The Rebel Beat Podcast 020 – Original Rebel Dread Don Letts on Race, Riots, and Making Music Dangerous Again

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! It was a huge honour to welcome the legendary UK DJ Don Letts as our special guest on the show this week!

It is no exaggeration to say that punk rock would not be the same today were it not for Don Letts. As a staple on the early London punk rock scene, Don was best known as the DJ at the infamous club The Roxy. As a Londoner of Jamaican descent, Don famously brought reggae to the punks, hence starting a movement which bridged continents, genres, and brought together working class youth across racial lines. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 019 – Kzo’s Decolonizing Beats

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Hi! And welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat!

Our special guest on the podcast this week is an amazing artist – Cree-Abenaki DJ/producer Kzo. Kzo (aka. Pakesso Mukash) hails from Cree territory in northern so-called “Quebec”, around the James Bay region. He got his musical break playing songs rebelling against development and destruction of Indigenous lands with the popular Cree rock group Ceramony. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 018 – Resisting Big Brother w/ Submedia

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat – your dose of revolutionary music from the mothership at CKUT radio in Montreal.

This week we’re back to bring you another monthly collaboration with Frank from Submedia.TV, who bangs out some amazing tunes, including a wicked set of all Zach de la Rocha (former Rage Against the Machine) collaborations. Continue reading

New Anti-Patriarchal Video from Ana Tijoux, and More Mixes from Dawn Paley

One of our favourite artists on this show, Ana Tijoux from Chile, just released this AMAZING new Anti-Patriarchy music video, featuring beautiful footage of amazing womyn warriors from around the world. Check it out here, and click this link for a bit more context from Jezebel magazine.
Also, we were honoured to bring on another collaborator on edition 016 of The Rebel Beat podcast, author/DJ Dawn Paley, who joined us from her home in Puebla, Mexico. Here are is a link to another mix of Dawn’s that she put up on her Soundcloud page. Hope you enjoy!

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The Rebel Beat Podcast 017 – Suoni Per Il Popolo/Sounds for the People

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Well hello there!

Welcome back to another Rebel Beat podcast! This week on the show, we bring you a preview of some of the more politically charged events of the incredible Suoni Per Il Popolo festival, running throughout th11206887_689456121159466_1646908265616346016_oe month of June in Montreal.

We had a studio packed full of awesome guests this week. Amy Darwish of the Middle-East solidarity collective Tadamon! came through to tell us about the Artists Against Apartheid compilation launch show happening on June 5, with a whole line-up of talented musicians supporting the Palestinian liberation struggle. Continue reading