Yesterday, we hosted the first episode of our Montréal Sessions residency at CKUT 90.3FM!
Melissa Fundira (DJ GAJU) joined us on one of her rare days off; when she’s not on air as an artist, she’s on air as a journalist for CBC Homerun. A real “third-culture kid”, Fundira is a Rwandan born in Libreville, Gabon, lived in Malawi, then New York for most of her life, until moving to Montreal in 2011.
Having aspired to be an artist from the young age of 7, Fundira struggled with self-confidence and finding her place in a sea of artists, until she decided that DJing "for herself and no one else" was how she would grow as an artist.
“I love playing music for people […] I get so much joy out seeing people happy because of the music I chose to play.”
Karen Chung also joined us at CKUT. She spoke to us about her aspirations to write screenplays, her current internship in book publishing and her experience getting to know the music scene in Montreal through performing at open mic nights.
At the end of the show, after a riveting tale of her 16-year-old goldfish SuperFish, we were blessed with a live rendition of her new song “Believe Me”, which we premiered on our SoundCloud!