The Rebel Beat Se2 Ep9: Dave Zirin and the Music at the Edge of Sports

 

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Welcome back to another monthly episode of The Rebel Beat, a Firebrand Records podcast, and your spot for class war on the dance floor.

Our special guest this month is none other than Dave Zirin, author and host of the Edge of Sports podcast. Dave’s work delves into the fascinating collisions between sports and politics, and his work is incredibly inspiring for activists, sports fans, and activist sports fans! But importantly, Dave is also a huge lover of music, and that love really comes across in the podcast. He was in Montreal last month for an event, and we sat down for an interview over bagels, lox, and plenty of coffee.

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In Firebrand Records news, we bring you an exclusive premiere of the new Built for the Sea single, “The Falling kind”.

And finally, in our Turn It Up segment, we look at bands standing up to racism at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX.

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*Playlist*
The Hot 8 Brass Band – It’s real
Rude Mechanical Orchestra – Smash-a-bank polka
The Soul Rebels – Get lucky
Charles Mingus – Free Cell Block F, ‘tis Nazi USA
Built For The Sea – The falling kind
Cannonball Adderley – Walk tall
Downtown Boys – Wave of history

 

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The Rebel Beat Podcast 059 – Howl Arts Festival Inspires Montreal

 

 

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Boom! Welcome back to another weekly edition of The Rebel Beat! Just a reminder that in a few weeks, we sadly won’t be doing this on a weekly basis any more, so if you haven’t subscribed to the podcast yet, do it now on iTunes or Stitcher! And, no matter where you subscribe, be sure to leave us a review and rating!

This week on the program, we bring you an overview of the annual Howl Arts Festival in Montreal. If you’re not familiar with the Howl Arts collective, they are a grouping of radical activists and artists in Montreal, trying to bridge the divides between culture and social movements. Not only do they put on amazing concerts and release amazing music, but they also organize interventions where artists speak out against gentrification, austerity, and police brutality. All said, we have a lot affinity with them here at The Rebel Beat. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat podcast 036 – Funding Drive Special!

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Welcome back to our weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! This week it was our Funding Drive special on the show. What does that mean? It means that for the rest of the year, this podcast is gonna be 100% free. But once a year, we turn to our listeners to support The Rebel Beat and CKUT Radio, our mothership. What this means is that it keeps community in the hands of the community, and not in the hands of corporations or the state. So by donating, you’re guaranteeing more class war on the dancefloor, in your ears, and in your mind.

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On the show this week, we had the amazing privilege of having Montreal afro-futurist jazzy-funk ensemble dArk mAAt’r in studio with us for a live performance. Plus we also had Frank from Submedia.TV in the house with us for our monthly collaboration! Submedia are also holding a taco-sourcing fundraising campaign right now, so head on over here and throw some change in their taco fund!

http://submedia.tv/tacos/projects/submedias-fall-taco-sourcing-campaign/

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The Rebel Beat

The Rebel Beat Podcast 032 – DJ Andy Williams and the Diaspora of Jazz

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Welcome back to this week’s edition of The Rebel Beat podcast. On this show, it is our huge pleasure to welcome back our guest DJ Andy Williams of The Goods and the Jazz Amnesty Sound System. Andy is a veritable local DJ legend in Montreal, and this was the second time we’ve had him on The Rebel Beat, following his amazing set on jazz and the Civil Rights Movement for Black History Month.

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The Rebel Beat podcast #006 – Matana Roberts

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! This week, we bring you a feature conversation with Matana Roberts. Matana is a NYC-based, internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. In February, she released her latest album, “Coin Coin Chapter 3: River Run Thee” on Constellation Records. Continue reading

Coming up: Matana Roberts interview on The Rebel Beat – March 18

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On the show this week, we are pleased to bring you an interview with Matana Roberts! Matana is an internationally renowned composer, band leader, saxophonist, sound experimentalist and mixed-media practitioner. She just put out her new album “Coin Coin Chapter 3: River Run Thee” on the ever-rad Constellation Records (the label of bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Silver Mount Zion).

Matana first caught our attention while she was spending lots of time in Montreal and recent years, and playing several benefit shows for Artists Against Apartheid and the Howl arts collective. She often is making powerful political statement through her music on many different issues, most notably recently with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

We got to speak to Matana about her new album, identity, lineage, and more. Tune in this Wednesday, March 18 from 10pm-12am on CKUT radio to hear it!

And to make things even better, if you tune in live, we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to Matana’s album launch show in Montreal to one lucky listener!

In coming weeks, we have some amazing interviews coming your way with artists such as M-1 of Dead Prez, Simone Schmidt of Fiver and The Highest Order, Lee Reed, Blackbird Raum, and more.

The Rebel Beat Podcast #003 – DJ Andy Williams on Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement

DJ Andy Williams, doin' his thing.

DJ Andy Williams, doin’ his thing.

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat – class war on the dancefloor coming straight at your ears every Wednesday from 10pm-12am EST on CKUT in Montreal.

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This week we continued our Black History Month series by welcoming in part of the CKUT family, the one and only DJ Andy Williams from The Goods crew and Jazz Amnesty Sound System. Andy has been teaching a course in the McGill School for Continuing Education on jazz and the civil rights movement, so he brought in some beautiful vinyl from that era, and gave us a veritable history lesson on this liberation music! Continue reading