Video: honoring Big Chief Tootie Montana

Mon, 01/06/20
Earlier today, Black Masking Indians chanted in honor of Big Chief Tootie Montana, the "Chief of Chiefs," in front of his statue in Congo Square/Louis Armstrong Park. His family invited the public to this celebration of his life and the opening of Carnival season. Read more

Video: New Generation Second Line Parade

Mon, 12/09/19
Most second line parades go on rain or shine-- or crucial Saints game. Yesterday, the New Generation SAPC paraded through uptown for four hours as the Saints took on the 49ers in the Superdome. WWOZ was on hand to capture some of the scene:  Read more

Video: African Dance at Congo Square Rhythms Fest 2019

Wed, 11/27/19
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.  Read more

Video: Mardi Gras Indian Battle at Congo Square Rhythms Fest 2019

Sat, 11/23/19
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 WWOZ. Read more

Video: Congo Square drum circle

Thu, 11/21/19
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.  Read more

Happy birthday to "Mean" Willie Green

Wed, 11/20/19
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 Brot... Read more

Video: Dr. John with Billy Delle at WWOZ

Tue, 11/19/19
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)! Read more

New video from The NOLA Resistance

Tue, 11/12/19
Check out the new video for 'Put That Hammer Down' from The NOLA Resistance!   Read more

Video: Ellis Marsalis at the Jazz & Heritage Center

Thu, 11/14/19
Happy birthday to the great Ellis Marsalis! Here's part of his performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation last December. Read more

25 years of Bamboula 2000

Sun, 11/03/19
Happy bandiversary to Bamboula 2000! This unique group has been performing together with various combinations of musicians and dancers for 25 years. Catch them again at Congo Square Rhythms Fest on Sunday, November 17. This is their performance of 'Congo Square' at the same... Read more

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