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Rhythm Room10/22/21

Sat, 10/23/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Mack The Knife Bobby Emmons 02:13 Name Of The Game:Hi Records 2 Mighty Redeemer Justin Hinds & The Dominoes 02:29 Corner Stone 3 Let The Sunshine In G.E. Smith & LeRoy Bell 05:52 Stony Hill 4 feel like breaking up somebody's home ann peebles 02:29 cheatin' soul and the sout... Read more

Video: George Clinton on the Meters

Fri, 10/22/21
"Free Your Mind" is George Clinton's first ever solo gallery presentation of paintings. The show is at the Spillman Blackwell Gallery (866 Camp St.) through October 30. At the opening night on October 2, he was asked about fellow funk pioneers The Meters, and this is what h... Read more

Rhythm Room 09/17/21

Sat, 10/16/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 04 Amazing Grease V3 (Mastered) July 16 2021-p2p grease traps 02:53  2 Good Old Gospel Music Meditation Singers 04:41 Holy Spirit, Spiritual Soul & Gospel Funk from Shreveport's Jewel Records CD2 3 Higher Ground Naomi Shelton The Gospel Queens 04:19 The Daptone Super Soul ... Read more

WWOZ wins 5 Press Club of New Orleans Awards for Excellence in Journalism (again!)

Fri, 10/15/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
We are happy to share that WWOZ won five Press Club of New Orleans Awards last night in the categories of Best Radio Show for "Jazz Festing In Place," Best Social Video for "WWOZ Groove Gala," Best Social Media Campaign for "Jazz Festing In Place," Best Feature Videography ... Read more

Video: Sync Up with Mia X

Wed, 10/13/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation hosted an interview with Mia X as part of the "Sync Up 2021: NOLA Next" series. In this interview, Mia and Christie Jourdain of Original Pinettes Brass Band discussed reinventing yourself as an artis... Read more

Behind-the-scenes of Jazz Festing In Place

Sat, 10/09/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
We could not do Jazz Festing In Place without the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive! Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at how Jazz Festing In Place comes together as a collaboration between WWOZ and the archive, from brainstorm to broadcast. Read more

Rhythm Room10/08/21

Sat, 10/09/21
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Hustlin (2009) Soopasoul 03:29 Moderns Grooves! 18 Explosive Nu Sounds 2005-2014 2 Come and Go with Me Dorothy Norwood 03:06 Holy Spirit, Spiritual Soul & Gospel Funk from Shreveport's Jewel Records CD2 3 We Don't Give Up Now Ryan Shaw 03:50 It Gets Better 4 Go Away Dream ... Read more

Jazz Festing In Place 2021: Louisiana Folklife Village

Thu, 10/07/21
Like its signature dish, gumbo, Louisiana is a spicy stew comprised of many distinctive elements: African-American, Cajun, Creole, Latin, French, Cuban, Isleño, Native American and practically everything in between. To experience this unique culture firsthand, step into the... Read more

Get an authentic Jazz Fest-style sign from Nan Parati

Tue, 10/05/21
Jazz Festing In Place returns to WWOZ on October 7! You can deck out your home/yard/office in authentic Jazz Fest style by getting your very own sign from Jazz Fest sign artist Nan Parati. For a limited time, she is making her hand-written sign services available for the ge... Read more

Tribute to Warren Storm on '50s R&B Show

Tue, 10/05/21
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
Tonight's '50s R&B Show will pay homage to the Godfather of Swamp Pop -- the late great Warren Storm -- with three solid hours of Warren's music from DJ Neil Pellegrin, 7-10pm CT. Tune in at 90.7 FM or Highlights will include excerpts from a recently unearthed liv... Read more

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