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A digital album of ground-breaking revolutionary and political music featuring songs written and produced by a line-up of artists from 33 countries, including Egypt, Syria and Somalia, will be available as a free download from Monday 14 October 2013.

33RPM - Voices of the Revolution presents contributions from the internationally-renowned Sudanese recording artist, activist and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal, Syrian-American MC Omar Offendum, enchanting Chilean folk-rock star Camila Moreno, pioneering Egyptian rapper Zap Tharwat, Italian Hip-Hop group Zero Plastica and leading British performance poet Dean Atta amongst others.

The collection of songs chronicles oppression, uprisings, land rights issues, political and social abuses and acts of revolution, such as the anti-militant track ‘No to Al-Shabab’ by Somali hip hop collective Waayaha Cusub, a dedication to children in conflict zones around the world by India’s alt-rock band Imphal Talkies in ‘Lullaby’, and the Arab Spring anthem ‘Kelmti Horra (My Word Is Free)’ by Tunisian singer-songwriter and “Fairuz of her generation” Emel Mathlouthi.

Drawn directly from the experiences of established and emerging artists representing over 33 countries across 5 continents, the album offers a striking snapshot of places of conflict, war, oppression, resistance and revolution shared through diverse styles and genres of music including Afrofuturismo, soulful New Zealand reggae, Electro Caribe, Malian hip hop and Iranian electronica.

33RPM – Voices of the Revolution was officially launched by Emmanuel Jal at Imperial War Museum North (Manchester, UK) on Sunday 13 October 2013, as part of the Manchester Weekender and IWM’s Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War exhibition.

“It's amazing to be part of this project that brings thirty three artists together from different parts of our world, from thirty three different countries to combine strong voices and bring them together to echo and amplify, and to shine a spotlight on dark places so evil can perform less.”
– Emmanuel Jal

33RPM – Voices of the Revolution is a collaborative project between four independent international grassroots music organizations; Un-Convention (UK), Nomadic Wax (USA), Fora Do Eixo (Brasil) and Tiuna El Fuerte (Venezuela).

The project is also supported by the In Place of War research centre at the University of Manchester (UK).

“Un-Convention and In Place of War are organisations dedicated to telling the stories of artists from sites of conflict, revolution and communities at conflict across the globe. We are delighted to have brought together such an incredible selection of revolutionary voices spanning the globe through the 33RPM release. The music is groundbreaking, politicised and socially conscious. We hope that this release will amplify the voices of the artists.”

– Ruth Daniel, Un-Convention

33RPM – Voices of the Revolution is available as a free digital download via  HYPERLINK "https://33rpmvoices.bandcamp.com/album/33rpm-voices-of-the-revolution"Bandcamp from Monday 14 October 2013.


Notes to Editors

Interviews with selected artists and partners, hi-res images and further information are available on request

Media enquiries
Lyle Bignon  HYPERLINK "mailto:lyle.bignon@btinternet.com"lyle.bignon@btinternet.com / +44 (0)7718 864 442

33RPM – Voices of the Revolution tracklisting
1. Omar Offendum - #Syria (Syria / USA)
2. Amkoullel – Vote! (Mali)
3. Octopizzo– Toboa (feat. AntoNeosoul) (Kenya)
4. Waayaha Cusub – No to Al-Shabab (Somalia / Kenya)
5. Keur Gui – No Slacktivism (Senegal)
6. Emmanuel Jal – We Want Peace (Sudan)
7. Outernational – Fighting Song (USA)
8. Dixebra – La Danza (Asturias / Spain)
9. Kabul Dreams – Good Morning Freedom (Afghanistan)
10. Emel Mathlouthi – Kelmti Horra (Tunisia)
11. Ahmed Shedid – Injustice is Country (Egypt)
12. Shadia Mansour – 'Al Kufiyyeh 3arabeyyeh' (feat. M1) (Palestine / UK)
13. Native Sun – Suffer No More (Mozambique / UK)
14. Cultura y Libertad – Tierra Mágica (Colombia)
15. Jun Tzu – The Bridge (Northern Ireland / UK)
16. Mentenguerra – Pasión y Fuego (feat. Noglobal) (Spain)
17. NRG Rising – From Darkness to Light (New Zealand)
18. Imphal Talkies – Lullaby (India)
19. Nile – President (Revolution Songs) (Sudan / UAE)
20. 3 Meters Away – Open Your Eyes (Yemen)
21. Elemotho – A Dose of Reality (feat. John Trudell) (Namibia)
22. Outspoken & The Essence – The Slave Master's Whip (Zimbabwe)
23. Yao Bobby – (R)evolution (feat. Fredy Massamba) (Togo / France)
24. Zero Plastica – Ge8 (Italy)
25. Bituaya – Suenan Las Sirenas (Venezuela)
26. Camila Moreno – Yo Enterré Mis Muertos En Tierra (Chile)
27. Roberto Rossell – Salud Para Luchar, Revolutión Para Triunfar (ft. Eskuadrón Patriota) (Cuba)
28. Bocafloja – Segundos (Mexico)
29. Zap Tharwat – Ehlam (feat. Mostafa Negm) (Egypt / Jordan)
30. Burney MC – Walk to Work (Uganda)
31. Alesh – Reveil / The Awakening (DRC)
32. The Casualty Process – War of the Others (Iran)
33. Dean Atta – Revolution (UK)

Un-Convention is a not for profit global grassroots independent music network that organises events across five continents and in cities from Swansea to Sao Paulo. Un-Convention annually involves 1,500 artists and bands, 16,400 participants, 36,000 gig goers and 140,000 people online. Of those attending Un-Convention, 40% of people are from disadvantaged backgrounds. It happens in some of the most amazing spaces including The Roundhouse UK and Auditorio Ibirapuera Brasil, and as part of some incredible festivals like Primavera Sound in Spain, Goiânia Noise Festival, Brasil and MICA, Argentina.

Nomadic Wax is a U.S. based social enterprise that produces music, film and educational events aimed at creating cross-cultural exchange and increasing awareness of global issues. Nomadic Wax links diverse communities and encourages social and cultural dialogues through art. Founded in 2001 as a fair trade record label and production company of African hip-hop and urban music, Nomadic Wax has grown into an internationally recognized brand firmly rooted at the intersection of urban media and social change.

Fora Do Eixo is a network of creative - http://foradoeixo.org.br

Tiuna el Fuerte is a community collective that uses art, music and culture to transform the barrio of El Valle in Caracas, Venezuela. The organisation hosts a hip-hop school, a youth orchestra, a mobile community radio, and serves as an example for an alternative space for the community. The space managed by the Tiuna El Fuerte is a "nucleus of endogenous cultural development," exemplifying the concept of local development of the people, for the people, by the people that finds its roots in modern day Venezuela.

In Place of War (IPOW) is a project based within the University of Manchester that researches creativity in sites of armed conflict and has, over the past 7 years developed extensive international networks of artists and creatives making theatre, street art, music, spoken word and more in response to war.

Zero Plastica - "La pedata di Dio" - LYRICS

title: La pedata di Dio ("God's kick") 
authors: Zero Plastica
label: Nomadiw Wax Recordings 
year: 2012
lyrics by: Nio, Lure, G.O.Man 
beat by: Italo
 arrangement by: Nio & Marsialis
 mixed and mastered by: RobiGabri
studio: Basement UnderGround
length: 4',05"
country: Italy-Tunisia
ENGLISH translation [thanks to Imen Ben Achour and Magee McIlvaine
and meanings (below):

[Don Ciotti (1) ]- We're here to pray to the Almighty because we need some help, a nice kick, God's kick, to shake us and push us forward...

[Nio]- It's like an octopus (2), strangling Italy, from the South to North (3) \ From the streets \ to the  courtroom \ the mafia (4) is destroying the environment, making money from concrete production and pollution \ co-opting and corrupting wind and solar power.

[Lure]- This goes out to every life cut short by armed hands \ This goes out to those who denounce the extortion and to those who boycott mafia-controlled services \ This goes out to every victim gone missing and no longer with us \ This goes out to every man who sacrifices all to fight the Mafia.
[G.O.Man]- Hardships.. fed up with this kind of life \ Some eat bread while others are live on crumbs. \ The lives of the rich are incomparable to those of the poor \  The rich is sleep on a feather beds while the poor find themselves imprisoned in a trunk
[Nio]- The ballad of the immunity (5) in the square \ the gang (6) in Rome enlarges its shade to the "padania" (7) \ andrangheTAV (8) \ the water (9) \ the slot machines (10) \ legal gambling \ EquItalia  (11) = usury (12) \ omerta (13) (conspiracy of silence) is like a noose
[Ref]. (x2)
It's God's kick
Giving us strength
in the farewell
one hundred steps (14) separate you and I
It's God's kick (x2)
[G.O.Man]- An young alcoholic, living in disgust \ Businessmen discuss the stock markets and the price of Gas. \ Life's become a football game, like a consultative council \ The poor are treated like bones thrown to rabid dogs.
[Lure]- This goes out to those who fight every day in every way \ This goes out to those who struggle against the system, screaming with their own words \ This goes out to those who free themselves and get rid of their voice \ Staying silent will never bring about change.
[Nio]- Seeds of hope from a land that's been confiscated \ never give up as Peppino Impastato (15) \ middle finger to those who never spoke out or who signed the State's pact (16)
[G.O.Man]- Young people with college degrees stay unemployed \ only bribes get you recognized by the government \ feeling like a stranger either here or there \ as long as you are an immigrant, you will always be considered inferior.
[Ref]. (x2)
[Lure]- This goes out to all the families who resist the pain \ This goes out to the void that can not be explained \ This goes out to every convoy that risks its own life \ to each volunteer who invests his time in Libera (17)
[Nio]- They've said that "the Mafia does not exist" (18) and that "we have to live with that" (19) or other bullshit like that \ but all this bloodshed demands Truth & Justice and creates movements like the Gruppo Abele (Abel Group) (20) and Libera!
[G.O.Man]- Social difference is the source of the people's agony \ people stabbing you from behind as you walk the wrong way \ the citizens of this country have been buried alive \ out of ten only one can make it while the rest are destryed
[Lure]- This goes out to those who put down their weapons and quit the game \ This goes out to any man in the mafia has repented \ This goes out to those who their hundred steps everyday \ This goes out to those working for the freedom of our entire nation.

(1) Don Ciotti: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Ciotti
(2) octopus, in Italian "piovra": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_piovra
(3) http://mafiatoday.com/tag/northern-italy/
(4) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mafias
(5) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parliamentary_immunity
(6) http://mafiatoday.com/general-breaking-news/italian-mps-faces-arrest/
(7) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Padania
(8) NdranghetaTAV =  Ndrangheta + T.A.V.
(9) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_referendums,_2011
(10) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSEZzsh7aWE
(11) http://www.beppegrillo.it/en/2012/01/the_vampires_of_the_republic.html
(12) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usury
(13) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omerta
(14) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_cento_passi
(15) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Impastato
(16) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15629283
(17) http://www.libera.it/flex/cm/pages/ServeBLOB.php/L/IT/IDPagina/70
(18) as said by Marcello Dell'Utri, right wing politician and Silvio Berlusoni's friend: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcello_Dell%27Utri
(19) as said by Pietro Lunardi, right wing politician and minister for Infrastructure and Transportation from 2001 to 2006 of Silvio Berlusoni's governament.
(20) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Ciotti

"La pedata di Dio" - Zero Plastica per Libera - TESTO originale

titolo: La pedata di Dio
autori: Zero Plastica
label: Nomadiw Wax Recordings
anno: 2012
testo di: Nio, Lure, G.O.Man
base di: Italo
arrangiamenti di: Nio & Marsialis
mix e mastering di: RobiGabri
studio: Basement UnderGround
durata: 4',05"
paese: Italia-Tunisia
lingua: italiano, arabo, francese

[Don Ciotti]- Siamo qui per chiedere davanti a Dio che ci dia una mano, una bella pedata di Dio, per scuoterci e andare oltre...

[Nio]- Una piovra che s'arrampica dal sud al nord Italia dalla strada alle Camere all'aula di tribunale \ ecomafie e affari di rumenta e cemento \ e hanno pure il business del sole e del vento
[Lure]- Questa è per ogni vita spezzata da mano armata \ questa è per chi denuncia il pizzo e chi non lo paga \ questa è per ogni vittima di cui non si ha più traccia questa è per ogni uomo che lotta contro la mafia
[G.O.Man]- 9asawet... men el wadhe3 fed \ enti takel el 5obza w la5er 3ayech 3al el foutet \ mafamech comparaison bin le riche et le pauvre \ le riche ra9ed 3al rish wel pauvre ma7sour fel coffre
(Difficoltà \ la situazione mi soffoca \ mentre qualcuno mangia il pane, qualcun altro trova solo le briciole \ non c'è paragone tra ricchi e poveri \ mentre il ricco dorme su un letto di piume, il povero sta in attesa nell'antro dell'inferno)
[Nio]- La ballata dell'immunità in piazza \ la banda a Roma allarga l'ombra alla "padania" \ andrangheTAV \ l'acqua \ le slot, l'azzardo di Stato \ EquItalia usura \ omertà come un cappio

[Rit]. (x2)
E' la pedata di Dio \
quella che da forza nell'ora dell'addio \
cento passi ti separano dal mio \
è la pedata di Dio (x2)

[G.O.Man]- Des jeunes dégoutaient tochrob fel alcool \ des businessmen ya7kiw 3al bourse wel petrol \ denya kif el koura ki el majles choura \ zawali kil 3adhma bin el kleb tel7em feha el ghoura
(Mentre una gioventù vive persa nell'alcool, disgustata \ gli uomini d'affari parlano di borsa e petrolio \ la vita è diventata una partita di calcio \ Governi corrotti \ gli ultimi sono un osso gettato a cani rabbiosi)
[Lure]- Questa è per chi si oppone ogni giorno in ogni sua azione \ questa è per chi si oppone e lo grida con le parole \ questa è per chi si libera e libera la sua voce \ non è stando in silenzio che si cambiano le cose
[Nio]- Semi di speranza da un terreno confiscato \ un capo mai abbassato come Peppino Impastato \ dito bello in alto a chi non ha mai parlato e a chi dello Stato ha siglato quel patto
[G.O.Man]- Chabeb diplômé tadhreb fel btala \ 7oukouma ma t existi feha ken mata3ti el j3ala \ fi bled el gawri houni wala ghadi \ madem immigré to93ed dima el tali
(Giovani laureati rimangono disoccupati \ solo pagando tangenti il tuo governo realizza la tua presenza \ rimani uno staniero sia a casa tua che all'estero \ sinchè sei un immigrato, rimarrai sempre considerato inferiore)

[Rit]. (x2)

[Lure]- Questa è per le famiglie che resistono al dolore \ questa è per ogni vuoto che non trova spiegazione \ questa è per ogni scorta che mette in gioco la vita \ per ogni volontario che investe il suo tempo in Libera
[Nio]- T'hanno detto che "la mafia non esiste" e che "ci devi convivere" o altre cazzate di tenore simile \ ma il sangue versato chiede Verità e Giustizia e crea un movimento come il Gruppo Abele e Libera!
[G.O.Man]- La difference 5alet el ness fi souffrance \ nes tal3eb wrak wenti mechi fi autre sens \ cha3eb met w tedfen bel 7yaaa \ men 10 y3ich wa7ed wel be9i yetenfaa
(Le differenze sono la causa dell'agonia del popolo \ gente che ti accoltella alle spalle mentre stai andando nella giusta direzione \ i cittadini di questa nazione vengono sepolti vivi \ solo uno su dieci può farcela)
[Lure]- Questa è per chi depone le armi e rinuncia al giro \ questa è per ogni uomo di mafia che si è pentito \ questa per chi ogni giorno cammina i suoi cento passi \ questa è per chi si impegna per la libertà degli altri

[Rit]. (x2)

Internationally Known Vol. 2 - La colonna sonora del Movimento Hip-Hop Globale

COMUNICATO STAMPA Internationally Known Vol. 2 - La colonna sonora del Movimento Hip-Hop Globale


Brooklyn, NY (U.S.A.) – 23 Marzo 2012. 
Dopo il grande successo del primo mixtape, la Nomadic Wax -etichetta americana specializzata in Cultura Hip-Hop Globale-, presenta il secondo capitolo della serie "Internationally Known", la saga più importante nel panorama dell'underground rap mondiale. Questo mix contiene 38 tracce di artisti emergenti di 30 diverse nazioni tra i quali Modenine (Nigeria), Alesh (Congo), Las Krudas (Cuba), Art Melody (Burkina Faso), Vox Sambou (Haiti), Emile YX (Sud Africa) e Diamond Dog (Angola), solo per citarne alcuni. A rappresentare l'Italia, gli Zero Plastica con l'omonima "Internationally Known" insieme al leggendario beat-boxer EnterPraux ed il cantante Sergio Limuti (entrambi già membri delle Voci Atroci insieme ad Andrea Ceccon che negli anni '90 collaborarono con artisti del calibro di Mina e Rahzel); la canzone è tratta da "Basta!", l'ultimo disco della crew ligure ed il video è stato girato tra Genova e New York dalle film-makers Ancioe Produzioni e l'americano Magee McIlvaine.
Nata da un'idea di Dumi RIGHT dei Zimbabwe Legit -i primi rappers africani della storia a firmare con una label americana- e Dj Magee e Dj Nio della Nomadic Wax, questa serie di mixtapes è diventata casa di alcuni dei più interessanti artisti del mondo. In questo secondo Volume, Dumi RIGHT è il Maestro di Cerimonia principale, mentre il turntablist filippino-americano Dj Boo porta l'ascoltatore in giro per il mondo con le sue ruote d'acciaio, facendo luce su nuovi fenomeni e stili musicali.
"Internationally Known Vol.2" si conclude con il potentissimo posse-cut “Super MC”, che vede gli mc's Omar Offendum (Siria/U.S.A.), Lou Piensa (Cuba/Francia/Canada), Ceschi (Messico/U.S.A.), Jarabe Del Sol (Porto Rico/U.S.A.), M.O.A. (Ghana/Togo), Outspoken (Zimbabwe) e Hadjii B (Senegal/U.S.A.) alternarsi su un beat di Dj Nio (Zero Plastica), rappando in due o tre lingue per spiegare al meglio la frase di Chuck D dei Public Enemy: "The SUPER MC is the one that can spit in more than two languages... American rappers can't compete with that!", ovvero i rappers americani non possono competere con quelli che rappano in due o più lingue e che, quindi, possono raggiungere un pubblico molto più vasto. Il concept della canzone è nato proprio quando Mista Chuck invitò la Nomadic Wax a partecipare al suo programma in radio a New York.

La mixtape "Internationally Known Vol.2" è in FREE DOWNLOAD al link:

Internationally Known Vol. 2 - TRACKLIST:
Emile YX? (South Africa) 
Hired Gun, Zajazza, Rabbi D (U.S.A./France)
Faso Kombat(Burkina Faso)
RahZemos & PSL (Lebanon/Canada/Holland) 
Kimba Mutanda (Malawi)
Indarrap feat. Boneman (Euskadi) 
Fid Q & Lyod Iez (Tanzania) 
The Manhattenites (U.S.A.) 
Alesh (D.R.C.) 
DARG Team (Palestine) 
Art Melody (Burkina Faso) 
Linkris (South Africa) 
Sagol 59 (Israel) 
Poetes Fyziks (Gabon/Burkina Faso) 
D-Mars feat. Kaixo Sama, Elecesar, Sagaz, Payo Malo, UD´n´Delay (Portugal/Holland) 
Sa Roc (U.S.A.) 
Bells (Nigeria/U.S.A.)
Philosofist ft. Med Ziani (Morocco/Spain)
Slam ft. Smarty (Burkina Faso) 
Vox Sambou (Haiti) 
Dumi RIGHT (Zimbabwe/U.S.A.) 
M.O.A. f. Rafiya (Ghana & Congo)
Modenine (Nigeria/U.K.) 
Prem Rock & Willie Green (U.S.A.) 
Chachi f. 4RT Kapa & Shokanti (Cape Verde/U.S.A.) 
Kensho Kuma f. Akua Naru (Japan/U.S.A.)
Las Krudas (Cuba) 
Amkoullel (Mali) 
Gabriel Teodros & Bocafloja (U.S.A./Mexico)
 Fredy Massamba (Congo) 
Diamond Dog & Infuze (Angola/U.S.A.) 
Native Sun (Mozambique/U.K.) 
Zero Plastica (Italy) 
Cenzi (Chile) Nomadic Wax f. Omar Offendum, Ceschi, Jarabe Del Sol, Outspoken, Lou Piensa, El Hajji B, M.O.A., Dj Nio & Dj Boo – “Super MC” Dumi RIGHT – “Outro”