The Rebel Beat Podcast 057 – Queer Cold Wave

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Welcome back to the latest edition of The Rebel Beat!

Our very special guest on the show this week is Marianna Szczygielska, aka DJ Cyborg Monkey! Marianna is a queer-feminist DJ, originally from Poland, and now based out of Budapest, Hungary.

DJ Cyborg Monkey is a mainstay on the radical queer music scene in Budapest, and a member of the feminist space Klit. Continue reading

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The Rebel Beat Podcast 027 – Romani Resistance Music, and 10 Years Since Katrina

Montreal-based, Moldovan-born Romani accordionist Sergiu Popa

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Welcome back to our weekly podcast for The Rebel Beat! This week, we had a renowned Romani accordionist, Sergiu Popa, come by the studio for an interview and live performance. We focused a lot not only on Roma music, but also the struggles of Roma people against racism and fascism in Europe and right here in Canada.

We also played a nice big set of New Orleans music in the first part of the show to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading