FROM THE ARCHIVES : CKUT INTERVIEWED DANA MICHEL IN 2019.
Dana Michel has a new show called MIKE which is featured at this years FESTIVAL TRANS AMERIQUE. We dug into our archives to find this great and wide ranging interview we aired in 2019. We plan on covering MIKE so stay tuned.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: DANA MICHEL INTERVIEWED ON CKUT
Myriam Gendron LIVE on the Montreal Sessions, hosted by Suoni Per Il Popolo
Suoni Per Il Popolo’s month-long takeover of The Montreal Sessions continues with a live performance by Montreal’s own Myriam Gendron, who will be playing Suoni Per Il Popolo at La Sala Rosa on June 22.
MYRIAM GENDRON LIVE on the Montreal Sessions, hosted by Suoni Per Il Popolo
SUONI PER IL POPOLO HOSTS THE MONTREAL SESSIONS
Suoni Per Il Popolo is hosting the Montreal Sessions on May 23, 30th, June 6 and 13th.
Tune in from 3-5pm to hear the incredible sounds of Montreal’s most forward thinking festival.
For more details on the festival hit up suoniperilpopolo.org
Check out last week's episode featuring new music from Ky Brooks, HRT, and other stars of the festival's first week.
Activism Through Broadcast Radio - The 34th Anniversary of Gay Day on CKUT
On May 13, 1989, CKUT dedicated a day of broadcasting called Gay Day to showcasing queer voices in protest of the homophobic murder of Montreal queer activist Joe Rose.
Joe Rose’s name has been largely forgotten in Montreal’s queer history but CKUT’s Gay Day event stands as a historic marker of his life.
34 years later, using audio and visual materials from our archives, we’ve put together a feature taking a look into what inspired it, how it happened, and who was involved.
Read the feature here
Free Recording Workshops Are Back
CKUT will be holding another series of free recording workshops for local bands and artists looking to learn how to record demos of their own music.
Ideal for first-timers, these workshops will go over the basics of setting up equipment, multitrack recording, and some basic mixing skills.
These workshops are definitely are not limited just to bands… if you’ve got a backing track/instrumental that you want to perform over.. singers, rappers, please get at us.
Please write email@example.com to sign up and learn more.
Terrorism, Law & Democracy Series Now Available as a Podcast
Originally airing on CKUT from July 10 to September 11, 2002, the series considers a broad range of perspectives on the rule of law in terms of the balance between national security and civil liberties, the Canadian and international dimensions of the war on terrorism, and Canada’s enactment of the Anti-Terrorism Act (Bill C-36) and the national Anti-Terrorism Plan.
The project was based on the proceedings of the conference Terrorism, Law and Democracy, organized March 25 and 26, 2002 in Montreal by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ).
The series is now available in podcast form.
Reflecting on the project 21 years later, producer Khalid M’Seffar noted it was “surprising how pertinent this was and is today.”
Click here to listen
Montreal's Hip Hop History with PRO-V and Butcher T
PRO-V of All Da Way Live sat down with CKUT family Butcher T for a long form deep dive into Montreal’s Hip Hop History back in June but we recently dug it up and wanted to share it again.
Butcher T has been credited as being the person who brought hip hop to Montreal – by regular trips to New York City – hauling music over the border to bring to the record store he worked at, “Stretch’s Records”.
This interview is part of a series exploring Canadian vinyl hip hop releases and the history of hip hop in Montreal produced by PRO-V as part of his North Of The Border project.
Listen to the interview here
We reached our goal of $45,000! Thank you to all who donated to our Funding Drive this year and thanks to all of our passionate radio hosts who helped to spread the word.
Our annual Funding Drive is always a special time for us at the station as we get to connect with hundreds of our most passionate listeners while taking donations over the phone.
Our funding department is hard at work shipping out everyone’s merch and organizing pick-up times.
Thanks to all who donate every year – you really help hold down our core operations – and thanks to the new donors too. We even spoke with someone who had been listening for 30 years and was donating for the very first time. Times are tough for a lot of people and your support means the world to us.
We’re still collecting donations year round, so head over to ckut.ca/donate and contribute to get your hands on the remaining merch we have left in stock.
Why donate to CKUT?
New Shit – The Spot with Miss Nicky
Lots of new music and host Miss Nicky talks to @_afoali about the art of creating, splitting bills, work ethic and more.
If You Got Ears – Corbin and Spencer’s May Long Weekend
Hi Wednesday wattage with Melvins, Butthole Surfers, Michael Farsky, PC Worship + live phone interviews with Blake Hargraeves (Clinton Machine/Cousins of Reggae/Public Reptile) and Andy White (Tonstartssbandht/Andy Boay) + some unreleased demos hitting the air with flair.
The Sleepy King – Episode 127
Blues dans la matin avec l'animateur benoit. Nappy Brown, Massy Emond, Hélène Monette et plus.
The Montreal Sessions – Suoni Per Il Popolo
Kiva and Penny visit the CKUT studios to introduce this year's edition of the long running grassroots music fest. Featuring new music from Ky Brooks, HRT, and other stars of the festival's first week.
New Shit – Whose Vibe Is It Anyways?
The ever-dependable THT Entertainment crew are back once again with all new music bridging the gap on the 401 between Montreal and Toronto. New ish from Rainmen (ft. our very own PRO-V), Planet Giza, YBA, Jimich and more.
World Skip – Whose Vibe Is It Anyways?
The THT boys Jayson Alexander, Colin Hassell, and DJ Rossy Ross take it global with Wyclef, Christian John, Chxxx, and more.
Bluegrass Ramblings – Mothers Day Special with Dara
Dara sends some love to all the wonderful mothers out there with songs to match + a full tracklist.
The Montreal Sessions – Opal Hour Revival
Host Tamira floats back to the airwaves for a revival episode of Opal Hour - a late night CKUT show that aired in the mid 2010's.
Underground Sounds – 90s and 2000s Canadian Punk and Hardcore
Hop in for a coast-to-coast road trip through the late 90s and early 2000s Canadian hardcore punk scene, with Bennett Lines of @canadianwasteland.
Audio Smut – Spring creativity flow
L'équipe est de retour en studio! Audio Smut is a long running program on CKUT. Tune in once a month for a sex positive, queer positive show about sex, personal storytelling, erotic daydreams, fears, kinks and fantasies.
If You Got Ears – With Alissa
Theo Parrish, Can, Marina Herlop, Yoko Ono and more from Alissa live in the place + a tracklist so you can track down the tracks.
Upstage – April 27, 2023
Sarah Deshais continues her stellar theatre show Upstage, this week featuring interview with Emmanuel Schwartz on Le Partage at La Chapelle, Be Hope Heintzmann's triptych on care, meditation and transformation, and esteemed puppeteer Ronnie Burkett returns to Centaur wiith his Daisy Theatre
Jazz Euphorium – Take Five
Host David Reade takes five with Kenji Lee's Fortune Teller Trio, Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Les Royal Pickles and more + a tracklist.
If You Got Ears – DJ Frog
DJ Frog brings some slow cooker sounds on her first visit back to the CKUT studios in a few years. Tracks from The Orb, Alton Miller, DJ Mynx, Africans With Mainframes, etc.
Amandla – Featuring Duha Elmardi and DAWN
Duha Elmardi has been a strong and articulate supporter of the democratic forces in 2018-2019 in Sudan since that led to the ousting of the brutal dictator, Omar al Bashir. DAWN, l'impressionnant collectif féministe, a rassemblé une série de présentations très puissantes dénonçant la façon dont les PPP perpétuent les relations coloniales avec l'Afrique.
Modular Systems – Live set by Parts Project in the CKUT studio
Allan Hanley aka Parts Project is a Montreal-based producer and performer. Originally from Winnipeg, he moved to Montreal in 2012 and began making music as Parts Project in 2018. He takes a gritty approach to sound system culture and underground club sounds. His productions speak to the history of bass music while bringing flavours of body music, left field, hypnotic techno and breakbeats into the fold.
Funky Revolutions – Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita
Khalid interviews the great Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and the master kora player from Senegal, Seckou Keita, on their second album SUBA and the percussive and melodic roots of their music. They will be performing in Montreal on May 6 & 7 at the National along with Venezuelan percussionist, Gustavo Ovalles.
Too Loud for the Crowd Vol. 5 – A Sampling of the Worldwide Metal Underground
Heckhammer is back at the controls for Vol. 5, live from MCR. Check out the episode for a deep metal dive and tracklist.
Amandla – Special Reporting from Samaa Elibyari
Samaa Elibyari is a long-time activist in the Arab/Muslim community in Montreal. She has been a host/producer of Caravan, a weekly bilingual news program, broadcast on CKUT waves from 2000 till 2011. Presently, she is one of the monthly contributors to Amandla, a staple of CKUT’s news programming since 1987.
Soul Perspectives – Celebrating Black Love with Tia Savonne
A self described “Repro Rebel”, Tia is a mother, a traveler, a communal resource, a wild child, a content creator, a hoodoo hottie, and so much more. Pleasure is Tia Savonne’s ministry. Her primary focus is to mind her Black ass (Erotic) business. Slipp3ry When Wet is a kinfolk connector that centers the experiences of Black people in the sexual and reproductive space.
The Azadi Show – The Trans Agenda with Celeste Trianion
Celeste Trianion, trans advocate and community leader gives a deep dive into the influence of U.S anti-trans bills on the safety of trans folks in Quebec.
Black Talk – Hosted by Pam and Zoë
CKUT has been collaborating with McGill's Black Student Network since 1990 to present the annual Black Talk series. Tune in for for discussions and music selections from your hosts Pam and Zoë + special guests.
Positive Vibes – Roger Moore and DJ Smurf
Positive Vibes makes an triumphant return to the CKUT studios for the first time in a few years. Joined by legendary DJ Smurf from Irie FM in Jamaica.