This week, to get our Carnival appetites going, we are airing an encore presentation of "Food, Food, and More Food!" We highlight the amazing cuisine of the Crescent City all while enjoying music about food, too. So, bring open ears and an appetite! Our dishes include Holly’s Tamales and Shrimp and Grits.
If you were out at Bacchus this weekend, then you got to see the WWOZ Professor Longhair float which was featuring music characteristic of Caribbean Carnival, thanks to 'OZ DJ Allan "Alski" Laskey, host of WWOZ's "The Rhythm Room".
What started out as a simple exercise in recording a marching band rehearsal has evolved into a 12-minute radio documentary. Tune into the New Orleans Music Show, March 23rd (today, as I write) for some history and a sneak preview of what's in store when the 9th Ward Marching Band hits the streets.
Journalist Bill Sasser reports on the current efforts of New Orleans-based Hope for Haitian Children and its director, Marie- Jose Poux a year after the earthquake. As Jazz Fest rolls around, New Orleanians with ties to Haiti bring aid to Haiti and work to promote Haitian culture and music at this year's festival.