Rebel Riot Tour Dates:
All shows will include a screening of the film My Buddha is Punk and a Q&A session with the band, unless otherwise stated.
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 — facebook.com/events/1700411709976650/
Concert — facebook.com/events/127895311168041/
Sunday 29th Oct — Brighton, Cowley Club
About the band:
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.
About the film:
My Buddha is Punk follows Kyaw Kyaw, a 25-year-old Burmese Punk, as he obsessively tries to develop the Punk scene in Myanmar. Although the former military dictatorship has experienced a number of democratic reforms, Kyaw Kyaw remains skeptical. In his view, his country has not changed yet. Together with his Punk band Kyaw Kyaw raises awareness for the continuing violation of human rights. Through his music and demonstrations, he criticizes the on-going civil war and the prosecution of ethnic minorities. He travels through the country to promote his own philosophy among the young generation: A symbiosis of Buddhism and Punk that rejects any religious rules and political doctrine. But while fighting for freedom and preaching for the importance of individual autonomy, he faces the difficulty to remain true to one's own ideals.