All Black Everything 2020
LISTEN UP EVERYONE!
Starting Midnight on Wednesday, February 26th, Radio Western's airwaves will be ALL BLACK EVERYTHING!
From midnight to midnight, we will broadcast the best in community-focused interviews, music shows, live studio performances, radio specials, and more to celebrate Black History Month.
As is tradition, Radio Western is programming 24 hours of music, interviews, spoken word content, and live performances in our incredible studio.
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Tentative All Black Everything Schedule
|8:00 AM||"They Said This Would Be Fun" - Interview w/ Eternity Martis||Brown Skin Lady|
|9:00 AM||Self-Taught Financial Literacy||Nisha Chelsea & Brown Skin Lady|
|9:30 AM||Caribbean Students Organization Highlight||Shonte|
|10:00 AM||Congress of Black Women||Jennifer Slay, Christina Lord, and Malvin Wright|
|10:30 AM||Music Mix (Break)||Malvin Wright|
|10:55 AM||Spoken Word Performance||Sahra Yousuf|
|11:00 AM||Yaya's Kitchen Special||Malvin Wright|
|11:30 AM||The Come-Up Interview||Tha Koala||Chedo|
|12:00 PM||The Freeway Show Special Ed: History of African Music||JukeBox|
|2:00 PM||Living with HIV & Regional HIV/AIDS Connection||Mercy Nleya & Richard MacDonagh|
|2:30 PM||Music Mix (Break)||DJ Joze|
|3:00 PM||Retweet Podcast: Blackness As a Come Up||Lydia Mehari & Dina Haddish|
|3:55 PM||Spoken Word Performance||Sahra Yousuf|
|4:00 PM||Afrofuturism w/ Queen Kukoyi||Janelle Allen & Queen Kukoyi|
|4:30 PM||Black Student Association Highlight||Janelle Allen & Joey|
|5:00 PM||The Positive Journey||MoDi DahJah|
|7:00 PM||Caribbean Pepperpot||Margaret H|
|9:00 PM||Live Jam w/ Local Hip Hop Artists||Tha Koala & Co.|
|10:30 PM||Word Is Bond||Chase March & King Cruff|
All Black Everything Contributors
Mark Waigwa (Tha Koala) and Ted Njeru (Ted with the Backpack) founded the company 6ixto519 at Propel Entrepreneurship at Western. The upstart venture has a goal of uniting the London and Toronto music scene by creating a culture of mutual respect and love for music. 6ixto519 looks to give up and coming artists a platform to showcase their talent and personality. We run a podcast to feature artists and talk culture on 6ixto519 Radio at Studio B at Radio Western. Hip Hop as a cultural phenomenon is evident, and we want to make sure that independent artists thrive!
Follow Us on Instagram: @6ixto519promo
Mark Waigwa (Tha Koala) IG: @thakoalaa (Right)
Ted Njeru ( Ted with the Backpack) IG: @tednjeru (Left)
Richard MacDonagh possesses a diploma in Theatre Acting from Ryerson University, as well as a diploma from the Social Services Worker program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. Richard has 10 years of experience working in social services including: 6 years as a case manager/counsellor for people living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, 1 year as a case worker for Ontario Works, and is approaching 3 years as the Program Coordinator for the Options Clinic/Anonymous HIV testing program at London InterCommunity Health Centre. Richard has also worked as a facilitator for several groups including people living with HIV as well as LGBTQ youth.
Yaya's Kitchen is not a restaurant. It is a curated culinary space that features the foods of the African Sahel region and is inspired by the global Black Culinary experience. Yaya's Kitchen is owned and operated by husband and wife duo, Maryam Wright and Malvin Wright in London Ontario’s Old East Village and is located (housed) at the London Food Incubator. Yaya’s Kitchen is a Social Enterprise that seeks to create a space to tell the story of the Black Experience through Food. Many people in London, Ontario do not know that The Old East Village is also the historical home of the London Black Community. The Black Community has been part of the city since the 1800’s and is a part of the community fabric, identity and narrative. South Western Ontario served as a stop on the Historical Underground Railroad that transported enslaved Africans seeking freedom from the United States to Canada for freedom.
Maryam and Malvin have a passion for cooking, creativity, community and story telling. Maryam has been cooking since she was a little girl growing up in Northern Nigeria. She is the eldest of 4 and has a degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Food Handlers certificate from the London Training Institute. Malvin attended George Brown Culinary School before attending University. He has been a Head Chef, Sous Chef and Chef de Partie in fine dining restaurants in Toronto and Peterborough. Malvin is a Community Development practitioner and has worked in over 5 countries in Africa and Latin America with International Development organizations: Oxfam, UNICEF, CUSO, ACF-International and CIDA. They have 4 Children and spend the majority of their time in their home kitchen cooking, watching movies, and listening to CBC Radio with their kids. They have lived in Jos, Nigeria, Baker Lake, Nunavut and now London, Ontario and have enjoyed the journey every step of the way.
Nisha Chelsea is a Personal Finance Blogger and Coach. After graduating from college, she found herself unemployed with $29 000 worth of debt. Between job hunting and interviews, Nisha spent time learning more about financial literacy.
After landing a job, she managed to pay off her debt within 10 months. Now, Nisha is educating other millennials about money management and strategies they can use to pay down their debt.
She has shared more about her journey as well as money tips via her blog and Instagram.
Sahra Yousuf is a spoken word artist and poetry facilitator. She is currently completing her education in Early Childhood Studies and has a passion for creative writing, particularly poetry, for the last five years. She is a part-time supply teacher for after school programs and daycares, and runs poetry workshops for communities to help in them finding their voices, telling their stories, and expressing through poetry.
King Cruff is a Jamaican-Canadian rap artist based in London, Ontario. He uses storytelling and cadence to share his experiences and emotions, which range from heartfelt and vulnerable to aggressive and arrogant. His sound is youthful and energetic. However, he has wisdom beyond his years.
For the past three years, he has served as the host of Word is Bond Rap Radio's annual Black History Month special. He uses that platform to have discussions about race and society while shining a spotlight on independent London emcees and singers. He recently created the "Urban Flavours" showcase to continue this mission on a regular basis with live concerts.
His music is available on all streaming platforms and digital music stores. King Cruff is set to make a mark on music and has been enjoying the journey for the past several years.
The Freeway Show
The Freeway Show was started in Accra, Ghana by Jukebox, Danny Warren and DJ Marvin--first broadcasting on XFM 95.1 in March of 2013 with the aim of promoting African Music to the world and also introducing Ghanaian listeners to music and artists from parts of the world that weren’t really getting a lot of attention.
In late 2014, the program began broadcasting on the airwaves of Radio Western with an added focus on Canadian hip-hop and music made locally in London, Ontario. Since then the fan base has grown exponentially and the program has reached fans all over the world and featured music and musicians from over 60 countries. Now hosted by Jukebox and K.Boy Sharpz, the focus has not changed. Our aim is to bring to light the amazing and talented musicians out there that aren’t getting their just due. Beyond what is played through the mainstream media, there is an enormous amount of good music out there and people need a place to be able to access it; that’s The Freeway Show.