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Friday Special Blend
Friday October 21st, 2016 with Amanda Jette Knox, Susan Johnston and Bob LeDrew
Funding drive kickoff and live remote from the Folk Music Ontario conference. Dial 613-520-3920 to donate or click on the donate button at and tell them the Friday Blend sent you

The Blend broadcasts live from Folkbooth, a studio and broadcast hub at the 2016 Folk Music Ontario conference. Folkbooth has been organized by CKCU, Folkzone, and the Ottawa Grassroots Festival.
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Naviger - Barn Raising Canadian New
Naviger, a/k/a Andrea Simms-Karp, will be performing as part of the Bywords 2016 John Newlove Poetry Award Reading and Ceremony Friday, October 21, 2016, 8:30pm. The event takes place at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks Street. It also marks the launch of poet Ronald Seatter's chapbook "dreampunk," Further information: and
Seize the moment
Christophe Elie - LIVE Canadian New
Christophe Elie is one of about 700 people attending the Folk Music Ontario 30th anniversary conference in Ottawa this weekend. His new album is called "Bridging Borders."
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Christophe Elie - n/a LIVE Canadian New
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Amanda Rheaume - N/ a Canadian New
Alka Sharma is the Executive Director of Folk Music Ontario (and a CKCU alumna!) This is her fourth FMO conference, and she outlines what the conference is, where it came from, and how the public can participate. Wristbands are available for $20 so members of the public can see official showcases featuring national and international artists demonstrating their skills and talents. To find out more about wristbands, go to:
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Shy Anne Hoborka - Bones Canadian New
Judy Lincoln is the manager of Ten Thousand Villages Ottawa. Ten Thousand Villages was created 60 years ago. Volunteers have operated a church sale in Ottawa for at least 40 years, and since 1999 a TTV store has operated in Ottawa with an almost-entirely-volunteer staff. TTV supports artisan partners around the developing world, paying them fairly for their work and bringing it to North America to sell.
CHristine Bougie - Whistle up a world Canadian New
Brendan McLoughlin and Ben James of the Filibuster join the Friday Special Blend to broadcast live from FMO.
Musician Jill Zmud manages Folk Music Ontario's ArtBeat community outreach program (learn more here: and Treasa Levasseur runs FMO's Youth Mentoring program, which offers young musicians and presenters the opportunity to spend a weekend with an established figure in the folk and roots music world to learn, perform and share experiences. The program is now seeing previous graduates return to the conference as established artists themselves, and continue to foster the growth of the scene in Ontario and beyond. (Treasa: and FMO Youth:
Preetam Sengupta - Hopeful Canadian
Preetam Sengupta is one of 16 FMO musicians who participate in ArtBeat this weekend, taking their music into the community by visiting health care facilities, prisons, and other community spaces. and
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