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Roll with Soul Sister's Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers in the krewedelusion Parade, Feb. 11

Thu, 12/01/16
"Get on up" and join us for year #4 of my Mardi Gras marching krewe, rolling again as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The mission of the Krewe of King James: the Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers is to "get up offa that thing" like Soul Brothe... Read more

Smithsonian makes more than 5,000 Arhoolie Records tracks available

Wed, 11/30/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Earlier this year, Smithsonian Folkways acquired Arhoolie Records, a label that released more than 350 albums in various formats starting in 1960. The incredible Arhoolie catalog is available again, now from Smithsonian Folkways, streaming and on CD. Arhoolie is known for "... Read more

Danny Barker: 'A Life In Jazz'

Tue, 11/29/16
Authored by Olivia Greene
The long-awaited Historic New Orleans Collection publication of Danny Barker's 1986 autobiography A Life In Jazz is a real treat for both lovers traditional jazz and students of New Orleans history. This 2016 edition expands upon the earlier printing by including nearly two... Read more

New music spotlight: Mia Borders

Tue, 11/29/16
The latest from New Orleans native Mia Borders packs a soulful punch. Fever Dreams shines with Borders' unique modern R&B sound while integrating heartfelt storytelling. Heralded locally and nationally as a great talent, Borders has been featured on’s coverage of The... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/25/26

Sat, 11/26/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    I Want My Baby Back    Tyrone Ashley's Funky Music Machine    02:36    Let Me Be Your Man    2016/11/25 22:01:40 2    People Get Ready    The Persuasions    03:34    Man, Oh Man: The Power Of The Persuasions    2016/11/25 22:04:30 3    Am I Asking Too Much?    Naomi She... Read more

5 things to know for 11/25-12/1

Fri, 11/25/16
1) Flu season is coming up and the New Orleans Musicians Clinic and Tales of the Cocktail have teamed up with Walgreens to offer another round of Shots4Shots, an event with free flu shots for local musicians, performers, and service industry workers. If you fit in either of... Read more

Playlist for The Soul Ride, 11/18/2016

Wed, 11/23/16
Playlist, November 18th, 2016 6:01am Nevilles Healing Chant from “Yellow Moon” 6:06am Ray Charles “Let`s Go Get Stoned” from Anthology 6:09am Ray Charles “Heaven Help Us All (Gladys Knight” from Genius Love Company 6:13am Abbey Lincoln “Blue Monk” from Abbey Sings Abbey 6... Read more

Video: Nine Times Second Line Parade

Wed, 11/23/16
Nine Times Social Aid & Pleasure Club stepped out last Sunday, Novemebr 20 with 9 Superior Ladies, Original Lady Nine Times, and the 9 Times Selective Ladies and our video team was on the scene along St. Claude Avenue. Check out some of the highlights here. Read more

New music spotlight: The Asylum Chorus

Tue, 11/22/16
Authored by Chris Saucier
­The Asylum Chorus is back combining their a capella style with the laid back, street-funk, electric church mood of New Orleans with their fourth full release Take A Piece. Released on November 15 and recorded at Esplanade Studios, Take A Piece is a display of the Asylum Ch... Read more

#GiveThanks with WWOZ on #GivingTuesday

Mon, 11/21/16
#GiveThanks on #GivingTuesday by making a year-end donation to WWOZ here   WWOZ is participating in the global #GivingTuesday event this year, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in... Read more

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