Drummers at the funeral of jazz legend Danny Barker. They include Louis Cottrell, (great-grandson of New Orleans' innovative drumming pioneer, Louis Cottrell, Sr. and grandson of New Orleans clarinetist Louis Cottrell, Jr.) of the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, far right; Louis "Bicycle Lewie" Lederman of the Down & Dirty Brass band, second from right.
Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have eight minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
Originally published on Sun February 15, 2015 1:04 pm
Deacon John does it all. The veteran New Orleans bandleader plays weddings, birthdays, proms, debutante parties. He holds his own at Jazz Fest and at carnival balls. He'll play 1950s R&B, rock, jazz, gospel, soul and disco — whatever the people want to hear. But when it's up to him, he chooses the blues.
Excerpts from the medieval musical, "The Play of Robin and Marion", will be featured on this week's Continuum. Composed by the 13th century trouvère Adam de la Halle, this pastoral work is considered by some to be one of the first operas written.
The recording is an historic live performance given in 1984 by musicians of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the famous early music school in Basel, Switzerland. CD is "Le Jeu de Robin et Marion", Focus 913.
Originally published on Thu February 12, 2015 6:38 pm
While Oakland, California-based musician Fantastic Negrito has been declared winner of NPR's Tiny Desk contest, we wanted to take a moment to shine a light on all of the entries that came out of the Baton Rouge area.
This week on Continuum you'll hear recording of a live New Orleans Musica da Camera concert from October 5, 2014.
It is A Voice Still Heard — Medieval Sephardic Song, recorded at Ursuline Chapel in New Orleans.
This is a repeat of a concert give by Musica da Camera in 1990 at Gates of Prayer Synagogue in New Orleans and broadcast nationally over American Public Radio. The recording is on the CD, A Voice Still Heard - Belle Alliance BA 011.
Join WWNO for a special live broadcast this Wednesday, Feb. 4, as The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra present “New Orleans and the Spanish World,” the ninth installment of Musical Louisiana: America’s Cultural Heritage.
Hear a live broadcast of this concert from St. Louis Cathedral on WWNO 89.9 FM and streaming on WWNO.org starting at 7:30 p.m. this Wednesday evening.
La Folia is one of the most important anonymous melodies of the 15th & 16th centuries. It has been reported to have variations composed for it by over 400 composers over the years.
Probably the most notable variation of the La Folia is by Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713). This week on Continuum you'll hear this composition and others from a few notable composers extending into the present day.
WWNO2 classical host Farrar Hudkins talks with Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto about this year's collaboration with the Historic New Orleans Collection, a concert called "New Orleans and the Spanish World."
Catch the free concert at St. Louis Cathedral on Wed., Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m., and streaming live on 89.9 WWNO and WWNO.org.