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Rhythm Room Playlist 02/09/18

Sat, 02/10/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Mardis Gras Mambo     Reverend Organdrum     02:44     Hi-Fi Stereo 2     lil tipa-tina     the five swans     01:50     the music city story 3     Carnival Time Featuring Al"Carnival Time" Johnson     Galactic     03:16     Carivale Electricos 4     Liza Jane (Featur... Read more

Video: Northside Skull & Bone Gang

Fri, 02/09/18
The Skull & Bones tradition honors African ancestral spirits and the dead, inviting them to take a walk on Mardi Gras morning. It’s a way for people to connect and give tribute to the family spirits that came before them. Each year, Skull & Bones reminds us all to enjoy lif... Read more

5 things to know for 2/9 - 2/15

Thu, 02/08/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!! 1) It's Mardi Gras, y'all!!! We've got all the sounds of Carnival on our airwaves over the next few days. Listen in!  2) Throw me something, mister! We've got your parade schedule right here: Friday, Feb. 9 11:30a Krewe of Bosom Buddies (French Quarter)... Read more

Skull & Bones Gang in the Street: Tricentennial Music Moment

Wed, 02/07/18
Early on Mardi Gras Day, the very first thing you may hear is drumming and chanting. In the dimness of the light you may see skeletons walking down your street. It’s the Skull & Bone Gang, reminding you just how short your time may be. Read more

Inside the Krewe of Red Beans

Mon, 02/05/18
The Red Beans Parade is rolling again this Lundi Gras! Check out the story behind this unique krewe and all the hard work they put into their red bean finery and accessories every year. Paying homage to one of the best traditional New Orleans dishes!  Read more

Video: Muses 2017

Sun, 02/04/18
Krewe of Muses rolls Uptown on Thursday! WWOZ's video team was on the route last year and captured some of these highlights from the shoe-throwing ladies. We've got the whole 2018 parade schedule (within New Orleans city limits) here.  Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 02/02/18

Sat, 02/03/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Last Time (Triumph Riddim, Precision) "2015 Soca"     Alternative Quartet     03:12      2     Shout It Out     Roy Tyler & New Directions     04:40     Three Way Calling 3     People Never Give Up     Curtis Mayfield     05:51     Something To Believe In 4     The Wi... Read more

Louis Armstrong returns as Zulu King: Tricentennial Music Moment

Fri, 02/02/18
"I have traveled all over the world and no place I've ever been could remove the thought in my head that someday I will be the King of the Zulus," Louis Armstrong said. Read more

5 things to know for 2/2 - 2/8

Fri, 02/02/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Parade time! Cork, Oshun, and Cleopatra are on Friday Uptown. Pontchartrain, Choctaw, Freret, Sparta, Pygmalion, 'tit Rex, Chewbacchus, and Mystic Knights of Adonis are on Saturday. Femme Fatale, Carrollton, King Arthur and Merlin, All, and Barkus are on Sunday. Druids a... Read more

Professor Longhair, Dr. John, The Meters: 'Big Chief'

Thu, 02/01/18
The legendary Dr.John, Professor Longhair, Earl King and The Meters perform Big Chief in live grand finale of "Dr. John's New Orleans Swamp" on PBS Soundstage in 1974, Chicago. Read more

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