On Monday December 17 Musically Speaking will offer a free screening of "Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa)," a documentary filmed in 1971 featuring the Latin music wildfire band: The Fania All-Stars. This film, shot all over Spanish Harlem in NYC, explores the musical celebrations of the city's Puerto Rican population, and features Latin music greats like Ray Baretto & Willie Colon.
This 2005 documentary follows one of the most influential groups in music history, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Parliament-Funkadelic. From a 1960s barbershop doo wop group to '70s masters of funk, P-Funk's story is finally captured on screen, including an in-depth look at the musical and entrepreneurial mastermind of its leader George Clinton.
On Tuesday February 26 catch a free screening of "Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus," by celebrated filmmaker Robert Mugge, who captures the artist in performance and in repose, speaking candidly about his life, creative process, spirituality, and music. Read More
This WWOZ sponsored film series moves to a new location on December 3: The New Orleans African American Museum in Treme. This week's film is a 1983 documentary about soul music legend Al Green and his temporary refusal to perform any of his soulful R&B hits after his purchase of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis.
On Tuesday February 5 catch a free screening of "From the Mouthpiece on Back," a unique documentary about TBC: The Roots' active interest in this young brass band and their courageous return to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, as well as a tribute to their carrying the torch for contemporary brass band music.
Featuring interviews from Bonnie Raitt, Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Branford Marsalis, Dave Matthews, Les Paul, Elvis Costello, and more, this documentary takes a critical look at the increasing commercialization of music over the past three decades.
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This week’s program features an hour of Flamenco with music and interviews. During the show, Teresa Romero Torkanowsky, a woman who in the 1960s opened a Flamenco club in the French Quarter, visits us. To satisfy our appetite, we stop by Rio Mar restaurant for a sampling of ceviche.
Photographer Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee documented two weeks of memorial activities for Uncle Lionel Batiste, and has shared many of these photos with WWOZ. Here is Ryan's own selection of his best images from second lines and the funeral, most of which have not been seen online. We hope you enjoy them, as a way of remembering Uncle Lionel.