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Video: Big George Brock at Bogalusa Blues Fest 2014

Mon, 06/22/20
Remembering the late Big George Brock with these videos captured by WWOZ at Bogalusa Blues Fest 2014. Brock died after a long illness on April 10 in St. Louis. Read more

Interview: Tamara Jackson

Sat, 06/20/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Tamara Jackson of the Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force. They discuss how the task force supports second lines, whether parades will happen in 2020, how the #SilenceIsViolence campaign tries ... Read more

Video: Bon Bon Vivant at Jazz Museum

Sat, 06/20/20
WWOZ was on hand to live video stream Bon Bon Vivant's set from the balcony of the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Tuesday, June 16! Check out their set below, and tune in for our next video stream with the Shannon Powell Trio on Tuesday, June 23 at 5pm.  Read more

Film: 'Straight Line'

Fri, 06/19/20
Inspired by the true story of legendary musician Sam Cooke and the incident that birthed the song "A Change Is Gonna Come," Straight Line follows a band of young Black musicians known as "Lost Identity.” When they travel to Shreveport, Louisiana to perform at a local barbec... Read more

Video: Galactic 'Something's Wrong With This Picture'

Tue, 06/16/20
Last week, Galactic rereleased 'Something's Wrong With This Picture,' with contributions from Anjelika 'Jelly' Joseph and Ivan Neville. "In light of the current events, we felt the original message of this song has a very strong relevance today," the band stated. The song w... Read more

Interview: Norman Dixon, Jr.

Sat, 06/13/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Norman Dixon, Jr., president of of Young Men Olympians, to talk about parade divisions, the Norman Dixon Fund, how clubs are staying active while the parades are canceled, and much more. Hear it al... Read more

Rhythm Room 06/12/20

Sat, 06/13/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 If He Walked Today Arthur Conley 02:31 Kent 358 - Arthur Conley - I'm Living Good 1964 - 1974 2 My People...Hold On Eddie Kendricks 05:43 People...Hold On '72 3 This Is My Country The Impressions 02:51 This Is My Country 4 Talkin' Bout A Revolution Tracy Chapman 02:41 Colle... Read more

Video: James Williams & the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys

Thu, 06/11/20
WWOZ was on hand to live video stream from James Williams & the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys' set from the balcony of the New Orleans Jazz Museum on Tuesday, June 9! Check out their set below:  Read more

Video: Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys, Nov. 2019

Tue, 06/09/20
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys perform 'J’ai plus de place pour aller' at the Thibodeaux family reunion, November 2019, in Mallett, Louisiana. This was filmed by WWOZ's DJ Swamp Boogie. You can hear his show each Thursday, 7-10pm, on WWOZ.  The band's latest is ... Read more

Return to Congo Square: May 31, 2020

Sun, 06/07/20
The spiritual home to New Orleans music, Congo Square, reverberated for the first time in months to the drums of Luther Gray's Congo Square Preservation Society on Sunday, May 31. Gray says, "This is the time for the indigenous people of the planet to make their voices hea... Read more

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