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Marc Ribot Songs of Resistance

Marc Ribot Songs of Resistance

Marc Ribot Songs of Resistance

Line-up : Marc Ribot, guitar / Shahzad Ismaily, percussion, utility player / James Brandon Lewis, saxophon / Domenica Fossatie, backup vocals, percussion, flute

Marc Ribot is working on a political album dubbed Songs of Resistance,

I’ve been on a number of protests, and what I noticed was that I think we’re faced with a challenge to democracy,” he says. “And I think that people need to get out and protest and have. But I’ve noticed that when people are marching, they don’t seem to have access to our musical traditions of protest.

I’ve taken certain tunes from the Civil Rights movement and others from the partisan movement in Europe during World War II and then some originals and then a few tunes from other places in the world. For example, there’s a Paquita la del Barrio tune from Mexico. She’s a Mexican romantic ballad singer, but this tune is so raw. It’s called ‘Rata de los Patas” – “Rat With Two Legs.” And I’m telling you, the lyrics are so brutal it makes the Dead Kennedys seem nice by comparison.”


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