On this edition of The Rebel Beat, we bring you to the streets of The Bronx. We met up with RodStarz, one half of the prolific revolutionary hip-hop duo Rebel Diaz, at the Madres en Movimiento community space that they help to run. Surrounded by radical books, recording equipment, and movement murals, we talked about the history of hip-hop in the Bronx, community spaces (such as the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective), gentrification, and much more. Continue reading →
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! Continue reading →
Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat – your dose of revolutionary music from the mothership at CKUT radio in Montreal.
This week we’re back to bring you another monthly collaboration with Frank from Submedia.TV, who bangs out some amazing tunes, including a wicked set of all Zach de la Rocha (former Rage Against the Machine) collaborations. Continue reading →
One of our favourite artists on this show, Ana Tijoux from Chile, just released this AMAZING new Anti-Patriarchy music video, featuring beautiful footage of amazing womyn warriors from around the world. Check it out here, and click this link for a bit more context from Jezebel magazine.
Also, we were honoured to bring on another collaborator on edition 016 of The Rebel Beat podcast, author/DJ Dawn Paley, who joined us from her home in Puebla, Mexico. Here are is a link to another mix of Dawn’s that she put up on her Soundcloud page. Hope you enjoy!