Welcome back to our weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat, right here on the radical mothership CKUT Radio!
This week on the show, our special guest co-host is Dawn Paley, an author, independent journalist, and DJ extraordinaire. Dawn is based in Puebla, Mexico, and for years, her work has been focused on bringing forward the voices of those most impacted by capitalism, imperialism, and the drug war in Latin America. Last fall, she released her first book ever, Drug War Capitalism, on AK Press. Continue reading →
Iraqi-Montrealer artist Narcy’s new album “World War Free” just dropped on Tuesday, and it’s amazing. We’ve been loving this guy since his days as part of the Arab hip-hop ensemble Euphrates, and his craft is only getting better and better. The new album features contributions from Palestinian poet Suheir Hamad, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, and beat production by Montreal’s very own Sandhill. Check out this short video on the making of the album!
And listen to the first single here!
Expect to be hearing lots from Narcy on The Rebel Beat in the coming months!
The month of May is arguably the best month of the year. Especially in Montreal, when it’s the Festival of Anarchy! The Festival of Anarchy is a month of anarchist actions, film screenings, workshops, and concerts, all centred around the annual Montreal Anarchist Bookfair – one of the largest anarchist convergences on the continent.
In anticipation and celebration of the bookfair, we bring you 2 hours of anarchist rebel music on this podcast of The Rebel Beat, featuring songs spanning different decades, continents, and genres. Hope you enjoy! Continue reading →
Welcome back to the weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! In this edition of the podcast, we bring you our monthly collaboration with The Stimulator of Submedia.TV. As always, he brings an amazing selection of riot and insurrection inciting tunes!
We also have an interview with Ant Loc of Savage Fam, an amazing hip-hop crew from the west coast of the occupied U$$$A. The timing is perfect, because Ant Loc just wrapped up a west coast tour with Submedia and Alas, another amazing hip-hop artist who we hear from in this podcast. So we hear a report-back from that tour, a report-back from Mayday, and TONS of anti-colonial hip-hop. Continue reading →
Rebel Diaz, a radical hip-hop group straight out of the Bronx, just dropped a brand new video in time for Mayday this year, and we at The Rebel Beat just can’t stop watching it.
A little description from the group:
We are living historic moments of oppression, to which the people have the right to respond with historic moments of resistance. The Which Side Are You On REMIX came out on our Radical Dilemma album, but the time is NOW for the song and the message it represents. It was an honor to link with Dead Prez and the comrade Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, artists whose shoulders we stand on, who have paved the way for a Rebel Diaz. From #Baltimore to #Ferguson to #Chicago to #TheSouthBronx to #LosAngeles and beyond.. #WhichSideAreYouOn?!
We’re very excited to bring you this week’s podcast of The Rebel Beat, which offers a special feature on the amazing “Native North America (Vol. 1)” which came out on Light in the Attic records last November. Light in the Attic has put out some amazing reissues over the years, but this one is a powerful reflection on older Native folk tunes which speak to issues of decolonization, spirituality, love, and rock n’ roll.
From the Light in the Attic website;
Largely unheard, criminally undocumented, but at their core, utterly revolutionary, the recordings of the diverse North American Aboriginal community will finally take their rightful place in our collective history in the form of NativeNorth America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985. An anthology of music that was once near-extinct and off-the-grid is now available for all to hear, in what is, without a doubt, Light In The Attic’s most ambitious and historically significant project in the label’s 12-year journey.
This has been an explosive week in the United States to say the least. We have seen massive protest in Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Ferguson, Denver, San Diego and beyond. Due to these actions many comrades have faced the inside of jail cells. I can say from personal experience that a political arrest is a difficult situation and often a nightmare. I can not understate the importance of free legal aid. That is why we are donating 50% of the sales of PE TITLES ONLY to the legal defense of those arrested in this weeks uprising. This MAYDAY special will not just last Friday but for the entire weekend as well. Friday – Saturday – Sunday. And because we had trouble getting this email out yesterday we are extending this for Monday as well. If you have been holding out now is…
Oooohhh shit! It’s that time of year again! The trees are budding, birds are chirping, the people are rising, and Mayday is upon us. Every year, May 1st is celebrated in most parts of the world as International Workers’ Day. It’s a day to celebrate not only labour struggles, but all fights against oppression and ecocide. In many cities, there are Mayday protests and celebrations of all kinds, so wherever you are, find your nearest one, get out there in the streets, and STRIKE!
This week on the podcast, we welcome back our regular collaborator, co-conspirator, and friend, Frank of Submedia! As usual, Frank comes loaded with a wicked “fuck work” themed playlist of Mayday tunes, plus we hear an interview he did recently with Fannie and Brice from the Printemps 2015 committee in Montreal. This committee has been behind many of the amazing student strikes and actions in Quebec over the last few weeks, and they’re also gearing up for some pretty major Mayday stuff. Check ’em out! Continue reading →