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 the 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.
Then, we were joined by two members of the Saturn Returns collective – a new Montreal project dedicated to supporting feminist, queer-positive, anti-capitalist music! We spoke with Shaun of the band loosestrife, as well as Helen from Heathers. Both of those bands, along with Doilies, will be playing a Saturn Returns showcase as part of Suoni on June 7.
Plus we hear some other great music by bands playing the festival, such as The Kids, Proxy, The Ex, and Matana Roberts. And check out some of the videos from our guests this week below!
Playlist – June 3 2015
Rebel Diaz – Revolution has come
Narcy – Tourist (feat. Ian Kamau)
Shahid Quintet – Invitation to Black power (parts 1 & 2)
Las Cafeteras – It’s movement time
Miriam Makeba – Zenizenabo
Miriam Makeba – Beware Verwoerd
Invincible – People not places (feat. Abeer)
Lowkey – Long live Palestine
Interview with Amy Darwish of Tadamon! on Artists Against Apartheid
Jason “Blackbird” Selman – Africa (feat. DJ Andy Williams)
Interview with Shaun of loosestrife and Helen of Heathers
loosestrife – I know how to wait
Heathers – Knee jerk
The Ex & Tom Cora – State of shock
The Kids – Fascist cops
Proxy – Police car
Matana Roberts – Clothed to the land, worn by the sea
Lhasa de Sela – A fish on land
Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra – What we loved was not enough
Nomadic Massive – Sad but true