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Talking Radical Radio

Music and grassroots politics in Montreal

November 11, 2015
| Musician and community organizer Stefan Christoff talks about the connections between music and radical grassroots politics.
Length: 28:15 minutes (25.88 MB)

Jeff Gunn

November 4, 2015
| Jeff talks about happiness, creative energy, why he's interested in emotional connections and global imbalance.
Length: 15:03 minutes (17.24 MB)

'Because we knew we could': Mariachi Flor de Toloache on Mariachi music and tearing down machismo

September 15, 2015
| In this episode, Mariachi Flor de Toloache's codirectors, Mireya Ramos and Shae Fiol, share the history of Mariachi music, the founding of the band, and tearing down machismo culture.
Length: 58:24 minutes (106.96 MB)
rabble radio special

Singing and strategizing: Election Soundup Episode #1

September 4, 2015
| The first episode in a weekly roundup of information, tools and techniques to win #elxn42.
Length: 17:25 minutes (23.93 MB)

One-woman show tackles story of first Jewish person in Canada

March 1, 2015
| Toronto artist Heather Hermant brings her one-woman show, "ribcage: this wide passage," to Vancouver this week. The performance tells the story of Esther Brandeau who came to colonial Canada in 1738.
Length: 14:20 minutes (13.13 MB)

Girls Rock Camp: Chords of confidence and co-operation

Photo: Carmen Leah

I was privileged over the summer to be allowed to drop in on Toronto's Girls Rock Camp, hopscotching from room to room as various groups were working out songs. It was a marvel to witness girls teaming up musically:

"Well I think it might work better in F-sharp."

"You think so? Let's try it." (they jam)

"Or maybe we can try this chord?"  (audio sample)

"Oh that works better!"


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Maya Jupiter on women, culture, and what it means to be hip-hop

November 7, 2014
| The Chicana MC discusses the hypersexualization of women in hip-hop and what hip-hop means for transnational communities.
Length: 21:38 minutes (39.62 MB)

The Coup's aggressive, danceable, and hopeful musical revolution

September 4, 2014
| In an interview with Boots Riley of "punk-funk, Communist revolution" band, The Coup, we talk the band, bringing the revolution to art, withholding labour, hopeful organizing in Oakland and more.
Length: 22:44 minutes (20.82 MB)
No One Is Illegal

No One Is Illegal Radio: Fear of a Black Planet

February 3, 2014
| Black power, resistance, and music in Canada and beyond
Length: 52:50 minutes (48.37 MB)
The F Word

Women in music

January 11, 2014
| The F Word highlights new and emerging female musicians, featuring music by Tune Yards, Grimes and Kathleen Edwards.
Length: 16:40 minutes (19.08 MB)
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