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Rhiannon Giddens talks back

In 2007, Rhiannon Giddens performed at the Folk Alliance International conference with the aspiring black string band Carolina Chocolate Drops. On January 25, 2020, following one Grammy Award, six Grammy […]

Dining Out: True Food Kitchen

Locals don’t have to go too far back in time to remember just how challenging it was to find restaurants that offered a variety of healthy options, let alone cater […]

The 50 Best Albums of 2019 in Louisiana Music

We’ve polled our writers and editorial staff and have gathered 50 of our most recommended albums of the year. We didn’t include reissues and only included 2019 releases. Some titles […]

The Folk Alliance celebrates creativity and supports traditions

The 32nd annual Folk Alliance International conference is coming to New Orleans. Running January 22 to January 26 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, the conference includes keynote speakers Mavis […]

In memoriam: Jerome “Jerry” Jumonville (1941 – 2019)

New Orleans saxophonist, arranger and composer Jerry Jumonville passed away on December 7, 2019 after a long illness. Originally from New Orleans, he was based in Los Angeles for much […]

The Banjo: An unusual voice in the story of New Orleans music

The first banjo ever documented in New Orleans was in 1819. British-American architect Benjamin Latrobe illustrated the instrument as he witnessed it during a performance in Congo Square. It was […]

Five Questions with WWOZ Deejay Suzanne Corley

Describe your musical worldview when you moved to town. I moved to New Orleans in 1991 and I didn’t have very much of a musical worldview, other than curiosity to […]

Five Questions with the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO)

We’ve seen several street performers arrested this year because of a law previously deemed unconstitutional. How can we protect the rights and safety of the city’s cultural ambassadors? The law […]

Accordion-making was considered a hobby, but Randy Falcon turned it into a business

Randy Falcon grew up in the French-speaking region of southwest Louisiana listening to the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Dave Clark Five. He had little interest in his family’s […]

My Music: Natasha “Nattie” Sanchez

My dad, [George Sanchez], is a writer, actor and director, and my mom was an actress, so I was always around theater, was on stage by kindergarten and did theater […]