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King Cake for Everyone!

Tue, 01/23/18
Are you one of those people who just can't seem to get enough King Cake? Eating King Cake ice cream after a day at King Cake Fest leave you wanting even more? If so, chill out: there are any number of ways to get more King Cake into your life this carnival season. For inst... Read more

Video: Haruka Kikuchi at WWOZ

Sun, 01/21/18
One of the best parts of our membership drives is the plethora of live music we have in the studio. Take a look back at Haruka Kikuchi's performance at WWOZ last October, one of forty performances we had in an 11-day span! Haruka is a New Orleans trombonist by way of Tokyo.... Read more

Watch the WWOZ documentary 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas'

Sat, 01/20/18
We hosted two worldwide viewing parties on our Facebook page over the weekend! If you missed the party but still want to check out 'Closeup: Tank and the Bangas,' here's your chance.  This WWOZ documentary is in-depth profile of the exciting New Orleans band Tank and the B... Read more

WWOZ wins 'Best Radio Station' in OffBeat Magazine Readers' Poll

Sat, 01/20/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
We're pleased to accept the Award for "Best Radio Station" from OffBeat Magazine's 2017 Best of the Beat Awards! The Best of the Beat Awards celebrates the year’s best musicians, albums, music videos, songs and more. The Best of the Beat Awards will be held January 25, 2018... Read more

Funky Butt Hall: Tricentennial Music Moment

Sat, 01/20/18
In the middle of New Orleans, there’s a green space on Perdido Street, beside Duncan Plaza. No marker, just some parked cars. But about a hundred years ago, it was the site of one of the most important moments in jazz history. Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/21/18

Sat, 01/20/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Get Up (Or Get Out)     Bloodstone     03:26     I Need Time 2     Sermon     Bobbie Gentry     02:37     The Delta Sweete - Local Gentry 3     Magnificent Sanctuary Band     Donny Hathaway     04:26     Donny Hathaway (Self Titled) 4     I Almost Lost My Mind     Ivo... Read more

5 things to know for 1/19 - 1/25

Thu, 01/18/18
1) Join us Friday night or Saturday afternoon for the worldwide viewing parties of 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas.' This WWOZ documentary is in-depth profile of the exciting New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas as they surge to national prominence. The film pulses with fiery p... Read more

Rick Hall

Thu, 01/18/18
  Bring the Soul!! (this is the Spotify link to a playlist featuring songs recorded at Fame Studios!)   The UK newspaper The Guardian summarized Fame Studio founder Rick Hall's career with these wo... Read more

Music Bringing People together

Wed, 01/17/18
    TRUTH, RACIAL HARMONY & TRANSFORMATION      Tuesday night was an exceptional night of music and unity.  The Truth, Racial, Healing, and Transformation movement sponsored a National Day of Racial Healing across the country.  Here in New Orleans, The Ashe Cultural Cent... Read more

Charity Hospital: Tricentennial Music Moment

Mon, 01/15/18
Charity Hospital: "Where The Unusual Occurs and Miracles Happen" In 1735, soon after New Orleans was founded, a dying French merchant named Jean Louis established an endowment in the city for what became the legendary Charity Hospital. Charity opened its doors at Chartres a... Read more

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