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Rhythm Room Playlist 05/25/18

Sat, 05/26/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1     musical pressure (feat. the dragonaires)     byron lee     02:38     bmn ska & rock steady: always together 1964-1968 2     08 It's A Groove     Mildred Clark & The Kansas City Melody-Aires     02:57     Joined Together (Peacock 1974) 3     Everyone's Gone To The Moon ... Read more

Ol Man River arrives early for his 3rd trip to DelFest

Fri, 05/25/18
Authored by Ol' Man River
      DelFest takes place at the Allegany County Fairgrounds, which sits on the banks of the Potomac River, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of northwestern Maryland, in the cozy town of Cumberland. This is  the 11th annual DelFest and the locals really roll out the re... Read more

5 things to know for 5/25 - 5/31

Thu, 05/24/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) It's Memorial Day Weekend! Summer is here and there's plenty to do. Check out our "Summer Fun: Festivals & Events" page to keep tabs on everything going on in the Crescent City this summer.  2) The 2018 Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival returns to the space beneath... Read more

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest 2018 Lineup (10/12-10/14)

Wed, 05/23/18

Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Fest 2018 (6/23 - 6/24)

Tue, 05/22/18
"This festival contains the greatest collection of Cajun and zydeco artists for any festival in the city and perhaps the state." -- Charles Laborde, co-host of Lache Pas, the Cajun and zydeco show on WWOZ each Sunday 12-2p The 12th annual edition of the Louisiana Cajun-Zyde... Read more

Ani DiFranco 'Binary'

Tue, 05/22/18
Ani DiFranco's performance at WWOZ last summer was our most-watched live video stream of 2017. Here's one highlight from the set. Ani is accompanied by her daughter Petah and drummer Terence Higgins.  Read more

Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Fest 2018 happening Memorial Day weekend

Tue, 05/22/18
The 2018 Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival returns to the space beneath the Claiborne bridge this Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27. The festival celebrates the history, traditions, and culture of two of the oldest, most notable neighborhoods in the United States. These ... Read more

Video: Toubab Krewe in Studio

Fri, 05/18/18
Authored by David Stafford
Toubab Krewe joined us in the WWOZ Studio to play a set. Check it out below!  Read more

Video: Sync Up - Social Media Strategies

Thu, 05/17/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Yesterday, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a free Sync Up conference workshop on the topic "Social Media Strategies" and WWOZ was there to live video stream. This event is one in a series of free, monthly workshops for the music industry. Check out the v... Read more

5 things to know for 5/18 - 5/24

Thu, 05/17/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) It's Bayou Boogaloo time! Break out the kayaks and float into this 3-day festival along the banks of Bayou St. John (Friday-Sunday). This year's performers include Marc Broussard (pictured; headlining Friday night), Deacon John, Leo Nocentelli & the Funkin' Truth, Paa Ko... Read more

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