Tonight, the Tone Scientists and Radio Wave Commanders of the Kitchen Sink will play, for your listening pleasure and education, two documentaries by producers extrordinaire and friends of WWOZ, The Y and the Z of documentary radio, Barry Yeoman and Richard Ziglar.
First, at 10 PM, Zydeco Nation. Take it away, Barry:
"If I had a crawfish, I'd crawfish in the morning, I'd crawfish in the evening and all over this land!" Well, maybe not. But we'd definitely make this killer crawfish pasta courtesy of Angelina's Zydeco Okra Cookbook, and maybe a couple other crawfish recipes, too.
Big Chief Tyrone Casby of the Mohawk Hunters, came by the WWOZ Hospitality tent a few days ago to talk with us about all the state of the Mardi Gras tradition in 2012 and why Jazz Fest dedicated this year's Cultural Exchange Pavilion to Mardi Gras indian culture, performance, and artisanry.
This Sicilian ritual of St. Joseph feast day altars for March 19 is still celebrated in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana. This is also one of the most magical evenings of the year when Mardi Gras Indians take to the streets all over town.