The Rebel Beat Podcast #005 – Anti-Police Brutality Special w/ Submedia

Artist: Nidal El-Khairy

Artist: Nidal El-Khairy

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We’re back for another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! On this edition, it’s our monthly collaboration with the mighty Submedia, who are bringing anarchist video badassery to new levels.

March 15th is coming up, which is the International Day Against Police Brutality. The day was actually started back in 1997 by the Collective Opposed to Police Brutality in Montreal, as well as the Black Flag anarchist group in Switzerland. Since then, it has been an occasion for survivors and families of victims of police brutality, anarchists, anti-capitalists, and other rebels to manifest their resistance to the pigs. Continue reading

#BlackLivesMatter mixtape – dj rhythm & hues

We just wanted to share this amazing #BlackLivesMatter mixtape from our friend and accomplice at CKUT radio, DJ Rhythm and Hues. It was originally posted by the mighty Howl Arts collective based in Montreal. Enjoy, and read on below.

DJ Rhythm & Hues presents a special extended set in tribute to the pantheon of Black and Afro-influenced music from across the ages. From Billy Paul to Caiphus SemenyaNina Simone to Steel Pulse and back, this is a mix drenched in some choice soul, hip-hop, R&B, funk, reggae and afro music, all around the#blacklivesmatter theme.

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The Rebel Beat Podcast #002 – Anarchist Panther Ashanti Alston, Submedia.TV on the Decks

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Ashanti with his son

 

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Boom! Here we go! Podcast #002 of The Rebel Beat. On this week’s podcast, we continue our Black History Month series, looking at the recent inspiring uprisings in Black communities against police brutality and impunity.

This podcast also marks the beginning of a regular collaboration we’ll be doing with the long-running badass anarchist video collective Submedia.TV. Unfortunately their adorable disembodied head, The Stimulator, aka Frank, couldn’t be with us in studio for this show, but we caught up with him by phone during a high-speed police car chase. Despite being indisposed by the fuzz, he still managed to provide some dope tracks here, as well as an interview with former political prisoner of the Black Liberation Army, the anarchist panther, Ashanti Alston. Check out the full video of the interview at the bottom of the show notes! Continue reading

Submedia on the Decks this Week: Anarchist video collective taking over the airwaves!

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As always, we’re brewing up big things on The Rebel Beat. In case you missed our first podcast from last week, check it out here!

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We’re getting ready for episode #002 of The Rebel Beat, which goest to air live on CKUT this Wednesday, February 11th from 10pm-12am EST. This week, we’re especially excited to launch our monthly collaboration with Submedia.TV! For those of you who don’t know Submedia, they’re an anarchist video collective who just celebrated their 10-year anniversary! They put out a regular web TV show called “It’s the End of the World as we Know It”, and it’s always chalk-full of amazing riot-inspiring tunes. So if you’re a fan of the show, you’re gonna love this episode of The Rebel Beat. And if you’re not already a fan, then you’re in for a radical musical treat! Check out the latest episode of Submedia’s show here.

As part of our Black History Month series, we’re still gonna be looking at the Ferguson uprising and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We’re gonna be airing an interview with the one and only Anarchist Panther, Ashanti Alston. Ashanti is an amazing speaker, former member of the Black Panther Party, and former political prisoner of the Black Liberation Army. Here’s a little taste of Ashanti Alston in his own words.

So be sure to tune in this Wednesday, or download the podcast. Stay rebel!

The Rebel Beat Podcast #001 – M1, Emrical, Jahsun, #BlackLivesMatter

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Here it is! The very first podcast of The Rebel Beat. We’ll be coming at you live every Wednesday from 10pm-12am on CKUT radio! You can stream it live from anywhere in the world at http://www.ckut.ca, or tune in on the FM at 90.3 in Montreal. And be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes (rate it! leave a review!), or click here for our RSS feed.

We were very blessed to be joined live in studio by Emrical and Jahsun of the mighty Kalmunity Vibes Collective. We talked about their work as artists, the Kalmunity Black History Month event series in Montreal, and the reverberations of the #BlackLivesMatter movement north of the colonial border.

We also heard a short address by the legendary M-1 of Dead Prez, who was supposed to perform in Montreal on January 31st, but was unjustly denied entry into Canada. Continue reading

M-1 of Dead Prez and Emrical launch The Rebel Beat – February 4

M-1 of the legendary hip-hop group Dead Prez

M-1 of the legendary hip-hop group Dead Prez

The Rebel Beat is blasting into this world on February 4th, with the hopes of bringing down borders, bosses, and banks through revolutionary beats, bass, and everything in between. It is class war on the dance floor, nothing less.

Be sure to tune in live on February 4th from 10pm-12am on CKUT (streaming online), or 90.3 FM in Montreal. To subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, CLICK HERE!

We begin The Rebel Beat with some sad news. M-1, the legendary revolutionary MC who comprises one half of Dead Prez, was set to give a talk and performance in Montreal for the opening of the Fro Foundation’s Black History Month festival on January 31st. But before even making it to Montreal, he was refused entry into Canada by the pigs that guard the imaginary colonial line that we call “the border”. M-1 says he was a victim of racial profiling. I suppose when you rap about real shit like destroying the Prison Industrial Complex, or fighting back against racist police, it’s gonna get you on some watch lists. Continue reading

Exciting Things Coming Your Way

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I’ve been busy over the last couple weeks getting ready to launch The Rebel Beat on February 4th. Huge things are coming your way! I’m really excited with how the show is taking shape.

First up, the podcast is ready to go, and you can subscribe to it via the iTunes store today by clicking here! You can also find our podcast RSS feed here to subscribe with other podcast clients. That way, when we launch in February, you can be sure to get your digital fill.

In terms of linking to us on social media, we’re on Twitter, and you can like our page on Fedbook.

For February, we’re gonna be doing a special series for Black History Month, looking at incredible movements like #BlackLivesMatter and the music that has sprung from them. We’ve already confirmed amazing guests such as former political prisoner and Black Panther Ashanti Alston, as well as DJ Andy Williams, who will be spinning records and talking about jazz and the Civil Rights Movement. Our very first guest we’re gonna have on the show on February 4 is so epic that I can’t even name them here, but SHIT IS GONNA BE OFF THE CHAIN!

We also have a monthly collaboration with Submedia, a wicked anarchist video collective, with an extensive knowledge of riotous beats and insurrection music. Tune in for our collaboration with Submedia’s Frank Lopez on February 11.

Last but not least, we’re also lining up interviews with Kevin “Sipreano” Howes on the phenomenal new compilation “Native North America vol. 1”, Simone Schmidt from Fiver (and formerly 100 Dollars), and southern Ontario’s rebel MC Lee Reed (formerly of Warsawpack).

So there you go. The Rebel Beat coming at you large starting February 4th on CKUT. This train is bound for glory!