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Locals at Essence Fest 2016

Tue, 06/21/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Essence Fest is nearly upon New Orleans again, this year happening Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3. Essence brings some of the top names in R&B, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and more to the Crescent City each July as the nation's premiere contemporary African American mus... Read more

Steve Malinowski

Mon, 06/20/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The wonderfully talented New Orleans pianist Steve Malinowski passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. Here, a look at some of Steve's appearances at WWOZ, including a video of his performance of 'Rampart Rumba' when he came into our studios on March 14, 2016. Born in Lo... Read more

Video: Congo Square Drum Circle

Sun, 06/19/16
WWOZ-produced video of a recent Congo Square drum circle. Read more

5 things to know for 6/17

Sat, 06/18/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending June 17, 2016: 1) The 10... Read more

World Journey 06 18 16

Sat, 06/18/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Kokpo Bony Castro & Les As du Bénin 07:09 MAI 1013 2016/6/18 16:08:09 2 lorminai les freres dejean a paris 05:46 hommage aux disparus 2016/6/18 16:15:52 3 bon... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/17/16

Sat, 06/18/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Guns In The Ghetto Broadway 03:31 17 North Parade 2016/6/17 22:02:23 2 The Little Wooden Church Willie Neal Johnson & The Gospel Keynotes. 03:40 The Best of Willie Neal John... Read more

FRIDAY: Pop-Up Show to Benefit the Eagle Saloon

Wed, 06/15/16
Authored by Soul Sister
As a proud Cultural Ambassador of the Eagle Saloon, I'm excited to invite everyone to this amazing pop-up show and benefit this Friday, June 17!   Eagle Saloon Youth Outreach Fundraiser Friday, June 17 Maple Leaf Bar - 8316 Oak St., New Orleans Doors 9pm, Presentation 9:... Read more

Trumpet Black & the Heart Attacks 'Living The Good Life'

Tue, 06/14/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
This new video from the Heart Attacks pays respect to the late Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill and his life, music, and work in Treme. It was produced with support from WWOZ and the New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC). Check out the sneak peek into our studio with DJ Nita K... Read more

New music spotlight: Alexis & the Samurai

Tue, 06/14/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Alexis & the Samurai, made up of Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft, don't have the "traditional New Orleans sound" but still integrate many hometown influences into their music. Their latest album, Move Into View, was released May 24. Their music conjures an unexpected mishmash... Read more

This Weekend: Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Mon, 06/13/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
This weekend brings the 10th annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival to Armstrong Park. This free festival features some of the top Cajun and zydeco talent in Louisiana today. Performers include Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Roddie Romero and t... Read more

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