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NPR's 2018 Tiny Desk Contest open

Sat, 02/24/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Can we make it two? Last year, New Orleans' own Tank & the Bangas won NPR's big Tiny Desk Contest and we know there's another New Orleans artist out there with the moxie and desire to win this year!  The contest is open to unsigned musicians from all genres. In order to app... Read more

Festival International de Louisiane 2018 lineup

Sat, 02/24/18
Festival International de Louisiane announced their 2018 lineup yesterday. This year's roster includes talent from more than 20 countries and regions, featuring local Louisiana artists alongside international musicians. The festival will take place April 25-29 in Lafayette.... Read more

Video: Z2 at WWOZ

Sat, 02/24/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
We welcomed local pianist Z2 on the Wednesday edition of the New Orleans Music Show this week. Check out the performance below!  Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 02/23/18

Sat, 02/24/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Mack The Knife     Bobby Emmons     02:13     Name Of The Game:Hi Records 2     That Lucky Old Sun     SOLOMON BURKE     03:00     Proud Mary 3     Spirit In The Sky     Dorothy Morrison     03:36     Brand New Day (Buddah LP) 4     One Scotch One Bourbon One Beer    ... Read more

Champion Jack Dupree in 1969

Fri, 02/23/18
Champion Jack Dupree is in fine form in this set recorded in 1969. These 27 minutes are part of a longer performance. For more, be sure to check out the links at the bottom.  Read more

5 things to know for 2/23 - 3/1

Fri, 02/23/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Live broadcasts coming up! On Tuesday, February 27, the students from KIPP Believe Jazz Band will come to WWOZ for the February edition of School Groove. Hear these talented young people around noon. And on Wednesday, February 28, we'll be welcoming Rebirth Brass Band in... Read more

Happy birthday, Ernie K-Doe

Thu, 02/22/18
Remembering the late, great Ernie K-Doe on his birthday! He would've been 85 today. Burn K-Doe Burn!!! Listen to a clip from his 1980s WWOZ show below.  Read more

Playlist thoughts

Wed, 02/21/18
Authored by Murf Reeves
        I am struggling.  I've been struggling for a good while.  I'm pretty sure we all struggle at points in life.  The speedbumps that motivate us to do better.  My struggle has been with the job, career path and real fulfillment, and I have been seeking, researching, ... Read more

'Buckjumping' trailer

Wed, 02/21/18
Buckjumping is a feature-length documentary about dance traditions in New Orleans, observing both their contemporary expression and abiding significance. The film follows eight dancing communities as they demonstrate ownership of the streets of New Orleans, commemorate thei... Read more

Video: Bonerama 'Mr. Okra'

Tue, 02/20/18
Bonerama's tribute to Arthur J. Robinson, better known as ubiquitous produce vendor Mr. Okra (1944-2018). The band gave him a writing credit, as they used his words in the lyric. This was recorded during WWOZ's membership drive in October 2017. Read more

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