The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter is a proud partner of The Rock & Rouge Women’s Music & Food Festival & beyond. The Rock & Rouge could be in a number of great locations. However, there is no other extraordinary location the producers would rather launch its 1st annual event then at the Old U.S. Mint. 3 levels of indoor space offer a beautiful theatre for women empowerment speaker panels. Outside, the grounds flank Frenchmen Street and Esplanade Avenue that will feature the “Women Who Rock” stage of female fronted rock bands, female food vendors, beauty bars and drink experiences at the Rock & Rouge bar. The producers are proud to present The Rock & Rouge Foundation and it’s “Tomboy Tent” that will hold STEAM workshops for girls ages 8-14 with ElectricGirls.org. The contract is signed for June 16, 2018 and they have already offered their generous support on an annual basis.
When you think of Public Radio do you think WHIV? Here in New Orleans anything is possible. Thus was born a new radio station 102.3FM WHIV-LP. The radio station features more than 70 radio hosts and DJs, broadcasting over 12 hours of daily music and original content throughout New Orleans metropolitan area, streaming in all 50 states and 85 countries around the world. The majority of WHIV listeners and supporters are from New Orleans, and all of our shows, music, and content is dedicated to human rights and social justice. The New Orleans Society for Infectious Disease Awareness (NOSIDA) was established in 2009 by Tulane School of Medicine professor Dr. MarkAlain Dery to raise awareness, through its music. While building the station, Dr. Dery was tasked with selecting call letters for the FM dial with the “W” being a fixed letter. So Dr. Dery wanted the call letters to reflect the ethos of the organization, and with only three letters to select from, he wanted them to represent ‘human rights and social justice’. Dr. Dery says, “Infectious diseases are diseases of the poor, and when we are talking about poverty, we are talking about human rights and social justice. I named the station WHIV because I wanted those letters H, I, and V to stand for all things, human rights and social justice to end all wars.” Big Pearl’s Rock & Rouge radio show was born July 2, 2017 Saturday night from 9p-11p featuring an all-women music format with sometimes women talks and issues, like, the guests organizers from the New Orleans Women’s March. On June 16, 2018, Dr. Dery and the team at 102.3 FM WHIV-LP will offer their generous support in broadcasting live from the Rock & Rouge Festival at the U.S. Mint. We are so excited!