Ten years ago, there was a storm, and then there was a flood, and they changed New Orleans forever. Many stories from that time have been told, but not this one: how WWOZ went off the air and could have been lost forever, if not for the efforts of hundreds of different people who loved the music and culture of New Orleans. And we’re letting those people tell the story themselves, on this special episode of New Orleans Calling, our weekly nationally syndicated show hosted by George Ingmire.
On Monday, August 24, the Crescent City Cultural Continuity Conservancy hosted a talk, "Ten Years After: The State of New Orleans Music and Culture," of which we made a video recording. The talk consisted of a panel who gave voice to New Orleans musicians and tradition-bearers as they shared their experiences and perspectives during and following Hurricane Katrina.
If you're looking to have an awesome autumn, check out this list of 2015 Fall Festivals & Events, including faves like the Ponderosa Stomp, Blues and BBQ Fest, VooDoo, and lots more.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music school, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, is accepting new students ages 10 to 17. Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 12, 10a, at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. It's free, and open to students ages 10 to 17 from throughout the greater New Orleans region. The Foundation will also hold auditions for two new programs: the Jazz & Heritage All-City Big Band and the Jazz & Heritage Brass Band.
Each week this summer, we'll be featuring a different new release from a talented artist or band currently living in New Orleans. Artists featured recently include Greg Schatz, Colin Lake, The New Orleans Jazz Vipers, The Tin Men, Jamison Ross & more.
WWOZ's video unit has been busy creating original videos featuring artists in performance at local festivals, special events, and in the WWOZ Studio. Artists include, among others, Davell Crawford, Mario Abney, and Ruthie Foster. And our "Busker Blog" series profiles notable street performers like Doreen Ketchens. Find it all at WWOZ Video Central.
Recipe courtesy of Araña Taqueria y Cantina (Magazine Street, New Orleans)
This Peruvian staple balances freshness and spice that creates a balanced, rich, and delicious dish. Serve alongside
your side of choice, such as lettuce or plantains, and eat directly after preparation. Sometimes a twist of oregano, cilantro, and habanero is all you need! Enjoy.