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Live from Sync Up, today 5:30-7:30p

Wed, 02/28/18

Video: Rebirth at WWOZ

Wed, 02/28/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
Rebirth Brass Band joined us in the studio during the New Orleans Music Show this afternoon to share a few songs and promote their appearance at the upcoming Congo Square Rhythms Festival, happening March 3-4! Rebirth will hit the Congo Square stage on Saturday, March 3 at ... Read more

Watch Ghalia & Mama's Boys live at 'OZ ~3p

Wed, 02/28/18

Mardi Gras Indian battle at Congo Square Rhythms Fest

Wed, 02/28/18
Congo Square Rhythms Fest is coming up this weekend! Every year features a Mardi Gras Indian battle, this year happening on Saturday, March 3 starting at 3:15p. Check out the verbal spar we caught in 2016 featuring members of the Flaming Arrows, Mohawk Hunters, and Fi-Yi-Yi... Read more

Rebirth at WWOZ, Weds. at 12:30p

Tue, 02/27/18

Interview with Terence Blanchard

Tue, 02/27/18
WWOZ sat down with the great Terence Blanchard for a conversation about his work on 'Champion,' an opera in jazz. 'Champion' makes its New Orleans debut March 9 and 11, produced by the New Orleans Opera. Read more

Video: KIPP Believe Jazz Band on School Groove

Tue, 02/27/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
We were happy to welcome the students of KIPP Believe Jazz Band, along with band director Mr. Keith Hart, into our studio this afternoon for the February edition of School Groove! Check out the performance from these talented kids below.  Read more

Video: Casa Samba at Congo Square Rhythms Fest

Mon, 02/26/18
Congo Square Rhythms Fest is coming up this weekend and we've got highlights from recent years to share with you! Below, check out Casa Samba's 2016 performance.  This free festival celebrates the many traditions that trace back to Congo Square, including brass bands, Mard... Read more

KIPP Believe on School Groove, noon today

Mon, 02/26/18

Recipes: Lenten "Gombo" from Lafcadio Hearn

Sun, 02/25/18
In the spirit of New Orleans' 300th anniversary, here's a different take on our monthly recipe: a pair of 19th-century Lenten recipes from Lafcadio Hearn's Creole Cookbook (1885). Hearn was an international travel writer who lived in New Orleans for a decade (1877-1887) and... Read more

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