In this very special episode we talk to a living legend, Jimmy Cliff. He is one of only two Jamaican Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Cliff tells us about the origins of Beverley Records and the story behind his moniker.
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This episode of the podcast is an educational one. We talk to Author/Artist John Orpheus about his latest album Saga King and how its relationship to his memoir ‘Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming’.
Orpheus’ music has ventured into several different genres over his career. On this latest project, he hones his sound to one truly authentic to him. We discuss the efficient creation of this album and the inspiration behind Olurun.
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Mercedes Caxaj is the Artistic Co-Director for Sunfest London and Head of Programs for Small World Music & Global Toronto. Sunfest was one of the first festivals to take place on its original date at the start of the pandemic, Caxaj tells us how they made it happen. She gives us tips on grant-writing and lets us know who she is dying to see in concert.
In this episode of IN THE CUT we talk to Scarborough rapper Getchnah. Her debut EP ‘Gem In I’ is out right now and was over two years in the making. She lets us in on her growth during the pandemic and how that affected her music.
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This episode of The Cool Table featured new music from Foushee, Billie Eilish, Chiiild, Creo & Big Thief. As well it included a portion of our interview with Scarborough Rapper Getchnah. She talks about the creation of her debut EP ‘Gem In I’ and why it took more than two years.
Parallel World, the latest project from Cadence Weapon is described as an ‘Art Party’. With flashes of electronic production mixed with thoughtful lyrics, this is album is substantive and refreshing. He discusses the ‘Summer of Black Pain’ and how the collective action around the world inspired the project. We get into his chicken cooking abilities and his advice for new artists.
You may recognize J3M from his time backing Tanika Charles, Zaki Ibrahim, Amaal, The OBGMs and more, AFRONAUT marks an evolution from J3M's previous work. This project includes more intricate production and a clearer vision, we discuss the genesis of the afronaut character and the collection of songs that inspired the project. He shares about his early days playing in church and finding his voice at York University. He makes history a few times in this episode and we get a special rendition of the infamous Roberts Residence voicemail. Watch to the end for a surprise and a Cool Table first!You can listen to The Cool Table LIVE every Wednesday @ 11:00 AM EST1280AM on your Radio 📻CJRU.ca Online 💻
This episode of The Cool Table, featured new music from Ruth B, Shad, Allan Rayman, RALPH, Sinead Harnett and The Black Keys. We took a look at the History of Social Distancing and we hear from Brandon Gibbs for Wednesday Wisdom.
This episode includes new music from St. Vincent, Eadie, Geneva Lei, Tara Lord, Brockhampton, Cadence Weapon, and Paul Russell. The third edition of the Pandemic Pivot news series was featured on this edition of the show, and we concluded it with some encouraging words from Brandon Gibbs for Wednesday Wisdom.