On June 13, WWOZ sponsored a community forum on music education. The forum addressed a number of questions: What's working with music education today in New Orleans? What's not? How can we help pass New Orleans music onto the next generation?
So far this summer, we've celebrated Oysters, Creole Tomatoes, and Cajun & Zydeco music, and that's just in the French Quarter. It may be steamy-n-sticky, but the music just gets better as the temperature increases, so check out some of the exciting music festivals and other diversions in and around greater New Orleans and south Louisiana this summer.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications for Community Partnership Grants, which focus on educational programming, documenting/interpreting Louisiana's indigenous culture and presenting Louisiana artists by Louisiana nonprofit organizations, like St. Augs (left). The deadline to apply is Friday, July 26.
In this week's episode we celebrate live music in the summertime. Featuring live performances from Theresa Andersson, Treme Brass Band, & more local artists. We also explore the bond of ‘Southerness’ with Libra Lagrone from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Bethany Lemanski of Wednesdays on the Point tells us the secret to the best tasting crawfish in town!
The sixth annual Sync Up Conference (a forum for entertainment industry leaders that covers music, film and digital media) took place during Jazz Fest at NOMA. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has made the entire conference available on its YouTube Channel. Sync Up, On Demand.
I know. Saturday night is for listening to live music, not the radio. And for you stay-at-home types, the midnight to 3am radio shift is a time of pillow-drooling, deep REM sleep. Here is a link to where you can stream my archived shows at a more convenient time: