In this mostly music version of Sound It Out, you will stroll with me through time and space, including outer space, and meet some of the most groundbreaking musicians of the 20th Century and beyond. From Eleanor Collins, whose eponymous TV series on CBC predated Nat King Cole by a year to make her the first black TV host in North America, to the Womanist dub poet and Doctor of Philosophy Afua Cooper, Wundagurl, Brampton’s pre-eminent bedroom beat-maker turned Grammy nominee, and Mélissa Laveaux who, singing for the first time in créole, refracts haïtian heritage in Radyo Siwèl. Also: Lillian Allen, Portia White, Michie Mee, Salome Bey and more!
Sound It Out airs on CFRU in Guelph on Tuesdays at 5pm. New episodes usually appear on a fortnightly basis. Sound It Out is produced and hosted by Rachel Elliott in conjunction with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation.
This episode aired on February 13th, 2018.