From lively spoken word about women liberation to soothing reggae music about racism, Voices of Resistance mixtape is a revolutionary expression at its best. From a snippet of a talk with Dead Prez on Palestine to an upbeat protest song against the Bedroom Tax – it’s great for you, download away!
The mix tape is a creative soundtrack that illustrates the diversity of music and poetry, and represents its title vibrantly: ‘Voices of Resistance’ There is socio-political poetry, ‘The Red Rose Means Death’ by James R Bell, With an empowering tone it is definitely a politically charged poem, like the other spoken word included, he ends his poem with the powerful line ‘Never forget! Never forgive!’.
Many societal issues are confronted in this mixtape such as misplaced hatred towards immigrants, the bedroom tax, austerity and class struggle. And in some of the raps a whole range of issues is expressed. These are people with a passion and a knack for creating music and poetry, soothing and nourishing, in a time of capitalist crisis.
I would recommend this mix tape to everyone, especially musicians and poets who are experimenting with their sound, form and content. Voices of Resistance Vol 1 is definitely a mixtape to all those who want to listen to voices of resistance of everyday people.
RENU – www.soundcloud.com/renu
Verbal Wisdam – www.soundcloud.com/verbalwisdam
Rot Jaws – www.rotjaws.com
Gertrude – www.gertruderock.com
RED blog – www.redrevolutionart.wordpress.com
Dead Prez – www.deadprezblog.wordpress.com
Doc Jazz – www.docjazz.com
Reem Anber – www.soundcloud.com/reem-anber
Dirty North – www.soundcloud.com/dirtynorth
Jim Adama – www.jimadama.bandcamp.com
Class Actions – www.classactionsuk.com
Louie B – www.soundcloud.com/guitarlouie
Ken Bodden – obituary at http://tinyurl.com/m9sckhm
Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! — www.frfi.co.uk
Voices of Resistance open the stage to hear from revolutionary youth in Britain and around the world. Presented by the Britain-based Activist organization Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! , a range of cultural and musical alternatives are united in this mix tape of original material. This comes at an important time as the British ruling class drive forward with Victorian-style cuts in welfare and criminalization of those most dependent on it. The millionaire politicians and their allies use racism as an age old tool to divide and rule the working class. Internationally, they push for more war and bloodshed to save their sinking system, while defending the apartheid régime of Israel.
And yet, with organization, inspire by poem and song, all of the division, silence and indifference to today’s situation can be exposed and overcome.