All photos courtesy Dan Peters

In our second episode we present the songs “Sacrifice” and “New Kid” from Curtis and Reg of Buttons and Hoodies, who wrote the lyrics and composed the instrumental pieces.  “Sacrifice” is a track that explores the forces of change and sacrifice as we travel through the uncertainties of life; “New Kid” encourages people to be themselves and see the bigger picture, focusing on youth in the school system.

Episode 2: Buttons and Hoodies - Spark Point Music

Coming to you from the unceded, ancestral territories of the Klahoose, Homalco, and Tla’amin peoples, this is Spark Point Music Radio!  We are working in partnership with CKTZ Cortes radio, Youth Voices!, and The Community Radio Fund of Canada - Radiometres program to bring you original music created by youth from Cortes Island.

At Spark Point Music we believe that when we create, we explore what it is to be whole and discover more of who we truly are. In our programs we seek to spark the imagination, and a sense of what is possible, for youth on the remote island of Cortes when their voices are heard and valued.

We give youth ages 8 to 18 an opportunity to create art and music in an encouraging environment, seeking to minimize judgment and increase acceptance of themselves and others.

Our studio is graciously hosted at Linnaea Farm, where we provide inclusive space, instruments, recording  gear, and guidance for youth to compose, record, and perform original music.   

Any music you hear during these broadcasts was either composed and performed entirely by youth, or with the guidance and support of musical mentors.  We will be airing 1 episode per month, accompanied by in depth interviews with the bands who wrote the music. This radio series will culminate in a 30 minute radio documentary that dives behind the scenes and explores the world of Spark Point music with interviews, studio jam recordings, and more!

Tune in each month and support the music, stories, experience, and passion that Cortes Island youth are bringing to the world!