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.
What's the Crude Step 2-Step? Find out on August 25th when the Louisiana Bucket Brigade hosts a Dance-A-Thon at Cafe Istanbul from 2pm to 2 am. Rally a team and head on down to raise money for this fantastic organization. There will be dance classes - from salsa to hip hop to second line - every hour, music by the Stooges Brass Band, food & prizes. Rest up, it's a Dance-A-Thon!
It's been seven years since Hurricane Katrina careened through New Orleans. WWOZ General Manager David Freedman reflects on the city's recovery in the aftermath of the levee failure as we remember the storm.
August 29, 2013 marks the 8th anniversary of Katrina's landfall in southeast Louisiana, the subsequent collapse of the flood protection system, and the ensuing Federal Flood. Let's take a moment to reflect on both what we lost, and on how far we've come, since that catastrophic day.