In this edition of Spitifiyah Radio!, we discuss the proposed “Charter of Quebec Values” that has stirred lots of controversy this last month with some calling the Charter necessary to preserve Quebec identity and secularity while others claim it’s simply racist.
We remember the 50th anniversary of the September 15th, 1963 Birmingham Bombing - when 4 little girls died and 20 others were injured after the Ku Klux Klan planted dynamite in a church. No one was arrested for the bombings for 14 years. We will hear from Professor Angela Davis in an address given on September 15th at an event organized by the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University School of Law.
Finally, this month's show is dedicated to the legendary and beloved American soul and funk star , Sharon Jones. As a vocal powerhouse and charismatic stage performer Sharon Jones has led her band, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, to critical acclaim in the recent mass revival of soul and funk music. By bringing the sound of soul and funk as it was at its height in the late 1960s and 1970s, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have rocked audiences from across North America to Europe with 5 album releases since 2002 - and a new album on the horizon, "Bring the People What they Want". In therapeutic musical accompaniment to tonight's feature stories, we played a number of our favourite songs by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. From everyone here at Spitifyah - we are sending through the radio waves our appreciation, love, and support to the humble, kind, great, sassy, soul conduit herself, Sharon Jones.
Music played: Theme songs: Mystic, "The Life"; Michie Mee, "Don't Wanna Be Your Slave"; Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, "What if we all stopped paying taxes?", "Money", "This Land is Your Land", "100 Days, 100 Nights".