2010 Grammy winner (and WWOZ cookbook contributor) Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band do "Zydeco People" on KRVS's "Local Produce Live" at Cypress Lake Studios in Lafayette. Members of the Bayou Swamp Band include: Gabriel Perrodin, Jr.
In 2012, a 24-year old Jamison Ross won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in one of the only years the contest has featured drumming as its instrumental focus. Winning this prestigous competition came with a prize of a $25,000 scholarship and a recording contract with the Concord Music Group.
South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir are two-time Grammy winners for Best Traditional World Music Album. They combine gospel, spirituals, reggae, and American popular music, as evidenced by the three songs below: "Mama Tembu's Wedding," "Avulekile Amasango/One Love," and "Khumbaya."
This simple, yet undeniable summer staple comes courtesy of Salú Bistro and Bar as a feature on their July BBQ Menu. Salu's recipe reinvents the classic side dish with decadent pork belly, veal stock, and of course some brown sugar. The entree pairing of your choice is going to have to put up a fight to next to these beans!
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans happens Saturday, July 11. Join thousands of runners as they roam the streets of New Orleans and party with hundreds of Rollerbulls (roller derby skaters with horns on their helmets and plastic bats in their hands) from around the globe.
The French Market Bartender and Waiters Race happens Sunday, July 12. Contestants speed-walk down Decatur Street with trays of food & drink, for prizes. The event is part of Bastille Day NOLA, a citywide celebration of Bastille Day.