1. Ivere....The Land

Olovotu: male vocals
Christiane D.: female vocals
Herman "Soy Sos" Pearl: guitar and electronics

Lyrics by Christiane D. and Olovotu.
Various indigenous percussive instruments recorded and produced by Olovotu in Sosolakam at KokonatCrab studios.
Produced, engineered and mixed by Herman "Soy Sos" Pearl at Tuff Sound Recording.

LYRICS:
Our feet
Walk on the land
Food we eat
Water we drink
Comes from the land
Comes from the land
Comes from the laaaaaannnnddddd
Our mother -
Our sustainer -
Our mother -
Our sustainer -
Source of our strength
Source of our power
Source of our strength
Source of our soul
Source of our power
Source of who we are
Trees child dirt car air River roads Fences Poles phone Trucks gates Diesel fuel Dig up Roots Security Use instruments You dig in the earth Birds fly high in the air Trees Child runs down the street Dirt Carve your name in this land
You take
Take what you have at hand
You take you take you take you take you take you take you take
Stolen land
Stolen land
Trees child dirt carve river roads Trucks annnnnd instruments Tools and measurement Rubble dig
And you take you take you take you take you take you take you take
Our feet
Walk on the land
Air we breathe
The land
Comes from the land
Comes from the laaaaaannnnddddd

Indigenous chant chorus translated means "the rivers and streams are all dried up."

Ivere can be seen on YouTube

2. The Land is Not for Sale (Atenco Emergency Instrumental Mix)

Chandrasonic (Asian Dub Foundation): guitar, beats, arrangement, electronics, bass.
Sun-J (Asian Dub Foundation): beats, samples, keyboards, electronics and mixology.
Recorded in England, UK.

Additional engineering in Colombia by Alexadub. Original vocal mix featured the women of Atenco, Mexico and featured the collective dub efforts of Manueladub, Alexadub, Sistah Dub, Dubitista, Gabriella Dub, Bobby Dubman and The Ghost.

Final mix by Delroy "Fatta" Pottinger at Anchor Studios in Kingston, Jamaica. Mastered by Gary Sutherland at Tuff Gong Studios ,Jamaica

ATENCO is a classic indigenous land rights struggle: the Mexican government wants to build an airport and eject the people who live there, the people fight back and win. Although, the government tries again, this time with more soldiers and more brute force: killing, raping and imprisoning the "insurgents." A 14 year old boy is shot and 12 people are imprisoned; some given extremely harsh prison sentences of over 100 years. The media coverage out of Mexico is massively biased, siding with the governments' view. You can watch an excellent documentary on Atenco "Breaking the Siege" on YouTube.

In Mexico there is a very powerful and inspiring grass roots campaign against these injustices, the main organisations are Libertad Y Justica para Atenco and the People's Front for the Defense of the Land (FPDT). Both are affiliated to the EZLN's "Other Campaign" which aims to unite all autonomous resistance in the country.

Asian Dub Foundation played some concerts in Mexico recently. To the press and from the stage, ADF spoke out about Atenco. After one of their shows they were honored to find a delegation from the FPTD waiting for them, including a woman whose husband was one of the 12 political prisoners. The delegation thanked ADF for being outspoken about their plight and made a special presentation to them of their neckscarves. The scarves had a picture of Zapata and emblazoned with their slogan saying "the land is not for sale". They also gave ADF with an audio recording of a very powerful speech about Atenco. This speech became the catalyst and backbone of the track "This Land Is Not For Sale".

For some time, IR had been aware of the siege of Atenco and had been following the news through its direct and underground channels. When Asian Dub Foundation contacted us about working on a collaboration around this issue, it made perfect sense to us. Land rights are the center of many indigenous struggles and IR has done tracks & grafitti projects related to this matter. With tracks on recent IR releases, we have hoped to illuminate the independence movement in West Papua, the The Free West Papua Movement (OPM), the plight of the Krikati people of Brasil, or the Minga Indigenia of Colombia. This new collaboration was created through the internet with musical mixes, speech fragments, and ideas flying back and forward in the digital domain. IR's network of dubversive members working in shadows across the Americas from Peru to Colombia, made their contributions by editing, transcribing, translating and recordings. These were relayed via the net to ADF in the UK.

You can read some of the lyrics of the track with english translations and listen to the IR version track and the instrumental dub remix. ADF is working on other versions of the track they release in the near future.

RadioFreeIR Podcast 18.3 Atenco is about the creation of the track. Download [ Here ]

3. Luana

Tohununu: male vocals
LikkleOne Dub: female vocals
Herman "Soy Sos" Pearl: guitar and electronics
Patrick "JJ" Smith: drums and tamborine
Bobby "Rasta Bob" Lampenfield: bass

Tohununu and LikkleOne Dub vocals recorded in Solomon Islands, South Pacific by Oneproud Fadda. Final mix produced, engineered and mixed by Herman "Soy Sos" Pearl at Tuff Sound Recording Pittsburg, U.S.A.

This is a song for all the children whose rights are being disrespected throughout the world.

4. Brothers & Sisters (Deeder Zaman Burning Babylon Mix)

D. Daly (Iration Steppers): bass
D. White: guitar
Louis Beckett: production and guitar
Deeder Zaman: lyrics and vocals
Trevor Boucaud: lyrics and vocals

A unique minimalist mix created under severe time constrains, but with great commitment by Deeder Zaman, just for I.R. and this release. It's raw, tender and full of dubversive feeling cuz IR is about burning Babylon and you don't need a big budget studio production to do that. Video is now up on YouTube

5. Galdino Pataxó Warrior (Sawandi's Defiance In The Shadows Mix) featuring Jah 9, ZMB & The Ghost

Galdino Jesus dos Santos was an indigenous Pataxó activist born and based in Brasil.

His story: In 1997, he attended an indigenous rights meeting in Brasilia. Unfortunately, he missed the last bus to his lodging, and as is the custom for many Brasilians, he stayed all night in the bus shelter in order to catch the next morning bus. A group of youths—the sons of the capital's elite judges and lawyers—found Galdino asleep. As a cruel joke, they poured gasoline on him. Then they set him on fire. Galdino died after suffering burns to 90 percent of his body. These murderous actions are a hideous metaphor of the politics of Brasil's economically powerful elites and how they perceive the poor as 'powerless' and exploitable.

Our story: Indigenous Resistance attended the trial of Galdino's murderers. We met his family and were shown the coroner's photos of his charred corpse. I.R. was also witness to the special treatment given – and light punishment meted out to— the murderers. In the years since his death, we have watched the Brasilian media continuously mute all coverage and remembrance of Galdino's tragedy. This state of neglect stands in sharp contrast to the high visibility given annually for the death of journalist Tim Lopes. But we know that Galdino's death is not an isolated incident. It opens up urgent issues of land demarcation; the exploitation of resources on indigenous ancestral lands; and the abysmal state of indigenous rights throughout Brasil in general. There is no silence on Galdino's story - only shadows.

LYRICS:
The poor die forgotten swept under the rug
For the rich and the famous gossip is their nightly drug
News is news when everyone knows your name
But who is really to blame

Indigenous resistance to the media hype
Truth is what they need so it isn't what they like
Indigenous resistance to the status quo
Truth is what you need
Now its time you know
Now its time you know

The Ghost (spoken): When I was at trial of Galdino's murderers in Brasilia, one of the moments permanently etched in my memory, was when i was meeting Galdino's family and one of the Pataxó warriors handed to me the coroner's photo of Galdino. It showed his burnt body 90 percent of which was covered with third degree burns, the result of him being set on fire as a joke. It was a sight absolutely horrifying.

In Brasil:
ZMB and Pataxó singers recorded by Francisco X, João S. D. C., and The Ghost.

In Jamaica:
Jah9 (aka Janine Cunningham): vocals, recorded by Sawandi Simon. Rashaun "Blackush" McAnuff: drums, recorded by David Kennedy at Cedar Hill.

All other music created and arranged by Sawandi Simon.
Mixed at Anchor Studio by Delroy "Fatta" Pottinger.
You can watch a video of dubmaster "Fatta" mixing this track live on YouTube
Mastered at Anchor Studios by Spiderman.

In Cyberspace:
Vocals: The Ghost.
Lyrics by ZMB, Jah9 (aka Janine Cunningham), The Ghost and Tapedave.
Arrangement assistance: Prasonik, Tapedave, The Ghost & the Spirit of Galdino.
Wordplay dubology: Prasonik
Dub inspiration: Sade Simon
Emergency dub logistics: Sabriya Simon

6. She's Crying For Many (Freshmint Mix)

Vocals by Benjamin Zephaniah
Music created and mixed by Freshmint.

7. Sacred Power (Dr Das Ragga Mix)

Spoken vocals in order of appearance:
Kokonda Dub recorded in Sosolakam.
Tohununo recorded in Solomon Islands.
Cree chants by Jimmy Dick recorded by Brian Wright Macleod and Matt Christakos in Toronto, Canada.

Dr Das: bass and programming. Engineered by Ramjac at WAC Recording Studio, UK.

Dub logistics by Mapu.

You can watch a video for this track on YouTube

8. Krikati (Steven Stanley Empowerment Mix)

Dr Das: bass and electronics.
Michael "Mad Mike" Banks (Underground Resistance): synthesizers and electronics.

Vocals performed by the Krikati people and recorded in Brasil by Kokonda Dub.
Mixed by Steven Stanley at Steven Stanley Recording Studio in Kingston, Jamaica.
Mastered by Gary Sutherland at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica.

Krikati lyrics in translation: "the resistance underground continues."
Mix title: Prasonik

You can watch a video for this track on YouTube

9. Galdino.Truth Is What We Need Dub (A Delroy "Fatta" Pottinger Mix)

In Brasil:
ZMB and Pataxó singers recorded by Francisco X, João S. D. C., and The Ghost.

In Jamaica:
Jah 9 (aka Janine Cunningham): vocals, recorded by Sawandi Simon.
Rashaun "Blackush" McAnuff: drums, recorded by David Kennedy at Cedar Hill.

All other music created and arranged by Sawandi Simon.
Mixed at Anchor Studio by Delroy "Fatta" Pottinger.
Mastered at Anchor Studios by Spiderman.
Edited by The Ghost and Tapedave

In Cyberspace:
Vocals: The Ghost.
Lyrics by ZMB, Jah 9 (aka Janine Cunningham), The Ghost and Tapedave.
Arrangement assistance: Prasonik, Tapedave, The Ghost and the Spirit of Galdino.
Wordplay dubology: Prasonik
Dub inspiration: Sade Simon
Emergency dub logistics: Sabriya Simon

10. Galdino Jesus Dos Santos 2010 (D. Watts Riot Mix)

Musicians/musicos and engineers/ingenieros

In England/En Inglaterra:
Deeder Zaman: vocals and production

In Canary Islands/En Islas Canaries
Arka Medina: guitar
Manolin mixing desk (arena digital) Tenerife, Canary Islands
Galdino Jesus Dos Santos: direction
D. Watts Riot: music, direction, beats, vocal and musical arrangement

In Brazil/En Brasil:
The Ghost: vocals/vocais &production
Pataxó singers :vocals/voxcais ZMB: vocals/vocais
João S. D. C.: engineer/ ingenieros
Francisco X.:engineer / ingeniero
Indigenous flute played by Pataxó singers
Flauta indigenia tocando para cantores Pataxó

Dubversive support in Brazil/apio subversivo en Brazil:
Dubdem Soundsystem, LaBomb, Reverbere Comunicacão

Mastered by Spiderman at Anchor Studios in Kingston, Jamaica.

Lyrics/lettras (ZMB's Portuguese vocals translated into English):
For example, when you have that celebration for "Dia dos Indios" (Day of the Indians), an event that I personally think is particularly meaningless, but it is something that does take place. They speak of the "Indians in the jungle with feathers and headdresses," but they never speak about the fact that on this day an indigenous man died, a man who gave his life for the cause. Dominant society, in an arrogant condescending way, pretends "oh we will dedicate this day," 'Day of the Indians,' April 19, to this 'minority'" (who in reality aren't a minority). [This is] reinforcing romantic concepts of indigenous people in an effort to avoid dealing with real issues [that are] affecting them, which would really cause problems for those with political power...

Vocals of Deeder Zaman:
which way galdino's spirit haffe live long
so hard living inna concrete jungle
at the crossroad all it seem we do is tumble
at the crossroad all it seem we do is stumble
babylon set it fi the youths dem fi (crumble)
so hard living inna concrete jungle

Vocals of The Ghost:
In Brasilia, indigenous people have erected a monument at the spot where Galdino Jesus Dos Santos was tragically murdered. The children of the city's elite lawyers and judges, they poured gasoline on a sleeping Galdino and set him on fire as a joke. Their actions being indicative of how those with economic power in Brasil treat those they perceive as being powerless. At the time of his death, Galdino was not only fighting for the rights of his particular Pataxó people, but was part of a larger struggle for the survival of indigenous people in Brasil, a struggle that is complicated by the fact that within Brasil's activist communities indigenous rights have never been high on their agendas. By default, the church, which has a very predatory history in relation to indigenous peoples, have been unfortunately allowed to assume the role of one of the leading proponents of indigenous rights.

You can watch a video for this track on YouTube

11. Continue to Fight (Ramajc's Gloriously Funky Mix)

Music composed and produced by Ramjac.
Dr Das: bass
Krikati people: vocals recorded in Brasil by Kokonda Dub.

Krikati lyrics translation: "the resistance underground continues."

Mastered by Spiderman at Anchor Studios, Kingston ,Jamaica

BONUS TRACK

12. Galdino 2010 (Adrian Sherwood Karaoke Mix)

Musicians/musicos and engineers/ingenieros:

In England/En Inglaterra:
Deeder Zaman: production
Dr Das: bass
Adrian Sherwood: production
Brendon Harding: production
Skip Macdonald: guitar

Deeder Zaman: production

Mixed at On U Sound Studio UK by Adrian Sherwood

In Brazil/En Brasil:
The Ghost: vocals/vocais &production
Pataxó singers
ZMB: vocals
Francisco X.: board
Indigenous flute played by Pataxó singers
flauta indigenia tocando para cantores Pataxó
dubversive support in brazi/apio subversivo en brazil:
Dubdem Soundsystem, Labomb, Reverbere Comunicacão

Mastered by Gary Sutherland, Tuff Gong, Jamaica.

Lyrics/Lettras:

ZMB's vocals in Portugese translated into english:
For example, when you have that celebration for "Dia dos Indios" (Day of the Indians), an event that I personally think is particularly meaningless, but it is something does take place. They speak of the "Indians in the jungle with feathers and headresses" but they never speak about the fact that on this day an indigenous man died, a man who gave his life for the cause.

Vocals of The Ghost:
The children of the city's elite lawyers and judges, they poured gasoline on a sleeping Galdino and set him on fire as a joke. Their actions being indicative of how those with economic power in Brasil treat those they perceive as being powerless. At the time of his death, Galdino was not only fighting for the rights of his particular Pataxó people, but was part of a larger struggle for the survival of indigenous people in Brasil.

Vocais de The Ghost traduzido:
Ilhos de juizes e advogados da cidade jogaram gasolina em galdino enquanto ele dormia, depois colocaram fogo. Fizeram para se divertir, atitude que indica como aqueles que detem mais poder economico tratam e percebem aqueles com menos poderes. Na epoca de sua morte, galdino não só lutava pelos direitos de seu povo pataxó mas era parte de uma grande luta pela sobrevivencia do povo indigena no brasil.

You can watch a video for this track on YouTube

Executive producer of album: The Ghost
Album design & artwork: Dubdem
Thanks to Chite Yarumo for the graffiti inspiration.
Liner notes mixology, text on Galdino: The Ghost and Prasonik.
CD assembly logistics: Senor Acai, Tapedave, Atua Dub, Mapu and others in the shadows.
Dubversity in cyberspace: MTDublab
IR Label Contact: Jahdub

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INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE is a revolutionary musical collective creating crucial pan-global collaborations between indigenous cultures from the jungles, favelas and barrios with those in the industrialized world who work their musical magic in mixing studios and on laptops. IR releases are completely autonomous self-funded works achieved through barter, little money, but an abundance of commitment and co-operation.

To extend the music out from the indigenous ghettos, IR has created a new model of partnership between indigenous people and western artists. This runs counter to the "ROCK STAR MODE" (i.e., Sting, Paul Simon) of portraying exotic indigenous people who are in need of rock stars to accomplish anything of importance and are incapable of independent self-directed actions but excellent for photo ops standing besides the liberal-leaning pop idols.

IR runs counter to trend of trying to this exotification of the indigenous in our collaborations. IR works with indigenous people who live and fight in the jungles for their freedom, we also acknowledge and work with the thousands of indigenous people who live in the favelas (poor areas) of Brazil's major cities like Sao Paulo. These include indigenous computer wizards...Hackers. The image of indigenous people being proficient with computer programming is counter to the current exotic image of indigenous people." IR originates out of the so called "third" and "fourth" world. (Fourth world was a term coined by indigenous activist George Manuel to describe indigenous territories worldwide.) Resourcefulness and ingenuity are the essence of our work as we often work without what many in the "first" world take for granted, like money, stable electricity, instant electronic communication for a start.

IR also stands for indigenous reality, creating works that show the world of the indigenous as they really are, not the manufactured photo ops published in the mainstream press.

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These are photos of the finished mural that IR created in conjunction with Colombian grafitti artist Chite Yarumo.

The graffiti is located in the center of Candelaria district in Bogota, Colombia. It is located beside several high schools and nearby is a kindergarden for indigenous children who reside in the city of Bogota. As this is located in the historical center of Bogota — a main tourist attraction — a good number of people will pass by Chite Yarumo's mural.

The 3 walls of the mural are interpretations and inspired by songs from the "IR25 Dubversive" album. For example the image of Galdino is a reference to tracks like "Galdino Jesus Dos Santos 2010" and "Galdino 2010" which features Deeder Zaman, D.Wattsriot and Adrian Sherwood as IR remembers the murdered indigenous activist.

The image of the children sitting against the backdrop of a dried up stream is a direct refrence to the track "Ivere ..the land " featuring Olovotu, Christiane D and Soy Sos. In fact written above the children is a Spanish translation of the lyrical refrain by Olovotu meaning "the rivers and the streams are all dried up." The enviromental theme of "Ivere ..the land " is also captured by the words written in Spanish above the indigenous woman who is protesting. Above her megaphone are the words in Spanish meaning "The food that we eat and the water that we drink come from the earth (la tierra)."

In the front of the mural is "la terra no es en vienta," a reference to underlying message of the Asian Dub Foundation track present on this album, "L.N.F.S..the Atenco Emergency Instrumental Mix." Translated it means "the land is not for sale..." a rallying cry used in the land struggle in Atenco, Mexico and by many indigenous peoples and activists in various parts of the world.

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