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Rhythm Room Playlist 06/16/17

Sat, 06/17/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Breezin'    Gabor Szabo    03:12    High Contrast 2    Sweet Bye & Bye    WILLIE NELSON    02:39    The Troublemaker 3    I Shall Not Walk Alone    The Blind Boys of Alabama    05:26    Higher Ground 4    What Are They Doing in Heaven Today    Mavis Staples    04:03   ... Read more

A New Way to Experience New Orleans History

Fri, 06/16/17
We'd like to introduce a new tool for exploring New Orleans music and culture: a web site called A Closer Walk. Visitors can read descriptions by acclaimed music writers, see rare archival photos of important music history locales in their heyday, listen to music and oral h... Read more

5 things to know for 6/16 - 6/22

Thu, 06/15/17
1. WWOZ will be live broadcasting from Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival next weekend. Among the acts we'll be airing:  Les Freres Michot, Lost Bayou Ramblers, and Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band. Besides for music, the festival also features arts market, food vendors, folk lif... Read more

Make the Web Work Like an App

Thu, 06/15/17
Authored by Running Dog
  For easy, one-touch access to mobile web sites from your device, add a bookmark icon to your home screen. It's easy, and the process is faster than downloading an app from an app store. Instructions for iOS are immediately below. Instructions for Android devices are her... Read more

Put "A Closer Walk" on Your Home Screen

Thu, 06/15/17
Authored by David Stafford
  For easy, one-touch access to "A Closer Walk" (or any other mobile web site) from your device, add a bookmark icon to your home screen. It's an easy, quick process. Instructions for iOS are immediately below. Instructions for Android devices are here.   iOS Instructio... Read more

Diggin in the Crates - June 10, By Murf Reeves

Mon, 06/12/17
    Khalid    Pop music, a style of music that is ever evolving, sometimes at dizzying speeds, with viral explosions moving folks at high BPMs from obscurity to center stage.  19 year old, El Paso native, Khalid, has dropped a soulful pop album American Teen, singing abo... Read more

Video: Doyle Cooper Jazz Band

Mon, 06/12/17
A third generation trad jazz performer and a NOCCA and Loyala grad, Doyle Cooper took up the trumpet at 10. His first Jazz Fest performance happened at the age of 12. This year, he led his own band in a Economy Hall Tent set. Here's the Doyle Cooper Jazz Band playing live i... Read more

Wednesday Night Kitchen Sink Show continues the 2017 Summer of Love Series

Mon, 06/12/17
The 50-year anniversary of the 1967 “Summer of Love”  continues on the WWOZ Wednesday night Kitchen Sink Show. We hoped you enjoyed the live performance of Malevitus last Wednesday! If you missed it or want to see or hear it again you can listen to a 2-week archive of this... Read more

World Journey 06/10/17

Sat, 06/10/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Toque de Fole Bel air de Forro 02:45 Na Estrada 2017/6/10 16:05:03 2 Téléphone Eric Brouta 04:23 Zouk Anthology by Thierry Cham 2017/6/10 16:08:16 3 Tus Penca... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/09/17

Sat, 06/10/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Thank You (Extended Album Version)    Kashmere Stage Band    05:03    Messin' With Sly: A Tribute to Sly Stone 2    Richard Pryor    Soul Supporters, The    02:57    The Soul Supporters 3    Peace Will Come    Southern Avenue    04:11    Southern Avenue 4    Tears On M... Read more

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