The Rebel Beat Podcast 027 – Romani Resistance Music, and 10 Years Since Katrina

Montreal-based, Moldovan-born Romani accordionist Sergiu Popa



Welcome back to our weekly podcast for The Rebel Beat! This week, we had a renowned Romani accordionist, Sergiu Popa, come by the studio for an interview and live performance. We focused a lot not only on Roma music, but also the struggles of Roma people against racism and fascism in Europe and right here in Canada.

We also played a nice big set of New Orleans music in the first part of the show to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Our collaborator this week is DJ Grenadier of Radio 613, who is funky, knowledgeable, and stylish. What more could you want? I’m sure he’ll be back on our airwaves soon.


Playlist – August 26, 2015

Allan Toussaint – We the people

Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Do it fluid

Professor Longhair – Big chief (parts 1 and 2)

The Legendary K.O. – George Bush doesn’t like Black people

Chuck D. and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band – What’s going on

Hot 8 Brass Band – It’s real

Interview and live performance with Sergiu Popa

Boris et les Gitans de Sarajevo – Alodive

Mahala Rai Banda – Colindat

Brotherhood of Brass – Imayel ya khail

Yildiz Dagi Isle – Yanha

Django Reinhardt – You rascal you

Sergiu Popa – The Socalled remix

Geoff Berner – The traveller’s curse

Gogol Bordello – Break the spell

Oi Division – Lyuba bratzi lyuba

Roma Sijam – Sinjore dema love

The Ska Vengers – Vampire

Delhi Sultanate – Hide your face

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