Mardi Gras Indians

Snooks Eaglin, 1936-2009

Wed, 02/18/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
After a long illness, Snooks Eaglin passed on Wednesday, February 18. For over five decades, Snooks dazzled audiences with his unique guitar style and vast repertoire. Please join WWOZ in remembering this profoundly influential New Orleans musician. Read more

Mardi Gras Photo Contest

Sat, 02/07/09
Mardi Gras in New Orleans provides one of the best opportunies on earth to get great photographs. If you think you have the best Mardi Gras photo ever, enter it into our Mardi Gras photo contest, and you just may win a free pair of fine high-fidelity earphones. So from no... Read more

Fall Membership Drive — Day 8

Wed, 10/15/08
See what's going on at the station during the Fall Membership Drive. Here is our daily coverage from Monday, October 13, including photos of Donald Harrison, Jr. and Rick Trolsen with Gringo do Choro. Read more

Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series: October 10 - 11, 2008

Thu, 10/09/08
You're invited to attend a seminar on jazz culture presented by Dillard University and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation's Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series. The seminar is part of a month-long celebration of Congo Square presented by the New Orleans... Read more

WWOZ Remembers Larry Panna

Wed, 08/27/08
Authored by Tom Morgan
A look back on Larry "Guy" Panna, one of the greatest drummers to ever come out of New Orleans. Panna is probably best known as a member of Willie Tee's New Orleans Project, the band that put the funk behind the first two recordings of the Wild Magnolias. Though he s... Read more

Big Queen Barbara Sparks Passes

Thu, 07/24/08
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. Read more

History of the Creole Wild West

Tue, 05/20/08
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... Read more

Mardi Gras Indians

Fri, 02/15/08
Authored by Tom Morgan
A short history of the Mardi Gras Indians music and remembrances of the Wild Magnolia's first recordings with Willie Tee and John Sinclair's 30 years of observing the tribe. Read more

Mardi Gras 2008

Wed, 01/23/08
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... Read more

Mardi Gras & Valentine's Day 2008 Theme Shows

Wed, 01/23/08
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... Read more

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