IR 14 Direct Action
In 2004 the blue vinyl IR1 was released featuring
|This cd features long time IR collaborator Dr
Das ,mad mike (underground
resistance ) the krikati indians of brasil mixed by steven stanley (who
mixed Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love","Black Uhuru dub albums,"Talking
Heads","B 52s") with artwork and photos by dubdem, angela
sterritt and mapuchedub alongside titling dub , sequencing and production
by prasonik,tapedave and the ghost.
This disc marks the FIRST time a detroit electro track has been mixed in jamaica. With its mixture of tablas, dub, detroit techno influences, the participation of the indigenous krikati people from Brasil the cd deliberately sets out to dissolve musical boundaries .
With their survival and physical existence threatened by poaching cattle ranchers and other interested in their land the krikati pleaded for many years with brasilian state authorities who ignored the pleas of this small group of indigenous people .The krikati decided to take direct action and armed only with bows and arrows and alot of courage they burnt down the electricity
powerlines that were on their ancestral lands,knocking out power in the major cities nearby.Their
action prompted the electricity company fearful of loosing more profit to force the state government to negotiate with the krikati.News of this sucesful action by the krikati was suppressed in brasil. This
trak is about this action.Part of the lyrics in the krikati language JE are them saying "the resistance
The release is currently available on iTunes, cd baby and Beatport
IR13 features the mixing wizardy of steven stanley and soy sos,
the awesome bass of dr das and traditonal singing from the solomon islands(tohununo),
turtle island (jimmy dick) and the dub beautiful vocals of soma mestizo's
christiane D. Dub and groove meet in a mystical form.
You can also download the artwork for the 3 vinyls by clicking on the images
IR12 highlights the first ever recording of a senegalese group
playing traditional assiko music (the
I R12 a mis en relief le tout premier enregistrement d"Assiko
une musique traditionelle senegalaise. Cette performance fut executee
par l"ensemble fantastique de batteurs de tambour le Technosiko en
collaboration avec le chanteur bresilien Dandaradub. Cette oeuvre
2007 saw IR release 3 seven inch vinyl records IR 11, 1R 12 and IR13
that were pressed at Tuff Gong in Kingston, Jamaica.
IR10 Indigenous Dublands On this 6 track cd you can hear
1st. track Sacred Power:Embracing A Free Leonard Peltier featuring
dr das (ex -asian dub
2nd. IR Communiquation F**k Patriarchy (Tapedave Treetop mix)
IR reworks dr das track "communique " from his "Emergency
Basslines " cd adds its own anti sexism message by kokonda dub which
urges men to support radical women with additional dub architecture by
3rd. Tatoo Dub mix (Soy Sos mix :Tapedave edit) enter into sacred
world of sosolakam .Soy Sos (Soma mestizo, 3 gen walking) uses the traditonal
instruments of solomon islands played by saevo and tohununo to create
an atmospheric dub track highlighted by the dub beautiful vocals of traditional
singer tohununo and soma mestizo vocalist Christiane D . Soma mestizo
has just launched a new cd Telomere search for it!
4th. Make A Stand (dr das meets sly n robbie) feel the funk alongside
a message of self reliance/ non compliance.
5th. Original Sosolakam Rockers (Saevo mix) solomon islands' musician
saevo adds solomon islands noseflute and keyboards to jamaican nyabinghi
drums and swampy cree traditional singing in a track inspired by the dub
vibes of augustus pablo.The first time a track has been done to
6th. Sacred Power Chanting Cree mix jimmy's full throttle cree
chanting unleashed into a funk dub mix courtesy of mixmaster steven stanley.
dub search out these tracks from"Indigenous Dublands"
IR has also published the book "IR9 Indigenous and Black Wisdub"featuring
rich visual dub mixes by brasilian graphic designer Dubdem including dub
photos of jamaica. This book features dub philosphy and wisdoms/wisdubs
which draws on black and indigenous political thought and reasonings from
|"Leaders know you cant trust one who follows.
Followers know not to trust one who leads.They say whoever has the most
money has the most power.Thats not true. Whoever makes the most money basically
is greedy! They say whoever controls the political system thats power.No
thats not power Thats exploitation and deceit! But if we believe these things
are power then obviously we dont know ourselves and we dont trust ourselves
enough to know that we are connected to the real power source which is life
and earth." John Trudell.
"One has to state that all premises that men have as women are basically wrong and you start from
there. Even the language is wrong.We almost have to create a new language which shows respect for women.I think as men if we walked in womens shoes for a while we would be outraged." Douglas Cardinall.
"The money world/ this money world is moving too fast/ for people to to take notice of things/ things that are important/ this is the blindness that will defeat them/in the ways of the sacred indigenous world the peoples eyes were open/they were encourged not too concentrate on accumulating material possessions /instead they were taught to accumulate a wide range of survival skills, knowledge and understandings they could take with them wherever they travelled and moved" Tohununo.
You can download the free pdf of this book here
IR has also completed the documentary "IR6" filmed in the South Pacific Island of Sosolakam and the Amazon jungle. IR6 explores among other things the travelling and meeting of africans and indigenous peoples in various parts of the world prior to european arrival in the americas &south pacific. I.R videos are also up on Youtube just search for indigenousresistance among the videos you can view are "At least American Indian People Know How They Have Been F**Ked Around" the title says it all and at the same time the video debunks the myth that people of colour dont read and dont value books.