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Ivan Neville at Congo Square

Tue, 03/14/17
Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, returns to Armstrong Park this weekend. This is the 10th annual presentation of this deeply meaningful and vibrant (and free!) festival that celebrates the many traditions that trace bac... Read more

New music spotlight: WWOZ CD #45

Tue, 03/14/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Every year, WWOZ releases a new CD, capturing some of the best sounds of New Orleans and what we’ve been up to the past few months. This spring is no different with the release of CD #45, Back In the House. Back In the House is something special, filled with some exhilarati... Read more

Lots of live music coming your way

Mon, 03/13/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The WWOZ Spring Pledge Drive starts Tuesday, March 14 and runs through Friday, March 24! Pledge drives are always some of our best programming of the year as we have multiple live performances in the studio each day-- more than any other station in the country. And now, tha... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian battle

Mon, 03/13/17
Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, returns to Armstrong Park this weekend. This is the 10th annual presentation of this deeply meaningful and vibrant (and free!) festival that celebrates the many traditions that trace bac... Read more

Block Party Playlist 03/11/17

Sat, 03/11/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Tomahawk    Speedometer    03:11    Downtown Funk 74 2    Black Balloons    Syl Johnson    02:42    Is It Because I'm Black? 3    The Queen Of Starting Over    Beverley Knight    03:48    Music City Soul 4    Street Life    Black Roots    03:33    Ghetto Feel 5    broth... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 03/10/17

Sat, 03/11/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Black Side    The M.G.s    03:58    The M.G.s 2    Brand New Day    Esther Phillips    04:18    The Best of Esther Phillips (1962-1970) Disc 2 3    Many Roads To Travel    Wilson Pickett    06:29    Mo' Southern Soul, Vol. 9: Southern Man 4    Before The Next Teardop Fa... Read more

Chakra Dance Theatre at Congo Square Rhythms Fest

Fri, 03/10/17
Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, returns to Armstrong Park March 18-19, 2017. This is the 10th annual presentation of this deeply meaningful and vibrant (and free!) festival that celebrates the many traditions that trac... Read more

5 things to know for 3/10-3/16

Fri, 03/10/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) May the luck of the Irish be with us all this weekend as Louisiana's Irish population gears up for St. Patrick's Day and associated revelry. Lafayette is hosting the Celtic Bayou Fest on Friday and Saturday. In New Orleans, The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade will... Read more

One Love Brass Band 'Boomer' at Congo Square Rhythms Fest

Thu, 03/09/17
Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, returns to Armstrong Park March 18-19, 2017. This is the 10th annual presentation of this deeply meaningful and vibrant (and free!) festival that celebrates the many traditions that trac... Read more

2017 Congo Square Rhythms Festival

Wed, 03/08/17
Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, returns to Armstrong Park March 18-19, 2017. This is the 10th annual presentation of this deeply meaningful and vibrant (and free!) festival that celebrates the many traditions that trac... Read more

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