Mardi Gras

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

Mardi Gras song profile: 'Indian Red'

Fri, 02/24/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into the Mardi Gras Indian classic, 'Indian Red,' a song with a storied history and a footnote as being one of the first Mardi Gras Indian recordings. In 1976, Big Chi... Read more

5 things to know for 2/24-3/2

Fri, 02/24/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Let the good times roll; it's Mardi Gras time!!!! Tons of parades and raucous action to come between now and Tuesday. WWOZ is also spinning plenty of Mardi Gras music so tune in! Check out our recent Mardi Gras Indian coverage, as well.  2) WWOZ's video team is hitting ... Read more

Mardi Gras song profile: 'Handa Wanda'

Thu, 02/23/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into Wilson 'Willie Tee' Turbinton's and Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias song 'Handa Wanda' through conversations with the men, now both deceased. In 1969,... Read more

Mardi Gras Song Profile: 'New Suit'

Wed, 02/22/17
In this series, we're featuring classic Mardi Gras songs and the stories behind them. This episode delves into Wilson 'Willie Tee' Turbinton's and Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias' song 'New Suit' through conversations with the writers, now both deceased. The men... Read more

Photo highlights from Mardi Gras 2017

Wed, 02/22/17
Parades have rolled and there are plenty more to come! Check out these photo highlights from 'tit Rex, Krewe du Vieux, and krewedelusion 2017. We'll share more as we get them! Read more

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