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Mardi Gras Song Profile: 'New Suit'

Wed, 02/22/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into Wilson 'Willie Tee' Turbinton's and Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias' song 'New Suit' through conversations with the writers, now both deceased. The men... Read more

Photo highlights from Mardi Gras 2017

Wed, 02/22/17
Parades have rolled and there are plenty more to come! Check out these photo highlights from 'tit Rex, Krewe du Vieux, and krewedelusion 2017. We'll share more as we get them! Read more

Ernie K-Doe w/Allen Toussaint & friends

Wed, 02/22/17
There is none other! Ernie K-Doe joins Allen Toussaint and friends onstage in 1992 for 'A Certain Girl,' 'T'Ain't It The Truth,' and 'Mother-In-Law.' All three of these songs were penned by Toussaint and performed by K-Doe at one point in his career or another, the most fam... Read more

Happy birthday, Ernie K-Doe

Wed, 02/22/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Remembering the late, great Ernie K-Doe on his birthday! He would've been 84 today. Burn K-Doe Burn!!! Listen to a clip from his 1980s WWOZ show below.  Read more

Carnival season King Cake consumption

Wed, 02/22/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
We are rapidly approaching peak king cake consumption! This is not a drill!  Read more

Video highlights from Krewe of Barkus 2017

Tue, 02/21/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Krewe Of Barkus isn’t like other parades-- this one has gone to the dogs. Man’s best friend is the center of this parade through the streets of the French Quarter with their humans simply as their escorts. This year's Barkus parade was on Sunday, February 19 and WWOZ wa... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian music tonight on The Kitchen Sink

Tue, 02/21/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Indians a-comin'! Tune in to tonight's edition of The Kitchen Sink (10p-12a) to hear nothing but Mardi Gras Indian music.  Listen live  Read more

Video from Cleopatra & Oshun

Tue, 02/21/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ Video team was on hand capturing some of the scenes at this weekend's parades! Check out this brief footage from Krewe of Cleopatra and Krewe of Oshun rolling Uptown on Friday.   Read more

New music spotlight: Twerk Thomson

Tue, 02/21/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Tyler “Twerk” Thomson, bassist for the Shotgun Jazz Band, has come out with his debut release entitled Twerk Thomson Plays Unpopular Songs on his new record label, Twerk-O-Phonic Records. Released on February 1, Twerk Thomson Plays Unpopular Songs is a different type of tra... Read more

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

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