Voices from an Illegal Nation – Hip Hop Benefit

Posted by admin on Jan 24th, 2010

no one is illegal presents…

Saturday January 30th @ Rhizome Cafe – 317 East Broadway. Doors at 8:00 & Show at 8:30. $5 – 20 by donation, no one turned away. All proceeds go to anti-Olympic convergence legal defense.

Join us for a night of rhymes and resistance in preparation for the anti-olympics convergence in Feb 2010. Be inspired by some of the most powerful hip hop artists from Seattle and Vancouver who will be providing a soundtrack of real music and conscious words for our collective struggle.

the line up:

canary sing
*<< official CD launch north of the border >> *
The mulatto in America functions as a canary in a coal mine. Canaries were used by coal miners to gauge how poisonous the air underground was. We are the first generation of canaries to survive, a little injured perhaps, but alive! (Danzy Senna, /Caucasia/). CanarySing is ispire and lioness.

If punk rock and blues met in a dark, cigarette-smoke hidden speakeasy in Gotham City, and overwhelmed by jazz-induced lust bore a child they raised in a ghetto to an alternative soundtrack, you’d get Khingz. He transcends the meanings of liberation through music and carries forth his vision to uplift minds in today’s society.

BPM is a dirty fusion of hip hop, bhangra and dancehall rhythm and rhymes, with some instrumentals and surprise vocals in the mix. Tarun Nayar, Nadia Chaney and Rupinder Sidhu work an intimate yet thumping vibe of conscious, fundamentally wicked sounds from the underground. Bound to the rhythm, bounce to the vision.

los migrantes
Arriving from different planes on the same stolen land to be welcomed by denial then raised by anti’s, mentored by stereos and reclaimed by community, Los Migrantes are influenced by their routes. Their sound is the grinding cadence of nomadic music, poetics and politics pushing the smoothe of horizons. In the midst of World War 0ngoing, turntablist/producer DJ Su-Comandante & lyricist Stahz Grandson offer
broken translation.

For more information contact email noii-van@resist.ca or call 778 552 2099

This event is organized and sponsored by No One Is Illegal and
Foundation Radio. www.nooneisillegal.org / www.foundationradio.ca

For more information on resistance to the 2010 Olympics visit:

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