CJLO's FUNdrive 2016 Kicks off at Casa w/ Strange Froots, Wiklow, Joyce N'sana, & Po Lazarus: Wed night!


CJLO's Funding Drive kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at Casa del Popolo (4873 St Laurent). Come celebrate campus community radio at our On Rotation All-Stars Opening Party- featuring our 2016 artists-in-residence: Joyce N'sana (World), Strange Froots (Hip Hop), Wiklow (RPM) and Po Lazarus (Rock). Doors at 7:30pm with CJLO DJs and show starts at 8:30pm! Proceeds go to keeping CJLO going in 2017!

It was a busy year in The Oven Studio at CJLO, as our recording studio filled with the sounds of our On Rotation Multi-Genre Artist Residency Program. This unique project gives the chance for artists from various communities and musical styles to develop their body of work and to expand their audience. Due to the generosity of the Community Radio Fund of Canada, our team was able to record, mentor, and promote emerging artists of various genres, even taking them to the top of Earshot! National Charts. Each artist had (or has upcoming) respective EP release parties, but our FUNdrive opens with a rare chance to toast our 2016 selectees them all under one roof! We have been so fortunate to work with such great Montreal artists that we decided to showcase them in an epic, genre defying evening. This is your chance to vibe with Joyce N’sana, our first world music resident and master of the Afrobluehop (with a reggae twist), who recently topped Earshot’s International charts. Get down with Hip-Hop all girls group Strange Froots, and channel their Black Girl Magic flow (which is steadily climbing Earshot’s hip hop charts as we speak!). Float in company of smooth, experimental, downtempo sound composed by our current RPM resident Wiklow and catch our upcoming Rock artists-in-residence Po Lazarus as they begin the final chapter of this program. Join us, be part of the All-Stars dream team, and discover great new local talents!

Along the way, you can purchase a raffle ticket with the chance to win serious prizes like headphones from Skull Candy, a business class, return-trip train ticket for two to Toronto courtesy of VIA Rail, a custom-made bike courtesy of Rebicycle, yoga from Studio Bliss, shows from Evenko and Greenland Productions, games from WB Games and many more! Not a fan of raffles, you can always straight up donate! Supporting community radio has never been so fun. Special thanks to our sponsors for making this happen!