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Video: Panorama Brass Band in the streets

Mon, 02/20/17
Panorama Brass Band hits the streets every Mardi Gras! Flavors of Jamaica and eastern Europe mix with that New Orleans street sound for a lively dance party everywhere near them. Read more

Notes of the Lo-fi

Sun, 02/19/17
         What's Happening? Hope everyone is having a good Mardi Gras.  My name is Murf Reeves and a I host a show here on WWOZ, the Monday New Orleans music Show.  The platform is all things New Orleans, plus Louisiana and a little Mississippi and Texas. New Orleans Music ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 02/17/17

Sat, 02/18/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 I Am Paradise Alternative Quartet 03:53 We Muzik Vol. 3 Trinidad & Tobago 2 If He Walked Today Arthur Conley 02:31 Kent 358 - Arthur Conley - I'm Living Good 1964 - 1974 3 New World Order Curtis Mayfield 05:38 New World Order 4 01 It's A Man's Man's World Renée Geyer 03:35 ... Read more

Professor Longhair 'Big Chief'

Fri, 02/17/17
Professor Longhair performs 'Big Chief' at the 1973 Montreux Jazz Festival. So good. Happy Mardi Gras! Read more

5 things to know for 2/17-2/23

Fri, 02/17/17
1) Carnival is in full swing this weekend! Cork, Oshun, and Cleopatra roll today and plenty more is happening Uptown, downtown, and elsewhere on Saturday and Sunday. Check out the parade schedule here. New Orleans is also hosting the NBA All-Star Game this weekend so, uh...... Read more

Video: "Da Wright Way" Brass Band on Cuttin' Class

Thu, 02/16/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
We were pleased to welcome the students of Sophie B. Wright High School's "Da Wright Way" Brass Band for the February edition of Cuttin' Class earlier today! This band, led by director Mr. Barnes, returned to Cuttin' Class after nearly four years just before a busy Carniva... Read more

5 years of Grammy Award winners from New Orleans

Thu, 02/16/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Louisiana native artists are no strangers when it comes to the Grammy Awards. The recent 59th Annual Grammy Awards also had a fair showing of Louisiana artists, most notably, Bobby Rush’s win for Best Traditional Blues Album with Porcupine Meat. Here is a look back at some ... Read more

Closeup: Tank & the Bangas

Wed, 02/15/17
Happy to announce our upcoming feature on Tank & the Bangas! This rising group was founded at an open mic set in 2011 and hasn't slowed down since. Leader Tarriona "Tank" Ball is an accomplished spoken-word performer who integrates poetry slam style and art into the Bangas ... Read more

New music spotlight: Organic Trio

Tue, 02/14/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Acclaimed guitar-virtuoso Brian Seeger and his immensely talented group, Organic Trio, released their sophomore follow-up entitled Saturn’s Spell. Seeger, who holds the Alvin “Red” Tyler Professorship at UNO’s Jazz Studies Program, is joined by Jean-Yves Jung (France) on or... Read more

Bobby Rush wins 'Best Traditional Blues Album' Grammy Award

Mon, 02/13/17
Congratulations to Bobby Rush, winner of a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album for his latest Porcupine Meat! Rush is a native of Homer, Louisiana who has been nominated for a Grammy Award three other times. This year marks his first win. Rush is not your ty... Read more

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