Racialized artists in Saskatoon struggle to maintain their heritage and find a space for their work.
Last Friday the Arts and Science Student Union teamed up with CFCR to put on the Assume Talent Show and Competition (Making an Ass of You and Me). It was a night of singing, dancing and great musical talent across the board, from the performers as well as the drunken judges.
For anyone interested in music that goes beyond standard FM shlock-fare, there are few vestiges for alternative or independent music on the radio waves these days. Not to condemn rock radio for filling their quota, but if it's necessary to satiate CanCon law requirements, I could do without hearing Nickleback's “How You Remind Me” ever
This year marks the 20th anniversary of CFCR, Saskatoon's only community radio station. If you're unfamiliar with CFCR 90.5 FM, they operate out of a small office on 3rd Avenue downtown with a few employees and an army of dedicated, unpaid volunteers, which means, if you really love music, chances are you can manage to