Mardi Gras

Louis Armstrong returns as Zulu King: Tricentennial Music Moment

Fri, 02/02/18
"I have traveled all over the world and no place I've ever been could remove the thought in my head that someday I will be the King of the Zulus," Louis Armstrong said. Read more

5 things to know for 2/2 - 2/8

Fri, 02/02/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Parade time! Cork, Oshun, and Cleopatra are on Friday Uptown. Pontchartrain, Choctaw, Freret, Sparta, Pygmalion, 'tit Rex, Chewbacchus, and Mystic Knights of Adonis are on Saturday. Femme Fatale, Carrollton, King Arthur and Merlin, All, and Barkus are on Sunday. Druids a... Read more

Video from the weekend of Jan. 26-28, 2018: Krewe du Vieux, Ladies of Unity + more

Mon, 01/29/18
New Orleans was hopping with the first big parades of the season this weekend, plus the Ladies and Men of Unity Second Line Parade on Sunday! Check out these video highlights of Krewe du Vieux, krewedelusion, and the second line parade as captured by the WWOZ video team. Ac... Read more

5 things to know for 1/26 - 2/1

Fri, 01/26/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Happy Carnival! Krewe du Vieux and krewedelusion roll in New Orleans on Saturday. KdV's theme this year: "Bienville's Wet Dream." And check out the full 2018 Mardi Gras season parade schedule.  2) Sync Up Conference is going year-round! Attend their event on Wednesday, ... Read more

'If Ever I Cease To Love': WWOZ New Orleans Tricentennial Moment

Tue, 01/02/18
There’s a song that’s been heard every Mardi Gras since 1872. Originally it didn’t have anything to do with New Orleans -- it was actually written by an English comedian. Read more

Mardi Gras 2018 Parade Schedule

Sun, 12/31/17
Twelfth Night is nearly upon us, marking the start of the 2018 Carnival season! Check out the New Orleans parade schedule (subject to change) below. Saturday, Jan. 6 (Twelfth Night) 6p Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc (French Quarter) 7p Phunny Phorty Fellows (Uptown) 7:30p Society Des... Read more

Best of 'OZ 2017: Barkus

Sun, 12/10/17
Over the coming weeks, we're featuring WWOZ's top videos of 2017! The Krewe of Barkus, Mardi Gras for dogs, rolled through the French Quarter on February 19 and WWOZ was on hand to capture some of the treats and best doggone costumes you'll see anywhere in the world. Woof w... Read more

5 things to know for 3/3-3/9

Fri, 03/03/17
1) Mardi Gras is over (check out the photo highlights) and we're quickly heading towards festival season! YLC's Wednesday at the Square announced their lineup last week. Irma Thomas will open this free weekly concert series at Lafayette Square on March 15. French Quarter Fe... Read more

Mardi Gras song profile: 'Street Parade'

Mon, 02/27/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into Earl King and The Meters' intimitable hit 'Street Parade,' a song with an interesting history and musicianship behind it. "Every time you listen to 'Street Parade... Read more

Mardi Gras song profile: 'Do Watcha Wanna'

Sun, 02/26/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into Rebirth Brass Band's most popular tune, 'Do Watcha Wanna,' with backstories from founding members Kermit Ruffins and Phil Frazier.  "All the neighborhood cats us... Read more

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