WWOZ is once again teaming up with the New Orleans Video Access Center and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to produce free music videos for local musicians. This program, now in its second year, pairs talented local filmmakers with students (age 17 & up) who want to learn all about the creative process behind music video production.
How can you get more New Orleans? It's the Preservation Hall Jazz Band doing Professor Longhair's "Go To The Mardi Gras." And before you try to see the Zulu king "down on St. Claude and Dumaine," be advised: that intersection went away in the 1960s in the name of "urban renewal" and later became part of Armstong Park.
From KRVS in Lafayette, it's Sonny Landreth with Cajun singer-songwriter-poet Zachary Richard on harmonica. They cover Clifton Chenier's "Ay Ai Ai," a track Landreth recorded for his 1993 album Down in Louisiana.
Cuttin' Class is WWOZ's series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area. Last month, students from the KIPP Central City Academy joined show host Nita Ketner in our studio. Look for the kids from KIPP Central City in Mardi Gras parades this carnival season.