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Hot 8 Brass Band, "Sexual Healing"

Tue, 12/15/15
Authored by David Stafford
Filmed on the streets of Brighton, England, here's the first official music video for the Hot 8 Brass Band's legendary cover of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing." Cool.  Read more

New music spotlight: Charlie Halloran & the Quality 6

Tue, 12/15/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Traditional jazz is alive and well in today's New Orleans, and Charlie Halloran & the Quality 6 are some of the top purveyors. Released in November, their self-titled album is deeply steeped in tradition and that special New Orleans sound. The group is led by trombonist Cha... Read more

The American Slave Coast

Mon, 12/14/15
Authored by Nita Ketner
Ned Sublette and Constance Sublette’s new book, The American Slave Coast, is a history of America’s repugnant slave breeding industry. From the era of early colonization through Emancipation, the book analyzes how the thirteen colonies’ desire for independence, the subseque... Read more

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, "Far, Far Away (Star Wars Jazz)"

Mon, 12/14/15
Authored by David Stafford
Is that Luke, Han Solo, a Stormtrooper, Chewie, and Yoda playing some sweaty hot New Orleans trad jazz? Or is it the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys performing music from "Star Wars" at Bamboula's and locales around New Orleans last month? Appearing: Haruka Kikuchi - trombone, Mi... Read more

Preservation Hall Jazz Band "El Manicero" Feat. Ernan Lopez Nussa

Fri, 12/11/15
Authored by David Stafford
Check out this 9-minute version "El Manicero" featuring Cuban pianist Ernan Lopez Nussa recorded at Preservation Hall during Midnight Preserves earlier this year. The PHJB will be reuniting with Ernan Nussa next week as they make their first trip to Cuba to play at the 37th... Read more

PhotoNOLA: 12/10-12/13

Thu, 12/10/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The tenth annual PhotoNOLA festival will take place from December 10–13, 2015 with broad ranging photography exhibitions on display throughout the month. PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partner... Read more

New music spotlight: Painted Honey

Tue, 12/08/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Painted Honey formed in 2014 out of New Orleans' 9th Ward. They recently released their first album, Turquoise Roads. Creating a visceral landscape of sound, writer and visionary MaeDea weaves the heartbeats of two influential cities. New Orleans' street harmonies enter twi... Read more

Shamarr Allen, "Bandhead" with the Martin Luther King Jr. Marching Band

Mon, 12/07/15
Authored by David Stafford
From the mix tape of the same title, Shamarr Allen does "Bandhead" shot in the Lower 9th Ward and featuring the Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School Marching Band.  Read more

Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive Fellowship Program

Sun, 12/06/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is offering up to three fellowships to support researchers who want to either use or contribute to their extensive archival materials. Applications are open now. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2016. The Jazz & Heritage Archi... Read more

Block Party Playlist 12/05/15

Sat, 12/05/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Ode To Billy Joe Pt1 Mighty Flea 02:48 45rpm 2015/12/5 18:01:41 2 To Sir With Love Al Green 04:10 Truth N Time 2015/12/5 18:04:44 3 Black Magic Woman Denni... Read more

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