• dj soul sister

    queen of rare groove
    new orleans • usa

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events & right on party situations

All items are New Orleans and open to the public, except otherwise noted. All events are presented by Soul Sister, unless a concert opening slot or otherwise noted. Events in brackets are music-related discussions, talks, or meet & greet events.

JULY 2024
July 4 / No Parking on the Dance Floor: An 80s Party, Chickie Wah Wah, 10pm-1am – flyer | info | tickets
[July 17 / Artist-in-Residence Talk with DJ Soul Sister, The Chloe, 5-7pm – info]
July 26 / Friday Night Fever w/DJ Soul Sister, Hi-Ho Lounge, 10pm-1am – flyer | tickets

August 23 / Friday Night Fever with DJ Soul Sister, Hi-Ho Lounge, 10pm-1am

TBA / Soul Sister’s 18th annual Birthday Jam, Tipitina’s, 10pm
September 27 / Friday Night Fever with DJ Soul Sister, Hi-Ho Lounge, 10pm-1am

October 19 / HUSTLE! with DJ Soul Sister, Hi-Ho Lounge, 11pm-2am

November 9/ HUSTLE! with DJ Soul Sister, Hi-Ho Lounge, 11pm-2am

December 7 / HUSTLE! with DJ Soul Sister, Hi-Ho Lounge, 11pm-2am

Please note: Events are of limited frequency due to graduate school and professional obligations.
For past events, check out the Events section of the DJSS Facebook page.


Soul Power on WWOZ
Soul Power with Soul Sister on WWOZ airs every Saturday night from 8:00 – 10:00 pm CDT. New Orleans residents can tune in on the radio at 90.7 FM. Worldwide listeners can enjoy the show via the WWOZ smartphone app or wwoz.org. The station makes past shows available on demand via its 2-Week Archive. Soul Sister has been with WWOZ since 1994. When she started as a freshman in college, she was the youngest person to have her own program. Today she’s a station veteran, having logged over 25 years of service to the beloved non-profit, commercial-free station. Soul Power is the longest running rare groove radio show in the U.S., and selections are 100% from Soul Sister’s collection and 99% vinyl.


First Fridays with Soul Sister
Listen live each first Friday of the month from 8-10pm ET (7-9pm CT). Or enjoy the re-stream of the show, archived for two weeks after the air date. It’s First Fridays on WRTI FM in Philadelphia. Don’t forget to select WRTI’s Jazz Stream to hear the live (or archived) show. Soulful jams, just right for a Friday night.


As a way to continue sharing music while at home during COVID-19 social distancing, Soul Sister began creating Spotify playlists. Each is at least 60 minutes long and has a different theme. Click here to access all playlists, or go to bit.ly/djsoulsisterspotify.


Worldwide FM
From July 2020 – December 2021, Soul Sister has shared hour-long sets on this award-winning station founded by broadcast veteran, DJ, and record label owner Gilles Peterson. Click each link below to enjoy the archived shows.

December 2021
November 2021
October 2021
September 2021
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
April 2021
No shows February-March 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
November 2017 – Curated selections commissioned by WeTransfer

Lost and Found on Red Bull Radio
Enjoy the archives of the original shows, which aired monthly from July 2018 – June 2019. Click each link below to access the archived show on Mixcloud.

July 2018 – P-Funk Rarities
August 2018 – 1980s D.C. Go-Go
September 2018 – Gospel Soul
October 2018 – Dollar Bin Diggin’
November 2018 – Old School Rap 1979-1982
December 2018 – Motown 1975-85
January 2019 – The Sylvers Sound
February 2019 – New Orleans Groovin’
March 2019 – Dayton (Ohio) Funk
April 2019 – Fusion Funk
May 2019 – Underground Disco
June 2019 – Soulful Love




Boiler Room Set at Ace Hotel New Orleans – Facebook video :: YouTube video :: BlrRm web video :: Soundcloud
Music Made Us Podcast: DJ Soul Sister/New Orleans
Heat Rocks Podcast: DJ Soul Sister on The Meters’ Rejuvenation (1974)
Ask DJ Soul Sister – A Loyola University of New Orleans Podcast
Hosting WW New Orleans, 2017 on Worldwide FM
Appears in Finding the Funk, a Nelson George documentary
Red Bull Radio – Across 135th St. w/Chairman Mao
Interviews George Clinton for The Checkout on WBGO FM, New Jersey
Good Gig: DJ Soul Sister” – NHPR – New Hampshire Public Radio
For the Love of the Music: DJ Soul Sister’s Rare Groove – GoNOLA Radio
Jazz Fest Minute with Fred Kasten, WWNO FM
Soul Cities with Nelson George – VH1

print and web

Various – National
New Orleans’ Rare Groove Royalty – Red Bull Music Academy Daily
Big Ups – 10 Questions with DJ Soul Sister – Flea Market Funk
Southern RevivalDelta Sky

Various – New Orleans
Not That Kind of DJViaNolaVie
How New Orleans’ ‘Queen of Rare Groove’ DJ Soul Sister gives back with vinylVery Local New Orleans
Sister of Soul: DJ and Alumna Melissa Weber, New Orleans’ Rarest Queen of Groove, Brings the Funk for More than Two Decades UNO Magazine, University of New Orleans

Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
DJ Soul Sister’s birthday jam, new job at Tulane jazz archive are all about her love of music
Social Scene – DJ Soul Sister + DJ Jazzy Jeff = Right On Party Situation at Tipitina’s
DJ Soul Sister’s Hi-Ho Hustle swan song packed ’em in Saturday
DJ Soul Sister will hold her last Hustle at the Hi-Ho Saturday
DJ Soul Sister picks 10 favorite go-go recordings
For 10 years, DJ Soul Sister has powered her ‘Hustle’ dance parties with ‘rare groove’ vinyl
DJ Soul Sister, Soul Rebels featured in VH1 documentary Finding the Funk
Social Scene – DJ Soul Sister’s Birthday Jam Pays Tribute to James Brown
DJ Soul Sister taps vibe virtuoso Warren Wolf to launch a New Orleans music series
“New Orleans Remembers Washington D.C.’s ‘Godfather of Go-Go,’ Chuck Brown
DJ Soul Sister Shares A Few of Her Favorite Things
Fashion Meets Funk at Essence Music Festival

The New Orleans Advocate
DJ Soul Sister requires COVID vaccination to attend her dance parties: ‘It will be enforced’
DJ Soul Sister’s 10th annual birthday jam at Tipitina’s also a go-go music tribute
“DJ Maseo to play at Soul Sister’s Birthday Jam at Tip’s Friday
DJ Soul Sister spreads gospel of Funk

OffBeat Magazine (New Orleans)
DJ Soul Sister celebrating her birthday at Tipitina’s with guest performance by Mannie Fresh
A Tale of Two Talents – Powerhouse DJs Come Together (Mannie Fresh & DJ Soul Sister)
DJ Soul Sister – My Music
George Clinton Receives Key to the City from Councilwoman Guidry on Last Night of Jazz Fest 2013
Mimi’s Music Suspended Again with Pending Court Case, DJ Soul Sister’s HUSTLE! Forced to Move

Gambit Weekly (New Orleans)
After 13 years, DJ Soul Sister closes out her weekly Saturday night dance party
DJ Soul Sister’s weekly radio show and dance parties showcase rare and out-of-print records

My Spilt Milk (New Orleans)
DJ Soul Sister Does More With Less
DJ Soul Sister is Good to Go-Go
What Do You Get a DJ for Her Birthday

New Orleans Magazine
New Orleans Top Female Achievers 2015: DJ Soul Sister
New Year, New Groove
DJ Soul Sister (Profile)

Louisiana Weekly
DJ Soul Sister’s birthday goes ‘Go Go’
Soul Sister’s ‘Gem Sessions’ : A ‘diamond in the rough’

Various – Mentions
Dâm-Funk on Funk Pioneer Junie MorrisonThump
Funk Artist Junie Morrison Explains What It Meant To Inspire A Song On Solange’s New AlbumThe FADER
Crate-Digging with Dam-Funk … at Best BuyL.A. Weekly
What to Do This WeekendNew York Times
The 5 coolest things about Solange’s funky, elegant New Orleans weddingThe Times-Picayune
Solange and Alan Ferguson wed in New Orleans, reports sayThe Times-Picayune
Questions, Questions, Questions #13 – KonDisco / Not Disco
Let’s Go Crazy: Prince Fans Wild With Excitement Over His Return To Essence Fest – WWNO FM
Montclair Jazz Festival: A DJ with a Familiar Face: Christian McBrideMontclair Local
Jazz Fest Focus: Christian McBrideOffBeat Magazine

Articles Written by DJ Soul Sister/Melissa A. Weber
The Empire Strikes Back: “Atomic Dog” and the Rebirth of Parliament-Funkadelic in the Early 1980s – Red Bull Music Academy
The Radical Side of Ellis Marsalis Jr.Antigravity
A Conversation with Terence Blanchard64 Parishes
A-Maze-Ing: The Legacy of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly in New Orleans64 Parishes
The Captain of Moving Crowds: DJ Captain Charles 64 Parishes
Tower of Power’s Emilio Castillo Talks Back with DJ Soul SisterOffBeat
Andre Lewis, the Man Behind MandreWax Poetics
The Power of P-FunkOffBeat

Liner Notes Written by DJ Soul Sister/Melissa A. Weber
Life is a Song Worth Singing – Teddy Pendergrass, Vinyl Me Please Records
Funk Express – Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers (2021 reissue)
Laugh to Keep from Crying – Nat Turner Rebellion, Vinyl Me Please Records
Dangerous – General Caine, Tabu Records (reissue)
Girls – General Caine, Tabu Records (reissue)
Two Tons ‘o Fun – Two Tons ‘o Fun (reissue; not released)
WWOZ FM Membership CD #37 (2012)

conference presentations

Pop Conference 2019, Museum of Pop Culture

Seattle – “Planned Obsolescence: Uncle Jam Records and How the P-Funk Empire Rose Again”

National Council for Black Studies 2019

New Orleans – “How C.C. Got Down: The Case for Go-Go and How Funk Thrived Past the 1970s in Washington, D.C.”

Dayton Funk Symposium 2018, University of Dayton

“How C.C. Got Down: The Case for Go-Go and How Funk Thrived Past the 1970s in Washington, D.C.”

SEMSEC (Society for Ethnomusicology, Southeast and Caribbean Chapter) 2018

New Orleans – “D.C. Don’t Stand for Dodge City:’ Go-Go Music and the Police in Washington D.C.”

IASPM 2017

Cleveland – “D.C. Don’t Stand for Dodge City:’ Go-Go Music and the Police in Washington D.C.”

Pop Conference 2016, Museum of Pop Culture

Seattle – “Rapper’s Delight?: The Overlooked Voices of Rap Before ‘The Message'”

Pop Conference 2015, Museum of Pop Culture

Seattle – “A Vanilla Child for All Chocolate Cities”


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