Norman Nawrocki Music for Refugees, Bob Mackin Journalism and BC Election

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

2:00 Introduction and welcome

Today’s weather report


18:00  Music For Refugees and against fascism with Norman Nawrocki

We discuss this Montreal-based artist’s new project confronting issues of refugees. The compassionate and timely 18 track, 55 minute spoken word / music opus tells stories of refugees, migrants, immigrants, temporary foreign workers and those forced to leave their homes because of war, poverty, climate change, racism, persecution, violence, fascism, etc.

Despite more State initiated violence in some so-called ‘safe’ countries, they keep fighting for the right to live in peace & freedom. DISPLACED / MISPLACED, is a timely resistance music benefit album for Montreal’s Solidarity Across Borders & The Immigrant Workers Centre. Support these two groups with your purchase of the album here:

Since 1986, Nawrocki’s musical legacy is 29 albums both solo and with his many bands (Rhythm Activism, Bakunin’s Bum, Crocodile!, Wild Plains, etc.), plus 34 compilations. His last album was Heavenly Devils  (LPN 2016) with his East European-flavoured ensemble, DaZoque!

Nawrocki is also an internationally-acclaimed author of 14 books of poetry, short stories and a novel. The Montreal Gazette calls Nawrocki, ‘A local legend;’ The Globe & Mail, ‘A born showman.’ The Canadian Review of Literature in Performance says, ‘Nawrocki’s life and career would require a shelf full of books to document.’

30:00 Investigative journalist Bob Mackin of The Breaker speaks at a panel on the role of independent media in this provincial election.


Music: Roots Roundup play with DOA Rickshaw Theatre, April 1

50:00  Soldiers of Odin (SOO). After a debacle at last Sunday’s anti-racism rally in Vancouver, where rightwing extremists used a smoke bomb and sought confrontation, we explore SOO tactics, ideas and roots.





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