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Saturday February 13th, 2021 with Carolyn Sutherland and Chris White
Black History Month, Marcus Mosely (The Sojourners), Aengus Finnan (Folk Alliance International)

We talk with Marcus Mosely, an amazing Vancouver-based singer and a member of The Sojourners. Marcus shares some of his music and talks about the online Black History Month events he has organized. We also chat with Aengus Finnan in Kansas City. He's the Executive Director of the massive Folk Alliance International organization -- the first Canadian to hold that position since in the organization's 32-year history. Aengus describes this year's 'Folk Unlocked' conference which will take place online from February 22nd to 26th. The conference includes a massive number of online performances that are open to the public -- for information, go to Aengus talks about the support Folk Alliance International is providing to people in all roles within the folk/roots music community, and the organization's impressive work to create a higher level of inclusion and equity, both internally and externally.
'40 minutes of uninterrupted folk' selected by Carolyn Sutherland.
Where Do The Children Play?
Yusuf (Cat Stevens) - Tea for the Tillerman2
God Said No
Dan Bern - New American Language Canadian
Allison Russell - . Canadian
I Knew I Could Fly
Our Native Daughters (with Leyla McCalla & Allison Russell) - Songs of Our Native Daughters
Every Road
Burnstick - Kîyânaw Canadian
We'll Be Alright
Josh Sahunta - We'll Be Alright Canadian
Moscow Apartment - Better Daughter Canadian
School Girl
Akeem Oh - School Girl Canadian
Long Lonely Road
Valerie June - The Order of Time
Interview with Marcus Mosely.

The Sojourners ---Freedom Never Dies---Oh Freedom - Canadian

Marcus Mosely------Labour of Love---In Times Like These - Canadian
Information and tickets for upcoming online concerts:
* Thursday, Feb.18 -- 'The Sojourners with Dawn Pemberton' -- Shadbolt Centre for the Arts --
* Friday, Feb. 19 –- 'Let Freedom Ring' -- Christ Church Cathedral --
* Friday, Feb. 26 -- Marcus Mosely hosts 'Songs of Freedom' at the BEZ Arts Hub --
Interview with Aengus Finnan, Executive Director of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Website:
DA (Stoney Lake & Juniper Island)
Leahy - Lakefield Canadian
Fly Away
Aengus Finnan - North Wind Canadian
Blessing In Disguise
Braithwaite & Whiteley - Morning Sun Canadian
Careful What You Wish For
Kevin Closs - The Homecoming Canadian
Link to the FAI's online 'Folk Unlocked' conference, Feb. 22 to 26, 2021:
Link to the FAI's 'Spotlight Showcases':
Link to the FAI's 'Unlocked Showcases' (open to the public):
Interactive CKCU
Judy McEwen
Markus gave a workshop at a United church in Smiths fall, ON many years ago; our son attended and on his return to the house, he rapped on our door...when we opened it, he greeted us with a loud, deep bluesy phrase proclaiming how he'd found his basso-profundo voice!

10:50 AM, February 13th, 2021
Chris White (host)
What a lovely memory, Judy. His voice and his positive energy are amazing aren't they?

10:55 AM, February 13th, 2021
Richard Spearman
So wonderful to hear Yusuf's returning to bring us a wonderful revisiting of "Where Do the Children Play?", a half-century after the release of the song. His voice retains its subtlety and power, and the lyrics still ring true. For those who heard this version and liked it, I can assure you that the entirety of the album is worthwhile.

11:04 AM, February 13th, 2021
Lisa P
Hi Chris, Thanks for introducing us to Marcus Mosely today. Very enjoyable! P.S. - Also enjoying "The Flurry" online this weekend.

11:12 AM, February 13th, 2021
Chris White (host)
Richard – I'll be checking out that entire album too -- so glad that Carolyn brought it to our attention.

11:36 AM, February 13th, 2021
Chris White (host)
Hey Lisa -- It's good to know you're listening!

11:37 AM, February 13th, 2021
This is impressive CKCU. A very thoughtful set of programming to intelligently mark Black History Month. Great music interspersed with good words. Makes me even more proud to donate each year.

11:54 AM, February 13th, 2021
Chris White (host)
Thanks so much, Ben – and thanks for supporting CKCU!

11:58 AM, February 13th, 2021