What does it sound like if you take two dedicated activists with incredible rhythmic and vocal sensibilities, throw them into a loft studio, and keep them staunchly in the underground music scene for over 20 years? Well that is what LAL is all about. This electronic music duo of Rosina Kazi and Nicholas Murray, aka LAL, have been holding it down in Toronto for more than two decades, providing frontline support to groups like Black Lives Matter and No One Is Illegal, and pumping out inspiring music all along the way. They are our guests today on the show.
On our Turn It Up segment, we discuss venues that are shutting down because of gentrification, but also Talib Kweli’s righteous stance to cancel a show in Kansas City because they booked a swastika-sporting Norwegian metal band.
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Tune Yards – Colonizer
Xenia Rubinos – Mexican chef
LAL – Rules were meant to be broken
LAL – Brown Eyed Warrior
LAL – Find Safety
LAL – Where we belong
LAL – Your body could start a war (feat. Leah)
Son of Nun – Born again