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WWOZ wins 'Best Radio Station' in OffBeat Magazine Readers' Poll

Sat, 01/20/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
We're pleased to accept the Award for "Best Radio Station" from OffBeat Magazine's 2017 Best of the Beat Awards! The Best of the Beat Awards celebrates the year’s best musicians, albums, music videos, songs and more. The Best of the Beat Awards will be held January 25, 2018... Read more

Funky Butt Hall: Tricentennial Music Moment

Sat, 01/20/18

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/21/18

Sat, 01/20/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     Get Up (Or Get Out)     Bloodstone     03:26     I Need Time 2     Sermon     Bobbie Gentry     02:37     The Delta Sweete - Local Gentry 3     Magnificent Sanctuary Band     Donny Hathaway     04:26     Donny Hathaway (Self Titled) 4     I Almost Lost My Mind     Ivo... Read more

5 things to know for 1/19 - 1/25

Thu, 01/18/18
1) Join us Friday night or Saturday afternoon for the worldwide viewing parties of 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas.' This WWOZ documentary is in-depth profile of the exciting New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas as they surge to national prominence. The film pulses with fiery p... Read more

Rick Hall

Thu, 01/18/18
  Bring the Soul!! https://open.spotify.com/user/1230390376/playlist/1yOttuwpRhdgvrc4m2XnK7 (this is the Spotify link to a playlist featuring songs recorded at Fame Studios!)   The UK newspaper The Guardian summarized Fame Studio founder Rick Hall's career with these wo... Read more

Music Bringing People together

Wed, 01/17/18
    TRUTH, RACIAL HARMONY & TRANSFORMATION      Tuesday night was an exceptional night of music and unity.  The Truth, Racial, Healing, and Transformation movement sponsored a National Day of Racial Healing across the country.  Here in New Orleans, The Ashe Cultural Cent... Read more

Charity Hospital: Tricentennial Music Moment

Mon, 01/15/18
Charity Hospital: "Where The Unusual Occurs and Miracles Happen" In 1735, soon after New Orleans was founded, a dying French merchant named Jean Louis established an endowment in the city for what became the legendary Charity Hospital. Charity opened its doors at Chartres a... Read more

Dr. King and Mahalia Jackson

Mon, 01/15/18
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here's a clip of one of the many times the Queen of Gospel, Mahalia Jackson, sang with him. This is from August 1966, when she sang before his sermon at the New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. Jackson and King had a... Read more

Class Got Brass competition application deadline Feb. 16

Mon, 01/15/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2018 'Class Got Brass' competition will be held during the Congo Square Rhythms Festival on Sunday, March 4. This competition is open to area middle and high school brass bands. There are two categories for the competition: advanced and beginner. For the advanced categ... Read more

Playlist for 1.8.18

Sun, 01/14/18
Good Morning Ozillians,  I have been excited for 2018 for many reasons.  One of which is starting a journey to help people find their way to the music they like, or to help give a richer understanding of the music people already enjoy. My hope is the listener will become m... Read more

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