Stone Soup by Jen Lemen via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

How The World Got Into Stone Soup

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…”

one of Catorina's favourite songs
Click Here to access the YouTube of one of Catorina’s favourite songs

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

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)

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