People may have heard that I volunteer as a radio programmer and that I produce and co-host Sigaw ng Bayan, broadcasting every Fridays at CKUT 90.3 FM, Montreal. Another opportunity pops up again as I’m set to host an episode of World Skip The Beat, a weekly world music program airing under the same radio station. Join me on this Thanksgiving weekend this 10 October 2016 (Monday) 12 PM to 2 PM Eastern Standard Time, as I play mainly gong fusion music from Southeast Asia, specifically from the Philippines and Indonesia. Selections encompass certain crossovers from pop, folk and jazz to hiphop and even electronic dance music! Featured artists include jazz guitarist Bob Aves, the gamelan Ensemble Kyai Fatahillah, guitar virtuoso Balawan along with the Batuan Ethnic Fusion, and California-based kulintang enthusiast+DJ Ron Quesada a.k.a. Kulintronica. A recorded interview with kulintang guru Aga Mayo Butocan (a recent Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi awardee) is also in line, courtesy of Harold Andre Santos.
Tune in your radio dials at 90.3 MHz if you live in Montreal! Otherwise, livestreaming is available at the CKUT website! Happy listening, folks!