Welcome to our second edition of The Rebel Beat podcast with Firebrand Records!
We start the show by recognizing Prisoner Justice Day (August 10), and playing some of our favourite anti-prison tunes from Bob Dylan and The Man in Black. For an extensive history of Prisoner Justice Day (within the Canadian context), check this out.
Our feature interview is with Montreal hip-hop legends Nomadic Massive. Their name just about says it all. With over 10 full-time members of the band dropping verses in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Creole, this politically-conscious band have been supplying us with treats for our ears and minds for over a decade. They just launched their latest album “Big Band Theory” in June, and it’s on fire!
And finally, we end with our “Turn it Up” segment, where we look at an exciting example of a musician or band who are using their platform to take a stand against injustice. Today, we give a nod to the Toronto-based band The Highest Order, whose song “Keep a Window Open” turns our attention to the injustices of immigration detention, especially at a time when over 50 migrant detainees are on hunger strike in Canada.
Johnny Cash – San Quentin (live)
Bob Dylan – George Jackson (accoustic version)
Ana Tijoux – Calaveritas
Prophets of Rage – Prophets of Rage
Nomadic Massive – Duty
Nomadic Massive – Pan Am
Nomadic Massive – Konba
Strange Froots (feat. Tshizimba, Malika Tirolien) – Afro punkass
The Highest Order – Keep a window open
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