Wednesday, March 11, 2015

CBC picks rapper Shad as new host of Q

The Globe's Simon Houpt writes:
"CBC Radio has tapped the rapper Shadrach Kabango as the new host of its flagship arts and culture show Q, ending a high-profile four-month search that began after the public broadcaster fired Jian Ghomeshi last October amid allegations of sexual assault.
"A Juno Award-winning musician who has been nominated three times for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, the performer known as Shad takes the reins of the show after CBC managers were impressed by his ease in speaking with other artists during a week-long audition as a Q guest host in late January.  Shad interviewed a range of artists including cartoonist Art Spiegelman, opera star Christine Goerke, filmmaker and author Miranda July and actress Evangeline Lilly."
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