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.
Hot jazz, hot topics and hot friends — it must be Satchmo SummerFest. Taking place annually at the beginning of August, Satchmo SummerFest celebrates New Orleans' most famous musician, Louis Armstrong. We'll be keeping it cool at 'OZ with scheduled performers dropping by the studio.
The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic is teaming up with WWOZ to find and promote late night healthy eating options in New Orleans. Whether you're a musician, a service industry professional, or a music lover, you've been out late at night and found yourself looking for what to eat late at night.