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Watch Charles Bradley open The Strombo Show's new season

Colton Eddy
The Strombo Show: Oct. 16, 2016

The Strombo Show returns for its 11th season, with Charles Bradley and Iskwé opening the door to the House.


The Strombo Show has returned for its 11th season, with Charles Bradley and Iskwé opening the door to the House.

For more than two decades, George Stroumboulopoulos has been working on behalf of you to find and champion the songs that'll get you through the night, doing interviews, intimate sessions and out-of-your-mind, full-blown house concerts. The Strombo Show reflects the beautiful and the badass in Canada's diverse cultural landscape. There are no boundaries, with the gamut running from Aretha Franklin to Slayer, and everything in between.

​In this season's debut episode, Charles Bradley celebrates his latest soulful sounds with a breakfast session, covers Neil Young and discusses the death of his brother, police brutality and Hillary Clinton. The much-celebrated screaming eagle of soul recorded this conversation several weeks before the announcement of his cancer diagnosis.

Winnipeg's Iskwé​ has been singing loudly about her ongoing struggle to separate herself from the archetypes of her world. Known for her collaborations with artists like the Darcys and A Tribe Called Red, she focuses her spotlight on missing and murdered Indigenous woman throughout her music. We welcome her conversation and song to George's living room. Listen to the full episode above.


  • Jamie XX, “Gosh”
  • Elbow, “Lippy Kids”
  • Lady Wray, “Do It Again”
  • Bon Iver, “8 (circle)”
  • Vincenzo Bellini, “Ma rendi pur contento”
  • Buzzcocks, “Why Can't I Touch It”
  • Johnny Cash, “Desperado”
  • Iron Maiden, “Run To The Hills”
  • Margo Price, “World's Greatest Loser”
  • Angel Olsen, “Sister”
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “I Need You”
  • Giggs, “Whippin’ Excursion”
  • Skepta, “Man”
  • Charlotte Day Wilson, “After All”
  • Sylvan Esso, “Radio”
  • Charles Bradley, “Victim Of Love (Ft. Menahan Street Band)”
  • Bobby Womack, “I'm Through Trying To Prove My Love To You”
  • James Brown, “Please, Please, Please”
  • James Brown, “Try Me”
  • James Brown, “It's A Man's, Man's World”
  • Charles Bradley, “You Think I Don’t Know (But I Know) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Charles Bradley, “Changes (Black Sabbath Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Charles Bradley, “Ain't It A Sin (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Charles Bradley, “Nobody But You (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Charles Bradley, “Heart of Gold (Neil Young Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Deftones, “Prayers / Triangles”
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)”
  • Dan Deacon, “Change Your Life (You Can Do It)”
  • A Tribe Called Red, “R.E.D.”
  • Broken Social Scene, “Late Nineties Bedroom Rock For The Missionaries”
  • Die Antwoord, “We Have Candy”
  • YG, “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)”
  • NOFX, “Six Years On Dope”
  • Flogging Molly, “If I Ever Leave This World Alive”
  • Beck, “Truckdrivin' Neighbors Downstairs”
  • Bjork, “You've Been Flirting Again”
  • Iskwe, “Nobody Knows (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Iskwe, “Drowning (Banks Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Iskwe, “Sometimes (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Pearl Jam, “Man of the Hour”

For further musical exploration with George Stroumboulopoulos, tune in to The Strombo Show every​ ​Sunday​ ​night on CBC Radio 2 or CBC Music from​ ​8 to 11 p.m.​ ​for three hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers.