What to do, what to do...Hey folks! Hope you have been enjoying the fun programmes on Check Ca this month: on a 'jazz tip' latin mix-up, hip hop grooves... We've having tonnes of fun spinning for you! And we always love to hear from listeners if you want to chat music or give us a tip about an artist/group or tell us about a funky show coming up, so feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on air @ 204-774-6877 during the show Friday nights.
Speaking of tips, Check Ca favourites The Mariachi Ghost will be at Shannon's Irish Pub (175 Carlton St, Winnipeg) on May 23, if you're in the mood for modern Mexican-flavoured music. RasTamils are also on the town that night May 23 at Times Change(d) (234 Main St, Winnipeg) for those craving Reggae with a message. Pride Daze: the official Queer Hip Hop Party is going down at Union Sound Hall )110 Market St, Winnipeg) on May with DJ Co-Op, Angelfire, ScissorSisters, featuring Cakes da Killa.
For those who prefer jazz in the unconventional, check out The Longitude Project in the Nu Jazz Sounds Series on Sunday May 25 at The Park Theatre (698 Osborne St, Winnipeg) presented by the Winnipeg Jazz Festival. The show will be performed by Steve Kirby's Oceanic Jazz Orchestra and will highlight several original compositions by Mr. Kirby, featuring musical styles tracing from South to North America from Peru and Brazil, to Mexico, to Nunuvut in Canada. We even had the opportunity to speak with the composer/conductor and this performance promises to be interesting and entertaining. Check it out!
Check Ca show is working on a feature of local brass band jazz players The Dirty Catfish Brass Band, in preparation for their CD release party @ the West End Cultural Centre on June 28th. Keep tuned to the show for more details!