Pierre Kwenders is a Montreal singer, writer and DJ born in Kinshasa (Congo) in 1985, and who immigrated to Canada as a teenager. He was introduced to music in the early 2000s when he participated in his church choir, and began to sing professionally ten years later. He released two EPs and managed to define a sound of his own, which he describes as afro-futuristic, a mix of Congolese rumba and electro. He has performed at Montreal’s FrancoFolies and at the Pop Montreal festival in 2013. He was nominated at this year’s Junos for the World Music Album of the Year award. Pierre is hosting Montreal Sessions every Tuesday from 3pm - 5pm.


Yassin got his masters degree in Media Studies, ultimately shaping the context and ethos behind his work. He currently teaches at Concordia University in Montreal as a part-time professor.

He recently set up his multi-media company The Medium in Montreal, Canada. The goal of MDM is to facilitate international collaborations amongst thinkers, artists, and brandeurs worldwide.

With music as his message, The Medium is the umbrella that encompasses all his creative collective as an international body of ‘independents’, New World Citizens.

Autonomous Media Room at the @narchist Bookfair (May 23rd!)

The AUTONOMOUS MEDIA ROOM is dedicated to sharing the skills and knowledge of different mediums as deployed by anarchists – such as pirate radio, DIY digital editing, secure communication, and more. As always, we will be doing a live broadcast from the Bookfair on Saturday, May 23 from 2-4pm on CKUT, 90.3 FM, and online at www.ckut.ca!

Click here for all the info!

Pirate Block Radio on CKUT

Tune in this Thursday 8-9 pm to CKUT 90.3 fm for this months installement of PirateBlockRadio

our monthly residency programme run by the Eastern Block center . On this months edition: we will be discussing the theme “HyperLocal” for Eastern Bloc’s Sight & Sound Festival. This show will share some of the Artists and their work which will be featured at this years festival. In addition we will be interviewing Dave Young of LocalHost about his work with radio in the UK.

Off the Hour / May 6th, 5-6pm / Black Lives Matter

Today on the program: Black Lives Matter. This simple phrase has become the motto of a growing movement calling for true justice and equalty for black people. Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, first typed out those three words back in 2013. We hear her speech from 2 month ago at University of Maine.

Then, we present you The Parc Extension Portrait Project. We’ll hear an interview with Andrés Salas, the initiator of PX-80, a video portrait, community documentation project about the Parc-Ex neighbourhood in Montréal.

Finnaly, we bring you The Avalanche extra, our weekly segment looking at the issues impacting the lives of people with disabilities.

Music department blog

Want the full scoop on what’s happening in CKUT’s musical headquarters? Visit the Music Department blog for news, projects, and music we’re excited about on the regular: TOTAL ECLIPSE

If you’re looking for some live music (and other cool happenings), check our EVENT LISTINGS.

The Total Eclipse Compilation of live recordings from the CKUT studios including tracks by White Cube, Andy Boay, Maica Mia, Zs and many more is NOW available. Get it here!

They’ll also be available at Atom Heart, Phonopolis, Cheap Thrills, and L’Oblique.

Wake up with the CKUT Morning Afters, Mon-Fri 7-9AM!

The Morning After Show is an arts, culture, news and music magazine show airing 7h-9h every weekday morning. L’émission est en français tous les jeudis avec l’équipe du Lendemain de la veille.

Check out CKUT’s Arts and Culture blog here.

Art and Culture Department Blog

Want to be kept in the know about Montreal’s rich offering of local culture? Dig deep into CKUT’s Art & Culture Blog Deep Kuts.

Take in all of our excellent volunteer-generated content, including reviews, previews, videos and audio excerpts from CKUT Spoken Word programming.

Today on Deep Kuts, the Tuesday Morning After crew interviews Liana Finck about her graphic novel called A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York (Ecco, April 2014) She presented it here in Montreal this past Sunday on the last day of the Blue Metropolis literary festival.. Listen to the audio post right here.

Plus, check out our About Town section for local art and culture event listings.

Visit the CKUT’s Art & Culture Blog at culture.ckut.ca.