Ill Groove Garden
At home here in Montreal, indisputably the cultural nerve center of Canada, hip hop has become one of the major sources of cultural assimilation for youth. Ill Groove Garden will play thick servings of underground hip hop and then artfully infuse the straight jazz and blues that most young Africans are unaware was created by their people. The program draws in the masses with stylized hip hop DJ-ing and then opens up the discussion to contemporary Black issues. The show stresses the importance of hip hop as a tool for social construction and making leaders out of its listeners.