About the Ensemble

We are the Chaotic Insurrection Ensemble, and we live up to our name. We are an activist street band that was formed in the streets of Montreal in May 2006 during a march for the rights of migrants without status, and we haven't stopped marching since. We take on oppression and domination by bringing music to the streets in rallies, demos, radical artistic events, community gatherings, and whatever else it takes to inspire a culture of resistance, to reclaim public spaces, to help make political movements fun and exciting, and to celebrate resistance in a way that not only reflects our vision of the world we want to live in, but makes everyone else want to join our side.