The Rebel Beat Se2 Ep10 – Alas Spits Decolonizing Fire

Welcome back to the latest edition of The Rebel Beat!

Our special guest this month is Alas. Alas is an MC who is consistently spitting out pure revolutionary fire, and when she’s not on the mic, you can probably find her on the front lines of the struggle to decolonize Turtle Island. You might already be familiar with her work with Savage Fam, who we’ve also interviewed on this show, and we had a chance to talk to her about the time she spent at Standing Rock in so-called North Dakota last winter. Check out her Bandcamp page!

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For our Turn It Up segment, we look at 2 very different but very important struggles:

-The battle to save Radio Centre-Ville, a long-running multi-lingual community radio station in Montreal. To find out more, visit:
www.facebook.com/frauderadiocentreville/

-The “Battle of Berkley” on April 15, when anti-fascists confronted neo-nazis, fascists, and other Trump supporters in the Bay area. For more info and reporting, visit:
itsgoingdown.org/igd-black-bloc-d…ve-nazi-salutes/

Enjoy the show!

** Playlist **

Snoop Dogg w/ BadBadNotGood – Lavender (Nightfall remix)
Sa Roc – I am her
Mob Bounce w/ Boogey the Beat – Vision quest
Alas – Outlaw
Alas – A game (the poor can’t afford to play)
Alas – Tourist
Savage Fam w/ Alas – Walking with the Dead
Alas w/ Savage Fam – Go away
Dio Ganhdih feat. Chhoti Maa – Indigenoust lyricist
Moscow Death Brigade – Papers please

 

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The Rebel Beat Podcast 055 – Drezus on a warpath

 

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Welcome back to the latest podcast of The Rebel Beat!

This week on the show, our special guest is Drezus (aka. Jeremiah Manitopyes), a Plains Cree Indigenous MC based out of Calgary. Drezus has been making waves across Turtle Island over the last few years, especially after he took home multiple awards at last year’s Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg, including Best Rap Album, Indigenous Entertainer of the Year, and Best Video (for his track “War Path”).

We spoke about his life, his family, his music, and some of the most pressing issues facing Indigenous communities today. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 045 – Submedia breaks it down with Savage Fam

 

 

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Welcome back to another weekly edition of The Rebel Beat from CKUT! We’re back here for another monthly collaboration with Frank from Submedia.TV. Frank came in with his usual raucous selection of rebel hip hop tunes from across Latin America, plus a wicked interview with Indigenous MC Ant Loc of Savage Fam. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat podcast 039 – Liberté, égalité, résistance!

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French/Mahgrebin hip-hop crew Ministère des Affaires Populaire (M.A.P.)

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Welcome back to our weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat. Well, fuck. Violence everywhere. Paris. Beirut. Baghdad. Yola, Nigeria. Violence against so many Black and Brown people across the world, yet it’s the violence against white colonial countries that garners so much of our attention, sympathy, and solidarity.

What more can be said about last Friday’s Paris attacks that hasn’t already been said? Not much. But we decided to do an in-depth look through music into the world of French colonialism, racism, but also resistance. What follows on this edition of The Rebel Beat is some of our favourite hip-hop, punk, and reggae from France (and former French colonies in Africa).  Music reacting to the systems of oppression that often lead to the senseless violence we saw in Paris last Friday. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 024 – Mohawk Resistance, Metal, & Movies

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat!

Our special guest on the show this week is long-time Mohawk Indigenous activist and filmmaker Clifton Nicholas. Clifton hails from the Mohawk reserve of Kanehsatake, located just north of Montreal. Kanehsatake made world headlines in 1990, during what is now known as the Oka Crisis, when Mohawks took up arms and blockaded their land in the face of a full-blown Canadian military invasion. The goal – to defend a Mohawk burial site from being destroyed and turned into a golf course. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 021 – Oh Canada, Our Home On Stolen Native Land

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Oka Crisis, July 1990

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July 1st is “Canada Day”. Canada is a racist, genocidal, imperial, ecocidal pile of stinking shit. So, so celebrate “Canada Day”, here is our 2 hour mix. As Godspeed You! Black Emperor Would say, “we love you so much our country is fucked”. Enjoy! Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 019 – Kzo’s Decolonizing Beats

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Hi! And welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat!

Our special guest on the podcast this week is an amazing artist – Cree-Abenaki DJ/producer Kzo. Kzo (aka. Pakesso Mukash) hails from Cree territory in northern so-called “Quebec”, around the James Bay region. He got his musical break playing songs rebelling against development and destruction of Indigenous lands with the popular Cree rock group Ceramony. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat podast 013 – Native North America

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We’re very excited to bring you this week’s podcast of The Rebel Beat, which offers a special feature on the amazing “Native North America (Vol. 1)” which came out on Light in the Attic records last November. Light in the Attic has put out some amazing reissues over the years, but this one is a powerful reflection on older Native folk tunes which speak to issues of decolonization, spirituality, love, and rock n’ roll.

From the Light in the Attic website;

Largely unheard, criminally undocumented, but at their core, utterly revolutionary, the recordings of the diverse North American Aboriginal community will finally take their rightful place in our collective history in the form of NativeNorth America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985. An anthology of music that was once near-extinct and off-the-grid is now available for all to hear, in what is, without a doubt, Light In The Attic’s most ambitious and historically significant project in the label’s 12-year journey.

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