The Rebel Beat Podcast 040 – Submedia Rocks Israeli Apartheid

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Hi! Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat!

It almost feels like way too long, but this week we’ve got our regular collaborator Frank from Submedia.TV back in studio with us. Since November 29th is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, we took the opportunity to highlight the amazing liberation movement in occupied Palestine, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and play some music by artists who ha12299121_550361788446685_1636856390685823063_nve heeded the call to boycott Israeli apartheid. As an inspiring example, in Montreal in 2010,  500 artists signed an open statement pledging their support for Palestine. 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 033 – Revolution Fest III preview

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We’re back for another weekly edition of The Rebel Beat! No interviews on the show this week, just 2 hours of revolutionary music in your ears! We did a preview of Revolution Fest III in Montreal, played some wicked queer tunes from artists like Gay Panic and Femmepire, and also heard some nice new stuff from Firebrand Records artists Bell’s Roar and The Last Internationale. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat podcast 031 – Smash the Fash! Antifa music

 

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Lace up your boots, my friends, dust off your brass knuckles, and get ready for another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! This week on the show, we laid down a raucous, at times brutal, at times folky, antifascist music set. This is in following with our previous discussions on the unfolding refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, the response of fascist governments and their shock troops in several countries, but also on the heroic solidarity of anti-fascist militants, not to mention the bravery of the migrants themselves.

But we also look at the recent mobilizations against the xenophobic neo-nazi scumbags of Pegida in Toronto and Montreal. In both cities, anti-fascist and anti-racist protestors sent those Pegida bottom-feeders running scared! Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 026 – Son of Nun on Baltimore, Police, #BlackLivesMatter, and Being True to Yourself

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Welcome back to another edition of The Rebel Beat – class war on the dancefloor, and in your ears every week!

Our special guest on the program this week was none other than Baltimore MC Son of Nun. Son of Nun has been sewing the seeds of rebellion with his militant and inspiring radical hip-hop for over a decade now, but he recently came to our attention again with his new single “It’s like that”. This tune is a powerful reflection on the Baltimore uprising following the police murder of Freddie Gray. During the ensuing protests, Son of Nun put his skills as a paramedic (his day job) to good use, and was working as a street medic to treat people for injuries inflicted by cops. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 023 – #ItGetsLouder

 

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After taking a week off from the show, we’re back with another podcast this week! On the menu: some highlights from Montreal’s Nuits d’Afrique festival, new music from political hardcore legends Refused and up-and-comers Downtown Boys, plus a HUGE queer music set to celebrate summer, gay marriage, and gay divorce.

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The Rebel Beat Podcast 020 – Original Rebel Dread Don Letts on Race, Riots, and Making Music Dangerous Again

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! It was a huge honour to welcome the legendary UK DJ Don Letts as our special guest on the show this week!

It is no exaggeration to say that punk rock would not be the same today were it not for Don Letts. As a staple on the early London punk rock scene, Don was best known as the DJ at the infamous club The Roxy. As a Londoner of Jamaican descent, Don famously brought reggae to the punks, hence starting a movement which bridged continents, genres, and brought together working class youth across racial lines. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 017 – Suoni Per Il Popolo/Sounds for the People

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Welcome back to another Rebel Beat podcast! This week on the show, we bring you a preview of some of the more politically charged events of the incredible Suoni Per Il Popolo festival, running throughout th11206887_689456121159466_1646908265616346016_oe month of June in Montreal.

We had a studio packed full of awesome guests this week. Amy Darwish of the Middle-East solidarity collective Tadamon! came through to tell us about the Artists Against Apartheid compilation launch show happening on June 5, with a whole line-up of talented musicians supporting the Palestinian liberation struggle. Continue reading

The Rebel Beat Podcast 016 – Author/DJ Dawn Paley Drops Big Tunes From Puebla

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DJ Dawn Paley

Welcome back to our weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat, right here on the radical mothership CKUT Radio!

This week on the show, our special guest co-host is Dawn Paley, an author, independent journalist, and DJ extraordinaire. Dawn is based in Puebla, Mexico, and for years, her work has been focused on bringing forward the voices of those most impacted by capitalism, imperialism, and the drug war in Latin America. Last fall, she released her first book ever, Drug War Capitalism, on AK Press. Continue reading