CADILLAC LOUNGE: Steering a sonic legacy through Parkdale

Sam Grosso, owner and founder of Cadillac Lounge, in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, embodies a work ethic and innate ability to connect with others that is rooted in his upbringing. A safe space to enjoy music and friends, the iconic institution takes its final spin down Queen Street West on July 14. We get into The Fold to discuss Cadillac Lounge’s legacy in Toronto and the community that will live on after the engine is turned off.   

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THE [204] DESIGN COLLECTIVE: building new structures

The [204] Design Collective is an environmental design group that exposes inequality by bringing their own building blocks to the foundation, for the construction process amplifies voices, while engaging with the world. Ola and the [204] get into The Fold for a global chat over Google Hangouts to discuss their alternative approach, project repertoire, educational vacations, and supportive work methods. 

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ISO RADIO | BARE SELECTION : community at the controls

ISO Radio founders, Jayemkayem and Freeza Chin, unfold to discuss the UK trip that inspired it all, their complementary skills, developing their Bare Selection record label to cross the pond through sonics, and resources that can help bring people and platforms into The Fold.

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DAWA APOTHECARY: the roots of wellness

Through innovative programming, outreach and consulting, Sulafa Silim delivers a safe, inclusive space for womxn of colour to connect through Dawa Apothecary. Dawa programs are grounded by intention, open to any age, culture, gender or faith. Ola and Sulafa get into The Fold to discuss her career roots, heritage, the strong womxn in her life, showing up and making space for others.

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DUAL CITIZEN: for the culture

Ola got into The Fold with Marie Alcober of Dual Citizen, a documentary series exploring the eureka moments of the Filipinx diaspora. We sat down for a meal at Lamesa – a Toronto landmark that has been pushing the diaspora from time – to discuss Marie’s dual citizen upbringing, inspiration for the series, assurance vs. imposter syndrome, asking big questions, and the in-betweens when producing impactful, empowering work for a culture as a whole.

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MAMALIA: growth in new spaces

Sonic Fold was honoured to be a part of ISO Radio’s inaugural International Women’s Day takeover on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Ola had an incredible catch-up chat with Mamalia - an artist she discovered while crate digging at Rough Trade Records in NYC three years ago. They discussed music, transitions, cultivating community when trying new things and the support womxn + non-binary people need in the process.

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SYZYGY TORONTO: gathering contrasts

Syzygy Toronto is a reflection of its founders. The word, Syzygy, is defined as “a union of opposites.” Attend one of their gatherings and you will witness a celebration of contrasts amongst self-identifying womxn, who seek greater connection, in a space that breaks barriers. For this International Women’s Day episode, the team and I get into The Fold of Syzygy’s special bond, innovative practice and what’s in store for 2019.

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HEROIC HUMANS: 365 days of heroism

Our inaugural interview for The Fold Podcast with Dana Clark, founder of Heroic Humans - a social impact movement and platform. We got deep into what it means (and makes us) human, vulnerability, and celebrating people around you and beyond at HH’s 1 Year Anniversary Celebration.

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