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Rhythm Room 01/15/22

Sat, 01/15/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 West Island The Invisible Session 03:50 echoes of africa 2 Hole In My Pocket Ruthie Foster 04:42 Runaway Soul 3 Bridges Instead Of Walls Staple Singers 04:01 Be What You Are 4 Top Ten Gregory Isaacs 03:24 Cool Ruler Come Again 5 Roots Of Love (Bonus Alternative Mixes) Quiet ... Read more

Danny Barker Week on WWOZ

Sun, 01/09/22
Danny Barker was one of the most important New Orleans musicians in the 20th century.  In addition to being a banjoist and guitarist, songwriter, bandleader, sideman, and legendary raconteur, he was a music educator who trained a new generation of young musicians who went o... Read more

Rhythm Room 01/07/21 Favorite Tracks 2021 +

Sat, 01/08/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Magnetic Monster Outer Space 03:14 2 Helping Hand (feat. Johnny Trama, The B3 Kings & Jesse Dee) Vintage League Music 04:46 Family Album, Vol. 1 3 Living in the Last Days Elizabeth King 03:09 Living in the Last Days 4 Reach Out Durand Jones & The Indications 04:19 Private S... Read more

Be Gone, Foul Plague!

Fri, 01/07/22
January 6 was the beginning of the 2022 Carnival season in New Orleans and also the 610th birthday of Joan of Arc. Last year, Jeanne d'Arc parade in the French Quarter was canceled but this year, the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc held their annual procession, and Joan's sword was b... Read more

2022 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Tue, 01/04/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Mardi Gras season is finally upon us again! Here's the parade schedule for 2022 (subject to change; please email carrie@wwoz.org with updates or corrections): Thursday, January 6 7pm Joan of Arc - French Quarter 7pm Phunny Phorty Phellows - St. Charles streetcar route ... Read more

Video: Gabrielle Cavassa at Jazz & Heritage Center

Mon, 01/03/22
Gabrielle Cavassa performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, December 11, 2021 as part of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's fall concert series! Check out her full set in the player below. Read more

Video: New Orleans Jazz Vipers at Jazz & Heritage Center

Mon, 01/03/22
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, December 4, 2021 as part of the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's fall concert series! Check out their full set in the player below. Read more

Rhythm Room 12/31/21 Happy New Year

Sat, 01/01/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 these boots are made for walkin' ozzie torrens and his exciting orchestra 02:33 boogaloo in apartment 41 (mono) 2 Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S.) Edwin Starr 02:23 Soul Master 3 Doing Our Ting Dave And Ansel Collins 03:02 Rare Funk Vol. 11-Creole Funk 4 Uhh (part 1 & 2) Dyke & t... Read more

Rhythm Room 12/24/21

Sat, 12/25/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Here Comes Santa Claus Byron Lee & The Dragonaires 02:17 Christmas Party Time In The Tropics 2 I Remember, I Believe LIZZ WRIGHT 05:31 Fellowship 3 Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas The Staple Singers 02:25 Let's Make Christmas Mean Something! Volume II: More Soulful Yul... Read more

Big Nine Second Line recap

Tue, 12/21/21
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