This special double-feature edition of "Musically Speaking" movie night features 'Ginger Baker in Africa,' the 1973 documentary about the Cream drummer's journey to Nigeria, where he would build a friendship with Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and also build a popular recording studio.
On Tuesday February 19 catch a free screening of "Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones," a 1990 documentary paying tribute to the life and work of composer, musician and producer Quincy Jones. The film will be screened at 7pm at the Antenna Gallery on St. Claude.
On Monday December 17 Musically Speaking will offer a free screening of "Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa)," a documentary filmed in 1971 featuring the Latin music wildfire band: The Fania All-Stars. This film, shot all over Spanish Harlem in NYC, explores the musical celebrations of the city's Puerto Rican population, and features Latin music greats like Ray Baretto & Willie Colon.
This 2005 documentary follows one of the most influential groups in music history, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Parliament-Funkadelic. From a 1960s barbershop doo wop group to '70s masters of funk, P-Funk's story is finally captured on screen, including an in-depth look at the musical and entrepreneurial mastermind of its leader George Clinton.
On Tuesday February 26 catch a free screening of "Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus," by celebrated filmmaker Robert Mugge, who captures the artist in performance and in repose, speaking candidly about his life, creative process, spirituality, and music. Read More
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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.