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Hurricane Katrina: 11 Years After

Mon, 08/29/16
On this 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, take a look back at part of the "Ten Years After" commemoration event that happened at the site of the levee breach in the Lower 9th Ward. This special commemoration event, led by numerous members of the Lower 9th Ward communit... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/26/16

Sat, 08/27/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 TP Paper The Soul Sensations 04:09 Street Sounds From The Bay Area: Music City Funk & Soul Grooves 1971-75 2016/8/26 22:01:47 2 Hope In A Hopeless World Pops Staples 04:26 F... Read more

Second Line Seaon: Valley of Silent Men

Fri, 08/26/16

5 things to know for 8/26-9/1

Thu, 08/25/16
1) People throughout southern Louisiana are beginning to rebuild their lives after unexpected heavy flooding inundated the region last week. If you want to help, or are looking for resources to help yourself, family, or friends, check out our Flood Relief: What You Can Do p... Read more

Meet our new Sunday & Monday show hosts

Thu, 08/25/16
Happy to announce our new Sunday and Monday show hosts! Though they're in new slots, you'll likely recognize their names and voices as all are longtime WWOZ volunteers and have hosted or subbed for other shows for years. The Minister of Swing moves The Hep Cat's Ball from l... Read more

WWOZ Busker Blog

Wed, 08/24/16

New music spotlight: Leyla McCalla

Tue, 08/23/16
Leyla McCalla is a Haitian-American who sings in French, Haitian Creole, and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo, and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk, her music is at once earthy, elegant, sou... Read more

Flood Relief: What You Can Do

Mon, 08/22/16
Authored by David Stafford
Tens of thousands in southern Louisiana are starting to rebuild their lives after the devastating flooding that hit Baton Rouge and surrounding areas earlier this month. Here are a number of ways you can help, via nola.com Local artists are teaming up and donating 100% of ... Read more

Tipitina's Foundation Internship Program auditions Saturday

Mon, 08/22/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Auditions for students interested in joining the 2016-17 Tipitina's Internship Program will be held on Saturday, August 27 between 12p and 3p. Students must schedule an audition in advance by submitting a request online at http://tipitinasfoundation.org/TIP2016  or by calli... Read more

June Yamagishi Playing With The Legendary Japanese Guitarist Takeshi Terauchi

Sun, 08/21/16
In this video, New Orleans resident and Japanese native son, June Yamagishi is playing next to the guitar legend of one generation ago - "Terry" Terauchi.   Terauchi is no stranger to New Orleans, he also played the New Orleans World's Fair.   A couple reference pieces to ... Read more

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