[imc-okanagan] Radio Tadamon! World Skip the Beat.

Stefan Christoff christoff at resist.ca
Mon Nov 12 23:30:16 PST 2007


From: Tadamon! <tadamon at resist.ca>


* Radio Tadamon! World Skip the Beat.
October 2007. World Music & Politics.

http://tadamon.resist.ca/index.php/post/963

Listen to a special Tadamon! edition of World Skip the Beat on CKUT, to hear
good music and good politics...

Music from all over the world carries messages of struggle!, and Tadamon wants
to celebrate this popular expression of popular cries of pain, of fights and of
victories. This show features music from Algeria, Uganda, Mali, Senegal, Congo,
Ivory Coast, Mexico, Brasil, Jamaica, Lebanon and Cap Verde.


* Exile:

The first section gives a sample of immigrant songs, having to deal with the
dire consequences of exile...

01: Ya Rayah, Rachid Taha (Diwân), Algeria
"You are leaving, where are you going to? You will come back. Many people,
before you and I, have regretted this move."

02: Exil (Dayrib), Idir/Geoffrey Oryema (Identités) Algeria / Uganda.
"I am from here and from there, but I always have a suitcase ready, in my
soul"...

03: Imidiwan Winakalin, Tinariwen (Aman Iman) Mali.
"I'm in a motherless land and my soul burns with unhappiness."

04: Immigrés/Bitim Rew, Youssou N.Dour (Immigrés) Senegal.


* Heroes:

Second section pays tribute to the great heroes and martyrs of popular struggle
all over the world.

Mehdi Ben Barka (Morocco, who was assassinated Oct 29, 1965), Patrice Lumumba
(Congo-Kinshasa), André Matswa (Congo-Brazzaville), Um Nyobe (Cameroun), Che
Guevara (Cuba), Malcolm X (USA), Abdel Kader (Algeria), Diallo Telly
(Guinea-Conakry), Norbert Zongo and Thomas Sankara (Burkina-Faso, who was
assassinated Oct 15, 1987) and others.

05: Les Immortels, Franklin Boukaka (A Paris) Congo-Brazzaville.

06: Les Martyrs, Tiken Jah Fakoly (Cours d'Histoire) Ivory-Coast.

07: Abdel Kader, Cheb Khaled (Hafla) Algeria.

08: Hasta Siempre, Motivés (Motivés) France.


* Resistance:

Third section celebrates resistance as heard in so-called world music. It
includes reference to the struggle against Bush, against the dictatorship in
Brasil in the 70s, but also in favour of the resistance, fighting back, and
especially the struggle of the Palestinians and the fight of Hezbollah in
Lebanon, both against Israeli apartheid. These are the struggles that Tadamon!
supports, here in Montreal.

09: Condoleeza Mona Risa, La Banda de Gaza
(Merengue de Bush à Bush) Mexico.

10: Apesar De Você, Chico Buarque (Chico Buarque 1978) Brasil.
"Today you're the one in charge, your word is final, there's no discussion
(...) In spite of you, tomorrow will be another day (...) You're going to pay,
and twice over, each tear shed in the pain of mine.(...) And I'm going to die
laughing "cause this day will come sooner than you think". Upon being
interrogated who você was, Chico responded: "It's a very authoritarian woman.:
The censorship had missed what everybody else in Brazil knew without a doubt,
that the voice in the song referred to general Emílio Garrastazu Médici, then
president of the republic.

11: Small Axe, Bob Marley (Burnin') Jamaica.
"If you are a big tree, we are a small axe, ready to cut you down."

12: Equal Rights, Peter Tosh (Equal Rights) Jamaica.
"I don't want no peace, I need equal rights and justice, in Palestine, Angola,
Botswana, Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Jamaica...

13: Fite Dem Back, Linton Kwesi Johnson (Forces of Victory) Jamaica.
"Fashist an di attack, Wi fite dem back"!

14: Nekwni s warrac n lzayer, Aït Menguellet (Ettes Ettes) Algeria.
"We, the youth of Algeria, we get hurt, everything around us is falling but we
will rebuild, against the odds."

15: Chte Douye, 100% Collègues (100% Collègues) France.
"Stand up, resist, resisting is the best way to feel alive, and when you are
alive, everything is possible."

16: Ounadikom, Ahmad Kaabour (Ounadikom) Lebanon.
"I call on you, I grasp your hand tight, I embrace the land that you step on
and I sacrifice my life for you."

17: Ana Amchi, Marcel Khalife (Dreamy Sunrise) Lebanon.
"I'm walking, walking tall, with an olive branch in my hand, and my coffin on
my shoulder."

18: Dimokransa, Mayra Andrade (Navega) Cap Verde.
"Lies have become our daily bread, we are hiding behind demagogy, the majority
is satisfied, happily paddling in its democracy."

19: Safi, Rachid Taha (Tékitoi) Algeria.
"Everything is blocked, there is no more law, talking is forbidden, only one
party: this is not democracy."


* Colonization:

4th section does not fail to mention the fight
against colonization as Canada is also a stolen land.

20: 400 years, Peter Tosh/Bob Marley (Catch a Fire) Jamaica.

21: Columbus, Burning Spear (Hail H.I.M.) Jamaica.


* Revolution:

And the show ends with the message:
"It takes a revolution to make a solution."

22: Revolution, Bob Marley (Natty Dread) Jamaica.


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* World Skip the Beat:
http://www.myspace.com/worldskipthebeat

* CKUT Radio:
http://www.ckut.ca

* Tadamon! Montreal
http://tadamon.resist.ca

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