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.
Plus we played an excerpt from a powerful and emotional interview with Yasiin Bey, conducted by Ferrari Sheppard.
Enjoy, and vive la résistance!
Playlist – November 18 2015
Z.E.P. – Nique la France
Kery James – Lettre à la république
Tiken Jah Fakoly – Plus rien ne m’étonne
Smockey – 50 ans 2 dépendance
Yasiin Bey – No colonial fiction
Cheb Mami – Parisien du nord
Médine – 17 octobre
Sniper – La France
Diam – Ma France à moi
M.A.P. – Elle est belle la France
Keny Arkana – La rage
Ryaam – Le poing dans l’air
Les Ogres de Barback – Salut à toi
HK et les Saltimbanks – Citoyen du monde
Bérurier Noir – Porcherie
La Société Pue la Mauvaise Haleine – Tu pues la haine
La Fraction – Bienvenue sur terre
Sham 69 – If the kids are united
Bad Religion – Heaven is falling
Bérurier Noir – Mourir à Paris