starting on thursday 26th, Rebel Up! SebCat will play an eclectic tropical set at Lounge club near Cais do Sodre station, helped by our Lisboa friends of Celeste Mariposa.
Free in, starting at 23:30. More info, see the Lounge site
and possibly followed by a very late night / early morning set at the Bass Phusions party in The Warehouse in the Zona Industrial of the Alcantara barrio. Yup, rootsy rave time.
See the FB event here.
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This monday 23 Feb in OCCII, Amsterdammie!!!!!!!!!!
Konono N°1’s “Congotronics” album introduced the world to the strange and spectacular electro-traditional mixtures which are being concocted in the suburbs of Kinshasa, Congo. World music, electronica and avant-rock aficionados have all been equally amazed by this otherworldly music, which has driven the international press to come up with some surprising comparisons (from Can and Krautrock to Jimi Hendrix, Lee Perry and proto-techno!…).
The band was founded back in the 1960s by Mingiedi, a virtuoso of the likembé (a traditional instrument sometimes called “sanza” or “thumb piano”, consisting of metal rods attached to a resonator). The band’s line-up includes three electric likembés (bass, medium and treble), equipped with hand-made microphones built from magnets salvaged from old car parts, and plugged into amplifiers. There’s also a rhythm section which uses traditional as well as makeshift percussion (pans, pots and car parts), three singers, three dancers and a sound system featuring these famous megaphones.
here a link to a 50 year old Konono no1 recording!!!! (uploaded by producer Vincent Kenis)
support by Rebel Up dj’s + dj Andy Moor & De Boer (The Ex)
OCCII THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED. 50 PLACES WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR ON THE EVENING OF THE CONCERT.
SO BE EARLY IF YOU STILL WANT TO GET IN. PEACE
This friday 20 Feb, another wild Nightshop party at Recyclart!
with special live guests Gato Preto, a Mozambican – Ghanaian/German duo of producer Lee Bass & Gata Misterioso who bring kuduro beats with live female MC-ing. Both artist having roots in Africa,their raw yet complex bass is influenced by a broad palette of African musical styles. Wild!
also DJ Khalab will do a special dj set – Afro future beat shake. An ongoing round trip journey between tribes and psyche, desert and spaceships, jungle and skyscrapers. and Flore, tropical bass with complex rhythms and bewitching basslines.
and ofcourse your local rebelious Rebel Up! dj’s will warm up the crowd for the first bit….
23.00-0.30 Rebel Up dj’s! (Bxl)
0.30-01.30 DJ Khalab (It)
01.30-03.00 Gato Preto (Moz/Ghana/Ger/Por) live
03.00-05.00 Flore (F)