.
The French Market’s Annual Creole Tomato Festival happens along a three-block stretch of the Market between Dumaine and Barracks in the lower French Quarter. This year's fest feautres an expanded music lineup, including Erica Falls (left) as well as great food, kids' activities and more.