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Big Freedia Honored By City Council

Sun, 08/31/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
YOU ALREADY KNOW! We’re late to this party, but would feel remiss in not mentioning it—one of New Orleans’ most visible artists and biggest bounce ambassador, Big Freedia, was honored by City Council with her own “Big Freedia Day” last week, on August 21. The Queen Diva has... Read more

Bob Marley Live in Germany, 1980

Fri, 08/29/14
Authored by David Stafford
For your holiday weekend veiwing pleasure: a 20-song, 1-hour-and-38- minute Bob Marley show in HD. The show was recorded at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, West Germany on June 13, 1980, shortly after the release of the Uprising album and just a year before Marley's death in June... Read more

In Memoriam: Tim Green

Fri, 08/29/14
We were very sad to hear the news of the passing of New Orleans saxophonist Tim Green. He worked with countless musicians in the city over the years and appeared on WWOZ as recently as our Spring Pledge Drive last March, as part of the group Plunge. He also served as WWOZ's St... Read more

In Memoriam: Warren "Porgy" Jones

Thu, 08/28/14
WWOZ was very sad to learn of the passing of New Orleans R&B and jazz trumpeter Warren "Porgy" Jones on August 21, at the age of 74. A visitation and musical tribute will be held Friday, August 29,from 4-7 pm at the Charbonnet Labat Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held ... Read more

Christian Scott, "Spy Boy"

Thu, 08/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
Christian Scott, NOCCA grad and nephew of Donald Harrison, performs "Spy Boy" with the Christian Scott Quintet, November 17, 2011 at the Berklee College of Music. A version of the track appears on his 2012 album Christian Scott: Christian aTunde Adjuah. He reflects on the s... Read more

Guardians of the Groove 8: Stanton Moore and Murf Reeves

Tue, 08/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
The latest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV on August 26. Drummer Stanton Moore, of Galactic, Garage a Trois, the Midnite Disturbers, the Stanton Moore Trio, Dragon Smoke, MG5, and many others, sat down with WWOZ's ... Read more

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, "Calinda"

Tue, 08/26/14
Authored by David Stafford
It's been over three decades since St. Martinsville native Nathan Williams embarked on a musical career with the Zydeco Cha Chas. It's been quite a ride, with performances at the Grand Ole Opry and Lincoln Center, a Big Easy award as Best Zydeco Band, and the Zydeco Music A... Read more

Branford Marsalis, August 14, 2014

Mon, 08/25/14
  Stuart Hall talks with Branford Marsalis about different styles of music and creating music for a new generation. Read more

Ricky Riccardi, August 1, 2014

Mon, 08/25/14
Keith Hill talks with Louis Armstrong scholar Ricky Riccardi about the legacy of Satchmo. Read more

Jazmine Sullivan, "Stupid Girls"

Mon, 08/25/14
Authored by David Stafford
Last month, during Essence Fest, NPR Music arranged to meet contemporary R&B star Jazmine Sullivan at the Clear-Vue barbershop, on South Rampart near Canal, for a "field recording" session. Interrupting a conversation about college football, Sullivan quickly won over the al... Read more

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