The Rebel Beat Podcast 040 – Submedia Rocks Israeli Apartheid

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Hi! Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat!

It almost feels like way too long, but this week we’ve got our regular collaborator Frank from Submedia.TV back in studio with us. Since November 29th is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, we took the opportunity to highlight the amazing liberation movement in occupied Palestine, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and play some music by artists who ha12299121_550361788446685_1636856390685823063_nve heeded the call to boycott Israeli apartheid. As an inspiring example, in Montreal in 2010,  500 artists signed an open statement pledging their support for Palestine. Continue reading

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The Rebel Beat podcast 039 – Liberté, égalité, résistance!

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French/Mahgrebin hip-hop crew Ministère des Affaires Populaire (M.A.P.)

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Welcome back to our weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat. Well, fuck. Violence everywhere. Paris. Beirut. Baghdad. Yola, Nigeria. Violence against so many Black and Brown people across the world, yet it’s the violence against white colonial countries that garners so much of our attention, sympathy, and solidarity.

What more can be said about last Friday’s Paris attacks that hasn’t already been said? Not much. But we decided to do an in-depth look through music into the world of French colonialism, racism, but also resistance. What follows on this edition of The Rebel Beat is some of our favourite hip-hop, punk, and reggae from France (and former French colonies in Africa).  Music reacting to the systems of oppression that often lead to the senseless violence we saw in Paris last Friday. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat podcast 038 – Class conscious rock n’ roll w/ The Last Internationale

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Welcome back to our weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! We aired this show on November 11, known in Canaduh as Rememberance Day, and in the U$A as Veterans Day. And while we do think it’s important to remember ALL victims of war, we refuse to buy into trumped up national militaristic celebrations to mark this day. Nope. Fuck that noise. Instead, we bring you noise of the best kind – anti-nationalist and anti-militarist tunes bumping in your speaker. Put ’em on loud as you blockade your nearest army recruitment centre and burn your favourite flag.

Our special guest on the show this week is the awesome class-conscious rock n’ roll band The Last Internationale. Hailing from NYC, they have been collaborating lately with Firebrand Records, and told us about some of the campaigns and causes that inspire their music. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 037 – DJ RastaVen at the controls, conscious reggae from Spain

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! One again, we’re dishing out 2 hours of incendiary music to ignite your mind, soul, and feet.

Our special guest selector this week is one of our favourite MTL-Venezuelan rude boys, DJ Rasta Ven (aka Luis Tovar of CKUT’s Latin Music Mondays).

Luis brings us some of the best reggae and hip-hop that Latin America have to offer, including some exclusives from Spanish-based conscious reggae artist Lion Sitte. Continue reading