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Wes Anderson, March 17, 2014

Tue, 03/18/14
Director Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenebaums) talks with Murf Reeves about his latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel,  and lots more.   ~More WWOZ Interviews~ Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Royal Southern Brotherhood "

Tue, 03/18/14
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program is a dedicated to a full hour of the Royal Southern Brotherhood, recorded live at French Quarter Fest 2012. The rock 'n' roll collective is headed by Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, and Mike Zito. Together they fuse elements of New Orleans funk rhythms, sou... Read more

Vernal Pledge Party Underway Now!

Mon, 03/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our Spring Membership Drive--AKA the Vernal Pledge Party--is currently happening (and happening, if you get my drift) and runs through Friday, March 28. WWOZ is only alive and kickin' thanks to the generous support of you, our family of members. Here are some reasons to sup... Read more

Red Baraat, Tiny Desk Concert

Mon, 03/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
Coming this Saturday night (March 22) to the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival in Armstrong Park: Brooklyn's Red Baraat and their exhilarating blend of North Indian Bhangra rhythms with jazz, brass, funk, hip-hop, and more. (A "kind of ethnomusicologist’s academic dre... Read more

The Roots of Music, Live at Fiya Fest 2013

Sun, 03/16/14
Authored by David Stafford
Strange things happen when marching bands come indoors. We're used to seeing them outdoors and on the move. Here's a different look at a Roots of Music, performing in what amounts to the orchestra pit. For the first 3 minutes of this video, Roots is backed by Dragon Smoke, a... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2014

Sun, 03/16/14
In This Issue Congo Square New World Rhythms Fest, March 22-23 Happening Now: Spring Membership Drive Piano Night 2014 Freret Street Festival, April 5 French Quarter Fest, April 10-13 Pick Up Your Brass Pass! At the Frenc... Read more

The Neville Brothers, 9 Songs from Farm Aid 1994

Fri, 03/14/14
Authored by David Stafford
On September 18, 1994, the annual Farm Aid benefit concert was held in New Orleans at the Super Dome. The line up included, amongst others, Willie Nelson, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Spin Doctors, Kris Kristofferson, and the Neville Brothers. Farm Aid has posted much of t... Read more

Get ready for the Red Flame Hunters!

Fri, 03/14/14
Authored by Christy
The Red Flame Hunters Childrens Mardi Gras Indian Tribe steps out on Sunday, March 23 at AL Davis Park for Uptown Super Sunday 2014. Please note the new date!  The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council has rescheduled Super Sunday due to the threat of bad weather.   They've... Read more

The Chieftains featuring Ziggy Marley, "Redemption Song"

Thu, 03/13/14
Authored by David Stafford
This is a particularly beautiful rendition of an exquisite song: Ziggy Marley sings his father's "Redemption Song", backed by Irish folk legends the Chieftans. The original version was last song on Uprising, the last album released during Bob Marley's life; the version here... Read more

Howlin' Wolf, "How Many More Years", 1965

Tue, 03/11/14
Authored by David Stafford
Here's the late blues master Howlin' Wolf (born 1910 as Chester Arthur Burnett in West Point, Mississippi) doing "How Many More Years" during a 1965 TV appearance. The introduction is notable: it's done by Mick Jagger and Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones. During the fir... Read more

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