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Joan of Arc Parade 2018

Thu, 01/11/18
Twelfth Night revelers with Joan of Arc rolled on January 6 and WWOZ was on the scene. Check out these highlights from this year's parade. Read more

Video: Detroit Brooks, Seva Venet, Harry Sterling, Herlin Riley, and Leroy Jones

Wed, 01/10/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
It was a very good start to the afternoon today as Detroit Brooks, Seva Venet, Harry Sterling, Herlin Riley, and Leroy Jones joined host Derrick Freeman for a performance and chat about the 2018 Danny Barker Fest. Check out their performance below. Read more

Danny Barker: Tricentennial Music Moment

Wed, 01/10/18
Danny Barker is one of the great icons of New Orleans. He was a guitarist and banjoist, historian, composer, bandleader, sideman, teacher, mentor, and much more. There's so much to say about Danny Barker that it's easy to forget his actual music... Read more

Bring Your Dancing Shoes For Mashed Potato Records Upcoming Artist Showcase At The Tigermen Den

Mon, 01/08/18
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
  Mashed Potato Records (MPR) is a new recording label and project in New Orleans that - borrowing inspiration from community-supported Mississippi Records and the field recordings of folk music ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax - is currently seeking to bring the music of New ... Read more

A Jazz Journey & A Gospel Journey, Jan. 11 & 12

Sun, 01/07/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
This week, in anticipation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15, two concerts will be held to honor his lifetime and legacy. On Thursday, January 11, Dillard University will host A Gospel Journey featuring the Dillard University Octet, Xavier University Concert ... Read more

Tricentennial neighborhood grants available

Sun, 01/07/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The applications for Tricentennial Neighborhood Grants are due Friday, January 19 at 5p. Funded by the 2018 NOLA Foundation, these grants will allow New Orleanians an opportunity to further own the city’s future by distributing 73 grants of $1,000 each to support events or ... Read more

Video: The Session at 'OZ

Sun, 01/07/18
Check out this in studio performance from The Session. They joined host Vin Chary on the Friday afternoon edition of Jazz From The French Market on June 23, 2017.  Read more

World Journey 01/06/18

Sat, 01/06/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Maman Elise     Honoré Avolonto     08:44     Honoré Avolonto 2     Lougarou     Combite Creole     06:08     a New York 3     Romantik     Tatiana Miath     03:58     Zouk Anthology by Thierry Cham 4     cumbia de luna     el combo loco     02:45     the afrosound of... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/05/18

Sat, 01/06/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Grits And Gravy     The Fame Gang     02:41     The Fame Studios Story 1961-1973 2     Reunion Day     Gospel Machine     03:52     Your Holy Ghost 3     King Of All     Al Green     02:24     The Immortal Soul of Al Green - (Disc 4)=P&K 4     You Better Move On     A... Read more

5 things to know for 1/5 - 1/11

Thu, 01/04/18
1) Epiphany! The 2018 Carnival season begins on Saturday with traditional Twelfth Night festivities from Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc, Phunny Phorty Phellows, Society Des Champs Elysee, and more. See this year's full parade schedule here. The first day of the Tricentennial Carniva... Read more

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