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Friday Drive
Friday April 28th, 2023 with Trevor Walker

Happy Friday "Drivers"! Pretty fun show for you this week and some nice music to boot. Running through a very small sampling of my wares that will be available at the Ottawa Record Fair, more details below in the extra curriculars. Managed to slap together some nice jazz funk fusion with a sprinkling of latin flavours and a pinch De La Soul all in the spirit of "Friday Drive". Thank you for taking the time and hope you enjoy this week's offering.
Out De Fire
Harry Belafonte - Belafonte Live Album - RCA Victor
The Letter
Mongo Santamaria - Mongo's Way Album - Atlantic Records
The Baby
The Blackbyrds - Flying Start Album - Fantasy
War - The Music Band Album - United Artists Records
Parliament - Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome Album - Casablanca Records
bottom of first broadcast hour 17:30 EDT
Me Myself & I
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising Album RE - Tommy Boy Records
Shut The Funk Up
Bar-Kays - Flying High On Your Love Album - Mercury
Scream Cheese
Funk Band Inc. - Funk Band Inc. Album - RCA Victor
Strike Up The Band
Chic - Chic Album - Atlantic
Nega Do Obaluae
Wando - Single - Brasilia Records
Oyelo Que Te Conviene
Eddie Palmieri - Unfinished Masterpiece Album - Coco Records
Ondatropica - Ondatropica Album - Soundway Records
end of first broadcast hour 18h EDT
Hooked Up
Jamiroquai - Emergency On Planet Earth Album - Orenda / Sony
Back to Where We Never Left
George Duke - Liberated Fantasies Album - MPS
Flora Purim And Airto - The Magicians Album - Crossover
Tombo In 7/4
Airto - Fingers Album - CTI
Brother Yizar
The Du-Rites - Pressure mini Album - Old Maid Entertainment / Ilegalia Records
bottom of second broadcast hour 18h30 EDT
Africa Time
Slow Supreme - Single - Jazid Collective
Cosmic Gypsy
United Future Organization - DJ Promo 10" EP - Talkin' Loud
The Stars Are Singing Too (Door Of The Cosmos)
Sun Ra - Dedication: The Myth Lives On v/a Album - Kindred Spirits
The Last? (Scott C's Love Yourself Remix)
Dark Maat'r feat. Malika Tirolien - Timekods X EP - MPLX / Timekode Canadian
Flying Machine (The Chase)
War - Youngblood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Album - United Artists Records
end of second broadcast hour 19h EDT
Extra Curriculars:


SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 10 AM – 5 PM
Ottawa Record Fair 2023
Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre
355 Cooper Street

$5 all ages

Vinyl junky alert!!!
I will be flogging a whack of black crack this Saturday!

20 + vendors with an emphasis on quality. Not a yard sale. New and previously owned records.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 1 PM – 11 PM
Empowering Women in the Music Industry
NAC - National Arts Centre

Empowering Women in the Music Industry
Annual conference - Third edition
April 29 2023 NAC Public Spaces (PHP) & Fourth Stage
Axé WorldFest presents the third annual addition of their much anticipated conference. It brings together industry leaders to forge connections and spark new projects and ideas.
This launch space is designed with Axé WorldFest’s mission in mind: to be global cultural connectors and make our worlds a little smaller and a little better through music, art, and people. Through in-person and online panels, musical showcases, networking events, and after-parties, the Empowering Women in the Music Industry welcomes and lifts up all genders toward building inclusive spaces that are full of that Big Axé Energy!
What is Axé? It is our founding concept that comes from the Yoruba people; it signifies a positive life force and energy – bring yours to this spectacular conference. How to? Purchase a ticket, mark your calendar, come with friends or come alone and make new friends, have fun, and soak up the sounds.
April 29 2023
Location for panels - Peter A. Herrndorf Place (inside the NAC)
In person
1pm opening doors - Welcome table
1:45pm - panel 1
Sustainability in Festival Programming
Moderator - Rosalyn Dennett ED of Folk Music Ontario

*Juana Hermida - Producer, Artist Liaison - Lula Music and Arts / TO
*Rachel Weldon - Founder, ED - Debaser / Ottawa
*Kristyn Gelfand - Managing Director - Uma Nota Culture / Geary / Mixto Festival / Toronto
*Maude St-Amand - Pro Experience Coordinator - Mundial Montreal
*Mercedes Caxaj - Artistic Co-Director - TD Sunfest / London On

3pm - Panel 2
Women Leaders
*Robyn Stewart - ED of Women in Music Canada
*Nicole Auger - Mgr. Programming & Engagement, International Indigenous Music Summit
*Heather Gibson - Executive Producer, Popular Music & Variety, The National Arts Centre
*Erin Benjamin - President & CEO of the Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA)
*Tamar Ilana - Co-founder/ Executive and Artistic Director of FabCollab
Walk to designated venue for the networking session with industry professionals

April 29 2023
NAC FOURTH STAGE - Doors 6:30 pm shows 7pm
$20 online tickets for all shows
Link to be shared soon
MC Sarah Onyango
Qattuu & Jessy Lindsay (Ottawa)
Joyce N’sana (Montreal)
Tamar Ilana & Ventanas (Toronto)
JER (Toronto)
After party - everyone is welcome to head to the 27 club in the Byward Market to dance and enjoy the rest of the evening
*Please note, Online panels as part of this conference are added to a separate event

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
Afrobeats Amapiano with DJ Seiiizi
164 Laurier Ave. W

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
School of Bass #64
Swizzles Bar and Grill
246 B Queen St.

Funky! Nu-Disco! House! Jackin' House! Electro! Breaks! Dubstep! Drum n Bass! And much more!
Dallas Dee (Toronto)
Sicario (Toronto)
Alongside local support:
Mimsey Demon
Baby Kat
I.D.E vs Mister Mystic vs Dubplate Professor
We are still accepting donations to the Ottawa Food Bank!
Saturday April 29th 2023
Swizzles Bar & Grill
246 Queen st (basement)
Pay what you can at the door.
+19 with valid photo I.D. required.
P.L.U.R. R.O.A.R.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023 AT 9 PM – 2 AM
White Rabbit: Rick Laplante, Daveo Villa, Oli West
City At Night
222 Slater St
Tickets · $15 - $

Ottawa's best dance music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!
Our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events), 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thank you to everyone in this community for your ongoing support.

FRIDAY MAY 5, 2023 AT 9:30PM
Bumpin’ Binary Quintet feat. Ed Lister, Petr Cancura, Ben Dimillo w/ Don Cummings & Mike Essoudry
@Irenes Pub
885 Bank st

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 AT 12 PM
Capital Sessions at the NAC
National Arts Center
Free All Ages

This month we are excited to feature Ottawa's known: the amazing DJ Joe Juarez and dancer extraordinaire Raul Guevara! Come listen to some great music, if you want you can pick up some dance moves from Raul at noon and 1PM, or just do you and vibe out with our awesome community of househeads!!! It's FREEEEE!!!
Artist Bios:
Joe Juarez
Joe Juarez is one of the Real OGs of the Ottawa house and dance communities. All the way from the Atomic, Velvet, Surface, Heaven and Sundaze; till his current endeavors with Rzn8 and Aztec love, Joe has been making local and international dance floors everywhere groove for over two decades. Whether helping shape Ottawa's taste buds with his amazing food at El Camino and cooking classes or playing stellar DJ Sets/hosting events, this creative cat's work is not to be missed!
This past year Joe took a music hiatus to produce Ottawa's new inception of the Food & Wine show- Crave, which took place in November to sell out crowds and rave reviews. His latest high profile project as Executive Producer for 56 Byward’s Club Berlin has been met with high praise and incredible events in the historic Mercury Lounge space. His Saturday residency at Berlin is always bumpin with a flurry of dancefloor mayhem and nostalgic goodies.
Raul Guevara
Raul Guevara, Bboy RA/ 4EverFresH~, Original Rudes Crew, Fresh Format, and Flava Squad. Started breaking mid 90's and recognized as one of Canada's top Bboys, known in Calgary as; "The king of Calgary". Educating, Adjudicating, battling, performing, and choreographing dance for 25 years, Raul’s dedication and passion towards the Hip Hop community has influenced people of all ages, and across the world. Well known and recognized for his style, raw flavour, humour as well as his insatiable drive to converse thru battle, a cypher Bboy at heart.
Although widely known as a Bboy, Raul loves the dance, music and culture of House. He has trained with Jojo and Kati (House of Danger Kat), Brian “Footwork” Green, Caleaf Sellars, Ejoe Wilson, Marvin Baptiste and Dazzle to name a few. Raul loves to get down to a dope deep house beat - the dance, music and culture resonates with his soul.

SATURDAY, MAY 6, 2023 AT 10:30 PM – 2 AM
DiscoLab MAYhem!
1319 Wellington Street W.
Tickets · $17.31 - $

Alex & Trevor bringing the heat for another DiscoLab!
100% vinyl throw down ’75 - ’83 Funky Disco Boogie Soul all night.
Dress to impress for the get down & make sure to practice sharpening up those boogie moves!
DiscoLab is people coming together and feeling free to the funk in the spirit of the late 1970’s to the early 1980’s.
We encourage everyone to take it to the next level by dressing up in your finest disco gear and get ready to GET DOWN to some of the best music and vibes Ottawa has to offer.
Combined, Alex & Trevor have been rocking dancefloors and collecting music for more than 60 years!
They have been and will continue to bring that experience and understanding of the era to enhance the DiscoLab experience trying to introduce and play lesser known underground classics coupled with a dash of well know anthems.
DiscoLab has had the very good fortune to be partnered with Parlour as one of Ottawa’s premiere venues giving the party a unique and magical vibe. Parlour will be offering special VIP "Boogie Booths" first come first serve available just go to for reservations.
We hope to see you out on the dance floor dressed to the hilt & sweating like bullets.

Moov Ottawa Dance: Waacking Classes with Didi
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave.

Waacking classes are back for this Spring with co-founder of Moov, @aleadecastro!
Alea, also know as #Didi, has been practicing within the art & dance of #Waacking for almost 12 years. She has been a pillar in the Street Dance scene not only in Ottawa but nationally.
Join her in @moovottawa’s 4 week program:
Sundays May 7, 14, 21 & 28
1-2PM @ Bronson Centre
Fundamentals & Combos *0-1 Year experience*
Sundays May 7, 14, 21 & 28
2-3PM @ Bronson Centre
Drills & Choreo *Experience mandatory*
Accepting maximum 15 students per class
Registration ends April 30th, 2023 @ 1159PM (or earlier if we sell out)
How to register? (

in bio)
#MoovOttawaDance #Waacking #Whacking #Punking #Pose
Are in love with Waacking but haven't gotten the chance to learn it? Are you of our BIPOC LGBTQ+ community? If so, we've launched a collaborate initiative through @softserveottawa #SoftServeScholarship, where 2 lucky folks who are BIPOC LGBTQ+ will be picked to take these classes for free + get 2 free tickets to the April 22nd Soft Serve battle. To enter the contest to get a chance to win a scholarship, follow @softserveottawa and join the giveaway!

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023 AT 3 PM
$5 Open Dance Practice: May 2023
Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave.

Spring is here & we’re bringing back our $5 open dance practices!
Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Avenue)
Sundays May 7, 14, 21 & 28
3-5PM (2 hours)
$5 e-transfer per week, $5 cash day-of or $20 for the full 4 weeks upfront
Having physical spaces to practice your craft, alone or amongst others, is limited for Street Dancers in our city, so we’re opening a weekend spot for you to get down!

Use this space to:
drill your foundations
practice your moves
cypher with your peers
stretch and condition
explore and get creative
share with others

And who is this for?
Street / Club dancers
All levels - beginners to seasoned
All ages (at parent’s discretion)

What to bring:
Indoor shoes mandatory
Pre-filled water bottle

What music is being played?
Break beats, Hip Hop
House, Funk
Disco, Afrobeats etc
You can BYOM and contribute

What is this space NOT for:
Teaching your own class
Using the whole space to create choreography

How to join?
Send us a DM
E-transfer $5 per week
.. or $20 for 4 weeks to secure your spot
.. or just show up early - space is limited & bring $5 cash
Anyone who paid the full $20 for our last 4-week practice gets in for free! Send us a DM if this pertains to you (you’ll also hear from us directly)
So come join @moovottawa and the scene for the Spring and get down
Do not attend if you are unwell
No refunds
Covid-19 policy in full effect
Code of Conduct in full effect
Injury policy in full effect

Latin Jazz Nite
Queen St. Fare
170 Queen Street W.

A very special version of our weekly Jazz Nite. It's a Latin event with famed pianist Miguel de Armas

FRIDAY MAY 12, 2023 AT 8PM - 12AM
@Museum Of Nature (Rotunda Room)
240 McLeod St.

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023 AT 8 PM – 1:45 AM
School of Bass #65
Avant-Garde Bar
135 1/2 Besserer St
$15 door

Drum & bass all night! Featuring:
Bassdrive / UKF / Hospital
Ambra Recordings / Halifax, NS
With local support From:
Karl Haze b2b Fiver b2b Threesixty
Mister Mystic b2b Dubplate Professor b2b I.D.E Projekt
Avant-Garde Bar, 135 Besserer St
$15 at the door
19+ / photo ID required
P.L.U.R / R.O.A.R

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023 AT 9 PM
Gin Joint Djangos Live At Motel Chelsea
Motel Chelsea
1418 Route 105, Chelsea, QC
Tickets · $

Mash Musique presents Gin Joint Djangos
Gin Joint Djangos bring their tongue in cheek jazz stylings to Motel Chelsea on May 13, 2023 for a night of swinging music and swirling cocktails.
With a repertoire that spans from Louis Prima to Britney Spears and Metallica, this is a jazz band that brings the fun!
Expect two sets of high energy, danceable music from this unique 7 piece band led by Greg Paul Stone and Kelly Craig.
Dinner reservations also available. 819-827-3888

SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023 AT 9 PM
Sounds from Yaad | Volume 2
Irene's Pub

Go for a journey through time and listen to all the classic sounds of Jamaica from Rocksteady and Reggae music played by SoundProof featuring special guests.
Hear the sounds of Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths and more!
Bring yuh dancin’ shoes. Bring yuh Queen an lef’ yuh machine!!!

SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2023 AT 7:30 PM
Kellylee Evans - The Rebirth of “Nina” at the NAC / au CNA
NAC - National Arts Centre

The inimitable Ottawa-based jazz musician Kellylee Evans brings to life her 2010 album Nina, in a spectacular one-night-only event. The album, a tribute to jazz and civil rights icon Nina Simone, won the Juno for Vocal Jazz Album of the year in 2011, Evans’ first Juno award. Jazz Times wrote “… a master of fresh interpretation… so superbly rendered it could be considered definitive. “
L’inimitable musicienne de jazz Kellylee Evans revisite son album Nina à l’occasion d’un concert exceptionnel. Datant de 2010, cet album qui rend hommage à la grande Nina Simone, figure emblématique du jazz et militante des droits civiques, lui a permis de rafler en 2011 son premier prix JUNO dans la catégorie Album jazz vocal de l’année. Pour Jazz Times, l’Ottavienne livre avec cet album « […] une interprétation maîtrisée et inspirée […] le résultat est si majestueux qu’il en devient presque intemporel. »

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2023 AT 8 PM – 9:30 PM
Victor Anastacio - "Moongate" Album Release" party
NAC - National Arts Centre
Tickets $20

Axé WorldFest presents:
Victor Anastacio - "Moongate" Album Release" party
Thursday, June 1st 2023
Doors at 8 pm
Show at 8:30 pm
"Victor Anastacio is a classical guitarist, composer and music teacher from Brazil living in Ottawa, Canada since 2020.
His debut album "Moongate", released in March 2023 is a multidisciplinary album, combining music and digital art. The project consists of a collection of compositions for classical guitar, flute and double bass written by Victor Anastacio, combined with a collection of landscape paintings by Max Suleimanov.
Anastacio's music combines classical music, jazz and Brazilian bossa nova influences, resulting in an impressionistic style that serves as a bridge between classical and popular music. The project is performed Live by Colleen Leslie on Flute, Philippe Charbonneau on Double Bass and Victor Anastacio on Guitar.
for more info:
Tickets will soon be available for this show

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023 AT 12:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Fiesta Cubana Fest 2023
1525 Princess Patricia Way
Tickets · $15via Eventbrite

A festival to highlight the best of Cuba in Ottawa. A beautiful day filled with Cuban music and arts.
Join us on June 4 for a beautiful day filled with activities that highlight the best of Cuban culture. An artistic myriad of Cuban shows, including amazing salsa bands, dance workshops, visual arts, literature, and lots of dancing. We will have food and cocktails for you to taste the best flavors of this Caribbean island. A special time for friends and family to enjoy the best of Cuba in the heart of Ottawa.
$15 Early bird tickets available until April 6, General admission $20 until June 1st, Door tickets available at $25.
Doors open at 12:30 pm, with free entrance to children up to 16 years old.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2023 AT 10:30 PM – 11:45 PM
Cimafunk | Ottawa Jazz Festival
 Marion Dewar Plaza - OLG Stage, 110 Laurier Ave W
Tickets · $23via Showpass

Cimafunk is an Afro-Cuban Rockstar. His namerefers to his heritage as a ‘cimarrón,’ Cubans of African descent who resisted and escaped slavery, as well as to the essence of his music that aims to subvert conventional sounds with rhythmic innovation.By bringing out the best in Cuban rhythms and traditions and infusing sounds and styles from Africa and the U.S.,Cimafunkhas created something unique and special, not only in terms of music but also with the values he stands for. He is redefining contemporary Cuban music as well as Afro-Latin identity and the fusion of black cultures. Cimafunk’s monumental second album El Alimentowas released in October 2021, receiving overwhelming praise.Rolling Stoneranked it #3 of theBest Spanish-Language and Bilingual Albums of 2021 and #23 of the 50 Best Albums of 2021. El Alimentowas also amongNPR’s Best Latin Music of 2021and #1 of Le Monde’s Latin Music favorites. Singles also made their way through2021 lists: Rómpelo ft. Lupe Fiascowas among NPR Alt.Latino’s best singles of 2021and Funk Aspirin ft. George Clintonin Remezcla’s 10 Best Indie Pop, Rock, & Chill Songs of 2021. Co-produced by Cimafunkand Grammy-award winning producer Jack Splash (CeeLo Green, Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys), the sonically dynamic collection masterfully blends Afro-Cuban sounds and rhythms with global funk, hip hop and soul—resulting in a progressive, head-bopping celebration of black music’s power to eclipse borders and cross-pollinate across cultures. Written and recorded over 2020, the album served as analimentofor the soul, a motivation to persevere through the pandemic, as Cimafunkspent countless hours studying decades of musical influences to help understand who he is musically and culturally, and thus, where he wanted this album to take him.

SUNDAY, JULY 2, 2023 AT 6 PM – 10 PM
Croisières Outaouais / Ottawa Boat Cruise
895 Jacques Cartier, Gatineau

Canada Day Long Weekend in the Nation’s Capital - Sunday July 2nd, 2023 aboard the Ottawa River Queen.
20 Year Anniversary Sunset Cruise

The most anticipated boat party on the Ottawa River is here to celebrate summer!

Jump onboard the SOCA BOAT and experience your Canada Day long weekend like never before. Feel the rhythm and sensation of the tropical music on a Sunday evening filled with sheer excitement while sailing into the sunset.

SOCA BOAT features a countless number of surprises and giveaways on board.


Ottawa River Queen
Quai Des Artistes (795 Rue Jacques Cartier, Gatineau, QC, J8T 2W1)

::: Boarding passes available APRIL 2023 | 21+ Event :::

Visit for all things SOCA BOAT!

Afterlight: weekly Tuesday-Thursday | 19h-late
129 Bank St
An underground lounge & listening bar curated by some of the Canadian Capital's most prominent DJs featuring different selectors weekly.
7pm until late
no cover

Catch me on
*when possible
Tuesday | 20h Open Format
Thursday | 20h | Jazz - Funk - Disco - Soul - Afro - Latin - Reggae + stuff
Saturday | 20h | Disco - Nu Disco - Deep House - Nujazz - Future Funk - Broken Beat + Good Vibes

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Interactive CKCU
Trevor Walker (host)
TGIF Drive!

3:34 PM, April 27th, 2023
See you tomorrow, fellow crate digger! This show looks amazing, btw.

5:05 PM, April 28th, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
Hey Brian really looking forward to tomorrow! Appreciate the comments and hope the show's as good as it looks. Cheers!

5:39 PM, April 28th, 2023
Perfect chill for last minute tax panic attack!

5:48 PM, April 28th, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
PeterB feeling your pain and glad to be able to provide a little chill for you. Wishing you a massive return. Cheers!

5:50 PM, April 28th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
Thanks !

6:02 PM, April 28th, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
Most welcome robert p in gatineau!

6:10 PM, April 28th, 2023
robert p in gatineau
Nice mix. Blending.

6:47 PM, April 28th, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)
Thank you robert p in gatineau!

7:59 PM, April 28th, 2023
Oh sit, I just spit tha hottest freestyle while washing tha dishes & bumbin The Letter on Friday Drive in tha dome

3:51 PM, May 3rd, 2023
Trevor Walker (host)

10:06 AM, May 4th, 2023