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Trumpet Black & the Heart Attacks 'Living The Good Life'

Tue, 06/14/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
This new video from the Heart Attacks pays respect to the late Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill and his life, music, and work in Treme. It was produced with support from WWOZ and the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC). Check out the sneak peek into our studio with DJ Nita K... Read more

New music spotlight: Alexis & the Samurai

Tue, 06/14/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Alexis & the Samurai, made up of Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft, don't have the "traditional New Orleans sound" but still integrate many hometown influences into their music. Their latest album, Move Into View, was released May 24. Their music conjures an unexpected mishmash... Read more

This Weekend: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Mon, 06/13/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
This weekend brings the 10th annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival to Armstrong Park. This free festival features some of the top Cajun and zydeco talent in Louisiana today. Performers include Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Roddie Romero and t... Read more

Ol' Man River Recaps Del Fest

Sun, 06/12/16
Authored by Ol' Man River
Looking back at Del Fest 2016, I must admit that this was one of the best weekend camping music festivals I've ever attended. It was obvious from the time of my arrival to the time I left that the McCoury family would be a big part of the experience. When the headliners are... Read more

Tonight's Show at Midnight

Sat, 06/11/16
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
On Saturday at midnight until Sunday 3am, it is music you've never heard by musicians you've never heard of....  From the 50s to the 70s - all the non-hits (but the music that fundamentally influenced the music you grew up with).     With that format, a program guide come... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/10/16

Sat, 06/11/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 "The Louisville Lip" Eddie Curtis 03:17   2016/6/10 22:02:27 2 Muhammad Ali Mister Calypson 02:37 Trojan Calypso Box Set - 2 - 2016/6/10 22:05:40 3 Muhammad A... Read more

Video: Congo Square Drum Circle

Fri, 06/10/16
Authored by David Stafford
There have been drum circles in Congo Square for centuries, a deeply meaningful tradition that carries on to this day. On June 5, 2016, today's Congo Square drum circle regulars were joined by a group of Nigerians who were celebrating the ordination of the first Nigerian pr... Read more

5 things to know for 6/10

Fri, 06/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'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 June 10, 2016: 1) Creole... Read more

Six Course Burmese Dinner to Benefit Local Charity

Thu, 06/09/16
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Join WWOZ Show Host Mark LaMaire for a special dinner event benefiting a non-profit organization LaMaire founded in 2010 which provides educational sponsorship for ethnic refugees from Myanmar.  A Taste of Burma Benefit Dinner will feature six courses of traditional and Bur... Read more

Voodoo announces 2016 lineup

Tue, 06/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2016 Voodoo Music & Arts Experience will be taking place, as always, Halloween weekend in New Orleans. This year, it's October 28-30. 2016 marks the 18th annual Voodoo Festival and they're bringing out some big names, including Tool, Arcade Fire and The Weeknd. Also per... Read more

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