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Mardi Gras song profile: 'Do Watcha Wanna'

Sun, 02/26/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into Rebirth Brass Band's most popular tune, 'Do Watcha Wanna,' with backstories from founding members Kermit Ruffins and Phil Frazier.  "All the neighborhood cats us... Read more

World Journey "Road March" 2017

Sat, 02/25/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    One Family (Antilles Riddim)    Alternative Quartet    04:01     2    High Mas    David Rudder    05:15    Soca 98 3    Gren-N Lamou    Marce' Et Tumpak    05:49    Zouk Chouv (Guad.) 4    Canto da Ema / All On a Mardi Gras Day (Featuring Cha Wa)    Nation Beat    04:4... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist Carnival 2017

Sat, 02/25/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Iko Iko    Zap Mama    02:45    Mission Impossible 2    lil tipa-tina    the five swans    01:50    the music city story 3    Boogaloo_Mardi_Gras_Pt2    bobby willams    02:29    45 4    no no we eh goin home    Tambu    05:31     5    I Don't Wanna Go    The Spirit Of F... Read more

St. Joseph's Night and Super Sunday 2017

Fri, 02/24/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
"The legendary Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans can be seen in all their splendor on Fat Tuesday, the one day of the year they're allowed to run wild in the streets from dawn to dark. But there's another Crescent City holiday, celebrated every March 19th, that brings the I... Read more

Mardi Gras song profile: 'Indian Red'

Fri, 02/24/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into the Mardi Gras Indian classic, 'Indian Red,' a song with a storied history and a footnote as being one of the first Mardi Gras Indian recordings. In 1976, Big Chi... Read more

5 things to know for 2/24-3/2

Fri, 02/24/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Let the good times roll; it's Mardi Gras time!!!! Tons of parades and raucous action to come between now and Tuesday. WWOZ is also spinning plenty of Mardi Gras music so tune in! Check out our recent Mardi Gras Indian coverage, as well.  2) WWOZ's video team is hitting ... Read more

Mardi Gras song profile: 'Handa Wanda'

Thu, 02/23/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into Wilson 'Willie Tee' Turbinton's and Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias song 'Handa Wanda' through conversations with the men, now both deceased. In 1969,... Read more

Mardi Gras Song Profile: 'New Suit'

Wed, 02/22/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into Wilson 'Willie Tee' Turbinton's and Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias' song 'New Suit' through conversations with the writers, now both deceased. The men... Read more

Photo highlights from Mardi Gras 2017

Wed, 02/22/17
Parades have rolled and there are plenty more to come! Check out these photo highlights from 'tit Rex, Krewe du Vieux, and krewedelusion 2017. We'll share more as we get them! Read more

Ernie K-Doe w/Allen Toussaint & friends

Wed, 02/22/17
There is none other! Ernie K-Doe joins Allen Toussaint and friends onstage in 1992 for 'A Certain Girl,' 'T'Ain't It The Truth,' and 'Mother-In-Law.' All three of these songs were penned by Toussaint and performed by K-Doe at one point in his career or another, the most fam... Read more

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