Tag Archives: Mardi Gras

MARDI GRAS SPECIAL – The Meters, Look-Ka Py Py, Jungle Man

Mark the date in your diaries – Wednesday 20 April. No, not because it’s Hitler’s birthday (I only know that because my mum and dad share a birthday on the 21st April, I’m not some secret sympathiser) – but because the Funky Meters are coming to t… Continue reading

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MARDI GRAS SPECIAL – Aaron Neville, Hercules

Stone cold New Orleans soul classic with Aaron Nevile, also – aren’t we lucky? – coming next month with the Blind Boys of Alabama and the mighty Mavis Staples. Continue reading

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MARDI GRAS SPECIAL – Hot 8 Brass Band, Fly Away

It’s been a rough week here in New Zealand, with the Christchurch earthquake last Tuesday claiming 147 lives at last count and destroying the homes and livelihoods of many more. But as devastating as it has been, it’s worth taking a little comfort… Continue reading

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MARDI GRAS SPECIAL – Dr John, Mama Roux

It’s the culmination of New Orleans Mardi Gras this weekend (leading up to Fat Tuesday), so this week on Putting Out Fire it’s a selection of New Orleans specials. For more, make sure you tune into the excellent New Orleans Radio and Mardi Gras FM… Continue reading

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