Film/Video

Young Messiah Hunters step out

Sun, 03/03/19
2018 was the first Mardi Gras for the Young Messiah Hunters, led by Big Chief Dump (Keelian Boyd Sr.). The black masking Indians of New Orleans, commonly known as Mardi Gras Indians, comprise a diverse group that is always evolving. Some participants are born into it, whil... Read more

Video: Leyla McCalla 'Money Is King'

Sat, 02/02/19
New Orleans artist Leyla McCalla has a new record, The Capitalist Blues, out now. Check out the video for her first single, 'Money Is King,' below! Read more

Loretta Harrison: Jazz Fest at 50 Flashback

Sat, 01/26/19
Loretta Harrison, founder and owner of Loretta's Authentic Pralines, talks about being a food vendor at Jazz Fest for over 40 years and how deeply the festival has impacted her life. This feature is part of WWOZ's Jazz Fest at 50 Flashback series.  Read more

Video: Twelfth Night 2019

Mon, 01/14/19
It's Carnival time in New Orleans and our video team hit the streets to capture the celebration at the Bywater Bakery's King Cake Kickoff, the Perfect Gentlemen Second Line Parade, Joan of Arc parade, and Vaughan's. See it all below. Happy Carnival!  Read more

'Seeing Music' documentary series launches Feb. 5

Sat, 01/12/19
The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) announced a new music documentary series titled Seeing Music, which celebrates New Orleans’ hometown heroes by showcasing films by and about New Orleans musicians. Three screenings on February 5th, March 14th, and April 11th will be held ... Read more

Documentary Film A Man And His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story Wins Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Award

Wed, 01/09/19
The Louisiana Endowment for Humanities announced today that A Man And His Trumpet: The Leroy Jones Story will be the recipient of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Award For Documentary Film for 2019. The film was directed, shot, and edited by San Francisco filmmak... Read more

Photo highlights from our 38th birthday celebration

Fri, 12/07/18
Tuesday, December 4 was a very special day at WWOZ-- our 38th birthday! We hope you enjoyed the day of wild programming. We welcomed more than 30 musicians into our studio (the small one!) to perform a song each for the audience. It was a great day full of songs, greetings,... Read more

Buku Broux: Busker Blog

Sun, 12/02/18
Our video team was back in the streets (or, more accurately, the square, this time) to talk to the musicians who make their living outdoors in the French Quarter. This time, we talk with Buku Broux.  Read more

New video from Michot's Melody Makers 'La lune est croche'

Mon, 11/12/18
Check out the new video from Michot's Melody Makers for 'La lune est croche,' off their debut album Blood Moon. Lots to come for this group that features members of Lost Bayou Ramblers, including an album release party at Saturn Bar on Saturday, November 24.  Read more

Video: Bobby Rush 'Ain't She Fine'

Sat, 11/10/18
Happy birthday, Bobby Rush! The king of the chitlin' circuit is 85 years old today, and as good as ever. Here's his performance of 'Ain't She Fine,' captured by WWOZ at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest in 2014. Read more

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