New Orleans Music

At the Congo Square Rhythms Festival

Thu, 12/09/10
Authored by Danielle Small
 On an overcast and sleepy Sunday I walked up to the Congo Square Rhythms Festival at the Old US Mint in downtown New Orleans to soak in the pulse and sounds of the world music flowing from the area. The crowd was diverse and pretty colorful with many folks dressed up in tr... Read more

Show Hosts' Favorite CDs of 2010

Mon, 11/22/10
Remember the best of 2010 with show hosts' favorite CDs of the year, compiled especially for you, our loyal listeners. Check out our recommendations to add to your collection of New Orleans, Jazz and Heritage music. Read more

Voodoo Experience 2010 Highlights

Sun, 10/31/10
Voodoo Experience was a blast, with dozens of local and international acts in City Park. We hope you enjoyed our live broadcast of acts like Rebirth Brass Band and Big Sam's Funky Nation! Check out our photo highlights from each day of the festival and relive Voodoo. Read more

WWOZ CD #33 - Don't Stop the Music

Thu, 09/30/10
Celebrating WWOZ's 30th Anniversary, this compilation CD includes tracks from Allen Toussaint, Betty Harris, Roy Hargrove and more, recorded live by 'OZ. It's available only to new or renewing WWOZ members during Fall 2010.» Pledge now to receive your copy of Don't Stop the... Read more

Louis Armstrong

Tue, 08/03/10
In honor of his anniversary, India Brown gives us a quick primer on Pops' career. Read more

Save the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

Thu, 07/22/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic has provided medical care to this city's musicians since 1998. Facing a 90% cut in funding, the Clinic now needs your help. Find out about local fundraiser events aimed at keeping the Clinic's doors open, and watch a video plea from several of... Read more

Essence Music Festival: July 2-4

Wed, 06/09/10
The 16th annual Essence Music Festival returns to the Superdome in New Orleans July 4th weekend, with performers including Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Irma Thomas, and Dumpstaphunk. Daytime seminars at the Morial Convention Center will feature Bill Cosby, Al Sharpton, Jada Pin... Read more

Artist Profile: Dr. Michael White

Mon, 06/07/10
Authored by Zachary Young
Dr. Michael White is one of the most important figures in the preservation of New Orleans' traditional jazz. But his strong roots in tradition haven't stopped him from pushing boundaries with adventurous groups like Seguenon Kone's Fatien Ensemble. Check out our profile of thi... Read more

What's new with the Marching Bands? by Zoe Sullivan

Thu, 05/13/10

In Memoriam: Brandon Franklin

Wed, 05/12/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Brandon Franklin, saxophonist with TBC Brass Band and assistant band director at O. Perry Walker High School, was murdered on May 9 at the age of 22. There will be a Peace Walk in his memory on Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Read more

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