The Rebel Beat podcast 036 – Funding Drive Special!

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Welcome back to our weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! This week it was our Funding Drive special on the show. What does that mean? It means that for the rest of the year, this podcast is gonna be 100% free. But once a year, we turn to our listeners to support The Rebel Beat and CKUT Radio, our mothership. What this means is that it keeps community in the hands of the community, and not in the hands of corporations or the state. So by donating, you’re guaranteeing more class war on the dancefloor, in your ears, and in your mind.

To make an easy donation of $1, $5, $25, or more, head over to our fundraising page, http://www.ckut.ca/donate

On the show this week, we had the amazing privilege of having Montreal afro-futurist jazzy-funk ensemble dArk mAAt’r in studio with us for a live performance. Plus we also had Frank from Submedia.TV in the house with us for our monthly collaboration! Submedia are also holding a taco-sourcing fundraising campaign right now, so head on over here and throw some change in their taco fund!

http://submedia.tv/tacos/projects/submedias-fall-taco-sourcing-campaign/

Anyways, thanks for listening to this podcast, and hopefully you’ll support us with a donation! We won’t ask you again for another year ūüėČ

In solidarity and struggle,

The Rebel Beat

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Support Class War on the Dance Floor! Donate to The Rebel Beat during CKUT’s annual funding drive (Oct 22-Nov 1)

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CKUT’s annual funding drive is coming up from October 22 to November 1. This is that one time of the year when we ask you, our listeners, to donate to the program and support people-powered radio at CKUT!

SUPPORT CLASS WAR ON THE DANCEFLOOR! DONATE TO THE REBEL BEAT!!

You can donate by calling our funding drive hotline during our funding drive special program on October 28th at 514.907.9424, or just go online any time and make a pledge!
http://ckut.ca/donate

**Our goal for The Rebel Beat is to raise $500 on the show this year. Help us get there!

**Perks! Gifts! Perks!**
Your donation to help fuel audio anarchy, radio resistance, and class war on the dancefloor doesn’t come without some appreciation! Here’s what you can get:

$$ 10 $$ – You get a custom-print CKUT sticker, and a shout out on the program!

$$ 25 $$ – A CD of your choice, and an entry into our grand prize draw!

$$ 60 $$ – A CKUT t-shirt OR a CKUT canvas bag

$$ Monthly sustainer of $10/month $$ – All of the above!

$$ Monthly sustainer of $20/month $$ – All of the above x2!

Tune in to The Rebel Beat on Wednesday, October 28th from 10pm-12am and donate!

$$$ Plus you can get some special gifts for donating to this show, including books from Aaron Maiden‘s personal collection for a donation of $30 or more: $$$

-“The Taqwacores” by Michael Muhammad Knight
-“My Back Pages: Classic Bob Dylan 1962-1969” by Andy Gill

**Why should you donate to The Rebel Beat and CKUT?**

Because every week we bring you the most current releases and oldie gems representing global revolutionary movements, on the radio and via podcast.

Because as far as we know it, we are the only weekly radio program of revolutionary political music out there.

Because since we launched earlier this year, we have brought you exclusive interviews from:
*M-1 of Dead Prez
*UK/Jamaican dub poetry legend Linton Kwesi Johnson
*Original rebel dread DJ Don Letts
*2-tone ska sensation Pauline Black
*Sound traveller Matana Roberts
*Baltimore MC and street medic Son of Nun
and so many more!

We keep the good tunes flowing, and the advertizing minimal. BUT, even though the show and the podcast are free, and the show runs on volunteer labour, it ain’t free. It costs a lot to run a community radio station, so every year we turn to our listeners for some cash to help us out.

Stay tuned for more info!

The Rebel Beat Podcast 035 – Geoff Berner on the Schadenfreude, and the painful deaths of politicians

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! Our very special guest on the show this week is Geoff Berner, the celebrated klezmer¬†radical and Vancouver’s own Whisky Rabbi. Geoff has a new album out now, called “We are going to Bremen to be Musicians” on Coax Records. We caught up with him on the phone from the west coast to talk about many things, including the recent Canadian election, the slow and painful deaths of Stephen Harper and Ariel Sharon, the history of klezmer music, and much more. Enjoy, dance, and celebrate!

Also, we’re in the midst of our ANNUAL FUNDING DRIVE¬†at CKUT radio. This is the one time of year where we turn to you, our listeners, to support all the amazing work we do at the station. None of our programmers get paid. All money goes to CKUT community radio. Pure love. If you are a subscriber to the podcast, or listen on the FM, please donate today. No amount is too big or too small.

Donate today at ckut.ca/donate!

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The Rebel Beat podcast 034 – Nantali Indongo of Nomadic Massive on the Computer Riots at Concordia, Black Activism, and Hip Hop Education

 

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This week on the podcast, we spend the better part of an hour with the amazing Nantali Indongo (aka. I Am Blackgirl) of Nomadic Massive. Nantali was in studio to talk about a new documentary film “The Ninth Floor“, which looks at the infamous Computer Riot at Concordia University in 1969. We spoke with Nantali about her personal connection to the incident (her father was one of the main activists involved), about the legacy of the affair for the Black community of Montreal, Black youth empowerment, and of course, the new Nomadic Massive album.

Plus we also dropped a set of tunes for Palestine, where sadly Israeli apartheid and racism is raging once again. And finally, we sincerely hope that this will be the last Rebel Beat podcast to come out under the tyrannical regime of Stephen Harper in Canada (although we urge everyone to keep fighting any bullshit politician lining up to take his place). Good riddance, you schmuck. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat podcast 033 – Revolution Fest III preview

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We’re back for another weekly edition of The Rebel Beat! No interviews on the show this week, just 2 hours of revolutionary music in your ears! We did a preview of Revolution Fest III in Montreal, played some wicked queer tunes from artists like Gay Panic and Femmepire, and also heard some nice new stuff from Firebrand Records artists Bell’s Roar and The Last Internationale. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 032 – DJ Andy Williams and the Diaspora of Jazz

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Welcome back to this week’s edition of The Rebel Beat podcast. On this show, it is our huge pleasure to welcome back our guest DJ Andy Williams of The Goods and the Jazz Amnesty Sound System. Andy is a veritable local DJ legend in Montreal, and this was the second time we’ve had him on The Rebel Beat, following his amazing set on jazz and the Civil Rights Movement for Black History Month.

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