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June 16 @ 2:00 pm 11:30 pm EDT

Radio LUMI is taking over ISO.fm Community Radio to bring a unique audio experience to Luminato 2022. Radio LUMI offers listeners an online radio station that provides audio introductions and descriptions of the programs offered at the festival. Presenters Christine Malec, Rebecca Singh, JJ Hunt, Ramya Amuthan, Teneshia T. Samuel and special guest hosts will bring you interviews with the creators and producers, Worth Noting segments will dive into key elements of the exhibits, and much more. 

Our Off-Air playloop is curated by Dev Ramsawakh featuring music by Heather Cherron, Jessica Kaya, Bobby Kumar, MattMac, Rachel Romu, Madam Sad, Aubrey Szabo. You will also hear our Artist Spotlight series highlighting the artist of CRIP COLLAB.

Station ID composed by G.R. Gritt.

To learn more about the artists in our Off-Air playloop, download the PDF below:

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Welcome to Radio LUMI! Details of 2022 programming are below. Please note the schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, June 9

6:15 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

6:30 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

6:35 PM – LIVE Welcome with Christine Malec, Ramya Amuthan, Teneshia Samuel, Rebecca Singh, and JJ Hunt 

7:00 PM – LIVE at Yonge-Dundas Square – opening remarks 

7:15 PM – LIVE at Yonge-Dundas Square with Rebecca Singh 

7:30 PM – LIVE at Yonge-Dundas Square – stream of iskwē concert 

9:00 PM – LIVE chat with all hosts 

9:08 PM – Overview with Naomi Campbell & Dian Marie Bridge 

9:30 PM – Goodbye 

Friday, June 10

6:15 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

6:30 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

6:35 PM – Welcome with Teneshia Samuel, Christine Malec, and JJ Hunt 

7:00 PM – Artist Interview with Andrea Nann 

7:30 PM – Music Slot 

8:00 PM – Artist Interview with Oluseye Ogunlesi 

8:30 PM – Birdsong Mixtape (30 minute version) 

9:00 PM – Music Slot 

9:30 PM – LIVE at the Late-Night Cabaret with Ramya Amuthan and JJ Hunt, featuring host Liza Paul and performances by Lisa Pijuan-Nomura and Elena Vazintaris 

11:30 PM – Goodbye 

Saturday, June 11

1:45 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

2:00 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

2:05 PM – Welcome LIVE at Yonge-Dundas Square with Christine Malec and Rebecca Singh 

2:30 PM – Artist Interview with Dr. David Suzuki and Tara Cullis 

3:00 PM – LIVE at Yonge-Dundas Square – Panel with Dr. David Suzuki, Edward Burtynsky, and Pam Palmater 

4:00 PM – Birdsong Mixtape (full version) 

4:30 PM – Call of the Lake 

4:55 PM – Goodbye For Now 

5:00 PM – Music Slot 

5:30 PM – Blog Institutional Collaboration 

Saturday, June 11 Continued

6:07 PM – Artist Spotlight: G.R. Gritt  

6:15 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann  

6:30 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

6:35 PM – LIVE Welcome with Christine Malec and JJ Hunt 

7:00 PM – Interview with Edward Burtynsky 

8:00 PM – LIVE at Yonge-Dundas Square – Audio Description of In the Wake of Progress by JJ Hunt 

8:22 PM – LIVE at Yonge-Dundas Square – Post-show reactions, introduction to music 

8:30 PM – LIVE at Yonge-Dundas Square – In the Wake of Progress music 

8:52 PM – G.R. Gritt Music 

9:00 PM – Music Slot 

9:30 PM – LIVE at the Late-Night Cabaret with Christine Malec and Rebecca Singh, featuring host Liza Paul and performances by Anand Rajaram, x Lq, and Hope-Adina Adler 

11:30 PM – Goodbye 

Sunday, June 12

1:45 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

2:00 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

2:05 PM – Welcome with Teneshia Samuel and Ramya Amuthan 

2:30 PM – Interview with Natasha “Courage” Bacchus (from our archive) 

3:00 PM – Overview with Adam Barrett 

3:30 PM – Birdsong Mixtape (30 minute version) 

4:00 PM – Music Slot 

4:30 PM – Book Readings by Adjani Poirier 

5:30 PM – Book Readings by Kendelle Parks 

Monday, June 13

6:15 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

6:30 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

6:35 PM – Welcome with Ramya Amuthan and Dev Ramsawakh 

7:00 PM – Interview with Pree Rehal 

7:30 PM – Music Slot 

8:00 PM – CRIP COLLAB Artist Spotlight Interviews 

8:30 PM – Music Slot 

9:00 PM – CRIP COLLAB Artist Spotlight Interviews 

9:30 PM – Goodbye 

Wednesday, June 15

6:15 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

6:30 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

6:35 PM – Welcome with Ramya Amuthan 

7:00 PM – Artist Interview with Dana Gingras 

7:30 PM – Dance and Disability Interview with Jenna Roy, Kathleen Rea, and Vivian Wong 

8:30 PM – Music Slot 

9:00 PM – CRIP COLLAB Artist Spotlight Interviews 

9:30 PM – Goodbye 

Friday, June 17

6:15 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

6:30 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

6:35 PM – LIVE Welcome with Christine Malec, Teneshia Samuel, and Rebecca Singh 

7:00 PM – LIVE at Winter Garden Theatre – stream of Beloved 

9:00 PM – Music Slot 

9:30 PM – LIVE at the Late-Night Cabaret with Ramya Amuthan and JJ Hunt, featuring host Adam Lazarus and performances by Tamyka Bullen and FEMMDRA 

11:30 PM – Goodbye 

Saturday, June 18 Continued

6:15 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann (repeat) 

6:30 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

6:35 PM – Welcome with Ramya Amuthan and Christine Malec 

7:00 PM – Overview with Sonia Sakamoto-Jog 

7:30 PM – Book Readings by Adjani Poirier 

8:00 PM – Music Slot 

8:30 PM – Access Advisory Interview with Art Gunter 

9:00 PM – Music Slot 

9:30 PM – LIVE at the Late-Night Cabaret with Christine Malec and Rebecca Singh, featuring host Adam Lazarus and performances by Michel Dumont and Claudia Edwards 

11:30 PM – Goodbye 

Sunday, June 12 Continued

6:15 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann (repeat) 

6:30 PM – Welcome with Teneshia Samuel and Ramya Amuthan 

7:00 PM – Music Slot 

7:30 PM – Artist Interview with Donna Bailey Nurse 

8:00 PM – Music Slot 

8:30 PM – Access Advisory Interview with Teneshia Samuel 

9:00 PM – CRIP COLLAB Artist Spotlight Interviews 

9:30 PM – Goodbye 

Tuesday, June 14

6:15 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

6:30 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

6:35 PM – Welcome with Christine Malec and Rebecca Singh 

7:00 PM – Overview with Celia Smith 

7:30 PM – Artist Interview with Derek Kwan 

8:00 PM – The Cave Recordings 

9:30 PM – Goodbye 

Thursday, June 16

6:15 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

6:30 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

6:35 PM – Welcome with Teneshia Samuel and Rebecca Singh 

7:00 PM – Artist Interview with Donna Bailey Nurse (extended) 

8:00 PM – Blog – 2 Communication (from our archive) 

8:30 PM – Music Slot 

9:00 PM – Access Advisory Interview with Hope-Adina Adler 

9:30 PM – Goodbye 

Saturday, June 18

1:45 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

2:00 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

2:05 PM – LIVE Welcome at Woodbine Park with Ramya Amuthan and JJ Hunt 

2:30 PM – Artist Interview with Alex Bordokas 

2:55 PM – LIVE at Woodbine Park with JJ Hunt 

3:00 PM – LIVE at Woodbine Park – stream of Lakou Mizik concert 

4:00 PM – Artist Interview with Oluseye Ogunlesi (repeat) 

4:30 PM – Music slot 

5:00 PM – Book Readings by Kendelle Parks 

5:45 PM – Music Slot 

Sunday, June 19

1:45 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann 

2:00 PM – Land Acknowledgement 

2:05 PM – LIVE Welcome/Wrap Up with Christine Malec and Ramya Amuthan 

2:30 PM – Daily Prompt with Andrea Nann – Full Version 

3:05 PM – Artist Interview with Andrea Nann (repeat) 

3:35 PM – Artist Interview with Oluseye (repeat) 

4:05 PM – Music Slot 

5:05 PM – Music Slot 

6:30 PM – Goodbye 

About ISO

ISO is a non-profit, community-led radio platform based in Toronto. Founded in 2019 to showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of the DJs, producers, and collectives who create and curate music in our city. 

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Radio LUMI Team

Christine Malec

Christine Malec is an arts and culture consultant within the blind community and co-host of the podcast Talk Description to Me. She offers culture and music programs to blind adults through the CNIB Foundation, and hosts a monthly segment on Accessible Media Incorporated, Kelly and Company called Curious Minds. She is a musician who is easing the pain of being unable to busk during the pandemic by posting music on her Patreon Page. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

www.patreon.com/ChristineMalec

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Image description: Headshot of Christine Malec, a white woman in her 40s, with long, silver-blond hair. 

JJ Hunt

JJ Hunt is a freelance writer, narrator and editor of described material with twenty years’ experience creating description-rich content for film, television, digital media, fine arts, live events, tours, podcasts, and interactive workshops. He has completed over 1500 projects for a variety of clients including CBC Television, AMItv, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Pan American Games, The Andy Warhol Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the World Pride Parade, and the CNIB. His descriptions of the visual world can be heard weekly in the innovative podcast he co-hosts with friend and colleague Christine Malec – Talk Description to Me.

http://www.jjhunt.com/

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Image description: Standing in an ornate art nouveau post office, a middle-aged white man with dark brown eyes, a greying beard, and straw fedora faces us and smiles, leaning against a white marble countertop.

Ramya Amuthan

Ramya Amuthan is the Cohost and Producer at Accessible Media Inc’s daily Entertainment and Lifestyle audio show, Kelly and Company.  Her work involves meeting fascinating people, hearing their stories, and facilitating conversations that bring out their voices and messages. Ramya is also the Co-creator of Adventures, a chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind in Toronto, creating daring physical activity opportunities for blind and low vision individuals, encouraging participants to step out of their comfort zones. For Ramya, there’s always time for self-care and hobbies, including singing – for herself and sometimes others, movement – like dancing or downhill skiing, meditation, and the life-long journey of brushing up on her culinary skills.

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Image description: Headshot of Ramya smiling. She has medium brown skin, and wears a scoop-neck magenta top with sleeves. Her long, brown, mostly straight hair hangs loose, with a glimpse of blonde highlights near the edges. The background appears to be a classroom, with tables and chairs behind her.

Rebecca Singh

Rebecca is a seasoned Audio Description writer and voice talent. She provides this service to the Blind and partially sighted community and beyond, and is the founder of Superior Description Services. She writes and voices image descriptions for art, described videos for film and television, and provides audio descriptions for live theatre, shows and events in Canada and worldwide. Most recently at Digital Carnival Z, Buddies in Bad Times Queer Cab Transitory Present and for Opera Atelier’s Resurrection. Rebecca also performs on screen and stage. She has created and performed theatre spanning from solo pieces to large spoken choruses. She is a member of BANFF SPARK ACCELERATOR PROGRAM, BLACK WOMEN FILM! CANADA and Toronto ACTRA Women’s Committee (TAWC).

Image description: Smiling headshot of Rebecca Singh a feminine presenting person of colour in her forties with coily brown hair.

Teneshia T. Samuel

Teneshia T. Samuel (they/them) is a first-generation Caribbean Canadian multi-disciplinary artist, social activist, politician, scholar and writer. Born with 10% vision and 50% hearing, the subject of Teneshia’s work discusses intersectional identities, life in diaspora and paths to liberation for self and community.

Teneshia creates work that crosses multiple media from Visual Art, Literature and Fashion Design. In 2021, Teneshia was the first Black, Disabled and Transgender candidate to run for Federal office in Canada. As a freelance writer and scholar, Teneshia currently serves the Editorial Team at ByBlacks.com. Their 2023 forthcoming book, The Seven Seals of Black Power explores the topic of self-love, social justice and Black intersectional identity. 

Image description: smiling headshot of Tenishia T. Samuel. Tenishia is a black identified person with black hair, wearing a black suit jacket, vest and tie. Tenishia is wearing glasses and is leaning against a tree.

Hani Habashi

Hani Habashi works as an audio technician and sound editor for Radio LUMI. He owned and operated a small recording studio in Montreal, as well as worked in a few community radio stations in Quebec and Montreal. He also works as a graphic designer, web developer and music mixer.

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Mari “Dev” Ramsawakh (Producer)

Mari “Dev” Ramsawakh is a disabled and non-binary multidisciplinary storyteller. They produced the podcasts Cripresentation and Sick Sad World and edit the podcasts Leaders of Colour and Possibilities Podcast. They are also a writer, filmmaker, poet, and facilitator. They were the 2019 TVO Short Docs Contest winner and their short films have been screened at Toronto Queer Film Festival, ReelAbilities Film Festival, and North Bay Film Festival. Their work has been published on CBC, HuffPost Canada, Nuance, them, Xtra, and other publications. They also have been included in the Disability Visibility anthology edited by Alice Wong and the Rhubarb Festival 2021 publication, and their fiction has been published in Two Times Removed: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Fiction, Toronto 2033, and Hart House Review 2014. They also facilitate workshops independently and with a collective called CRIP about topics such as ableism, disability justice, media, storytelling, content creation and more.

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Image description: A grinning headshot of Dev Ramsawakh, a brown non-binary person with very short cropped black hair and two nose piercings. They are wearing a black leather jacket and the top of their cane is visible. 

Cathy Gordon (Producer)

Cathy is an artist, curator, and producer, currently working fulltime at Luminato. As the former Managing Director of The Theatre Centre, they had a key role in establishing the groundwork for the company’s current performance facility. While there, they conceived and produced the sprawling community-building art-party, Block In One Spot that brought together artists and neighbourhood personalities. They subsequently curated and/or produced the Live Art series and/or Off-Site series at SummerWorks while also volunteering as co-Artistic Director of hub14 art and performance works. Artistically, their work vibrates between theatre, live art, and performance art. They have workshopped and presented solo and collective performances across Canada, UK, Europe, and NYC.   

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Image description: Smiling headshot of Cathy Gordon. A white woman with straight brown hair, wearing a red top and looking directly at the camera.

Radio LUMI is part of our Access Hub

Artist Spotlights

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Bio's for Artist Interviews

FAQ

When is Radio LUMI? 

Radio LUMI takes over ISO Radio June 9th to June 19th, daily. 

How can I listen to Radio LUMI?

Go to ISO Radio Stream B from Thursday, June 9th to Sunday, June 19th

Are you having technical issues with ISO Radio? 

Radio LUMI will also be available in podcast form and each segment will be available on our website in real time! Make sure to scroll down to the schedule to click on the podcast you want to hear.

Questions? 

Team members will be online during the festival to answer your questions. Just email us at [email protected]

Who is Radio LUMI for?   

We are a Disability-led pop-up radio station available online prioritizing Blind, low vision and partially sighted audience but enjoyable to all who like radio!

Who is part of the Radio LUMI Team? 

Produced by Dev Ramsawakh with Blind & Low Vision hosts Ramya Amuthan and Christine Malec with audio describers JJ Hunt and Rebecca Singh. Station ID composed by G.R. Gritt.

How do I listen to Radio LUMI Artist Spotlights? 

Radio LUMI also features Artist Spotlights, short podcasts (10 minutes or less) of the artist contributors to CRIP COLLAB Issue 4 by Sticky Mangos (Pree Rehal) Artist spotlights will be available on the CRIP COLLAB page starting June 1st.  

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