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