Hello Rebel Beat listeners!
Mayday (International Workers’ Day) is just around the corner, and we need you for our special May 1st Rebel Beat podcast episode!
Send us your Mayday greetings! Pick up your phone or laptop, and record yourself answering the question: “What does Mayday mean to you?”
Slap a song request on there, and send the recording by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Facebook.
If you send your greeting by April 30th, we’ll play it on the podcast! So get yer working class asses into gear and help us celebrate MayDay!
Hi Rebel Beat listeners!
Hope this message finds you well, and the coming of spring is keeping your revolutionary spirits lifted!
Even though we’re just about to release our April edition of the podcast, I’m already looking ahead to our May episode. I’m doing a MayDay special for the Rebel Beat, and I want it to be filled with voices and greetings from our listeners. So I need your help!
I want you to send me a quick (1-2 minute) audio recording (you can do this on your phone or computer) of your MayDay greeting to other Rebel Beat listeners. The greeting can answer the question “What does MayDay mean to you?” You can also include a request for your favourite MayDay song! Anything that pumps you up while you’re heading out to a protest or picket line. And I guarantee we’ll play it on the show if you send us a greeting!
You can send me the audio files by April 30 at the latest to email@example.com, or through The Rebel Beat Facebook page:
Here’s one of our favourite Mayday tunes. Enjoy!
On this special edition of The Rebel Beat, we catch up with our old collaborator Frank at Submedia.TV to tell us about their exciting new monthly project Trouble!
Trouble is a monthly anarchist video documentary series, and the first one is launching March 26th! You can get it on the newly revamped Submedia page.
Plus Frank picked out a killer track from Savage Fam, “Like smoke”. Enjoy!
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Back in October, we at the Rebel Beat had the honour of participating in an amazing panel discussion put on by the Interference Archive in Brooklyn, New York.
In case you missed it, you can have a listen to the whole panel here! Full description of the panel below. And be sure to subscribe to the Interference Archive’s podcast, “Audio Interference”, here:
To mark the occasion of the launch of Season 2 of Audio Interference, we hosted a panel discussion on the use of podcasts as propaganda and community building tools. The event was held at Interference Archive on October 4, 2016. Panelists included:
-Julie Golia, Director of Public History at Brooklyn Historical Society and co-host and producer of Flatbush + Main
-Zaheer Ali, Oral Historian at Brooklyn Historical Society and co-host and producer of Flatbush + Main
-Aaron Lakoff, curator and host of Rebel Beat
-Kaitlin Prest, creative director and host of The Heart, a podcast and art project exploring love, bodies, gender and sexuality distributed by Radiotopia by PRX
-Tennessee Jane Watson, a reporter, artist and educator, who produces audio documentaries, oral histories, sound installations and youth media projects
-Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director at Brooklyn Movement Center and co-host and co-producer of The Third Rail.
The panel was moderated by Louise Barry, one of the creators of Audio Interference.
Music: “Picture Book” by Dave Depper, courtesy of the Free Music Archive. Produced by Interference Archive.
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On this edition of The Rebel Beat, we bring you to the streets of The Bronx. We met up with RodStarz, one half of the prolific revolutionary hip-hop duo Rebel Diaz, at the Madres en Movimiento community space that they help to run. Surrounded by radical books, recording equipment, and movement murals, we talked about the history of hip-hop in the Bronx, community spaces (such as the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective), gentrification, and much more. Continue reading
American elections got you down? Then it sounds like you need a good dose of revolutionary music! Never fear, because we’re back with the latest edition of The Rebel Beat, a Firebrand Records podcast!
Our special guest on the show this week is the raging Scotish anarcho-punk
band Oi Polloi! They’ve been churning out 100% anti-fascist street-crust since 1981, and they show no signs of slowing down. Aaron caught up with them while they were in Montreal for Revolution Fest, and we’ll hear an in-depth conversation on everything from Brexit and Scotish independence, to protecting Gaelic and other Indigenous languages, to BASHING THE FASH! Continue reading
Hello dear friends, fans, and listeners of The Rebel Beat,
We recently launched a Patreon supporter page for our podcast!
If you’re not already familiar with Patreon, it’s a super easy and fun way to support creative workers such as myself with monthly donations (charged to your credit card or Paypal account so you don’t need to even worry about it!).
So if you like this podcast, please consider supporting us with $1, $5 or whatever you can afford per month! Go here and sign up today!
If you sign up before October 11th, you’ll get a special shout-out on our next episode, which drops on October 12th with bell’s roar
We have awesome rewards for everyone who signs up, including exclusive mix-tapes, pins, t-shirts, and advance downloads of each episode.
Love and solidarity,
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Welcome back to the latest episode of The Rebel Beat, a Firebrand Records podcast!
Our special guest on the show this week is Giordano Nani of The Juice Media. The Juice Media are an Australian collective of radical video ninjas who famously produced The Juice Rap news for over 5 years, garnering millions of views and faithful fans around the world. Their poignant, satirical rap videos touch on issues of colonialism and Indigenous resistance, security culture in the face of state surveillance, and the war against migrants. Be sure to check them out!
We also gave shout outs to the Standing Rock resistance against the Dakota Access pipeline, and the #BlackLivesMatter movement for supporting the Palestinian #BDS call.
And finally, we end with our Turn it Up segment, this time for Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip.
Zach de la Rocha & El P – Digging for windows
A Tribed Called Red feat. Yasiin Bey & Narcy – R.E.D.
Son of Nun – Free Palestine
Beatnick, K-Salaam, Talib Kweli, M-1 – Checkpoints: Ghetto to Gaza
Sandhill – Kubrick
Provocalz & co. – Stand Proud
The Tragically Hip – Goodnight Attawapiskat
Google Play: play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#…rjhp2r36gzpypnuku
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Hi! We’re back with a quick update to say we haven’t gone anywhere! We’re taking a bit of time off before re-launching as an official Firebrand Records podcast in July. In the meantime, we’re planning some amazing interviews, including one we just did with the Montreal hip-hop supergroup Nomadic Massive (and we’ve got a little teaser of that interview here).
Soon, you’ll be able to subscribe to the Rebel Beat podcast via the TuneIn app, and of course you can still find us on Stitcher and iTunes.
And most importantly, we want to hear from YOU! Got some music suggestions or requests for us? Any artists out there we should interview? Hit us up on Twitter @rebelbeatradio, on Facebook, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer’s here, so turn up the heat! Smash the state! See you on the streets, and on the dance floors.