Monday, 4 January 2010

[creative-radio] today! CKUT radio: Cultural Crossroads III


* CKUT radio: Cultural Crossroads III

CKUT radio's 'world skip the beat' presents a special program
featuring interviews with Samian, Algonquin hip-hop artist and Cuban
hip-hop ensemble Obsesión

Monday January 4th 12h00 - 14h00
live broadcast on CKUT Radio, 90.3fm
tune-in globally via live stream at

Tune-in to CKUT radio for 'world skip the beat', the third edition of Cultural
Crossroads, hosted by journalist Stefan Christoff, featuring interviews with
leading global music artists from Montreal.

CKUTs radio's weekly global music program, 'world skip the beat', airs each
Monday featuring musical sounds from around the world.

A special edition, Cultural Crossroads III, will highlight unique music while
featuring extended interviews with Algonquin hip-hop artist Samian and Cuban
hip-hop ensemble Obsesión.

* Samian is an Algonquin hip-hop artist based in Montreal, the first to rap in
both French and Algonquin. Born in the community of Pikogan in Abitibi
Temiscamingue, Samian (Samuel Tremblay) recounts the tales of the youth in his
community and the plight and struggles of First Nations. Samian's music has
struck a cord in Quebec society and within the hip-hop community and beyond
through collaborations with the celebrated Quebec hip-hop ensemble Loco Locass.


* Obsesión is an internationally celebrated Cuban hip-hop ensemble who recently
visited Montreal for a series of community concerts hosted by Nomadic Massive.

Obsesión is a group that celebrates their Afro-Cuban identity, the Havana-based
rappers are both supportive and critical of the revolutionary Cuban government,
and mix contemporary hip-hop with traditional Cuban musical traditions.
Obsesión tackles key issues facing Cuban society today using Spanish lyrics.
During Obsesión's last visit to Montreal, Stefan Christoff spoke with
Obsesión's Magia Lopez and Alexey Rodriguez with translation assistance from
Nomadic Massive's Lou Piensa.



* CKUT radio is a celebrated community radio station in Montreal with a long
history of links to cutting edge independent culture and grassroots political
movements for social justice.

* Stefan Christoff is a journalist and community organized based in Montreal,
and longtime volunteer at CKUT radio since 2000


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