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2016 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest

Tue, 08/09/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 11th annual Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, happening October 14-16 at Lafayette Square, announced their 2016 lineup yesterday. This free festival happens just as the weather starts to cool down again, making it the perfect time to head to the CBD for great music and de... Read more

New music spotlight: Bamboula 2000

Tue, 08/09/16
Bamboula 2000 integrates a modern soul sound with African, Caribbean, and jazz influences-- thus their latest album, Up From Congo Square, is quite appropriately titled. Bamboula 2000 pays tribute to their drumming and dancing ancestors in Congo Square's long and storied hi... Read more

Shotgun Boogie

Mon, 08/08/16
Shotgun Boogie is an original documentary series about the social, cultural, and musical landscape of New Orleans and how the city has changed over the past decade from independent filmmaker Michele Boreggi. Through the voices of local musicians, filmmaker Michele Boreggi s... Read more

Saturday Night New Orleans Radio

Sat, 08/06/16
Wendal Williams plays bass with The Sidemen of Austin, Texas.  Of course, Saturday night is gig night so Wendal always works until at least 11pm. Austin closes at 2am.  Last Saturday night, a shooter killed one and wounded three other in the parking lot where Wendal always ... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 08/05/16

Sat, 08/06/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Memphis George Semper 02:17 Makin Waves 2016/8/5 22:00:52 2 Strange Man Dorothy Love Coates 04:07 The Essential Gospel Sampler 2016/8/5 22:03:19 3 i'll keep m... Read more

Lil Buck Sinegal 'Down Home Blues' at the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette

Fri, 08/05/16
Lil Buck Sinegal's career has spanned more than five decades. He's laid down over 300 recordings, having played and recorded with Clifton Chenier, Henry Gray, Rockin’ Dopsie, Buckwheat Zydeco, and many other blues artists, including Grammy-winning efforts with Paul Simon’s ... Read more

New music spotlight: Miss Sophie Lee & the Parish Suites

Mon, 08/01/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The rich, romantic, and sweet voice of Miss Sophie Lee shines on her latest with group the Parish Suites, Traverse This Universe. Shades of Billie Holiday peek up from Lee's voice throughout, and she does it right. Joining her for this latest release are producers/songwrite... Read more

World Journey Playlist 07/30/16

Sat, 07/30/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Amanga Neqiniso Mahotella Queens 03:24 Ezesimanje 2016/7/30 16:07:41 2 Louloune Coupe Cloue 07:19 Sociss 2016/7/30 16:11:25 3 Cumbia En Do Menor Lito Barri... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/30/16

Sat, 07/30/16
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Soul Loco Suite Deep Street Soul 03:23 Look Out Watch Out 2016/7/29 22:03:20 2 Weep For Me Brown Sugar feat. Clydie King 03:11 Tears Full Of Soul CD1 2016/7/29 22:07:01 ... Read more

5 things to know for 7/29-8/4

Fri, 07/29/16
'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 7/29-8/4: 1) Our video team released a n... Read more

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