Episode 101: Brivele & Anti-Fascist Klezmer from Then ‘Til Now

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Today we’re going back in time in a way and exploring some Yiddish radical classic tunes with Brivele! Brivele is a Seattle-based anti-fascist klezmer folk-punk trio who braid together oral history, Yiddish language, contemporary and old-country musical genres, American Vaudeville, and visual arts. Check out their Bandcamp page here!

 
I had a chance to speak with two members of the band a while ago, Stefanie and Maia, and they talk about the lineage of this music, and why it’s just as important to be putting out anti-fascist klezmer today as it was 100 years ago.

 
Video of members of Brivele playing with “Yiddishists Against Prisons” in Val-David, Quebec in 2019.

 
After 100 episodes of The Rebel Beat, we selected our top 5! Read the post on our website here.

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Playlist
Brivele – Bread and roses
Brivele – Hungry Yid
Brivele – FTP in der Gasn
Brivele – Oy Zionists

Episode 100: A Mayday Love Letter and Collective Playlist

 

 

 

 

 

This is it! We’ve finally reached the milestone of 100 episodes of The Rebel Beat. And to make it all the more sweet, this is our Mayday special!

Franklin Lopez, long-time anarchist agitator, video ninja, and founder of Submedia is back to co-host as we discuss the history of The Rebel Beat, the significance of Mayday, the Wet’suwet’en uprising against pipelines, and staying rebellious in these pandemic times.

PLUS, we have a ton of Mayday greetings and shoutouts from artists and rebels all over the world! So this episode is part collective playlist, and part collective love letter from us to you on this socially-distant Mayday.

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Tracklist

Brivele – Bread and roses

Geoff Berner – Dalloy polizei

The Mayday Orchestra – Center of the storm

Lia Rose – We are the ones

Ramy Essam – Hela hela

Chumbawamba – Voices that’s all

Dolly Parton – 9-5

A Tribe Called Red – Land Back

Rebel Diaz – Which side are you on? (Remix)

Immortal Technique – 3rd world

Leslie Fish – Bella ciao

The Proclaimers – The Joyful Kilmarnock Blues

Ana Tijoux – Antifa dance

Lee Reed – The rents

Kareem Samara – Light for S.H.

Norman Nawrocki – We are pickers and packers

Dennis Brown – Revolution

Pat Kelly – The workman’s song

Victor Rice – Bebida

Union Thugs – Héros et martyrs

Episode 99: Irreversible Entanglements

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Irreversible Entanglements are a liberation-oriented free jazz collective formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) and bassist Luke Stewart, who came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. Their music is soothing, chaotic, powerful, and deeply rooted in movements for Black freedom and resistance.

Today on the Rebel Beat we’re joined by Keir and Luke from the band who join us from Philly and Washington D.C. respectively to talk about their new album “Who sent you?”, band life under lockdown, and the radical politics of jazz improvisation. Enjoy!

Episode 100 will be coming out on May Day (May 1st), and we want to hear from you! Send us your audio Mayday greetings to rebel@ckut.ca by April 27th

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Tracklist

Charles Mingus – Better git hit in your soul

De La Soul – Say no go

Irreversible Entanglements – Fireworks

Irreversible Entanglements – Who sent you / Ritual

Irreversible Entanglements – Chicago to Texas

Irreversible Entanglements – The Code Noir / Amina

Irreversible Entanglements – No mas

 

Be Part of our MayDay Special! Send us your audio MayDay greetings!

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This year we’re putting together another special Mayday episode of The Rebel Beat podcast. As in past years, we’re hoping to compile a bunch of audio recorded Mayday greetings from listeners around the world. We’re really hoping to give some much-needed Mayday inspiration in a really hard year for the world. PLUS, our MayDay special will also be our 100th episode – even more reason to celebrate!

Do you think you could send us a 60-90 second recorded Mayday greeting by Monday, April 27?

You can get creative with it, but basically, just your name, location, why Mayday is important to you, and then your Mayday song (if you have one). Your greeting can end with “My Mayday song is….”. Don’t worry about downloading or sending us the song file – as long as we can find it on Youtube, we’ll download it (but emailing a link won’t hurt).

You can record the audio on your phone, computer, USB mic, reel to reel, whatevs, and send it in any audio format. By email, you can send it to rebel [at] ckut.ca.

Thanks for considering this, and really hoping you can be part of it!

Episode 98 – Snotty Nose Rez Kids

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The Snotty Nose Rez Kids, an Indigenous hip-hop duo hailing from the Haisla nation, join us to chop it up about their new EP “Born Deadly”, the #ShutDownCanada movement against pipelines and artist life under COVID-19.

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Tracklist – Snotty Nose Rez Kids : 

Real Deadly

Warriors

Cops with guns are the worst!!!

KKKanada

Boujee Natives

Skoden

soundtrack of solidarity

Rebel Time Records – always on point with politically poignant music. Check it!

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We’ll have 10 copies of this CD in our hands shortly … $12.00 (plus postage) gets you a copy (please drop us a line if you’d like us to hold one for you) … a fundraiser done up by RASH-Munchen …  with Brigada Flores Magon, Action Sedition, Spanner, Jeunesse Apatride, Produzenten der Froide, Los Fastidos, Artificial Eyes and more  … here’s their blurb about the disc … :

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Today the Solidarity-Compilation for our friend and comrade Paul get released! The CD will cost 5€, you can give more if you want. All the money we give to Paul that he is able to pay the lawyer. We want to say thanks to all Bands who supported us! You can order the CD vie e-mail (solidaritywithpaul@hushmail.com) or send a message to our facebookpage. How you can pay we tell you in the answer-email.

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Mail-order deals to help raise funds for those arrested in the Baltimore uprising.

Great initiative to support the #BaltimoreUprising from Profane Existence!

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MAYDAY WEEKEND SPECIALS FOR A NATION ON FIRE

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This has been an explosive week in the United States to say the least. We have seen massive protest in Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Ferguson, Denver, San Diego and beyond. Due to these actions many comrades have faced the inside of jail cells. I can say from personal experience that a political arrest is a difficult situation and often a nightmare. I can not understate the importance of free legal aid. That is why we are donating 50% of the sales of PE TITLES ONLY to the legal defense of those arrested in this weeks uprising. This MAYDAY special will not just last Friday but for the entire weekend as well. Friday – Saturday – Sunday.  And because we had trouble getting this email out yesterday we are extending this for Monday as well. If you have been holding out now is…

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Ben West and Tanker Free BC offer oil alternatives, Chris Cook’s Haiti update, Aaron Maiden

Rebel Beat Radio host Aaron Maiden was interviewed on the program Winds of Change on CFUV FM Victoria today about The Rebel Beat. Check it out!

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Ben West is E.D. at Tanker Free BC (formerly with the Western Canada Wilderness Society and Forest Ethics) and he’s writing a crowdfunded book focussing on alternatives to expansion of Alberta’s Tarsands and other fossil fuel projects.  We talk about lifestyle changes we can all embrace, and ways to get involved with municipal and other political processes to encourage them to offer up better options.  Then, Chris Cook focuses on Haiti’s 5 year earthquake anniversary and what’s going on there.  Finally, CKUT programmer Aaron Maiden and the launch of his new program – Rebel Beat Radio –  to showcase progressive activist music from all genres, and throughout history.

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