Video: Henry Butler tribute

Fri, 07/06/18
In early 2015, George Ingmire sat down with Papa Mali, Tom McDermott, Trombone Shorty, David Torkanowsky, Amasa Miller, James Patterson, music director at Snug Harbor, and Kyle Roussel, to get their take on what made Henry Butler such a powerful pianist. This piece also inc... Read more

Video: Wagner Drake Ozaki 'Tears of the Sun'

Sat, 06/30/18
Master percussionist Hamid Drake visited New Orleans in June 2018 and among other gigs, did a set with New Orleans-based musicians Rob Wagner and Nobu Ozaki at the Allways Lounge. This video is an excerpt from an improvisation on a tune by Wagner. An earlier studio recordin... Read more

The Maafa Comemmoration

Sun, 06/24/18
Video from the Maafa Commemoration 2017, featuring Luther Gray and poet Sunni Patterson. WWOZ filmed the middle of the 6 hour Remembrance and Healing ceremony at the Mississippi riverside. The ceremony began and ended at Congo Square. This year's commemoration will be happe... Read more

Video: Zachary Richard at WWOZ

Mon, 06/18/18
A highlight from Zachary Richard's appearance at WWOZ on April 13, 2018. He described this song as "a classic European ballad in which a young girl dies. If you wanted to have a hit in the 1600s, you would have this young girl and a solider who would go off into the war, co... Read more

Video: Leyla McCalla & Helen Gillet 'Girls'

Tue, 06/12/18
A highlight from the winter-- Leyla McCalla and Helen Gillet joined us in the studio and performed 'Girls' off of Leyla's Langston Hughes tribute album. Read more

Video: GZA and The Soul Rebels

Mon, 06/11/18
New Orleans' The Soul Rebels joined The Genius himself for a Tiny Desk Concert last month. The reclusive GZA performed 3 songs from his 1995 solo album, Liquid Swords -- 'Living In The World Today,' 'Duel of the Iron Mic,' and the title track, 'Liquid Swords.' "The Soul Re... Read more

Video: TBC Brass Band 'Phat Black'

Fri, 06/08/18
It's Pride Fest this weekend! Check out the performance schedule for Saturday, June 9. It includes TBC Brass Band, as seen here last March at WWOZ. They're performing at 2:15p in front of the Phoenix (Elysian Fields & Rampart).  Read more

Video: Robert Finley 'Come On'

Mon, 06/04/18
Robert Finley lives in the small town of Bernice, Louisiana, right near the Arkansas line. In his younger days, music took him all over the world. He served in the Army as a teenager, went to Europe as a helicopter technician, but soon switched to serve as the leader of the... Read more

Video: Calvin Johnson & Native Son 'Steepian Faith'

Sat, 06/02/18
Here's a taste of what's to come! Calvin Johnson & Native Son performing 'Steepian Faith' at WWOZ last March. For more, attend the free concert at the Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, June 9. Troy Sawyer & the Elementz wil also be performing. Troy Sawyer's set will start... Read more

Irma Thomas w/The Funky Meters 'Wish Someone Would Care'

Mon, 05/28/18
It just doesn't get any better than this! Irma Thomas sits in with The Funky Meters at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest in 2015 to perform her 1964 hit 'Wish Someone Would Care.' Check out the recently announced 2018 Crescent City Blues & BBQ lineup here, or catch Irma Thomas... Read more

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