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New music spotlight: Mike Dillon

Tue, 07/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The latest release from Mike Dillon, Functioning Broke, features Dillon alone on vibraphone, mallet instruments, and various percussion with a result celestial and ghostly; sounds and songs that would be at home on any Tim Burton soundtrack. For this album, Dillon pulls inf... Read more

The New Orleans Experience at JazzAscona

Sat, 07/02/16
Authored by Sally Young
  JazzAscona, the 10 day festival that takes place on the shore of Lake Maggiore, just wrapped up its 32nd edition in the town of Ascona, Switzerland. Over the years, it has developed a bond with New Orleans and its music, especially traditional jazz. Follow me through Da... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/30/16

Sat, 07/02/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Razor Blade Little Royal 02:14 Jealous (1972) 2016/7/1 22:01:28 2 This Is Not a Dream Willie Wright 06:24 This Is Not a Dream 2016/7/1 22:03:52 3 Satisfy My S... Read more

5 things to know for 7/1

Thu, 06/30/16
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending July 1, 2016: 1) Essence... Read more

Locals Acts at Essence Fest 2016

Thu, 06/30/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Essence Fest is nearly upon New Orleans again, this year happening Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3. Essence brings some of the top names in R&B, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and more to the Crescent City each July as the nation's premiere contemporary African American mus... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame Week 8/8-8/14

Thu, 06/30/16
The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame has announced their 17th annual Hall of Fame Week, this year taking place Sunday, August 8 through Sunday, August 14. The events honor Indian ancestors and rally members of many Mardi Gras Indian tribes/gangs together to reinforce their tr... Read more

New music spotlight: Corey Henry

Tue, 06/28/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The latest from Corey Henry was released last Friday, June 24 on Louisiana Red Hot Records. Lapeitah is a funky, horn-infused, upbeat record with Henry's deep connection to Treme running throughout. Henry grew up on Barracks Street just down from Little People’s Club, a his... Read more

Gospel Show Playlist 06/26/16

Sun, 06/26/16
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Gospel In My Soul Billy Preston 01:55 Hymns Speak From The Organ 2016/6/26 08:31:40 2 Shining Light The Gospel Singers 02:09 Man From Galilee-Tabernacle CD 2016/6/26... Read more

Saturday Night Listener From Germany

Sat, 06/25/16
Whenever Saturday midnight listeners post images of themselves, I'm reminded that traditional listeners surveys and programming wisdom doesn't work for WWOZ.    Here's Gregor Netzer of Landsberg am Lech in Germany - a regular listener: Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/23/16

Sat, 06/25/16
  Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Sanford & Son Theme Bobby Forrester 03:54 Organist 2016/6/24 22:04:12 2 Meet Me The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers 02:45 Heavenly Fire '15 2016/6/24 22:08:43 ... Read more

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