Inventive music producer Obuxum talks about her mother who fled war-torn Somalia for Canada, the racialized misperceptions of the Jane and Finch neighbourhood in Toronto, making non-rock music and working with soundpeople who are used to mixing rock bands, the H.E.R. EP, and much more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts.
Former Toronto Raptor Damon Stoudamire and filmmaker Ryan Sidhoo discuss the Toronto basketball docu-series, True North, which debuts on Red Bull TV and YouTube on May 9. Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, Grandad’s Donuts, Humber College’s online Music Composition course, Hello Fresh, and Planet of Sound.
This episode was recorded before a live studio audience at The Origin Arts & Community Centre in Ottawa, Ontario during MEGAPHONO on Saturday February 10, 2018. Our topic was Black-Canadian music history and anti-Black racism in this country’s music culture and our guest panellists were Melissa Vincent, Rita Carter, Seiiizmikk, and Ali “Captain” Misana. Produced by Elsa Mirzaei, MEGAPHONO, and Vish Khanna. Live mix by Maxime Brunet. Photos by Irene Jansen. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, Grandad’s Donuts, Freshbooks, and Hello Fresh Canada.