with Ilsa Kanto
Ilsa has a lifetime romantic relationship with the radio. As a child she escaped her pain via stories on AM radio and music on FM radio. She has always dreamed of being a radio DJ; therefore, her show Aphrodite’s Backbeat is a dream come true. Her show focuses on empowering women artists. She plays female artists from all rock genres from punk to folk to experimental to classic rock to ska to rockabilly to indie to industrial and is honored to have the opportunity to share groundbreaking music from oceans of amazing rock goddesses on 99.1 FM Downtown Radio and is very proud of the work the station does to empower women and artists.
Ilsa Kanto is a mother of two amazing daughters, and a visual, musical, and literary artist. She is a survivor of traumatic childhood abuse, abduction, and domestic violence. Her creations have been a part of her healing journey. She has been an artist of many forms since her earliest memories. She hopes her creations can help others heal too.