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Rhythm Room 08/28/20

Sat, 08/29/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Bite The Bullet Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra 02:54 Bite The Bullet 2 B2 - SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD.mp3 CLARENCE SMITH 05:16 WHATEVER HAPPENED TO LOVE 3 City In The Sky Staple Singers 03:45 Ultimate Staple Singers: A Family Affair 2 4 Now That I'm Gone (When A... Read more

In Memoriam: Big Queen Kim "Cutie" Boutte

Sun, 08/23/20
Scenes from Big Queen Kim "Cutie" Boutte's funeral service on August 22, 2020 in New Orleans. She became an ancestor on August 11, 2020, at age 55, after being caught by stray gunfire from a shooting during a funeral repass. Kim was an honored Big Queen of The Spirit of FiY... Read more

Interview: Robert Starks of Original Big Nine

Sun, 08/23/20
COVID-19 has impacted the New Orleans cultural communities deeply. This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Robert Starks, business manager of the Big Nine Social and Pleasure Club, and his wife, Belida. Starks tested positive for coronav... Read more

Rhythm Room 08/21/20

Sat, 08/22/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Skin It Back [Part 1]     Tommy Bush     03:03     (Cal State Music 3204) 2     king of kings (aka king of glory)     dennis alcapone     03:13     guns don't argue cd1 3     Big Boat Ride [#]     Dorothy Norwood     04:11     Come Back Strong: Hotlanta Soul Vol 4 4  ... Read more

Rev. John Wilkins 'Trouble'

Fri, 08/21/20
Check out a preview from Reverend John Wilkins' new album, Trouble, due out September 18 on Goner Records. Pre-order it here now. DJ Swamp Boogie will also be premiering more tracks from the album on his show Thursdays, 7-10pm. Read more

Interview: Ezell Hines, president of Uptown Swingers

Wed, 08/19/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, WWOZ's Action Jackson gets on the phone with Ezell Hines, president of Uptown Swingers, to talk about how the group got its name, how parades have changed over the years, why groups should work together to keep the second line culture ... Read more

Video: Telephone Grooves

Tue, 08/18/20
Here's something new from WWOZ video: Telephone Grooves, a game of musical telephone! While artists and audiences struggle with not being able to work, perform, and create together in person, we enlisted eight artists across New Orleans to collaborate in a new but socially... Read more

Screen 'One Note At A Time' film from home

Sat, 08/15/20
As New Orleanians and, this time, the world, battle another disaster, viewers have the opportunity to screen One Note At A Time from home on August 29 and 30 in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the federal flood.  The film was filmed over the ... Read more

Heritage School of Music auditions open for 2020-21

Sat, 08/15/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 Heritage School of Music! Students ages 8-17 with at least one year of experience on their instrument are invited to audition. To learn more about the Heritage School of Music, click here. This fall, all Heritage School of Music a... Read more

Rhythm Room 08/14/20

Sat, 08/15/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Evergreen Booker T 06:49 Evergreen 2 Keep on Pushing Mavis Staples 03:40 I Believe to My Soul - Session 01 3 Let It Shine Al Green 03:18 The Immortal Soul of Al Green - (Disc 4)=P&K 4 Livin' in Fear The Bagdads 02:54 Best Of 5 John Crow Skank Derrick Morgan 02:29 Straighten ... Read more

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