• dj soul sister

    queen of rare groove
    new orleans • usa

  • dj soul sister

    Photo Credit: Avery White

  • dj soul sister

    Photo Credit: B Fresh

events & right on party situations

All items are New Orleans, except otherwise noted. All events are presented by Soul Sister, unless a concert opening slot or otherwise noted.

JULY 2018

Friday / 6 (late night Friday, early morning Saturday 2am) – Questlove + DJ Soul Sister at Tipitina’s – flyer :: tickets :: info

Sunday / 8 (day) – Decades! Day Party at House of Blues, hosted by Doug E. Fresh – flyer :: tickets :: info

Sunday / 8 (night) – Soul in the Horn NOLA v.II at Three Keys, Ace Hotel (set 10-11:30pm) – flyer :: RSVP :: info

Friday / 13 – Soulful Takeover at One Eyed Jacks – flyer :: tickets :: info


Friday / 10 – Soulful Takeover at One Eyed Jacks – flyer :: tickets :: info


Friday / 7 – Soul Sister’s 12th Annual Birthday Jam at Tipitina’s feat. ZAPP – flyer :: tickets :: info

Friday / 21 – Soulful Takeover at One Eyed Jacks – flyer :: tickets :: info (forthcoming)


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

soul power on wwoz 90.7fm

Listen to Soul Power with Soul Sister on WWOZ 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 the 2-Week Archive.


When she first became involved with WWOZ, she “had no intention of every being on the air. I just wanted to volunteer behind the scenes, lick envelopes, and help in any way I could.” Her administrative volunteer work led to her doing voiceovers for promotional announcements, and then filling in for various rhythm & blues, jazz, and New Orleans Music Show slots. One of the shows she’d fill in for occassionally, The Soul Show, was offered to her on a tri-weekly basis on Saturdays from midnight until 2:00 a.m. She eventually retitled her show (now a weekly slot) Soul Power, to emphasize the soulful feeling of the music she chose to play, as opposed to the specific genre style of soul. Here, she began diversifying the sound to represent all soulful music of the 1970s and 80s (and, at first, late 60s), from funk to Afrobeat to disco to D.C. go-go – and, of course, soul. The catch-all term for all the music genres that she shares on the show is rare groove, as she takes pride in emphasizing music and musicians that weren’t top sellers or extremely well-known to the mainstream. After several years, the station program manager informed Soul Sister that her show would be moved from its midnight slot to earlier from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m., and it’s been in that slot ever since.

While Soul Sister plays her theme song, “Bold Soul Sister” by Ike & Tina Turner, from a CD each week, 99% of the selections she plays on the show are on vinyl LPs and 45s and, as she says, “from my collection to yours.”

Soul Sister has been an on-air show host on WWOZ FM Community Radio (90.7 FM in New Orleans and wwoz.org) 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 nearly 25 years of service to the beloved non-profit, commercial-free station.


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
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)
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’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
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
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
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
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

IASPM 2017

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

Pop Conference 2016

Seattle – “Rapper’s Delight?: The Overlooked Voices of Rap Before ‘The Message'”
Pop Conference, 2015, Seattle – “A Vanilla Child for All Chocolate Cities”



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