Barbara Sparks, born Barbara Joiner on November 11th, 1943, died peacefully after a lengthy illness. Ms. Sparks was well known in the Mardi Gras Indian community and was inducted in the Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame in 1999.
The History of the Creole Wild West "as told by themselves," is only part of
an evening that will feature a performance by the oldest Mardi Gras Indian
tribe, followed by a panel discussion with members that will be moderated by
Dr. Bruce Raeburn of the Hogan Jazz Archive a...
Our Live Mardi Gras Coverage
WWOZ show hosts are out there enjoying Carnival 2008. Check out their blogs
to find out what parades and parties they are attending.
WWOZ will be riding in Zulu, so look out for the broadcast truck during the
parade and check back occasionally...
Grammy Nominees For The 50th Grammy Awards
Consecutive Mondays in January — "Jazz from the Market" — from 4 until 7
p.m. New Orleans Time
Charles “Charlie B” Burchell will feature the music of the Grammy
nominees for the 50th Grammy Awards.
Tom Morgan’s Annual Mardi Gr...
This is the story of the history of the Mardi Gras Indians, and a glimpse at
one tribe in particular and how they are working with other tribes to keep
the tradition alive in the city of New Orleans.
In this piece we hear from the members of the Wild Mohicans as well as
Sweet Home New Orleans (SHNO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to
revitalizing the music and cultural community within the neighborhoods of New
Orleans by helping our tradition bearers secure stable, affordable housing.
SHNO is a collaboration of service providers th...
This year, the spiritual celebration of White Buffalo Day fell on the first
anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
WWOZ DJ and Street Talk reporter George Ingmire reports on how that
coincidence gave a special gravity to the performances and rituals enacted
by Mardi Gras Indi...