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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

Rhythm Room 05/28/21

Sat, 05/29/21
1 Magnetic Monster Outer Space 03:14 2 Around God's Throne Marion Williams 04:29 The New Message 3 Ms. Martha Curtis Mayfield 04:24 New World Order 4 Hello Stranger Brown Sugar 03:28 I'm In Love With A Dreadlocks: Brown Sugar And The Birth Of Lovers Rock 1977-80 5 You Got A L... Read more

Video: Hurray for the Riff Raff at Domino Sound, May 2021

Sat, 05/29/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ video has been out this month and we're sharing highlights from some of the outdoor performances we've captured around New Orleans over the last few weeks. This is Alynda Mariposa Segarra (Hurray for the Riff Raff) performing a rare solo show live at Domino Sound Recor... Read more

Greek music with Cousin Dimitri, Saturday 4-6pm

Sat, 05/29/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Opa! This weekend would have been the 48th annual New Orleans Greek Festival on Bayou St. John. It's a Memorial Day weekend tradition put on by the Holy Trinity Community. WWOZ's Cousin Dimitri will be spinning a special tribute on the air during the "World Journey" show, ... Read more

Second lines return to New Orleans

Fri, 05/28/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Second line parades are allowed in New Orleans again as of Friday, May 28! As New Orleans continues to ease its coronavirus-related restrictions with more caution than the ones set for the state of Louisiana as a whole, many expected parades to not return until August-- or ... Read more

Interview: NOLA Shorty 2021

Tue, 05/25/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Grand Marshall Nola Shorty talks to Action Jackson about how the pandemic has impacted her, what it takes to dance for four hours, what she hopes to see in the culture when the pandemic ends, and more! Hear it all in the player below: Read more

Playlist: Soul Power w/Soul Sister 05/22/21

Mon, 05/24/21
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, May 22, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT Listen (archived show available May 22 - June 5): "Bold Soul Sister" - Ike & Tina Turner, 1970 "Are You Ready for the Weekend" - Magnum... Read more

Soul Power w/Soul Sister 05/15/21

Mon, 05/24/21
Playlist: Soul Power with the Soul Sister Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:00-10:00pm CDT Listen (archived show available May 15 - May 29): "Bold Soul Sister" - Ike & Tina Turner, 1970 "Make Up Your Mind" - Seawind, 1976 "Clo... Read more

Happy 80th birthday, Bob Dylan

Mon, 05/24/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Happy 80th birthday to Bob Dylan! In early 1989, he recorded his album "Oh Mercy" in New Orleans with producer Daniel Lanois -- and he became a WWOZ fan. From his autobiography, Chronicles, Vol. 1: "At the house on Audubon Place the radio was always on in the kitchen and ... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/21/21

Sat, 05/22/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Wishbone The Bamboos 03:14 2 Nightflyer Allison Russell 04:56 Outside Child 3 Ring The Bell Shurwayne Winchester x DNyce 03:09 TT 2021 4 Taking It Back Michelle David & the Gospel Sessions 03:18 5 Soon Come Peter Tosh 02:17 Best of Beverley's records 6 Loving You Is Sweeter ... Read more

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