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WWOZ Tricentennial Music Moments
WWOZ is a listener-supported, volunteer-programmed community public radio station, internet broadcaster, and video producer. Its mission is to be the worldwide voice, archive, and flag-bearer of New Orleans culture and musical heritage.
With the lead support of The Helis Foundation, WWOZ will celebrate the New Orleans Tricentennial with the launch of WWOZ TRICENTENNIAL MUSIC MOMENTS, a series of over 100 radio mini-documentaries celebrating the musical history and culture of New Orleans, read by notable New Orleanians and ’OZ supporters including John Goodman, Hoda Kotb, Wynton Marsalis, Wendell Pierce and more.
Each individual WWOZ TRICENTENNIAL MUSIC MOMENT, two to three minutes in length, will focus on a person, place, event, or tradition in New Orleans musical and cultural history, including Louis Armstrong, “St. James Infirmary,” Congo Square, Cosimo Matassa’s studio, and other icons of New Orleans cultural heritage.
WWOZ’s TRICENTENNIAL MUSIC MOMENTS will reach millions of listeners worldwide throughout 2018 via WWOZ’s broadcast, streaming audio, and social media platforms.
All recent moments can be found at WWOZ’s TRICENTENNIAL MUSIC MOMENTS channel on Vimeo.