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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IN THE CUT EP. 52 | Amai Kuda et Les Bois In this episode, we sat down with Amai and Kuda to talk about the making of the project. The album is like a journey and Amai walks us through some of the different ways she illustrates that. We discuss trust within yourself and the absence of a prominent black leader.
EmUrgency! is available on vinyl Friday, May 28 at select retailers
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In this episode, we talk to Boy Pape about his latest project Good Guy Bad Summer and what he has going on for 2021. He gets into his transition of being in a better mental space and its effect on his music career. This conversation goes in all the right directions and of course, he blesses with an unforgettable gem for Wednesday Wisdom.
In this episode of IN THE CUT, we do not discuss music at all. We are joined by Alexa Joy from CBC Uncensored. We talk about the way racism is under-covered in Canadian news in their attempt to appear more accepting than the United States. She dubs the summer of 2020 as the ‘Summer of White Guilt’ and discusses the way attitudes have changed since then.
Joy delivers us some powerful words for Wednesday Wisdom ending the episode off with some inspiring gems.
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In this episode, we talk to Eric Ryan about the release of his debut project Dream State EP. We discuss the cinematic nature of the project and some of his songwriting influences. He gives us some insight into life in the military and reminds us to ‘Shine Bright’ in Wednesday Wisdom.
In this episode of IN THE CUT, we talk to Gisun about the Gracias a la Vida Project. We discuss their partnership with Music Heals and the importance of Music Therapy. She shares the process of putting this project together during Corona and some history behind the song. This conversation is an informative one, she drops off some powerful gems for Wednesday Wisdom.
The Gracias a la Vida Project
The project is partnering with Music Heals is to bring attention to the importance of music therapy, where proceeds of the song will be donated to Music Heals to support them and their work and to encourage public involvement.
In this episode of IN THE CUT, we talk to Alex Bent from Alex Bent + The Emptiness. In promoting his latest single ‘2sides’ he sent out physical CDs! We talk about how the writing process has changed during quarantine and the direction of the new album. This episode ends with a bang as he delivers us a stellar quote for Wednesday Wisdom.