Up next in the Musically Speaking film series: 'Moro No Brasil' ("I Live in Brazil"), which delves into the heart of Brazilian culture and its people, with over 50 musical performances from the streets of Brazil. Writer/director Mika Kaurismaki’s musical journey covers 4,000 kilometers, with stopovers in Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, and presents the voyage from the roots of samba to its present-day excursions into rap and funk. Free admission. Now at Gasa Gasa.
Chicago Blues legend (and inspiration to many a 1960s British rocker) McKinley Morganfield (1913–1983), better known as Muddy Waters, sounds great at 64-years-old in this live performance, recorded in Dortmund, West Germany in 1976.
Being a dj is similar to an explorer with some folks even calling dj’s “diggers.” Explorers dig through clues, maps and dirt and dj’s dig through record racks, crates, bootleg cassettes and old wine boxes filled with cds. I have the rare opportunity to be able to share my findings with you, the wwoz listener.
The ladies of the graNOLA art collective want to dazzle you with environmentally conscious and creative Mardi Gras bead costumes. This Saturday, February 1, learn how to put together a beaded tassel bra, blingin' bow tie, twinkling hula skirt, psychedelic koozie or whatever the vintage beads inspire. Our community collaboration will have you walk out with a unique outfit for festival season that is sure to stun your friends.
The Meters do "Look Ka Py Py" and "Jungle Man" in this 1974 edition of Soundstage, a PBS live concert series produced in Chicago from 1974-1985 and revived in 2003. The band is completely funk-tastic, and the introduction by Dr. John (who, along with Professor Longhair, appeared in the original epidsode) is not to be missed.
Saying "snow" (the "s-word) in New Orleans causes unadulterated panic. The main routes out of town are closed, there was a run on grocery stores and businesses, government and airlines shut down. No, it's worse than what you think. Get this - there was a run on buying ice. ICE!!!