Mardi Gras

Skull & Bones Gang in the Street: Tricentennial Music Moment

Wed, 02/07/18
Early on Mardi Gras Day, the very first thing you may hear is drumming and chanting. In the dimness of the light you may see skeletons walking down your street. It’s the Skull & Bone Gang, reminding you just how short your time may be. Read more

Carnival 2016

Tue, 02/06/18
Carnival 2016 rolls to an end! It's been another terrific Carnival season in the Crescent City. If you can't be out and about, check our live video stream from various Mardi Gras day locales (see above). Read more

Inside the Krewe of Red Beans

Mon, 02/05/18
The Red Beans Parade is rolling again this Lundi Gras! Check out the story behind this unique krewe and all the hard work they put into their red bean finery and accessories every year. Paying homage to one of the best traditional New Orleans dishes!  Read more

Video: Northside Skull & Bone Gang

Fri, 02/09/18
The Skull & Bones tradition honors African ancestral spirits and the dead, inviting them to take a walk on Mardi Gras morning. It’s a way for people to connect and give tribute to the family spirits that came before them. Each year, Skull & Bones reminds us all to enjoy lif... Read more

Video: Muses 2017

Sun, 02/04/18
Krewe of Muses rolls Uptown on Thursday! WWOZ's video team was on the route last year and captured some of these highlights from the shoe-throwing ladies. We've got the whole 2018 parade schedule (within New Orleans city limits) here.  Read more

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

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