Chapter 2: Ay Carmela!
Ay Carmela! is a legendary antifascist song from the Spanish Civil War period (1936-1939), here rearranged to fit the Trans-European Partizan Jam Project, a compilation of antifascist resistance songs recorded from our homes and studios during the pandemic. Separated but connected in the spirit of antifascism, several international comrades musicians, artists and activists from Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Serbia contributed to this new version.
Sergi Botswanas (Barcelona) - guitars, bass;
Cesare Dell’Anna (Salento) - trumpet;
Mitsos Zaff Gatzoland (Xanti) - baglama;
Giannis Nerantzakis (Athens) - clarinet, alto sax;
Rocco Nigro (Salento) - fisarmonica;
Maria Bogomolova (Arkadiy Kots) - vocals;
Nikolay Oleynikov (Arkadiy Kots) - vocals, percussion
Lyrics translated by Kirill Medvedev (Arkadiy Kots)
Artwork & video: Rena Ràdle + Vladan Jeremic (Performative Drawing Studios, Belgrade)
Sound engineer: Leonardo Perez (DTH Studios, Moscow)
Administrator kartìny: Nikolay Oleynikov
Supported by Musagetes (Canada)
Trans-European Partizan Jam is the latest session of Free Home University, in its debut with the Moscow based riot-chansonniers, folk-punk band Arkadiy Kots. In the wake of resurging forms of micro and macro fascisms everywhere in the world, the project explores the relational pedagogy of antifascism anthems, an oral tradition of songs and poetry that weaved together a sense of commonality in the struggle, and conveyed the spirit of internationalism and transnational solidarity. This is the learning process we dedicate to the antifascists of today, those who keep this struggle alive, those who strive against social injustice, racism, xenophobia, patriarchy and all forms of oppression.
This record is supported by ecoversities