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Vaults: Big Chief "Bo" Dollis, RIP

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
This From the Vaults show features music from New Orleans, including a performance by the Wild Magnolias & their late Big Chief “Bo” Dollis, who died on January 20, 2015.
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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

A Lenten Mix

Sunday, March 09, 2014

This week, an hour of choral works for Lent and Holy Week. It includes a late Renaissance work for Ash Wednesday so heavily guarded by the Vatican that it took a boy genius to smuggle it out.

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New Sounds

Celebrate Mardi Gras with this Brass Band

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

There's a brass band takeover of this New Sounds program; many with roots in New Orleans second line (the parading tradition originating in the 19th C.), like the Youngblood Brass Band out of Madison, WI, the Boston-based Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and the MarchFourth Marching Band from Portland, OR. From a live record, listen to the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble turn a musical lament for leader Ken Field’s late wife into a joyous explosion of traditional second line - with the often-performed hymn, “I’ll Fly Away.”

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Soundcheck

Have Brass, Will Travel: The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Marches On Through

Friday, March 01, 2013

The Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, a brass-heavy funk/street beat band led by sax player and composer Ken Field, has often stopped by the Soundcheck studio in the past -- either on their way down to or coming back from the big Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans. This year, the group is simply on their way to Brooklyn. They play a live performance for us. 

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New Sounds

Carnival Comes to Town (Encore)

Thursday, August 02, 2012

On this New Sounds, it’s all about horns, groove, and the urge to shake one’s money-maker. Hear the latest from Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, a Klezmer/Balkan/Brazilian/New Orleans-inspired collection “Carnival Conspiracy.” This record might help to temporarily reverse the social order, shake things up, and shock people into new ways of experiencing the world – along with bringing together the intellectual, the booty shaker, and the Hasid. Plus it’s fun!

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Features

Celebrating Mardi Gras with King's Cake and Good Luck

Monday, March 07, 2011

For the Mardi Gras lover with a sweet tooth, a slice of King's Cake might be the best way to celebrate.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway for Tuesday, February 16, 2010 (Hour 2): Bayh Quits Senate, Does Kill-or-Capture Work, Remixing Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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The Takeaway

Remixing Mardi Gras Music with Terence Blanchard and Nick Spitzer

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's Fat Tuesday, the day of excess before Lent begins, and the day would not be complete without the sound of horns, drums and jubilant voices singing throughout the French Quarter of New Orleans.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Sugartone Brass Band

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This New Orleans-style second line brass band will be taking over S.O.B.'s for Mardi Gras. Download their animated track "Soul Saturday."

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Forró Brass Band

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This group is bring their transcontinental dance music to Barbes for Fat Tuesday. Download their dizzying track "Feira de Mangaio."

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Studio 360

More for New Orleans to Celebrate

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Orleans is in the midst of a week-long party.  Between last weekend's Super Bowl win for the Saints and next week's Mardi Gras festivities, the city has a lot to celebrate.  But revelers, make sure to save some energy for a live performance by local singer Theresa ...

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