The Rebel Beat
By Firebrand Records
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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.
||CleanChanging On The Fly Episode 1: This Game We Love, On Stolen Land||Hey Rebel Beat listeners! We interrupt our regular programming to bring you something special – the very first episode of Changing On The Fly, Aaron’s new podcast on hockey and radical politics! If you want to follow along with all future episodes,||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 089: Alanis Obomsawin – Legendary Abenaki Musician and Filmmaker||On this month’s show, we bring you into the studio and into the mind of the legendary Abenaki Indigenous musician and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. Alanis is 85 years young, and has a prolific career with over 50 documentaries under her belt. But whi||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 088: Kimmortal on Pipelines, Power, and Vancouver’s Finest FemmeC’s||On Episode 88 of The Rebel Beat, we have the pleasure of meeting Kimmortal. Kimmortal is a queer non-binary pilipinx artist based on unceded, unsurrendered Coast Salish Territories also known as Vancouver, BC (Canada). Her music is an inspiring mix o||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 087: Sounding off with the anarchist music journalists||This month’s episode of The Rebel Beat podcast features an interview with two people who are huge inspirations for the work we do on this show – Ron Sakolsky and Sheila Knopper. They’re anarchists. They’re grassroots music journalists. They||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 086: Saltwater Hank’s Stories From the North West||Welcome back to the latest edition of The Rebel Beat! Our special guest on the podcast this month is Jeremy Pahl, aka. Saltwater Hank. Jeremy is an Indigenous Gitga’at bluegrass artist from northern so-called BC in Canada. His music comes out of an||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 085: Dio Ganhdih||Welcome back to the latest episode of The Rebel Beat podcast! Our special guest on the show this month is Dio Ganhdih! Dio Ganhdih is a queer Indigenous MC, with roots in Awkwesasne Mohawk territory, and now based in NYC. She’s part of the epic Rev||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 084: May Day Special!||May 1st is May Day. It is your day. It is our day. It is a day to take back time from the bosses, landlords, and rulers of this Earth, and a day to celebrate resistance. Let this be your soundtrack. The Rebel Beat is back with our annual May Day spec||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCBC Radio Doc on Migrant Solidarity||Hey Rebel Beat people! So as you can tell, this is not part of the Rebel Beat’s regular programming. Unfortunately I won’t be putting out an episode of the podcast in April. I’m traveling through western Canada, and don’t have much time to do||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 083: LAL – From the Underground to the Frontlines||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.||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Rebel Beat 082: Burn Down Babylon with Maddie Ruthless and The Far East||We’re back with another monthly edition of The Rebel Beat, a Firebrand Records podcast, and your purveyors of class war on the dance floor, each and every moon cycle. Our special guest on the podcast this time around is Maddie Ruthless, the front w||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Big up this podcast!
Urgent times call for a militant soundtrack! This podcast blows my mind!
Glad to see this is still around!