The Rebel Riot is a punk band from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), formed in 2007 after the onset of the Saffron Revolution. In the past ten years they have captured the worlds attention with their outspoken music and put their ideals into action by feeding Burma’s homeless with their Food Not Bombs project. Now, for the first time ever for a Burmese punk band, they are bringing their music and their message to the birthplace of punk.
Sun 15th Oct – London, Montegue Arms, (concert only)
Wed 18th Oct – Tonbridge Wells, Sussex Arms,
Thursday 19th Oct – Cambridge, The Corner House
Friday 20th Oct – 1 in 12 Club, Bradford (concert only)
Saturday 21st Oct – lunchtime film screening @ 1 in 12 Club
Sunday 22nd Oct – Bristol, Kebele (film screening) Red Lion (concert)
Monday 23rd Oct – Bournemouth, venue tbc
Tuesday 24thOct – Manchester, The Old Abbey taphouse
Saturday 28th Oct – London, Anarchist Bookfair & After Party,
Screening – https://www.facebook.com/events/1700411709976650/
Concert – https://www.facebook.com/events/127895311168041/
Sunday 29th Oct – Brighton, Cowley Club
For more info on the tour visit www.punkethics.com
Decolonise Fest is hosting the first gig of the tour with The Rebel Riot and along local bands Nekra and Whitelands, plus food from North London Food Not Bombs.
Tickets: £5 advance + £0.80 booking, £6-8 sliding scale on the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Free for support workers, personal assistants or carers.
Date: Sunday 15th October 2017, doors open at 7:30pm
Venue Address: The Montague Arms, 289 Queen’s Rd, London, SE15 2PA
For more information on this opening night, visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1403294479767732/
Decolonise Fest can be found at https://www.facebook.com/decolonisefest/
“In Burma Punk is not a game”
The Rebel Riot, and their friends in Yangon’s Common Street punk collective, has been using music to fight against injustice, poverty, harsh censorship laws, and violent government crackdowns. In a country where being punk is very much an act of rebellion, The Rebel Riot has given a voice to those who are angry, frustrated, and disenchanted with the injustice around them.
Despite the high media attention brought to this rebellious group, the group and their friends still live a subsistence existence, many living communally, trying to make a living collectively by printing their own t-shirts, tattooing and hair-dressing, all while organising to support people worse-off than themselves.
In an effort to support these punks and bring The Rebel Riot to a wider audience we are combining a UK tour of their raucous live show with screenings of the film My Buddha is Punk, the story of how Rebel Riot singer, Kyaw Kyaw, and his friends have been trying to spread the the message and the music of punk throughout Myanmar.
For a full synopsis of the film visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4474378/