Welcome With Karim Kanji


Welcome is a series of conversations taped live inside Toronto's Girth Radio studios with interesting people doing interesting things.


  • New: David Strickland | Spirit Of Hip Hop | Welcome To The Music

    New: David Strickland | Spirit Of Hip Hop | Welcome To The Music

    05/10/2020 Duração: 01h18min

    Toronto-born and bred, Indigenous multidisciplinary artist, producer, engineer and DJ, David Strickland – known for his work on some of the most iconic Grammy and JUNO-award winning records by Toronto artists and North American Hip-Hop progenitors alike – released his long awaited album, Spirit Of Hip-Hop, on June 29 via Entertainment One. David’s perspective, “The DJ is the Drummer; the MC is the Storyteller, the B-boy is the Dancer and the Graffiti Artist is the Sand Painter” is rooted in Spirit Of Hip-Hop, as he emerges from behind the boards to share an embodiment of the teachings, art, traditions, and music of the community, aligned with his Indigenous heritage. Amongst an extensive collaboration roster, the album includes Indigenous rappers such as Supaman, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Artson, Que Rock, Drezus, Leonard Sumner, Joey Styles, and more, while North American hip-hop legends EPMD, Saukrates, Def Squad (Redman, Erick Sermon, Keith Murray), Maestro Fresh Wes, and a posthumous verse from King Reign, a

  • New: Sami Jo Small | 3X Olympian, 5X World Champion

    New: Sami Jo Small | 3X Olympian, 5X World Champion

    01/10/2020 Duração: 49min

    Sami Jo Small is a three-time Canadian Olympic ice hockey goalie (two golds and one silver) and a five-time World Champion. A graduate of Stanford University in mechanical engineering, she now works as a Certified Speaking Professional, delivering messages on how to build successful teams as well as successful teammates. From Winnipeg, Manitoba, she now lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

  • Conquer COVID-19 Roundtable

    Conquer COVID-19 Roundtable

    24/09/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    Conquer COVID-19 was a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization that helped facilitate access to priority products that were in short supply but essential for the healthcare community during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.This episode features an unedited conversation between Conquer COVID-19 volunteers Gregg Tilston, Laurie Dillon-Schalk, Aqeel Wahab, and Sulemaan Ahmed. Hosted by Karim Kanji.

  • New: Ebonnie Rowe | Honey Jam | Welcome To The Music

    New: Ebonnie Rowe | Honey Jam | Welcome To The Music

    23/09/2020 Duração: 51min

    Ebonnie Rowe has been instrumental in supporting the launch of notable Canadian artists including Nelly Furtado, Jully Black, Melanie Fiona, SATE, Melanie Durrant, Michie Mee and many more. Honey Jam is a program that offers mentoring, education, performance and networking opportunities for female-identifying artists, culminating with a stellar Honey Jam showcase to highlight their growth. Annual programming includes Honey Jam artists and alumni engaging in activities including workshops, artist talks, songwriting camps, performance and development opportunities as well as collaborations and travel experiences for the artists to expand their network and fan base outside of Canada.

  • New: LEXXICON | Welcome To The Music

    New: LEXXICON | Welcome To The Music

    14/09/2020 Duração: 47min

    Jamaican-Canadian musical artist, Lexxicon is the definition of passion and persistence. It is almost impossible for an audience to not become consumed by the intense energy that radiates through his music and the long-lasting impression of his dynamic live performances. With music that sounds like a crossbreed between PartyNextDoor and Swae Lee merged with a strong artistic vision, to push the boundaries of the industry, Lexxicon is quickly rising through the ranks to become a household name.

  • New: Karim Kanji | Why I started podcasting

    New: Karim Kanji | Why I started podcasting

    26/08/2020 Duração: 14min

    In this special podcast episode I attempt to answer the question, "Why I started podcasting?"

  • Latif Nasser | Host of Connected, Netflix

    Latif Nasser | Host of Connected, Netflix

    20/08/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    Latif Nasser is a producer and director of research with Radio Lab, the host of the amazing podcast, The Other Latif and now the host and executive producer of the hit Netflix documentary series Connected.

  • New: Rapper Count Klassey | Welcome To The Music

    New: Rapper Count Klassey | Welcome To The Music

    17/08/2020 Duração: 47min

    COUNT KLASSY is an incredible, new age hip hop artist about to burst onto the scene in a big way - with compelling, original music that grabs the listener and gets them grooving before they even realize they are experiencing history. Yes, this talented artist, a proud member of Canada's LGBTQ community is breaking barriers, helping to smash homophobia in hip hop with his genre busting album (to include guest vocals from Canadian rap star Choclair and the legendary California rapper Tone Loc), coming soon.

  • New: Actor and Filmmaker Steve Kaszas

    New: Actor and Filmmaker Steve Kaszas

    12/08/2020 Duração: 49min

    Steve Kaszas is the lead actor in the movie Speak Your Mind which as the winner of Best Feature at the 2019 Toronto Independent Film Festival.

  • New: Kim Mitchell | Welcome To The Music

    New: Kim Mitchell | Welcome To The Music

    04/08/2020 Duração: 01h05min

    Kim Mitchell is a Canadian rock icon. This year he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was the lead singer with the influential rock band Max Webster and has had an outstanding solo career which has seen him earn numerous awards and accolades. His newest single, Wishes, is the first release on his latest album The Big Fantasize.

  • Crown Lands guitarist Kevin Comeau | Welcome To The Music

    Crown Lands guitarist Kevin Comeau | Welcome To The Music

    27/07/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    Guitarist/bassist Kevin Comeau is one half of the dynamic rock duo, Crown Lands. In this episode we talk about the genesis of their unique yet meaningful name, opening for Jack White, playing in an historic studio north of Toronto, their musical inspirations, the future of music venues and touring, and so much more.

  • Adrian Sutherland | Welcome To The Music

    Adrian Sutherland | Welcome To The Music

    20/07/2020 Duração: 01h08min

    Adrian Sutherland comes from Attawapiskat on the remote coast of the James Bay in Northern Ontario. He’s a singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, and the founder of roots-rockers Midnight Shine. Adrian and host Karim Kanji talked about: - Cree culture in Attawapiskat - rendition of Neil Young's Heart Of Gold - impact of COVID19 on both his work as a musician and the town of Attawapiskat - the re-mastered album, James Bay - the protest song, Politician Man - performance in June of Lonely Boy - playing with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings - the issues facing Attawapiskat: clean water, housing, drug crisis and youth suicide

  • NEW: Jesse Thistle | From The Ashes

    NEW: Jesse Thistle | From The Ashes

    13/07/2020 Duração: 53min

    On July 10 2020, Karim Kanji sat down with Jesse Thistle . Thistle is Métis-Cree, an author, assistant professor in the Department of Equity Studies at York University in Toronto. He is also the author of the best-selling memoir, From the Ashes. Thistle is an advocate for the homeless.

  • Ali Hassan and Dave Merheje - We Aint Terrorists

    Ali Hassan and Dave Merheje - We Ain't Terrorists

    10/07/2020 Duração: 53min

    Ali Hassan (Laugh Out Loud and Canada Reads) and Dave Merheje's (Ramy and Mr D) new album We Ain't Terrorists drops Friday. It's available for streaming everywhere from Howl and Roar Comedy Records. Listen to this spoiler free (not really) episode.

  • NEW: Rock N Roll Stories | Welcome To The Music

    NEW: Rock N' Roll Stories | Welcome To The Music

    06/07/2020 Duração: 56min

    A few weeks ago Gregg Tilston and Karim Kanji sat down with the founder and editor of the popular YouTube channel, Rock N’ Roll True Stories. What is this YouTube channel about? Consider this your one stop shop for all things Rock N’ Roll! They profile cool stories about Rock N’ Roll starting in the 60’s all the way to present. They feature bands like the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana and more!

  • Sass Jordan | Welcome To The Music

    Sass Jordan | Welcome To The Music

    02/07/2020 Duração: 54min

    Sass Jordan has one of the most powerful voices in all of rock and roll. The Canadian JUNO and Billboard Best Female Rock Vocalist award winner Sass Jordan recently released her new album, Rebel Moon Blues. Rebel Moon Blues charts a new course in Jordan’s musical voyage while tracing her love of the blues back to its source. All killer and no filler, the album features the inimitably raspy rock goddess jubilantly celebrating the songs, sounds and styles of everyone from old masters like Willie Dixon, Elmore James and Freddie King to younger, louder guns like Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher. A pioneer of powerful, gritty female-fronted rock, Sass Jordan has worked alongside fellow greats like Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, and Van Halen, among many more. She has toured with A Bowie Celebration, the critically acclaimed, one-of-a-kind roving tribute to the late legend, David Bowie, featuring a distinct alumni of former band mates. Born in Britain and raised in Montreal, Sass Jordan launched her solo c

  • NEW: Nadia George | Award-winning actress, and Indigenous Rights and Youth Advocate

    NEW: Nadia George | Award-winning actress, and Indigenous Rights and Youth Advocate

    29/06/2020 Duração: 54min

    Nadia George is an award-winning actress, and Indigenous Rights and Youth Advocate. Nadia George works closely with organizations such as The Child Welfare Political Action Committee of Canada; a not-for-profit which advocates for positive outcomes for youth aging out of care and MotiV8 Canada which works collaboratively with Public Figures and Influencers, to shed light around Mental Health and Well-being in Indigenous Communities, through the use of various Art forms and Workshops. Nadia George stars in "Along the Water's Edge " which is a short lyrical film that addresses the water crises being faced by countless Indigenous communities across Canada. Set in the near future, the film explores the potential impacts these crises can have on Indigenous people's living in these communities should the issues continue to be ignored.

  • Farah Nasser | Award-Winning Journalist

    Farah Nasser | Award-Winning Journalist

    25/06/2020 Duração: 54min

    Farah Nasser is an award-winning Canadian news journalist. Farah came on the podcast the week of June 15, 2020. We discussed her career, how her and her family are coping with social distancing during COVID-19, her inspirations, what her favourite stories she's covered are, racism and Black Lives Matter, and why she is still hopeful in 2020.

  • Zunaid Khan | Nature Photographer and Conservationist

    Zunaid Khan | Nature Photographer and Conservationist

    24/06/2020 Duração: 44min

    Zunaid Khan is a nature photographer, conservationist and a VP with the Toronto Field Naturalists.

  • Comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed

    Comedian Brandon Ash-Mohammed

    22/06/2020 Duração: 32min

    Brandon Ash-Mohammed is an award-winning comedian and writer. His album, Capricornication, was released on June 20, 2020 on the Howl and Roar Comedy Record Label.

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