Sunday afternoon at Congo Square Rhythms Fest/Treme Creole Gumbo Fest was
full of beautiful African dance! Featured groups were N'Kafu & Culu, Kumbuka
African Dance & Drum Collective, N'Fungola Sibo, Chakra Dance Theatre,
Seguenon Kone, and Garifuna.
Tribes met in Congo Square during this year's Congo Square Rhythms Fest--
check out singing from The Wild Tchoupitoulas, Big Chief Delcour and the
Creole Osceolas, and Young Indians of the Nation in this video captured by
Calling on the spirits of the ancestors at the opening drum circle at Congo
Square Rhythms Fest last weekend! The drum circle was led by Luther Gray and
was open to anyone who wanted to participate.
WWOZ sends belated birthday greetings to "Mean" Willie Green, who was the
Neville Brothers' drummer for over 30 years.
Cyril Neville wrote "Screaming and shouting happy birthday to my brother from
another mother "Mean" Willie Green! Some people used to say the Neville
Remembering Dr. John, who was born on November 20, 1941. Here,
never-before-seen footage of his interview with WWOZ's Billy Delle on
February 23, 2011 as they celebrated the life of Bobby Charles on what
would've been his 73rd birthday. Miss you, Mac (and Billy and Bobby)!