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Magary Lord

Sat, 04/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Magary Lord has developed a huge fan base in Salvador de Bahia, on the northeast coast of Brazil, with a new sound rooted in Angola, Africa: Black Semba. He's also been an active participant in Carnival (see the video below). Magary Lord today on the Jazz & Heritage Stage: ... Read more

John Boutte on the Food Heritage Stage

Sat, 04/27/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
John Boutte performing at Jazz Fest is a given, but this year he stepped up to stage you might not expect: the Food Heritage Stage in the Grandstand. That's right, John donned an apron, put on a cap, and picked up some stirring spoons for WWOZ! John prepared his Down in the... Read more

Herlin Riley

Sat, 04/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Legendary jazz drummer and native New Orleanian Herlin Riley stopped by the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage for an interview during Jazz Fest this afternoon. Riley is often featured on Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has played with a Wynton Marsalis, Doctor John, Harry Conn... Read more

Food of the Day: Fried Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy

Sat, 04/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today: Fried Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy Oh yeah!       Read more

Today at Jazz Fest

Sat, 04/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here are a few things of note happening today at Jazz Fest: Interview with the Sweetheart of New Orleans, Wanda Rouzan, by WWOZ's Sally Young, 12:00 - 12:45 in the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, inside the grand stand Parades 12:30 Real Untouchable Brass Band with Divi... Read more

BILL’S JAZZ FEST PICKS – DAY II

Sat, 04/27/13
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet.  I hope you remembered your sunscreen yesterday and were not fooled by the perfect temper... Read more

What's That Instrument Called?

Fri, 04/26/13
Authored by David Stafford
What's that intstrument called? A hurdy-gurdy. That's Nicolas Boulerice of the Quebecois folk band Vent du Nord on the Fais Do Do stage. Read more

Queen Ida and Terrance Simien.

Fri, 04/26/13
Authored by David Stafford
Every day at Jazz Fest, there are a number of interviews held on the Allsion Miner Stage in the Grandstand...  One of today's featured Zydeco legend Queen Ida and contemporary Zydeco star Terrance Simien.   Ida Lewis "Queen Ida" Guillory is a Louisiana accordionist and the f... Read more

Food of the Day: Crawfish Sack, Oyster Patty and Crawfish Beignets

Fri, 04/26/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today:  Crawfish Sack, Oyster Patty and Crawfish Beignets Yum! Read more

Jazz Fest Is Off and Running

Fri, 04/26/13
Authored by David Stafford
Praise be! Jazz Fest 2013 is underway! The Friendly Travelers in the Gospel Tent. Read more

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