July 2019 Show

This month was a lively conversation on the topic of migration and racism. Yup, again – can’t runaway from it when we confront this reality on the daily whether it’s us, family & friends, the news, and the list goes on. And also, how to take care of ourselves with that? We had two amazing guests in studio, Deann, and Feliz – also known as Felikinesis to talk about an event they organized linked to those themes and art making. It was so healing and fun, so come join the conversation and vibe to the tunes!

*Music on the show*

  • Yo viviré (I will survive) – Celia Cruz
  • Travelling Without Arriving – Peggy Gou
  • Clandestino – Lila Downs
  • Far from Home – Calypso Rose

*Event to check out*

Link to come!


June 2019 Show

Last night’s show was full of emotions, and rightfully so. The highlight of the show was the presence of 2 important guests: Jennifer, a live-in caregiver organizing agains the anti-immigration bill, she talked about how that’s affecting many live-in caregivers part of the program to access permanent residence whose applications were suspended + Sarwat, the South Asian Women’s Center’s coordinator talking about the “legal racism” behind the religious secularism bill. Very important voices, very important issues, affecting lots of us, and people we know.

*Music on the show*
Moonchild by Greentea Peng
We Can Do It (Dirty Money) by Amai Kuda ft. Y, Kinnie Starr & M1 (Dead Prez)
Final Form by Sampa The Great
The Healer by Erykah Badu
Truth Hurts by Lizzo
Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls
“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Lilla Watson

April 2019 Show

What a pleasure it was to gather and talk about all things around diaspora, home, migration and identity as part of the 2nd series of home! We were so lucky to have France and Monica, two orginizers of Pinay Power 2, “celebrating Peminisms in the Diaspora”, and Victoria, Spitfiyah alum. Of course we also had the highlights of the month, coupled with some good tunes!

*Music on the show*
– Slip Away by Mpho Sebina
– La Diaspora by Nitty Scott ft. Zap Mama
– World Gong Crazy by Han Han ft Dataw & Datu
– Flowers by Naïka Champaïgne, check out the context here
– Forever by Sa-Roc

*Check it out*
I WOC UP LIKE DIS presents: self-discovery, an event resulting of a process by and for womxn of color, using theatre and photography as tools for self-discovery, healing and transformation. Come join for a dynamic performance and exhibit showcasing our voices.

March 2019 Show

As corny as it sounds, what a healing time to gather up, taking up space on the airwaves! Highlights of the month, a great insight with Shades Lawrence for her new single and upcoming EP, women of colour being persecuted for going against systems of oppression, self-care, we had lots to talk about! Join us for the talks or good music, we gotchuuuu.

*Music on the show*
  • Almeda by Solange
  • Turn My Head by Shades Lawrence & Emma Maryam
  • Water by Sudan Archives
  • Sound of Rain by Solange
  • U.N.I.T.Y. by Queen Latifah

*EVENT* Check out Shades ‘show on Friday March 29th, 2019: Hyre x Blither x Shades Lawrence x Blither

February 2019 Show

We know it’s Black History Month and are celebrating all the time through our various topics but this time around it’s through the selected musical artists and a related conversation: what is the connection/disconnection between the diaspora and ‘home’. what is it really? We were luck to have Aurore in studio, as well as Eli on the line.

*Music on the show*
– F.U.B.U. by Solange
– Who by Savannah Taylor
– Diamonds by Y’akoto
– Ra Ra by Naya Ali

*Upcoming events to check out*
Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom Uprooting Racism
– QPIRG-Concordia is having BHM events during the March month, check them out!

January 2019 Show

This show was SURREAL, a packed house full of magic, knowledge, and power. It was truly healing. We talked about recent attacks in Nairobi, the Sir George Williams affair and related events taking place this month as well as the burn out for the black woman/woman of color. Take a listen to be part of the conversation!

*Music on the show*

  • Floetic by Floetry
  • Sîfó by Nonku Phiri
  • Filters by VanJess
  • Selfish by Little Simz ft. Cleo Sol
  • Twerk by City Girls & Cardi B

*Events not to miss*

  • Sir George Williams (Feb 2nd: Party All Black femmes DJs, here . // . Feb 5th: Screenprinting workshop 2PM . // . Feb 9th: BIPOC market @ Concordia Hall Building 10-5PM)
  • Jazz show starring Ari, check here

Come back next month as we start the diaspora series!

December 2018 Show

Reflections, reflections. Taking the time to look back in order to move forward to 2019. Shades Lawrence talks about All Black Everything event, and C’nee Starlette joins us all for the reflections.

*Music on the show*

  • BBC by bbymutha
  • Don’t Waste my Time by Zilo
  • Used To by Shades Lawrence
  • Kurr£ncy by IAMDDB
  • Grimey by C’nee Starlette
Check out All Black Everything on January 19th, here.
Also check out our lovely guests, both local hip hop artists, Shades LawrenceC’nee Starlette.
Take care of yourselves and wishing you all the best for 2019, whether it’s planting seeds, manifesting, or building! ❤

November 2018 Show

*Music on the show*

Work by Rihanna & Draka
We’re Yung by OSHUN
I Do by Cardi B & SZA
90s Baby by Andy Mkosi
Ready 2 Ride by Junglepussy & QUIÑ
Blk Grl Soldier by Jamila Woods

What an amazing show! Just a couple of highlights from November and October and mostly….what’s up with Blac Chyna’s whitening cream collaboration and launch in Nigeria???? Join the conversation!

Most importantly, thank you to Naïka (@nadegar) and Louisane (@nymphormationz) who joined us in studio to talk about their beautiful and important art pieces showing at the VAV Gallery (check it out until November 30th), part of the Hyper Real exhibit. We talked about release, self-care, and well just being us!



October 2018 Show

How do we show up for ourselves? What is self-care for us? In this world that is filled with violence and hate, what does it mean to survive and thrive?

So many questions leading to many more, but a definite answer is the power of community, coming together as women of colour, holding space for each other, and supporting each other’s soul
Thank you for last night, it was so lovely with our amazing guests, Ornella, Elena, and Maria!

*Music on the show*

  • Afeto by Mayra Andrade
  • Breathe by Seinabo Bey
  • Like Sugar by Chaka Khan
  • Miwa by Nomadic Massive

Event to check out:

  • Poetry Harvest, Saturday November 3rd at Le Cagibi 6596 St-Laurent
    • More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/173850843524977/

Announcement from Shanice:

  • ”The end of the month is approaching, it’s getting colder, and $$ is needed to make it to November. Several Indigenous folks have reached out for support and I’m trying to raise more funds. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. If you can do so again or for the first time please consider sending me an e-transfer or PayPal me at shanicenicoleyarde@gmail.com. Every dollar helps whether it’s $5 or $10 or $50. Thank you so much in advance.”