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Voices Across Borders

May 31, 2023
Voices Across Borders

A mix for Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

This mix features mostly local Montreal artists, particularly musicians, who have been involved in the intersections of social movements and the arts. I have selected a series of live recordings from local concerts where these connections were actively explored. You will particularly hear recordings from local shows supported by CKUT 90.3FM campus / community radio that were part of the Artists Against Apartheid series, which launched in Montreal around the time that the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement to support Palestinian human rights was announced internationally. Montreal was the first city internationally that saw hundreds of artists openly backing the BDS movement

Also there are many artists in this mix who have been deeply involved in migrant justice movements, particularly around community organizations like the Immigrant Workers Centre and campaigns emerging from networks like Solidarity Across Borders. I share this mix as a longtime friend and collaborator with many artists within the Justseeds network, thank you for listening. –– Stefan Christoff

Track listing (artist name / track name) 

01. Sarah Pagé – Noonday Bells 

02. Narcy – Tourist feat. Ian Kamau 

03. Ardavan étude – Amir Amiri & Becky Wenham 

04. Vox Sambou – live at Artists Against Apartheid 

05. Jason Blackbird Selman & DJ Andy Williams – Africa 

06. Kaie Kellough & DJ Andy Williams – Crick Crack 

07. Weshida – 11/8 Balkan 

08. A Fish On Land – Lhasa de Sela + Esmerine 

09. Esmerine – Sprouts 

10. Stella Adjokê – Plaisir Papillon (excerpt) 

11. Tiken Jah Fakoly – Plus Rien Ne M’Etonne 

12. Vox Sambou – Toya

Listen HERE.

[Stefan Christoff, the organizer of this mix, is a long-time friend of Justseeds. He lives and works in Montreal, where he is involved and helps organize in Free City Radio, #MusiciansForPalestine, and the Imaging Apartheid poster series.]

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