Friday, 30 July 2010

[creative-radio] CKUT radio: Cultural Crossroads VI


* CKUT radio: Cultural Crossroads VI

CKUT radio's 'world skip the beat' presents a special program featuring
interviews with Haitian hip-hop artist Vox Sambou and Chilean music
group Ensemble Acalanto

Monday August 2 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 fifth edition of
Cultural Crossroads, hosted by journalist Stefan Christoff, featuring
interviews with leading global 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 VI, will highlight unique music while featuring extended
interviews with Haitian hip-hop artist Vox Sambou and Chilean music group
Ensemble Acalanto.

* Vox Sambou

Vox Sambou is a celebrated Montreal hip-hop artist originally from Limbé on the
northern coast of Haiti, a key figure in the celebrated Montreal ensemble
Nomadic Massive. Vox Sambou's launched a solo album, Lakay, in 2008 to critical
acclaim and recently launched DiscriminaSida a video single on the struggle
against AIDS in Haiti which went live on World AIDS Day in December 2009. Vox
Sambou has been critically involved in building solidarity between artists in
Montreal and grassroots community projects in Haiti, particularly in the
Haitian city Limbé and was involved in launching Solid'Ayiti initiative in
response to the earthquake last winter. Vox will speak on ongoing solidarity
efforts and a recent trip to Haiti.

Vox Sambou

* Ensemble Acalanto

Acalanto is a Latin American music ensemble which plays popular original and
classic songs bound to resistance movements in the Americas. In interview
Acalanto members Carmen Pavez and Rafael Azocar speak on recent organizing
efforts within the Chilean diaspora in Montreal in response to the earthquake
in Chile to provide direct non-governmental aid to the earthquake vicitms. Also
Acalanto speaks on the relationship between music and social justice movements
in the Americas specifically struggles in Chile against dictatorship in recent

Ensemble Acalanto


* 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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