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CKUT in Good Company

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It may come as no surprise to you all that we at CKUT really love radio. Spoken, weird, musical or otherwise, we’re big fans of stuff that comes from a stereo and a dial. That spirit might have changed a bit with the whole internet thing, but it’s also given us the opportunity to hear shows from programmers around the world.

Lexis over at Music is My Sanctuary is definitely a proponent of this kind of intercontinental radio listening, and he’s put CKUT’s WeFunk andThe Goods in the company of shows like Gilles Peterson Worldwide and Beats in Space. Needless to say, we’re in good company.

Check the post here

and check out those shows if ya didn’t know!

WeFunk – CKUT on Fridays 24:00 – 2:00AM
The Goods – CKUT on Sundays 14:00 – 16:00

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Photos of the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble live in studio

Chicago’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble dropped into The Goods yesterday before heading to their artist-loft show up the street. They began with an improvised jam, then discussed the history of Chicago music scene, the band, improvised music and the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians with guest-host David Ryshpan. Have a listen!

More about the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble can be found on their Facebook page; from that site:

  • The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble was formed shortly after percussionist Kahil El’Zabar graduated from the school of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in 1976. He teamed up with tenor saxophonist Edward Wilkerson, Jr. to play music that combined contemporary African American musical styles, like jazz, with more traditional African instrumentation and rhythms. The duo would frequently grow to a trio in these first years, adding musicians like saxophonist Light Henry Huff and Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre. In 1988, they added trombonist and conga player Joseph Bowie, who is the leader of the jazz-funk group Defunkt. In 1997, Wilkerson was replaced by Ernest “Khabeer” Dawkins who is the leader of New Horizons Ensemble.
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Bon Weekend!

There’s a weekend ahead of us, y’all, and lotsa listening to be had for those who’re looking. What is there, like, almost twenty different music shows to choose from over the next two days? Maybe just leave the radio on. Here are a couple of highlights…

On Sunday we’ve got The Goods on from 2-4pm (check out their video above). The Goods is wrangled by the super hero team of Andy Williams and Scott C who are also les dudes behind the popular monthly DJ night at La Sala Rossa.

Earlier on Sunday from 11-1pm we’ve got Free Kick and they’ll be featuring some bhangra rhythms et plus. Here’s some inspiration:

…And finally, in keeping with our working backwards theme, tune into our metal show Sounds of Steel on Saturday (9-11pm) to check out their mythology themed show. Expect tunes from the likes of Absu, Symphony X, Sabaton, Melechesh, Iron Maiden and Amon Amarth to swell your ears with the might of gods and demons and all the beings in between! Follow the SoS folks on Twitter or call in during the show- they take requests: 514.448.4013.

Ye gods!