By Roy L Hales
Catriona Vega’s first Cortes Radio program consisted of live performances into a single mic. She launched “Stone Soup” after returning to Cortes Island about 2012. It is: “A cup of folk, a cup of world, a dash of Hip Hop, a splash of the jazz and blues with a healthy dose of Canadian artists.” I recently asked her about how the world got into Stone Soup.
How The World Got Into Stone Soup
Some of her global perspective may come from having taught English as a second language in both Eritrea and Ecuador.
Catriona named her program Stone Soup because the ingredients are coming from many people.
“At the beginning it was a jumble. Then I decided to separate it out: folk the first hour and world the second and I do throw in some jazz and some blues and some funk and whatever…”
In The Podcast
- How Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM has changed since she first became a DJ, around 2006, and what she misses from the station’s past.
- Growing up in North Vancouver;
- Travels, Eritrea, Ecuador and World music;
- Working at both Hollyhock and Linnaea on Cortes Island;
- Some of the challenges & people behind CKTZ
- Being a mom and a DJ
- Many more stories & annecdotes
Songs Played In The Audio
- Catriona singing the first Spanish language song she ever learned
- Her favourite Ethiopian hit
- Her favourite Andean hit
Stone Soup is on Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, Wednesdays from : 12:30-2:30 PM; repeating Mondays 12-2 PM.
Top Photo Credit: Stone Soup by Jen Lemen via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)