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YouthCanSlam! – Fight and Flourish Radio (formerly The Hump) Aug 20 2014 Podcast

Hello hello!

This is Janice Lee, reporting back from YouthCanSlam in Ottawa, the national festival for young spoken word poets. I was there all week reppin KW, and I facilitated a Safer Spaces and Anti-Oppression in Slam workshop at the festival. Youth poets ages 14-22 from across Turtle Island came together to participate in workshops, see feature performers and compete in the Canadian National Youth Poetry Slam Championships. For this show I interviewed a handful of youth poets, as well as some organizers from the national spoken word scene. It’s quite a patchwork of short interviews. Be sure to check out the podcast below, on air we only heard up to track 10.

Fight and Flourish Radio – YouthCanSlam Feature Podcast Stream:
Part 1 | Part 2

Poems on this podcast:
1) Andre Fenton – “Biracial Superman” (Halifax)
2) Ikenna Onyegbula, YouthCanSlam Founder and Organizer, 2014 World Poetry Slam Champion –  “The Superior”
3) Eva Rodriguez – “Madame B” (Winnipeg)
4) Isaac Bond, Spoken Word Canada National Director – “Old Friend” (Saskatoon)
5) Alyssa Ginsburg, Toronto organizer – interview
6) Sea Legs – “Somewhere New” (Saskatoon)
7) Melissa Illing – “Jill” (Vancouver)
8) Andrew Warner – “Languages”, “School Poem” (Vancouver)
9) Mariah Dear – “Untitled” (Vancouver)
10) Scout – “Letter to my future child”, “Untitled” (Vancouver)
11) Sebastien Wen – “Cruelty” (Vancouver)
12) Sebastien Wen and Jess Tollestrop – “Welcome to the Cosmos” (Vancouver)

The Hump – Playlist Aug 6, 2014

1. Fish and Bird – Effigy (Toronto)
2. Sara Rose Hebert – Pessimist (KW)
3. Harlan Pepper – El Jandro (Hamilton)
4.  Jessica Stuart Few – Don’t Ya (Toronto)
5. Alysha Brilla – Lifted (KW)
6. Latka – Fake and Marvelous Exteriors (F.A.M.E.)
7. Zinta Avens Auzens – Prettiest Street, Bear Song (KW)
8. Tom Dusome – I wish I was an ice cream cone, Dedicated to the letter U (Hamilton)
9. Kate and Rich – Odessa Bulgar, Jazzbo (Nova Scotia)
10. Banjo and the Bellows – When the ice worms nest again (KW)
11. Amy Carson Hunter – The Tree Song (KW/Calgary)
12. Betty Supple – Holy Man’s Land
13. C-Command – Django Limehouse 1935 (Montreal/Vancouver)
14. Richard Garvey – Happy Go Lucky Go Fuck Yourself (KW)
15. Elsa Jayne – Golden (KW)
16. Jesse Maranger – So I Love You As You Are (KW)
17. Test Their Logik – Bee Healthy (Toronto)

The Hump Playlist – July 23, 2014

These are the songs I played today on The Hump radio show. Like I said, if you have posters of wicked female artists, I’d love to put them up in our studio. And local musicians (Waterloo region, Southern Ontario area) hook me up with your music!  Email me at

1. Quiet in the Land – Blue Mountain Night (KW)
2. Jesse Maranger – Like A Shout (KW)
3. Amy Carson Hunter – Call me the wind (Calgary/KW)
4. Alysha Brilla – Never gonna get me back (KW)
5. Joni Nehrita – The Bare Truth (Guelph/KW)
6. Ace of  Base – The Sign
7. Harlan Pepper – Great Lakes (Hamilton)
8. The Blackwood Two – I  got you (Victoria/KW)
9. Tegan and Sara – Closer (Calgary)
10. Elsa Jayne – Sailing to the moon (KW)
11. Richard Garvey – Goodbye (KW)

The Hump Playlist July 16, 2014

KC Roberts and the Live Revolution – Drift Away (Toronto)
Joni NehRita – A Fine Time (KW/Guelph)
Cadence – Blues on Sunday (Toronto)
Ivana Santilli – Your Girl Tonight (Toronto)
Elsa Jayne – Golden (KW)
Richard Garvey – When we first met (KW)
Quiet in the Land – In the water, in the wine (KW)
The Namedroppers – Luddite (Toronto)
Stacey Y – Hey Sir (Toronto)
The Blackwood Two – Bittersweet (KW)
Amy Carson Hunter – Ashes to Sand
Betty Supple – This Specific Ancient Connection (Hamilton)
Will Currie and the Country French – Railroad (KW)

The Hump Playlist – July 2 2014

These are the tracks I played today on The Hump radio show. Check out the links to find out more about the artists!

Elsa Jayne –  Golden (KW)
Will Currie and the Country French – Ontario (KW)
Richard Garvey – Prelude/Save the Arts, Cut the War/Folklore (KW)
Stacey Y – Music (Toronto)
El Gremio – Manifiesto (Chile)
Alysha Brilla – Never Gonna Get Me Back (KW)
Safe As HousesWe’ll Be Dancin’ (KW)
Quiet in the Land – Georgia (KW)
Onion Honey – Frankie (KW)
Fannon Holland – To Whom It May Concern (spoken word, Guelph)
Jesse Maranger – So I Love You As You Are (KW)

Podcast – Alysha Brilla interview on The Hump with Janice Lee

I had the pleasure of having KW’s Alysha Brilla on my show Wednesday June 25th. Alysha is in the midst of a breakout year where she wrote, performed and produced her debut album “In My Head” on her independent record label Sunny Jam Records, and was nominated for a Juno this year in the Adult Contemporary category. We talk about Alysha’s musical influences, living in KW, the commercialization of music, how she quit her LA record label, women in music, and her trip to the Junos!

Check her website to watch all her cool music videos, buy a copy of her album, and find out where you can catch her playing next!

The Hump radio show with Janice Lee airs Wednesdays from 12-1pm playing local and new music, with in-depth artist interviews coming every other week. The interviews will be podcasted here. Contact Janice at

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