This week’s show is about the way traditions--both musical and otherwise--find new hands to carry them on and new places for them to take root. Over the course of sixty minutes, we explore how our world is growing creatively closer as we dive into the kinds of "musical cross pollination" that has long found a home in New Orleans.
Get ready for Festival season in New Orleans by stocking up on 'OZ cooler backpacks, koozies, umbrellas, picnic blankets, flags, hats and our special "Instant Festival Kit," that is a combination of all our favorite stuff. And you'll find all kinds of other 'OZ gear in the WWOZ Swamp Shop.
This may be a SMALL thing, but seem to have a life of its' own. One of the twenty-nine songs of Robert Johnson is "Crossroad". By the passage of time and ear-to-mouth transfer of the title it has become crossroads by the addition of the s on the end. Let's set the record straight.
Tune in tonight at midnight for a special program devoted to the saxophone quartet. This ensemble usually consists of one B♭ soprano, one E♭ alto, one B♭ tenor and one E♭ baritone. Featured artists will include the Adelphi, Stockholm, Windmill, Eugene Rousseau, Netherlands, Rova (pictured), Kyiv, 29th Street, Tetraphonics, Delta, Rascher, and World saxophone quartets.
The fun is not over folks! Now that Carnival is behind us, we’re kicking into full gear with New Orleans' intense springtime festival season. This week’s show previews the 2011 French Quarter Festival and a handful of the musicians playing at some of the 18 stages over the course of four days.
Courtesy of Chef Paul Prudhomme, here is one of the dishes that put Louisiana, Creole and Cajun cooking on the map back at the 1984 Worlds Fair in New Orleans. Featured in an article on the popularity and history of Louisiana foodways, this dish is a standard in the repetoire that's worth learning to do right.