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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-09-29: Civil-Disobedience in Canada, and Bandcamp Friday! 

September 30, 2021
AccNoir 2021-09-29
Nothing to do with Civil DIsobediance in Canada actually, but we take what we can get.

Bruce is at it again: there is an injustice going on somewhere in the world (well, in our backyard), and even though his platform is optimised for delivering accordion music, specifically, he is commandeering it to share his strong and worthwhile feelings on the matter with a wider audience.  The first few songs in tonight’s episode appear to be pertinent to the matter (for elaboration, read on) — then he changes gears into promotion of this Friday being a #BandcampFriday, an opportunity to financially support the recording artists of #AccordionBandcamp. It’s all great music! Great music and great politics, what’s not to like? The way the world is going, this may necessarily become the dual new theme for every future episode. Anyway, if your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to the episode’s availability yet, you can enjoy it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its playlist:

AccNoir-2021-09-29: Civil-Disobedience in Canada, and Bandcamp Friday! (Oct 1)

Tomorrow Sept 30, is the first annual “Truth and Reconciliation Day” in Canada. A national holiday recognizing the murder of untold thousands of Indigenous children as part of Canada’s national “Residential School” program of cultural genocide:

Meanwhile, the Canadian government continues its abuse of Indigenous rights and of all future generations with massive globally-impacting resource-extraction projects:

Canada: not just maple leaves and accordions. For updates on ongoing Protests and how you can learn more or help out:

Wet’suwet’en Natural Gas Pipeline Protest (Coastal Gaslink company)—Northeast of here:

Trans-Mountain Crude Oil Pipeline Blockade—shipping through the Port of Vancouver:
(The Canadian Government actually bought this 1,000 km pipeline from the US company Kinder Morgan when it was on the verge of failing. It may cost the Canadian public $18 billion.)

Fairy Creek Old Growth Forest protection—North of Victoria, BC (largest non-violent civil disobedience protest in Canadian history) against the Teal-Jones logging company:
(Just won a court battle showing RCMP police “damaged the court’s reputation” by acting illegally)
‘Someone Is Going to Be Seriously Injured or Killed’

Oh, and we also played some accordion tunes 


It’s Bandcamp Friday this week (Oct 1) and all proceeds will go directly to artists. All this week’s music is on Bandcamp, so you can click on all the bellow links and support this music:

* Jack Garton – ‟The Frontline Is Everywhere (in support of Unist’ot’en land defenders)” – (premier fundraising single) (2020) – Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada – All proceeds to Native land defenders) Download and listen at, or donate directly at UNISTOTEN.CAMP
* The Gertrudes – ‟Emergency to Emergency” – Emergency To Emergency (pre-release singles! Out Nov 26) (2021) – Kingston, Ontario, Canada – https://thegertrudes.com Josh Lyon, acc.
All proceeds from Emergency To Emergency will be donated to Kingston’s Street Health Centre
* Mel Biggs – ‟Dream Big” – From Darkness Comes Light (2021) – England, UK –
* Iva Nova / Ива Нова – ‟Fading face / Свет замер зал” – UBA HOBA (2018) – St. Petersburg, Russia –
* Granny’s Attic – ‟Cruds & Cream / Jig From New Harmony” – The Brickfields (2021) – Worcester, UK – Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne, Anglo Concertina/Melodeon
* Amy Thatcher – ‟Falling Near” – Solo (2019) – Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – (Amy also plays 


 in The Shee and the Monster Ceilidh Band)
* Balún – ‟A Surprise” – Something Comes Our Way (2006) – Puerto Rico –
* Hailu Mergia – ‟Belew Beduby” – Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument: Shemonmuanaye (2013) – Washington, DC, USA / Formerly, Ethiopia, East Africa –
* Inge Thomson – ‟East O’ Buness” – Da Fishing Hands (2014) – Scotland –
* Jackie Oates and John Spiers – ‟Death And The Lady” – Needle Pin, Needle Pin (2020) – Uk –
* The Dardanelles – ‟Reel de la Pistroli/The Northern Flicker/Wedding up to Mallard” – In The Spring, That’s The Time (2020) – Newfoundland, Canada –  Aaron Collis, acc.
* Zotobre – ‟Ochan” – Tanbou Toujou Lou: Meringue, Kompa Kreyol, Vodou Jazz, & Electric Folklore from Haiti (2016) – Haiti –
* Canailles – ‟Blues des pattes” – Canailles EP (2010) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada –

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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