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In the JANUARY 2020 Issue of the 'OZone,
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Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival | In Memoriam 2019 | WWOZ Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2019 | It's Carnival Time! | Folk Alliance International Conference, January 22-26 | Volunteer Spotlight: Stacey Cunningham | Recipe: Green Chile | Quick Links

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Topsy Chapman

Topsy Chapman.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival

The 6th annual Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival happens January 15-19, offering a mix of school clinics, workshops, panel discussions, interviews, and live music performances. We'll have special programming all week long, including interviews, in-studio performances, and a live broadcast from the Danny Barker Birthday Bash at Snug Harbor, where performers will include Topsy Chapman, Dr. Michael White, Gregg Stafford, Detroit Brooks, & more.

» Danny Barker Fest info

» Danny Barker Birthday Bash broadcast

Dr John

Dr John in 2012.
Photo by Leon Morris

In Memoriam 2019

It was a tough year for the New Orleans music and cultural community: we lost an extraordinary number of talented and influential individuals in 2019. During June and July alone, Dr. John, Dave Bartholomew, Art Neville, Leah Chase, Spencer Bohren, and Lil Buck Sinegal were among those who passed away. Please join us in remembering all those we lost this year: their songs and spirits made rich contributions to the musical tapestry of New Orleans and the world.

» Remembering those we lost in 2019

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WWOZ Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2019

WWOZ's show hosts have compiled lists of their favorite recordings from 2019. Before we get too far into this new decade, take a minute and let in-the-know music mavens help you catch up on amazing tunes that you might have missed.

» WWOZ Hosts' Favorite Recordings

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'OZ on the Street.

It's Carnival Time!

Carnival season is upon us: Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc marched on Twelfth Night last Monday evening. There's tons of fun goings-on between now and Mardi Gras Day on February 25. Check out our Twelfth Night video, which includes clips from the Bywater Bakery's king cake kickoff, the Big Chief Tootie Montana celebration at Congo Square, the Joan of Arc parade, and a Black Indians of Mardi Gras practice outside the Backstreet Cultural Museum in Treme.

» Twelfth Night 2020 video

» 2020 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Groove Gala Prints  

Dwayne Dopsie

Dwayne Dopsie.
Photo by Bill Sasser

Folk Alliance International Conference, January 22-26

The Folk Alliance International Conference comes to New Orleans January 22-26. Now in its 32nd year, this gathering draws some 2,900 people dedicated to folk music, making it the world’s largest gathering of the folk music industry and community. The long list of performing artists with Louisiana ties includes Leyla McCalla, Sean Ardoin, Dwayne Dopsie, among others.

» Folk Alliance International Conference

» Louisiana Folk Alliance artist profiles

Stacey Cunningham

Stacey Cunningham.

Volunteer Spotlight: Stacey Cunningham

Stacey Cunningham started volunteering at WWOZ in the early 1990s. Here's what she says about being a listener, volunteer and supporter of WWOZ. "As a listener, WWOZ means that I get to learn something new almost every time I tune in. As a volunteer, I get to play a part in creating something that means so much to the community and people around the world. As a member, it means I get to be part of a passionate team doing important work." Well said!

» Volunteer at WWOZ

Green chile

Green chile.

Recipe: Green Chile

Here's something new for those frosty evening parades. This recipe blends aspects of green chile as made in New Mexico, in which the "green" comes largely from the green New Mexican chile pepper, and verde, one of the seven moles of Oaxaca, Mexico, wherein the "green" comes from tomatillos and herbs. It's a bit of a production, but all the steps are easy, as long as you have a good blender.

» Recipe: Green Chile

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