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Video: Piano Night 2015, 2016, 2020

Sun, 05/31/20
Here's a special treat for you! Fresh from the WWOZ Video archives, performances from WWOZ Piano Nights 2015 and 2016, plus our most recent and unusual Piano Night ever-- #StayHome Piano Night 2020. On this playlist, see performances from Monty Alexander, Robert Glasper, Je... Read more

34th Annual Creole Tomato Festival (To-Go): June 13-14

Sun, 05/31/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 34th annual Creole Tomato Festival will look different than other years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, it's happening and we're happy to share this news from the French Market! Join them Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14 to celebrate and eat at home. Takeout, f... Read more

Interview: Roger Lewis

Sat, 05/30/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Dirty Dozen Brass Band leader Roger Lewis talks to Action Jackson about how he started playing music, the many musical legends he's performed with, how New Orleans music is received around the world, and much more. Listen in: Read more

Rhythm Room 05/29/20

Fri, 05/29/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Super Bad Kashmere Stage Band 01:50 Thunder Soul (Kram LP-103) 2 That's Alright Ranky Tanky 03:22 Ranky Tanky 3 Time is winding up Dorothy Norwood 03:09 SuperFunk's Mission Impossible 4 Since I Lost My Baby The Tamlins 03:00 Red Rose 5 Sho Nuff You Can (You Can Count on Me) ... Read more

WWOZ awarded Louisiana Culture Cares Fund Grant

Thu, 05/28/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
We are happy to share that WWOZ is one of the recipients of a Louisiana Culture Cares Fund Grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. The Louisiana Culture Cares Fund was established by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the Helis Foundation, and the Na... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/22/20

Fri, 05/22/20
2 The X-sorcist The Devils 03:23 3 Wade In The Water Mavis Staples & Lucky Peterson 03:48 Spirituals & Gospel 4 The Ghetto (Live) Ruthie Foster 05:10 Live at the Paramount 5 Don't Set Me Back Diamond Joe 02:25 Moanin' & Screamin' 6 hooray festival roman stewart 02:43 trojan re... Read more

Interview: Christie Jourdain of Original Pinettes Brass Band

Thu, 05/21/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Original Pinettes Brass Band leader Christie Jourdain talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how the all-female band was originally received by other musicians, the competition that earned them respect, how the pandemic is impacting musi... Read more

YouTube premiere of WWOZ's 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas'

Thu, 05/21/20
Check out our YouTube page (or just watch below) this Sunday, May 24 at 7pm as we host the YouTube premiere of 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas'! We've added some bonus interview footage at the end.  'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas' was created as an in-depth profile of the excitin... Read more

Aurora Nealand: Letters From The Porch

Wed, 05/20/20
New Orleanians' creativity and support for each other is still in high gear throughout this pandemic. One new effort is Letters From The Porch, a series of videos in which musicians and performers offer their gifts in gratitude to the medical community. Artists perform on ... Read more

Greek Festing In Place: Sat. 12-2pm

Tue, 05/19/20
LISTEN LIVE! This weekend would have been the 47th annual New Orleans Greek Festival on Bayou St. John. It's a Memorial Day weekend tradition put on by the Holy Trinity Community. Since the Greek Festival cannot go on as planned, WWOZ would like to invite you to "Greek Fe... Read more

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