Big Chief Tyrone Casby of the Mohawk Hunters, came by the WWOZ Hospitality tent a few days ago to talk with us about all the state of the Mardi Gras tradition in 2012 and why Jazz Fest dedicated this year's Cultural Exchange Pavilion to Mardi Gras indian culture, performance, and artisanry.
This Sicilian ritual of St. Joseph feast day altars for March 19 is still celebrated in New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana. This is also one of the most magical evenings of the year when Mardi Gras Indians take to the streets all over town.
Six blocks in the French Market will be lined with dozens of top Roadfood cooks from New Orleans and all across the country, including the debut of WWOZ's new drink O'Zinger. A taste of America's most celebrated dishes, all gathered in one place: a foodie's dream.
Celebration's in New Orleans pop-up year round, so, why should St. Patrick's Day be any different? New Orleans has a rich Irish history with the first St. Patrick's celebration taking place in 1809. So don your green, find a lucky four-leaf-clover and head out this St. Patty's weekend to take part in all the Irish pride!
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This week’s program features an hour of Flamenco with music and interviews. During the show, Teresa Romero Torkanowsky, who opened a Flamenco club in the French Quarter in the 1960s, visits us. To satisfy our appetite, we stop by Rio Mar restaurant for a sampling of ceviche.
You wouldn’t know it to watch him bouncing ever so slightly when he plays tuba, providing the bass lines, sometimes nearly hidden in the unlit back part of the stage behind the reed and brass of the Lagniappe Brass Band – or when the reed and brass line parts like the Red Sea to reveal him tearing it up on drums in an inspired solo – or when he’s seen
All of the volunteers at 'OZ live different lives and work jobs to pay the bills, but they keep coming back to the roost during pledge drive to see old friends, make new ones and enjoy the tunes. Learn a little bit more about our eclectic, audiophile family!