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2020 In Memoriams

Fri, 01/01/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans lost many great artists and culture bearers in 2020. With smaller funerals, no second-lining, and no traditional sendoffs, it has been very difficult for the community. Today, during Festing in Place: Happy New Year from New Orleans, we'll be airing a memorial s... Read more

Interview: Big Chief Victor Harris of Fi Yi Yi

Sun, 12/27/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Big Chief Victor Harris talks to Action Jackson about the contributions of Big Queen Kim "Cutie" Boutte and Backstreet Cultural Museum founder Sylvester Francis, what the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi is all about, and much more. Hear it all in t... Read more

Harvey Averne on the Morning Set

Sun, 12/20/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
On Friday, Morning Set host Dave Dauterive interviewed produced Harvey Averne about working with percussionist Ray Barretto. Averne worked on Barretto's album, Acid, as well as working with many artists in the Latin jazz community. If you missed it, hear it now on the 2-wee... Read more

Interview: Chris Terro of Big 6 Brass Band

Sun, 12/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, cowbell percussionist Chris Terro of the Big 6 Brass Band talks to Action Jackson about second lines, how he started playing the instrument, what the band is doing to raise money amid the pandemic, and more. Hear it all in the player ... Read more

Rhythm Room 12/18/20

Sat, 12/19/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Mo' Crunch Speedometer 04:30 Our Kind of Movement 2 Walk With Me Joss Stone 03:39 advance single 3 The Ladys Letter Pops Staples 02:21 Don't Lose This 4 Everyday I Have To Cry Arthur Alexander 02:45 More Dirty Laundry 5 If you're ready come go with Cynthia Richards 02:41 Her... Read more

Interview: 9 Times VP Oscar Brown

Mon, 12/14/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Oscar Brown of the Nine Times Social and Pleasure Club talks to Action Jackson about how the club reached its size, why the group cherishes diversity, how the parade route pays homage to the 9th Ward, and more! Hear it all in the playe... Read more

Rhythm Room 12/11/20

Sat, 12/12/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Lady Marmelade Mongo Santamaría 03:14 Afro-Indio 2 Get Right Church Prince Dixon 02:27 Overcome! Vol.1 - Preaching in Rhythm and Funk 3 Love Train Bunny Sigler 07:06 Keep Smilin' 4 Jimmy Mack Laura Nyro and LaBelle 02:57 Gonna Take A Miracle 5 Give Love Barry Brown 02:46 St... Read more

Volunteer Profile: Glen LeBlanc

Mon, 12/07/20
Volunteer at WWOZ   WWOZ Volunteers: What neighborhood of New Orleans are you from? I am from Marrero, LA on the Westbank of New Orleans, and I currently live in Harvey, LA, just a few miles from where I grew up. WWOZ Volunteers: How did you become acquainted with WWOZ? ... Read more

Interview: Bernard Robertson of Sudan SAPC

Sun, 12/06/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Bernard Robertson of the Sudan Social Aid & Pleasure Club talks to Action Jackson about the mental toll the pandemic is taking on the club, how charity efforts have been hampered by COVID, why it's important to mentor the youth, and mo... Read more

Video: Khris Royal & Dark Matter f/Nigel Hall 'I Can't Breathe'

Sun, 12/06/20
Last month, Khris Royal and Dark Matter put out a new video for their song, 'I Can't Breathe,' featuring Nigel Hall. Check it out below.  Read more

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