Rebel Blues

Fridays, 7pm to 9pm (PST)
How many times has a song changed you? How many times has a favorite album shifted your mood, brought clarity, cleared the energetic vibes in the room, made you cry, made you burst into song or dance your blues away?

Rebel Blues focuses on “Word, Sound & Power” of conscience music lyrics, poetry, spoken word and/or rap. Conscious Music Movement concentrates on the lyrical motivation not the style. It’s the messages in the lyrics which offer something different to the typical “I have a broken heart” scenario or the “I think you’re sexy” type pop songs. Conscious Music is real, it’s human, it asks the listener to think, invites evolution and an opening of the spiritual heart. Conscious songs instill a positivity and deeper awareness that can be engaged with in our lives. Rebel Blues features artist from the world music genre today and remembering the pioneers from the past.

Artists are asking the big questions about life, death, spirituality, humanity and the universe, and are responding to what’s happening in our world currently. Through their music the artists featured on this program are reflecting and sharing hope, peace, unity and inspiration. In the last century many songwriters have put their positive wisdom in their lyrics, such as Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Hugh Masakela, Harry Belafonte, Bob Marley, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Judy Mowatt, Odetta, Gil Scott-Heron, the Last Poets, Joni Mitchell and Buffy Sainte-Marie. These artists create(d) music and songs that help inspire others to live more consciously. Sista Friend, your host, entertains with history footnotes and social theme, while letting the music tell the story.