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Afropeg: Peponi
on April 11,2014 by jared

Winnipeg's Cultural & Communial Celebration Of Unity Returns For Another Year!

Afropeg is an event that is focused on showcasing the Afro-Caribbean culture and promoting the talents of the African and Caribbean young adults in our community. The idea behind Afropeg stemmed from the need to bring forth something different and meaningful with great value to a small and often forgotten city like Winnipeg. With a drive to create an avenue for the youth to put out their talents. Canadians and other international students are encouraged to attend this event, as it will be a way to promote Unity amongst students.

This year's amazing night of diverse entertainment will take place at the Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, the jewel of downtown Winnipeg, and will feature Singers, Video, Dance, Amazing Food and more!

This is a red carpet event, so dress to impress -- black tie/evening wear preferred!


Regular: $30
Regular Plus: $50
Premium: $100

Tickets at each level are limited, so don't miss out -- pick yours up today! For ticketing and event details, or to reserve VIP, please visit us at our event page on Facebook!

Neil Degrasse-Tyson, live on UMFM!
on March 11,2014 by michael

As part of the University of Manitoba's Dream Big series of lectures and cosmic events, world-renowned astrophysicist Neil Degrasse-Tyson will be conducting a free public lecture this Thursday, March 13th. The Knight Distinguished Visitor's lecture (including a Q&A) starts at 4pm in the Investors Group Athletic Centre but space is limited and the event is rush seating. If you're unable to make it down to the IGAC but will be near a computer or a radio UMFM has got you covered. We'll be broadcasting the entire lecture LIVE.

This is your chance to hear one of the world's leading thinkers (and the host of the re-boot of Carl Sagan's COSMOS) talk about the universe and our place in it.

More details can be found at the U of M's Dream Big page.

**Please be advised that UMFM is only allowed to broadcast this event live. There will be no podcast or re-airing of the lecture.

UMSU Election Forum 2014
on March 4,2014 by michael

If you missed the radio broadcast of UMFM's UMSU Election Forum today at 3pm, here's your chance to catch all the action at your own speed. The podcast is now up on and you can stream or download at your leisure. Thanks to The Manitoban's Senior News Editor Quinn Richert for hosting and to the Chief Returning Officer, Jacqueline Keena, for arranging the forum.

Don't forget to vote! Polls open tomorrow and run through Friday at 6:30pm. A complete list of polling stations and their hours can be found here.

Stay up for our sleeper hold!
on February 28,2014 by michael

Hey sports fans! UMFM is pleased to present Winnipeg's brand-new wrestling radio show, Loose Ropes Wrestling, which makes its debut THIS Sunday night / Monday morning at midnight following The Root Down (with Dos Mundos now moving to 1 AM). Hosted by super-fans Adam and James, this is a look at everything that happens on the mat and outside the ropes in wrestling. Whether it's local, amateur, international, professional - these two have a take and they'll be joined by special guests that take you inside the ring and inside the heads of wrestlers and the hearts of fans. Whether you go to war for RAW, don't support the monarchy but love the Royal Rumble or otherwise find yourself fascinated with the sport and spectacle of wrestling, this show is for you!

Catch Loose Ropes Wrestling, every Sunday at midnight on 101.5 UMFM

At The Edge Of Canada Special Presentation
on February 4,2014 by jared

Chase Manhattan: A Musical Hip Hop Conversation

In this musical conversation, hip hop artist Chase Manhattan speaks with guest interviewer Liz Przybylski. He shares how he puts together his music, and also talks about how family and place influence him. We listen to his track "For My Natives" together, and Chase offers thoughts about how hip hop can speak to social issues of importance in Native communities. And of course, there is a little beat boxing to round out the show.

Chase Manhattan is a Hip Hop/ Rap performing artist, and CEO of Shanob Ent. based out of the Twin Cities Minnesota. His music is influenced by his big brother and his Native American roots( Pine Ridge Oglala, Leech Lake Anishinaabe, and Muscogee Creek).

Chase's work has been nominated for a number of awards, 2009's "The Backside" was nominated for Best Hip Hop/Rap Album at the Northern American Indigenous Image Awards (NAIIA) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was also nominated for the 2009 Native American Music Awards (NAMA) in the category of Best Hip Hop/ Rap Album. In 2010/2011 he worked with organizations such as First Nations Composers Initiatives (FNCI), to develop community and culture though music.