Funky Cutz...Check Ça Phat Cutz of the month

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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Check ça has been nominated in CKUW's People Choice Awards for 2014. 

Special K and soulSYS are very honoured to be nominated by listeners out there. Just wanted to share a special "Thanks!" from both of us to you. Glad to have your support. Looking forward to another year of funky, groovy, hip radio every Friday night with great listeners.

Thank you!

Friday, 18 April 2014

Commander Cain in the House!

Check ça....Check it out folks - Mr. Michael Cain dropped by the show and gave us 'goods' on life and music. 

Michael Cain, musician, teacher and composer, currently Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the Brandon University School of Music came by the show on April 18 ( We chatted about his his work as a musician, his work at the Brandon University, and his upcoming show on April 25 at the Park Theatre with Michael Cain Band. The interview is available for download on the CKUW website ( 

For more information about Mr. Cain and his upcoming performances, check out his website:
 Hope to see you all out at The Park Theatre on April 25!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Funk, Groove, Jazz, Hip Hop.... FLUTE???

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Now, some of you might be wondering how these things come together, but in the first hour of Check Ça for April 11 (2014) we try to answer that question. Going from the ever funky and creative Bobbi Humprhey, to the fabulous flute-boxing flautist Greg Patillo of Project Trio, to the silken jazz stylings of Hubert Laws, to Canada's own Jef Kearns 'Soulfisticated' flute with hip hop beats underneath: the flute is an instrument not to be trifled with. Not to mention a quick trip into the artistic playground of musical visionary Yusef Lateef with 'Eboness'. And this is just the tip of the iceberg - there are many others out there waiting to be discovered...

C'est le groovy flute!

Do you have a favourite artist or group you think is Check Ça worthy? Drop us a line at We love hearing from listeners - after all, you're a big part of the reason Check Ça is 15 strong and keepin' keepin' on. 

 ** Remember to tune in to a special interview with musician, composer and teacher Michael Cain.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings 'brought it' on April 8 in Winnipeg.  Most definitely a show to remember. For many folks it was their first meeting with Sharon & Co., but it certainly will not be the last. And Winnipeggers were grateful for the band's long-awaited return. Old-school funk and soul music is alive and well!

For those who missed the show or those who were there but want to relive a few choice moments, tune in to Check Ca this Friday for a SJDK set, and maybe a few other Daptone and old school funk cuts....

Keep Dap-Dippin'!