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The Indigenous Influence on American Music

Mon, 01/23/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
A new documentary is exploring the deep influence indigenous Americans have had on modern American music. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World premiered this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Rumble tells the tales and expounds on the influence of many Nati... Read more

Soul Power 01/21/17

Sat, 01/21/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Staxx Of Gold    African Music Machine    08:17    African Music Machine     2    I'm Thankful (Part 1)    Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra    04:03    I'm Thankful     3    Move on Up    The Dynamics    05:59    Version Excursions     4    My Place    Soopas... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 01/20/16

Sat, 01/21/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    She Breaks    Booker T. Jones    04:22    Potato Hole    2017/1/20 22:02:56 2    Little Light    The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers    03:23    Heavenly Fire '15    2017/1/20 22:07:37 3    I Ain't Raisin' No Sand    Staple Singers    06:30    Be What You Are    2017/1/20 22... Read more

5 things to know for 1/20-1/26

Fri, 01/20/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) The 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival lineup is due out any day now and our Brass Passes, WWOZ's transferable 7-day access pass to the festival, are selling fast! Learn more about the amenities the WWOZ Brass Pass provides to its holders or get one now at our Bra... Read more

'Hungry Ghost:' new video from Hurray for the Riff Raff

Wed, 01/18/17
A new video from the New Orleans-based Hurray for the Riff Raff (Alynda Lee Segarra) has been released in anticipation of their upcoming album, The Navigator, due out March 10 on ATO Records. The video has been released in the wake of the tragic Ghost Ship fire in Oakland,... Read more

New music spotlight: The Masakowski Family

Tue, 01/17/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Steve, Sasha, and Martin Masakowski teamed up with Paul Thibodeaux for a new release under the Masakowski Family moniker. The 8-song N.O. Escape, released December 22, does a great job highlighting the outstanding vocals skills of Sasha Masakowski and musicianship of the en... Read more

New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival 1/19-1/21

Mon, 01/16/17
The New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival is a cultural and musical celebration of handmade stringed instruments happening January 19-21 at the Old U.S. Mint and Frenchmen Theatre. The three-day event begins Thursday, January 19 at the Old U.S. Mint with a special New Orle... Read more

World Journey 01/14/17

Sat, 01/14/17
1    Houphouet Boigny "zeguehy"    Ernesto Djedje    06:45    Le Roi Ziglibithien    2017/1/14 16:02:40 2    En pinpan    Les As de Pétion-Ville    06:08    Bagaye la Cho    2017/1/14 16:10:11 3    Dans tes yeux    Luc Leandry    04:21    Zouk Anthology by Thierry Cham    2... Read more

In Memoriam: Daniel Fitzgerald

Sat, 01/14/17
Daniel ‘Dan’ Fitzgerald June 8, 1953-January 6, 2017 We are deeply saddened to share news of the passing of longtime WWOZ volunteer and show host, Daniel Fitzgerald, on Twelfth Night, January 6, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dan was the second of Bill and Mar... Read more

The Funky Meters with Allen Toussaint 'Ride Your Pony'

Sat, 01/14/17
In honor of Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April along with a couple of great performances from Toussaint himself. See the whole collection here. Tod... Read more

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