Wednesday, June 9, 2021: Ali Hassan, Rochelle Jordan and more

Today on Q: poet and public speaker Wali Shah, comedian, actor and CBC host Ali Hassan, Amarrass Records co-founder Ankur Malhotra, singer-songwriter Rochelle Jordan.

Today on Q: Wali Shah, Ali Hassan, Ankur Malhotra, Rochelle Jordan

Poet Wali Shah, comedian Ali Hassan, Rajasthani folk musician Lakha Khan, singer-songwriter Rochelle Jordan. (lifeaswali.com, Submitted by Ali Hassan, Simon Staun, Sharon Jane)

Today on Q, with host Tom Power:

  • In response to the recent Islamophobic attack in London, Ont., Canadian poet Wali Shah performs his spoken word poem, Home, which he wrote shortly after a tragic incident that happened to him and his family.

  • Canadian comedian, actor and CBC host Ali Hassan discusses the hate-motivated hit and run in London, Ont., and shares his own experience with Islamophobia.

  • Amarrass Records co-founder Ankur Malhotra talks about a new three-part docuseries, Searching for the Blues, which shows what the blues of the American South has in common with a centuries-old music scene in Rajasthan, northwestern India.

  • Toronto singer-songwriter Rochelle Jordan explains how the retro U.K.-inspired sound on her latest album, Play With The Changes, isn't just an ode to her British-Jamaican roots but her present-day mindset.

WATCH | Episode One of Searching for the Blues: