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5 things to know for 11/16 - 11/22

Thu, 11/15/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) This Friday and Saturday, WWOZ and New Orleans Airlift are honored to host the Sun Ra Arkestra, historic pioneers of the musical language of human liberation through Afrofuturism, under the legendary leadership of Director Marshall Allen at the Music Box Village. This is... Read more

In Memoriam: Billy Delle

Thu, 11/15/18
Longtime WWOZ show host Billy Delle has passed away at the age of 76. His family announced his cause of death as Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He hosted Records From The Crypt on WWOZ, hours of "scratchy 45s," as he referred to them, of New Orleans R&B from the 1950s and 1... Read more

Video: Silver Swan Ragtime Interpreters at 'OZ

Thu, 11/15/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Silver Swan Ragtime Interpreters joined host Sally Young in the studio this morning for a hopping Thursday morning! Check out their set below.  Read more

Improv Across The Arts, a Tricentennial Conference Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Wed, 11/14/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Improv Across The Arts, a Tricentennial Conference, will be taking place at venues across New Orleans starting Friday, November 30 and running through Sunday, December 1. This dynamic conference is bringing together internationally known performers, artists, and scholars in... Read more

Video: Landry Walker The Chosen Ones on School Groove

Wed, 11/14/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Landry Walker's The Chosen Ones Brass Band joined us in the studio this afternoon for the November edition of School Groove! Check out their performance below. This is the group that won the 'Class Got Brass' competition last spring. Read more

New video from Michot's Melody Makers 'La lune est croche'

Mon, 11/12/18
Check out the new video from Michot's Melody Makers for 'La lune est croche,' off their debut album Blood Moon. Lots to come for this group that features members of Lost Bayou Ramblers, including an album release party at Saturn Bar on Saturday, November 24.  Read more

Mahalia Jackson: Tricentennial Music Moment

Sun, 11/11/18
Mahalia Jackson was born in New Orleans, and grew up singing in church, at the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in the Black Pearl neighborhood uptown. As a teenager she left the city, but her remarkable voice will be forever woven into its music and history. Read more

Sun Ra Arkestra at Music Box Village Nov. 16 and 17

Sat, 11/10/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Join us on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 as we present the Sun Ra Arkestra in partnership with The Music Box Village!  This is the first time the Arkestra has been in New Orleans in 15 years and they're sure to put on an out-of-this-world show at this venue ... Read more

Video: Bobby Rush 'Ain't She Fine'

Sat, 11/10/18
Happy birthday, Bobby Rush! The king of the chitlin' circuit is 85 years old today, and as good as ever. Here's his performance of 'Ain't She Fine,' captured by WWOZ at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest in 2014. Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 11/09/18

Sat, 11/10/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     The Cat     Calvin Owens     02:21     Rare Funk Vol 5-Afro Funk 2     1 - Four And Twenty Elders copy     O.V. Wright & The Luckett Brothers     03:10     4 & 20 Elders 3     Let It Be     Bill Withers     02:36     Just As I Am 4     Another Time     arthur alexander... Read more

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