Happy 80th birthday to the Soul Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas! She has
been a longtime supporter of WWOZ and we've appreciated every moment of that.
Listen in to WWOZ today as our show hosts honor her in their own special
ways. Below, a few of our favorite photos of her...
New Orleanians' creativity can't be dampened by a lack of parades! Here are
just a few of the house floats from all over New Orleans that residents
designed and installed to celebrate Mardi Gras 2021.
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Chief Eric B. of the Monogram Hunters
talks to Action Jackson about loved ones lost during the pandemic, how
his suit incorporates Rhastafarian culture, his latest musical project, and
more. Hear it all in the player below:
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Spy Boy Tim Washington gets on the
phone with Action Jackson to discuss encountering the White Eagles and Black
Eagles on Orleans Avenue as a child, how meetings of Indians came to be, the
legacy of Big Chief Tootie Montana, what he fe...
1 Mardis Gras Mambo Reverend Organdrum 02:44 Hi-Fi Stereo
2 Carnival Baby Square one 04:03 Soca
3 I Ate Up the Apple Tree New Birth Brass Band 02:47 D-Boy
4 Ernest Skipper with Flag and the Boys Shot Gun Joe Pt.1 03:46 Movements
5 Warriors Moana and the Moahunters 01:07...
This Mardi Gras, we dug deep in the vaults and unearthed two vintage WWOZ
Mardi Gras specials which have rarely been heard since their initial
Tune in Sunday, February 14, 10am-12pm CT, to hear WWOZ's 1994 Mardi Gras
special hosted by Dr. John. This two-hour sp...
The Jazz Foundation of America, an organization whose mission it is to
provide (amongst its vast outreach and charitable work) Covid-19 relief to
musicians here in New Orleans and around the country, has hopped aboard the
creative Carnival porch float craze around town by f...
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with
Joell Lee of the Original Black Seminole Baby Dolls. They discuss the
possibility of uniting different Baby Doll groups, the Baby Dolls'
representation of strong womanhood, how they design their ou...
1 Stormy Weather Bobby Ellis And The Revolutionaries 03:08 The Reggae Train:
More Great Hits From The High No
2 Who Is He Andrea Vereen & The St. Marks Choir 04:26 Oh, Say Can You See
3 We The People Staple Singers 03:53 Be Altitude: Respect Yourself
4 You Can't Have Your Cak...