In memoriam: Caid Jones

Episode 874 February 24, 2024 00:40:35
In memoriam: Caid Jones
Witchpolice Radio
In memoriam: Caid Jones

Feb 24 2024 | 00:40:35

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Sam Thompson

Show Notes

Feb. 12 marked the tragic death of Cayden Carfrae, better known to local hip-hop fans as Caid Jones. He was only 24 years old. 

While I didn't know Caid well, I had the chance to talk to him on the podcast back in April of 2021 -- at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic -- and I found him to be a very passionate, insightful, inspiring artist, who was also very involved in activism and advocacy for the local Indigenous community.

If I could have picked any of the up-and-coming artists I've interviewed over the past few years to be destined for bigger and better things, it would have been him. 

You can find tributes all over from people who knew him better than I did, including writeups in the Winnipeg Free Press and on the Manitoba Music site. There's also a GoFundMe to raise money for his family to help pay the costs associated with his funeral -- with any excess funds raised going, fittingly, to community arts and youth organizations. Please support it if you can. 

This episode is a re-release of our 2021 interview. Positive vibes to Caid's family and friends.

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