I hope to be able to present a South African edition of the World Journey this Saturday and feature music that I learned about and picked up while I was there with the WWOZ team that went to the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg last week. It was the end of a dry winter when we were there, but there were still some flowers in bloom.
George Ingmire and I are in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the Joy of Jazz festival which started today, Thursday, 23 August. We hope to bring you a broadcast from here during my World Journey show this Saturday.
Our Fall Membership Drive is coming up and we want YOU to come on down to the station to help us make this season's drive our best yet. The drive is September 25th - October 5th and we are looking for phone bank volunteers to help us sign up new and recurring members as they support WWOZ and our mission of bringing New Orleans music to the universe!
Now Once a month students in Preservation Hall's free, weekly traditional jazz education program are learning to weave the rhythms and culture of West Africa into the brass and jazz styling of New Orleans music. Educators from AfricaNOLA's Africa Brass Master's Series will be at Preservation Hall October 13th.
October 14: The Prince of Wales & Lady Whales Social Aid & Pleasure Club second line will be parading in the 12th Ward. This week we are featuring an interview with Joe Stern, the Prince of Wales VP, and of course, the route sheet is up. Use it! There's no better way to dance off the BBQ.
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This week, we travel through Brazil, Chicago and, of course, New Orleans on a musical raft with Ray Moore of Brasilliance. We are also visited by Ultimate Kitchen Commando Jodi Brown for a sampling some nutrient dense food.