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Happy Pride, New Orleans!

Mon, 06/14/21
New Orleans homes are dressed for Pride Month! Check out these wonderfully creative house floats that commemorate and celebrate the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Read more

World Journey

Sat, 06/12/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 An tan mango Ti-Coca & Wanga-Nègès 03:30 Haiti Colibri 2021/6/12 15:54:37 2 cumbia de luna el combo loco 02:45 the afrosound of colombia vol. 2 2021/6/12 16:00:55 3 Dénikeleni - Aicha Koné 04:13 African Pearls: Cote D'ivoire - West African Crossroads 2021/6/12 16:03:56 4 L... Read more

Rhythm Room 06/11/21

Sat, 06/12/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Jellybread Booker T. & The MG's 02:31 Soul Dressing 2 You Are Michelle David & The Gospel Sessions 04:07 2020 - The Gospel Sessions Vol. 4 3 I'm Gonna Get There Creative Source 02:24 Migration 4 Top Ten Gregory Isaacs 03:24 Cool Ruler Come Again 5 Ready Or Not Here I Come (... Read more

Video: George Porter, Jr. back at the Maple Leaf

Fri, 06/11/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
George Porter, Jr. has long held court with his trio on Monday nights at the Maple Leaf Bar. More than 14 months of Monday night silence was broken on June 7, 2021. The band performed two sets, with plans for many more to come each Monday in 2021! Read more

2021 Satchmo SummerFest lineup announced

Thu, 06/10/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Satchmo SummerFest is returning as a live, in-person event July 31-August 1 at the New Orleans Jazz Museum! The young musicians of the Roots of Music will usher in the celebration with a special block party performance Saturday morning. On Sunday, Kermit Ruffins will close... Read more

Video: Outdoor Concerts in New Orleans, Spring 2021

Wed, 06/09/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
More from a beautiful New Orleans spring! This is a small taste of a few more of the outdoor concerts that have happened throughout the city over the last few months. Musicians featured in this video include Aaron Fletcher, Jesse McBride, Lieff Kapilian, Pat Casey, Judith O... Read more

Rhythm Room 06/04/21

Sat, 06/05/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Hot Fun in the Summertime Freddy Robinson 02:56 Hot Fun in the Summertime 2 Just A Little More Faith The Chambers Brothers 02:26 Soulful Gospel-Vocal Groups 1 3 You Got To Serve Somebody Pops Staples 04:38 Father Father 4 That's How Strong My Love Is Candi Staton 03:26 Cand... Read more

Video: Tuba Skinny at the Tigermen Den

Wed, 06/02/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's been a beautiful spring for outdoor music in New Orleans! Here's Tuba Skinny performing outside The Tigermen Den in the Bywater on April 25, 2021. See more from WWOZ video on our YouTube channel! Read more

Interview: Ed Buckner of Original Big Seven

Tue, 06/01/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Original Big Seven President Ed Buckner talks to Action Jackson about the impact of gun violence on New Orleans' women, the immense importance of the Covid vaccine, transparency from the city government, and more. Hear it all in the pl... Read more

George Porter, Jr., new from Dr. John/Ivan Neville/Donald Harrison, and more today on NOMS

Mon, 05/31/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
George Porter, Jr. will be joining us on the New Orleans Music Show today around 12:30pm CT! Host Murf Reeves will talk to him about his new album and go through it, track-by-track. And at noon, hear an interview with Mark Johnson, the founder of Playing For Change! Their ... Read more

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