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The Rebel Beat is Firebrand Records podcast of radical political music across different genres, and across different continents, hosted and produced by Aaron Maiden on unceded Mohawk territory in Montreal.
It is the mixtape to a riot against police brutality. It is your nightly newscast set to bass and beats. It is a rallying cry against apathy. It is protest anthems from Hong Kong to Istanbul to Ferguson to Montreal.
The Rebel Beat drops once a month, and will feature interviews, collaborators, and accomplices. Get it through Firebrand Records’ Soundcloud page, and check out older episodes from Rebel Beat Radio here: http://www.rebelbeatradio.com.

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    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

The Rebel Beat is Firebrand Records podcast of radical political music across different genres, and across different continents, hosted and produced by Aaron Maiden on unceded Mohawk territory in Montreal.
It is the mixtape to a riot against police brutality. It is your nightly newscast set to bass and beats. It is a rallying cry against apathy. It is protest anthems from Hong Kong to Istanbul to Ferguson to Montreal.
The Rebel Beat drops once a month, and will feature interviews, collaborators, and accomplices. Get it through Firebrand Records’ Soundcloud page, and check out older episodes from Rebel Beat Radio here: http://www.rebelbeatradio.com.

    102: Test Their Logik on 10 years since the G20 in Toronto

    102: Test Their Logik on 10 years since the G20 in Toronto

    Exactly 10 years ago this June, Toronto was a battleground. The G20 had just invaded the city, with the leaders of the world’s largest economies meeting behind fortified fences to discuss pillaging the world. Outside were thousands of us, there to crash the meeting.

    The massive demos, and some rioting that followed, gave way to the largest mass arrest in Canadian history. Two of those people arrested were our guests on the program today, Testament and Illogik of the long-standing anarchist hip-hop duo Test Their Logik. They join us to reflect on the history of their group, the 10 year anniversary of the G20, and their new album "See".

    Like this podcast? Then support us on Patreon!

    Grab the new Test Their Logik album on their bandcamp page here! Also check out these other dope projects that Test Their Logik are involved in: Realitea Cannabucha, and the True Cost of Coal book with the Beehive Collective.

    Playlist

    Kay the Aquanaut, Cee Reality, Lee Reed - 123

    Test Their Logik - Rebel

    Test Their Logik - WCH (Class)

    Test Their Logik - B

    Test Their Logik - C

    Test Their Logik - Water

    Test Their Logik - G8 G20 Crash the meeting



    Other links to things we mentioned on the show:

    Uprise Daily podcast (give it a listen!), Policing Black LIves book by Robyn Maynard

    • 56 min
    101: Brivele & Anti-Fascist Klezmer from Then 'Til Now

    101: Brivele & Anti-Fascist Klezmer from Then 'Til Now

    Today we’re going back in time in a way and exploring some Yiddish radical classic tunes with Brivele! Brivele is a Seattle-based anti-fascist klezmer folk-punk trio who braid together oral history, Yiddish language, contemporary and old-country musical genres, American Vaudeville, and visual arts. Check out their Bandcamp page here! 

    I had a chance to speak with two members of the band a while ago, Stefanie and Maia, and they talk about the lineage of this music, and why it’s just as important to be putting out anti-fascist klezmer today as it was 100 years ago. 

    Video of members of Brivele playing with "Yiddishists Against Prisons" in Val-David, Quebec in 2019. 

    After 100 episodes of The Rebel Beat, we selected our top 5! Read the post on our website here. 

    Like this podcast? Then support us! www.patreon.com/rebelbeatradio 

    Playlist 

    Brivele - Bread and roses 

    Brivele - Hungry Y*d 

    Brivele - FTP in der Gasn 

    Brivele - Oy Zionists

    • 48 min
    100: A Mayday Love Letter and Collective Playlist

    100: A Mayday Love Letter and Collective Playlist

    This is it! We've finally reached the milestone of 100 episodes of The Rebel Beat. And to make it all the more sweet, this is our Mayday special!

    Franklin Lopez, long-time anarchist agitator, video ninja, and founder of Submedia is back to co-host as we discuss the history of The Rebel Beat, the significance of Mayday, the Wet'suwet'en uprising against pipelines, and staying rebellious in these pandemic times.

    PLUS, we have a ton of Mayday greetings and shoutouts from artists and rebels all over the world! So this episode is part collective playlist, and part collective love letter from us to you on this socially-distant Mayday.

    Like this podcast? Then support us!

    www.patreon.com/rebelbeatradio



    Tracklist

    Brivele - Bread and roses

    Geoff Berner - Dalloy polizei

    The Mayday Orchestra - Center of the storm

    Lia Rose - We are the ones

    Ramy Essam - Hela hela

    Chumbawamba - Voices that’s all

    Dolly Parton - 9-5

    A Tribe Called Red - Land Back

    Rebel Diaz - Which side are you on? (Remix)

    Immortal Technique - 3rd world

    Leslie Fish - Bella ciao

    The Proclaimers - The Joyful Kilmarnock Blues

    Ana Tijoux - Antifa dance

    Lee Reed - The rents

    Kareem Samara - Light for S.H.

    Norman Nawrocki - We are pickers and packers

    Dennis Brown - Revolution

    Pat Kelly - The workman’s song

    Victor Rice - Bebida

    Union Thugs - Héros et martyrs

    • 1 hr 34 min
    99: Irreversible Entanglements

    99: Irreversible Entanglements

    Irreversible Entanglements are a liberation-oriented free jazz collective formed in early 2015 by saxophonist Keir Neuringer, poet Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) and bassist Luke Stewart, who came together to perform at a Musicians Against Police Brutality event organized after the slaying of Akai Gurley by the NYPD. Their music is soothing, chaotic, powerful, and deeply rooted in movements for Black freedom and resistance.

    Today on the Rebel Beat we're joined by Keir and Luke from the band who join us from Philly and Washington D.C. respectively to talk about their new album "Who sent you?", band life under lockdown, and the radical politics of jazz improvisation. Enjoy!

    Episode 100 will be coming out on May Day (May 1st), and we want to hear from you! Send us your audio Mayday greetings to rebel@ckut.ca by April 27th

    Dig this podcast? Then support us! www.patreon.com/rebelbeatradio



    Tracklist

    Charles Mingus - Better git hit in your soul

    De La Soul - Say no go

    Irreversible Entanglements - Fireworks

    Irreversible Entanglements - Who sent you / Ritual

    Irreversible Entanglements - Chicago to Texas

    Irreversible Entanglements - The Code Noir / Amina

    Irreversible Entanglements - No mas

    • 51 min
    98: Snotty Nose Rez Kids

    98: Snotty Nose Rez Kids

    The Snotty Nose Rez Kids, an Indigenous hip-hop duo hailing from the Haisla nation, join us to chop it up about their new EP "Born Deadly", the #ShutDownCanada movement against pipelines and artist life under COVID-19.

    Like this podcast? Then support us!

    www.patreon.com/rebelbeatradio

    Paypal: rebel@ckut.ca

    Tracklist - Snotty Nose Rez Kids : 


    Real Deadly
    Warriors
    Cops with guns are the worst!!!
    KKKanada
    Boujee Natives
    Skoden

    • 46 min
    Rapid Dispatch - We're Back

    Rapid Dispatch - We're Back

    Just a quick note to say that we're coming back with some more Rebel Beat episodes very soon! Hang tight, and make sure you're subscribed!

    • 2 min

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6 Ratings

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Excellent !

Glad to see this is still around!

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Big up this podcast!

Urgent times call for a militant soundtrack! This podcast blows my mind!

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