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Video: Congo Square Drum Circle

Fri, 06/10/16
Authored by David Stafford
There have been drum circles in Congo Square for centuries, a deeply meaningful tradition that carries on to this day. On June 5, 2016, today's Congo Square drum circle regulars were joined by a group of Nigerians who were celebrating the ordination of the first Nigerian pr... Read more

5 things to know for 6/10

Fri, 06/10/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending June 10, 2016: 1) Creole... Read more

Six Course Burmese Dinner to Benefit Local Charity

Thu, 06/09/16
Authored by Mark LaMaire
Join WWOZ Show Host Mark LaMaire for a special dinner event benefiting a non-profit organization LaMaire founded in 2010 which provides educational sponsorship for ethnic refugees from Myanmar.  A Taste of Burma Benefit Dinner will feature six courses of traditional and Bur... Read more

Voodoo announces 2016 lineup

Tue, 06/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2016 Voodoo Music & Arts Experience will be taking place, as always, Halloween weekend in New Orleans. This year, it's October 28-30. 2016 marks the 18th annual Voodoo Festival and they're bringing out some big names, including Tool, Arcade Fire and The Weeknd. Also per... Read more

New music spotlight: Stooges Brass Band

Tue, 06/07/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Stooges Brass Band is equally at home in the streets, the club, and the studio. On their latest, Thursday Night House Party, they pay respect to the street and the club while bringing that celebratory atmosphere to the studio. 'Where Ya From, Pt. 2' particularly captures th... Read more

Creole Tomato Fest This Weekend

Mon, 06/06/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 30th annual Creole Tomato Fest is coming to the French Market this weekend! The free festival runs from 10a-7p Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12 and spans the four blocks of the French Market District, from Dutch Alley to Crescent Park. There will be four live music st... Read more

5 things to know for 6/3

Sun, 06/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending June 3, 2016: 1) The fre... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/03/16

Sat, 06/04/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Summertime Sound Dimension 03:03 Mojo Rocksteady Beat 2016/6/3 21:59:43 2 Little Light The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers 03:23 Heavenly Fire '15 2016/6/3 22:02:58 3 ... Read more

Community Partnership Grants, 2016-2017 Cycle

Fri, 06/03/16
Information about New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grants for 2016-17 is now available. The application deadline is July 1, 2016. For more information, click through. Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for June, 2016

Thu, 06/02/16
In This Issue 100 Great Photos from Jazz Fest 2016 Meet the Staff: Scott Borne, Director of Music French Market Creole Tomato Festival, June 11-12 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival June 18-19 WWOZ at the Green Games New Orleans Calling: ... Read more

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