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Video: Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band for Cajun Zydeco Festival 2021

Sun, 07/11/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band performed for the 15th annual Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, July 10 and WWOZ was there to capture the performance. Check it out below!  Read more

Video: Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph for Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music

Sat, 07/10/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph took it to the next level at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's "Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music" concert series! Check out her performance below. This took place Friday, July 2, 2021. Read more

Video: Sweet Cecilia at La. Cajun Zydeco Fest

Sat, 07/10/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Sweet Cecilia kicked off the 2021 Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Friday, July 9! Check out the full set here.  Read more

World Music Show 07/10/21

Sat, 07/10/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Thutha Special Abafana Bomjovo 02:48 Mine Jive Special 2021/7/10 16:00:26 2 Yon Ti Secre Toto Necessite 04:34 Tripotage 2021/7/10 16:03:33 3 Irobukairo Chiwoniso Maraire 04:36 Rebel woman 2021/7/10 16:07:58 4 la tanga carioca costa azul 03:16 el sonido de la carretera centra... Read more

Rhythm Room 07/09/21

Sat, 07/10/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Danza los Mirlos Mama Racho 03:03 Santuario 2 If He Walked Today Arthur Conley 02:31 Kent 358 - Arthur Conley - I'm Living Good 1964 - 1974 3 Knockin' On Heaven's Door Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers 06:57 Gonna Take You Downtown 4 All Night Till Day Light Jacob Miller... Read more

Video: George Porter, Jr. 'Crying For Hope'

Wed, 07/07/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-Winner and original member of The Meters George Porter Jr. has released his compelling music video for "Crying For Hope," the title track of his recent studio album. The video's dynamic, contemplative visuals evoke the complexities of the s... Read more

Rhythm Room 07/02/21

Sat, 07/03/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Mammy Blues The Harry J All Stars 02:54 70's Hits - Reggae Style (CD 1) 2 call me, answer birmingham traveleers 03:44 greg belson's divine funk: rare american gospel funk & soul 3 The Truth Marches On Al Green 02:44 The Immortal Soul of Al Green - (Disc 4)=P&K 4 (You Keep ... Read more

Video: Samantha Fish 'Either Way I Lose'

Fri, 07/02/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Here's Samantha Fish with 'Either Way I Lose,' originally streamed live by WWOZ at the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival on October 14, 2017. This was Fish's first festival appearance in New Orleans. She'll be back onstage at Jazz Fest this Oct... Read more

Tipitina's "Free Friday" series - summer 2021

Tue, 06/29/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tipitina's is bringing back their free summer concert series and the lineup looks great! Doors are open to everyone 21+ at this weekly Friday event, happening July 2-September 3.  Here's the schedule: July 2 Brass-A-Holics and Erica Falls July 9 Khris Royal & Dark Matter ... Read more

Video: Mahmoud Chouki 'LYMTILY Love You More Than I Love You'

Mon, 06/28/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Here's a new video from Mahmoud Chouki for his latest single, 'LYMTILY (Love You More Than I Love You).' It was filmed and recorded at Esplanade Studios, featuring Chouki on oud, Oscar Rossignoli on piano, Alfred Jordan on drums, Noah Young on bass, Simon Moushabeck on acco... Read more

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