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Mirliton Festival - 11/7

Mon, 11/02/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Mirliton Fest, the Bywater's annual neighborhood festival, is celebrating its 26th year this Saturday, November 7. Running from 11a to 7p at Markey Park, this free family-friendly fest will host live music from Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, the Washboard Chaz Trio, One... Read more

Life & Death In The Big Easy

Fri, 10/30/15
Authored by Nita Ketner
Cheryl Gerber’s new book, “New Orleans: Life and Death in the Big Easy,” is a beautifully photographed, social commentary on modern New Orleans culture. While it amply demonstrates the obvious disparities between New Orleanians – black, white, rich, poor, male, female, gay,... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/30/15

Fri, 10/30/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 The Terror The Sorcerers 03:56 Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities: An Introduction to ATA Records 2015/10/30 22:03:11 2 Book Of Rules Desmond Dekker 03:06 You Can Get It if you re... Read more

Halloween 2015

Thu, 10/29/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Halloween is a great holiday in New Orleans, a city full of veteran costumers and revelers. Here are a few of my picks out of the myriad of haunting, ghoulish, horrifying, and otherwise undead celebrations in the coming days. Every Friday & Saturday of October: House of Sho... Read more

Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys "Pretty Girl Waltz"

Wed, 10/28/15
Authored by David Stafford
Terry Domingue & the Zydeco Bad Boys do "Pretty Girl Waltz," from their Back on Track, their 2014 release and their first after a six-year hiatus. Domingue sings and plays accordion; the other musicians include Kent August (guitar), Ken Herpin (guitar), Chris Domingue (rubb... Read more

New music spotlight: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Tue, 10/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band released their latest album, Zydeco Stuff, last month on Swampadellic Records. Zydeco Stuff is another smooth, well-produced album from this group of veteran performers. Carrier is a third-generation zydeco artist with such famous relat... Read more

Tank and The Bangas, "Drummers"

Mon, 10/26/15
Authored by David Stafford
This new video for the new Tank and the Bangas song "Drummers" was shot in London at the Canary Wharf using one of the "Play Me I'm Yours" street pianos, in partnership with RawKus TV.  Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/23/15

Sat, 10/24/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Tubular Bells Champ Boys 03:22 Funk 'N' Soul 1973-76 2015/10/23 22:03:51 2 No Man Walks Alone Solomon Burke 02:39 Electronic Magnetism '71 (MGM LP) 2015/10/23 22:07:23 ... Read more

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 10/23/15
Authored by David Stafford
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: NPR Music Tiny Desk ConcertDuring this Tiny Desk Concert, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah tells the story behind the track "K.K.P.D." He was stopped, intimidated, and harassed by the NOPD late at night. His pride almost made him do something ill... Read more

Why You and I Love Radio

Thu, 10/22/15
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
I bet every WWOZ listener has a shared ancestry.  Every listener, in every country.  David Remnick of the New Yorker presents it perfectly:      Read more

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