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Monday, 23 February 2015

Chuck Copenace @ The Garrick March 5, 2015

Hey Folks, Check Ça will host a special guest for the February 27, 2015. Chuck Copenace, which folks may remember from the early days of Moses Mayes (& the Family Funk Orchestra) is back on the scene with a groovy, funky electronic instrumental project. The live music band will hit the scene with a show at The Garrick on March 5. Chuck will drop by the show the week before to talk about his new project and the upcoming show. 

Chuck Copenace
Live band show, electronic, jazz instrumental groove
@ The Garrick Hotel (287 Garry St)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
8:00 p.m.
Admission: $5.00

Tune in on February 27 for more details and live performance!

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Kay Morris - Reggae gospel music artist , minister and humanitarian

Folks who tuned in for the February 20th edition of Check Ça heard a live interview with a member of  Black History Month Committee and with Kay Morris, Reggae Gospel music artist, minister, and humanitarian. Ms. Morris is an internationally acclaimed performer and is organises in charitable endeavours in Canada and Ghana. We discussed some of the activities planned locally in Winnipeg to celebrate Black History Month this February. In case you missed the interview it can be streamed on the CKUW website for the next few weeks at:

For more information about Kay Morris and her charitable activities, connect with her online:

Further information about Black History Month events can be found by connecting with the Committee online via email, Facebook, and Twitter:

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Black History Month in Winnipeg

Black History Month 2015 events in Winnipeg

February is Black History Month in North America. Check out the events organised by Winnipeg's Black History Month Celebration Committee:

Coming up this week:

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Featuring KAY MORRIS (from Toronto, ON)and many more!!!
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Immanuel Fellowship Church
479 St Mary's Road, Winnipeg MB
Tickets: Adults $10 Children $5
Contact: Rhonda at 204-509-7726 or Nadia at 204-798-7352 

or email

More events to come celebrating the culture and achievements of Manitoba's Black community.

** Check out special programming on CKUW this week (February 16-22, 2015). Voyage, a long-standing, dedicated jazz show, will feature special programming in celebration of Black History Month. In case you miss the live show, a podcast is also available on CKUW's website. Voyage airs Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information, visit or the show site:

Check Ça  will also have some special program for Black History Month this week, including a feature on Winnipeg's Black History Month Committee. Tune in CKUW!


Friday, 13 February 2015

SDTW - February 14 @Frame Warehouse (318 Ross)

... also don't miss Super Duty Tough Work at Soupstock this week. The show will feature a full program of live entertainment and - you guessed it - soup! SDTW will hit the stage at 10:00.

Winter Soupstock
Saturday, February 14, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (or later?)
Frame Arts Warehouse (318 Ross Ave)

Regular Check Ca listeners would have caught one of the members of Super Duty Tough Work on the show in January. Check it out!

Check it out

Lots coming up in the next while.

Some of the band members from Xanad00ds and Mariachi Ghost are bringing back their Sam Cooke  tribute act in time for St. Valentine's Day. There will be two shows at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Times Change(d) at 234 Main Street (corner of Main & St. Mary Ave)

Canadian funk outfit  Five Alarm Funk  is rolling into town for 3 shows at The Pyramid (176 Fort St) as part of FREEZER FEST. Sunday's show (February 15) will also feature the Dirty Catfish Brass Band. A fun and funky show this way comes!

Dirty Catfish Brass Band is also hitting up local hotspot The Good Will Social Club on February 20, with Slow Spirit. Definitely a show not to be missed. For jazz fans, The Good Will also hosts a monthly big band music night featuring the big dig! band. Check it out on February 19. 

February is Black History Month in Canada and the United States. The local Black History Month Celebration Committee in Winnipeg has organised several events for people of all backgrounds and ages throughout the month.  A listing can be found at: 

And this week the Festival du voyageur starts and runs from February 13 - 22. Be sure to check out The Lytics, Mariachi Ghost, the revamped Chic Gamine, and the many talented artists and fun activities!

Monday, 9 February 2015

FunDrive 2015!!!

Thank you to 

Check Ça supporters 

for FunDrive 2015!

Check Ça thanks everyone who donated during our show for FunDrive 2015!  CKUW hosts an annual fundraiser called FunDrive where listeners can show their support to the station and play part in CKUW's growth and development. We appreciate your sincere support and thank you for listening to Check Çaand CKUW. 

If you would like to participate in CKUW's FunDrive 2015 visit  or phone the station any time from February 6 - 13 at 204-774-6877. 


Jay Stoller, Trio Afrique and NAfro Dance

Special Guest for FunDrive 2015 - Jay Stoller

For folks who tuned into the February 6, 2015 edition of Check Ca, we had a special guest for our FunDrive 2015 show. Sincere thanks to Jay Stoller for stopping in and for a chat. Jay is a local African drumming specialist, manager of the Drum Cafe and musical director of Nafro Dance Productions. Jay also organises musical and cultural tours to Ghana - find more information on his website:

Jay spoke about his current projects and his upcoming performance with NAfro Dance, PUDYA February 28 and March 1. Jay also a member of Trio Afrique, a local musical ensemble that explores a variety of African guitar music. Look out for the group at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg or at local festivals:

Stay tuned for more information later this month about Jay's NAfro Dance show. Thanks again to Jay for stopping in!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Grand Analog in da house!

Hey, Hey Y'all! Grand Analogis rolling into town February 6 (Friday) @ The Cavern (112 Osborne, below Toad in the Hoad).

Grand Analog is a hip hop outfit featuring local heroes Odario and Ofield (also formerly of Mood Ruff). The show will also feature another staple of our local hip hop community, Nestor Wynrush, as well as newcomers Super Duty Tough Work. Should be an excellent show and good time!

** Don't forget to check out Super Duty Tough Work for Dilla Day the next night February 7 @ Le Garage (166 Provencher) 

It's a hip hop holiday!