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Revelation #2 from the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival--Lionel Louéké and Trio

Tue, 02/11/14
Authored by Maryse Déjean
In Part Two of our piece about Lionel Loue'ke' and his Trio at the 2014 Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, we get three treats. First, the Trio with Michael Olatuja on electric bass and John Davis on drums takes off on an improvisation in which Lionel digs deep into... Read more

Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, "Carnival Time" & "Mardi Gras Strut"

Tue, 02/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
Three weeks from Fat Tuesday and counting. Here's Al "Carnival Time" Johnson at his 2007 Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame induction performance in Mandeville, performaning clips from his classic "Carnival Time" and the more recent"Mardi Gras Strut". And FWIW: while the giant wa... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Little Freddie King & The B3 Summit"

Tue, 02/11/14
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we listen to the one and only Little Freddie King, as he plays songs about chickens, foxes, and being stood up at the bus station. We also meet up with him at his home in the Musicians Village to hear about jumping trains, fixing cars, and working on... Read more

Year of the Horse

Mon, 02/10/14
Authored by Christy
February 7, 2014: The village of Versailles in New Orleans East rings in the lunar Vietnamese New Year with a spectacular three-day festival featuring dragon dances, Vietnamese cuisine, customary games, folk music and dance. Check out these scenes from Friday's opening cere... Read more

Recipe: King Cake with Cream Cheese Cinnamon Filling

Sun, 02/09/14
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Here in New Orleans we know how to incorporate food into just about anything and Mardi Gras is surely no exception. Dressed up in green, yellow, and purple, King Cakes not only are a tasty tradition, they symbolize the history of Mardi Gras, the Twelfth Night celebrations, and... Read more

Chubby Carrier, "Zydeco Junkie"

Sun, 02/09/14
Authored by David Stafford
"I want it, I want it! I need it, I need it!" Here's WWOZ Cookbook contributor Roy "Chubby" Carrier of Church Point in Acadia Parish, with "Zydeco Junkie", the title song from his 2010 Grammy-winning album.     Carrier is a third generation of zydeco artist. He learned acco... Read more

Soul Rebels Brass Band and WWOZ's Soul Sister Represent NOLA in 'Finding the Funk" Documentary

Thu, 02/06/14
Authored by Soul Sister
On February 4, 2014, the VH1 cable network aired the television premiere of Nelson George's Finding the Funk documentary, which has been making the film fest circuit since its 2013 release. The televised version of the film, edited down to 62 minutes from the longer directo... Read more

Joseph S Clark Brass Band

Thu, 02/06/14
Joseph S Clark Brass Band on Cuttin' Class. Read more

The Wynton Marsalis Septet Plays Thelonious Monk Live

Thu, 02/06/14
Authored by David Stafford
The Wynton Marsalis Septet delivers a 16-minute set of Thelonious Monk songs, "Bright Mississippi" and "For Brake's Sake" among them, recorded live at the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht (Holland) on November 4, 1994. The (incredible, amazing) lineup: Wytnon Marsalis ... Read more

Revelation #1 from the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival--Lionel Louéké and Trio

Wed, 02/05/14
Authored by Maryse Déjean
Today begins the first of several reports by Maryse Dejean and Don Paul from their visit to the 2014 Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival, January 18 to January 25. Coming soon: the guitarist and composer Lionel Louéké', born in Benin, west Africa, and recent collabor... Read more

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