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Boom! Welcome back with another edition of The Rebel Beat podcast, and this one is a HUGE one for us. Sadly, this episode marks the end of The Rebel Beat as a weekly show at the mighty CKUT radio in Montreal. It’s been a beautiful 10-year run for me doing live radio on Wednesday nights at CKUT, and I’ve finally decided to give it up so that I can make time for other things in life.
BUT FEAR NOT! This is far from being the end for The Rebel Beat! As you’ll hear in this podcast, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re teaming up with Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Ryan Harvey, and the whole family at Firebrand Records to keep The Rebel Beat going as a monthly Firebrand podcast!
So even though the show will only be coming out once per month, and might be a bit shorter than 2 hours, we’ll still be bringing you all the amazing interviews and music from revolutionary musicians that you’ve come to expect.
On the show, we also catch up with the aforementioned radical folk singer Ryan Harvey to talk about his recent migrant solidarity work in Lesbos Greece, new collaboration with Ani DiFranco, and of course, the new collaboration with The Rebel Beat!
And since it was my last show at CKUT, I dropped some music from some of the most influential artists in my life, and artists who I’ve had the immense honour of welcoming as guests on The Rebel Beat (M1, Lee Reed, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Pauline Black from The Selecter, Son of Nun, and others).
The ending of one chapter is just the beginning of another. And like we say where I’m from, “ce n’est qu’un début! Continuons le combat!”
Love and rage,
Playlist – May 11, 2016
Cris Derksen – Fires
The Clash – (White man) in Hammersmith Palais
Operation Ivy – Unity
Bad Religion – I want to conquer the world
Propagandhi – And we thought nation-states were a bad idea
Bob Marley – War
Linton Kwesi Johnson – Making history
Screechy Dan – Raise your glass (fi di working class)
The Selecter – Big in the body, small in the mind
Ryan Harvey – Fight fascists too
Ryan Harvey, Raast, Bell’s Roar – Light in the morning
Interview with Ryan Harvey
Rage Against The Machine – Vietnow
Son of Nun – It’s like that
M1 & Divine – Be Sekou
Lee Reed – Members of the board
Narcy – Free (feat. Ian Kamau)
Bell’s Roar – Black lives
LAL – Stand in my way
Same Cooke – A change is gonna come
Atis Independan – Papa-m monte oun bato
Vox Sambou – Bato
Jimmy Cliff – The harder they come