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Treme Creole Gumbo Fest 11/12-11/13

Mon, 10/31/16
The free Treme Creole Gumbo Fest returns to Armstrong Park on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 with all sorts of delicious gumbo and fabulous live, local music. The festival runs 11a-7p each day and will feature some of the top brass bands in New Orleans today.... Read more

Spirits of Congo Square 10/30/16

Sun, 10/30/16
     Slide Ruler     Vin Gordon & The Real Rock Band     03:27     Heavenless     2016/10/30 20:01:13 2     Blessings     Lloyd Brown     01:05         2016/10/30 20:04:51 3     If It's Jah Will     Tarrus Riley     03:58     Mecoustic     2016/10/30 20:05:53 4     king of ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/28/16

Sat, 10/29/16
1     Do What You Wanna     Ramsey Lewis     02:42     Inside '69     2016/10/28 22:01:40 2     04 There Are Days     Rev. Robert Ballinger     03:03     The Little Black Train     2016/10/28 22:04:45 3     The Challenge     The Staple Singers     03:43     We'll Get Over '... Read more

5 things to know for 10/28-11/3

Fri, 10/28/16
1) It's Halloweenweekend and there are costuming and music options a-plenty! Voodoo Music + Arts Experience starts on Friday and runs through Sunday in City Park. Jim Monaghan’s 21st Annual Halloween Parade will roll Monday at 7p, leaving from Molly's. Founded in 1995, this... Read more

Musicians share their love for 'OZ

Wed, 10/26/16
Every month, but especially during our pledge drives, we are happy to welcome scores of fantastic musicians into our studio. We're feeling the love from this group! Why become a 'OZ member? Here are a dozen or so reasons, right here. Read more

The Celtic Origins of Hallowe'en

Tue, 10/25/16
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
In a city as steeped in the supernatural as New Orleans, it is only natural that Hallowe’en is one of the Crescent City’s most loved celebrations.  Costuming, known as “guising” in Scotland, is part of most celebrations in New Orleans, as is street parties, performance art,... Read more

New music spotlight: Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Tue, 10/25/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The latest from Delfeayo Marsalis is the unexpectedly titled Make America Great Again!, a rich musical tapestry in which Marsalis is joined by 39 other musicians and contributors. It's impossible not to immediately notice the equivalence of the album title with this year's ... Read more

New Orleans Music Close-Up

Mon, 10/24/16
"As soon as you turn on 'OZ, you know: that's New Orleans." In 2016, we've brought you more video coverage of the New Orleans music scene than ever before-- just check out these highlights! If you want more, consider becoming a WWOZ member today. We are listener-supported c... Read more

5 things to know for 10/21-10/27

Fri, 10/21/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) It's Fall Pledge Drive time! If WWOZ enriches your life, please show your support by becoming a member today. We are a listener-supported station and every member makes a difference for us! AND we've got some awesome thank you gifts-- there are some real cool perks to jo... Read more

Plucking The Celtic Harp Strings at The Hispanic Heritage Festival

Tue, 10/18/16
Rounding out Hispanic Heritage Month, Ecos Latinos, Jean Lafitte National Jazz Historical Park & Preserve, and The New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park presents the Latino Heritage Festival to take place Saturday Oct.22, 2016 and Saturday Oct. 29, at 2.30 pm at the Louis... Read more

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