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Video: Zachary Richard at WWOZ

Mon, 06/18/18
A highlight from Zachary Richard's appearance at WWOZ on April 13, 2018. He described this song as "a classic European ballad in which a young girl dies. If you wanted to have a hit in the 1600s, you would have this young girl and a solider who would go off into the war, co... Read more

Professor Longhair

Mon, 06/18/18
  Talking about Professor Longhair and the music he made, is almost like talking about the creation of a small part of the universe.  A man who combined styles of music in such a way as to give musicians something to think about as they have to now reinvent their style to ... Read more

Anthony Bourdain visits Tee-Eva's

Sat, 06/16/18
The culinary world took two blows last week with the deaths of Anthony Bourdain and New Orleans' own Tee-Eva. Two of the world's finest cooks, of course, crossed paths on Bourdain's TV show years ago. Below, check out his visit to Tee-Eva's Creole Soul Food in 2002. She dan... Read more

Interview: Cinnamon Black of Treme Million Dollar Baby Dolls

Sat, 06/16/18
WWOZ's Action Jackson sat down with Cinnamon Black of the Treme Million Dollar Baby Dolls to discuss the Baby Doll tradition, the differences between Mardi Gras and Carnival, Baby Dolls in other parts of the Caribbean, Uncle Lionel's days as a Baby Doll, and much more. Hear... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/15/18

Sat, 06/16/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     morning after     Willie mitchell     02:13     Its dance time 2     It's a Cold, Cold World     Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens     03:20     Cold World 3     This Is Not a Dream     Willie Wright     06:24     This Is Not a Dream 4     Sho Nuff You Can (You Can Co... Read more

5 things to know for 6/15 - 6/21

Fri, 06/15/18
1) Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there-- it's your day on Sunday and there's plenty to do! Perfect Gentlemen will be stepping out at 3p for their annual Father's Day Second Line Parade. The New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, and the Louisiana ... Read more

Clifton Chenier's Zydeco Road: Tricentennial Music Moment

Thu, 06/14/18
Clifton Chenier recorded over two dozen zydeco albums, toured the world, performed at nearly every Jazz Fest in New Orleans, won Grammys, and more. All because he took a chance and decided to get in that rickety old car with his band in 1954. Read more

Another day at the John Hartford Memorial Festival with Ol' Man River

Wed, 06/13/18
Authored by Ol' Man River
    It's Friday and my third day but officially  the second day of the 8th annual John Hartford Memorial Festival and we survived tropical storm Alberto yesterday but this mornings forecast is calling for some heavy thunderstorms and then clearing out by this afternoon. I d... Read more

Video: Leyla McCalla & Helen Gillet 'Girls'

Tue, 06/12/18
A highlight from the winter-- Leyla McCalla and Helen Gillet joined us in the studio and performed 'Girls' off of Leyla's Langston Hughes tribute album. Read more

Photos from the 2017-18 Second Line Season

Tue, 06/12/18
New WWOZ volunteer photographer Jamell Tate was on the scene to capture some highlights from the 2017-18 Second Line season. Check them out below or see them all in one click.  And it's not over yet-- Perfect Gentlemen will step out on Father's Day and Uptown Swingers will... Read more

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