Myanmar Resistance Compilation

Supporting Food Not Bombs Myanmar

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The compilation, which benefits the hands-on, DIY activism of Food Not Bombs in Myanmar, headed by the band Rebel Riot,  includes 40 noteworthy, spirited, hardworking bands from around the world. Some include the long-running garage punk giants The Dwarves, the Italian modern hardcore fury of female-led Svetlanas, U.S. political punk firebrands MDC, and Britain’s fierce Restarts. Plus, it features many Southeast Asian local bands who have all donated songs to support the cause – to provide food to the needy, neglected, and down’n’out. Punks in Myanmar are struggling under an oppressive military junta and regime with very little support for impoverished families. This album highlights their struggle for dignity, hope, and community-building.

“Punks from Food Not Bombs in Myanmar have been caring for the elderly homeless population, bringing books to schools, feeding the poorest of the poor while being shot at in the streets by authorities. While the government stands by and lets COVID19 decimate their population, punks are out in the streets and they need our international community to back them up,” says producer and singer Sophie Rousmaniere, whose band Elected Officials forms part of the album’s core. “Finally, people have a way to ask people to help support the cause without having to give cash or even asking people to leave their homes. Just listen to some great revolutionary music,” she argues.