this Friday afternoon / evening & night in Amsterdam
Rebel Up playing @ Pan-Amafropean party in a new place > Sexyland
First, from 13:00 til 14:00 a session at Red Light Radio, tune into the live stream.
We wished our parties were sexy, but somehow our guests often get disgustingly sweaty from dancing, or end up too drunk to look any good.. But not this time! This time we’ll be in SEXYLAND, and it’ll be slick, smooth and sensual..
✫pan-amafropeans in SEXYLAND✶ will be:
• a défilé of our favourite (and sexy) DJs
• a selection of sleazy, dirty and exotic musics
• cheap & stale (and maybe cold..) beer
• fresh food by sensuous Silvia (De Bakbrommer)
• (oh.. and an intimate little party for our 4 yrs avec une surprise)
This thursday 19 nov Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band in OCCII, Amsterdam! His shows in Gent and Brussels were simply amazing, so we can recommend you to see them and get wild!
Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band
are a contemporary group from Burkina Faso. Coming from Bobo-Dioulasso, the group is steeped in the Mandingue musical traditions of their ancestral legacy. The enigmatic lead singer Baba Commandant (Mamadou Sanou) is an original and eccentric character who is well respected in the Burkinabé musical community. A sort of punk Faso Dan Fani activist for traditional Mandingo music, Baba continues to redefine the boundaries between traditional and modern. In 1981, he joined the Koule Dafourou troupe as a dancer. Later, he embarked on his current musical direction as a singer first in Dounia and then in the Afromandingo Band. His current band — when he’s not playing with the now-famous Burkinabé musician Victor Démé — is the Mandingo Band. At present, he is a practitioner of the Afrobeat style, drawing inspiration from the golden era of Nigerian music. Fela Kuti/Africa 70 and King Sunny Adé are big influences, as is the legendary Malian growler Moussa Doumbia. Baba plays the ngoni, the instrument of the Donso (the traditional hunters in this region of Burkina Faso and Mali). His audience comprises multiple generations and strata of Burkinabé society; he accordingly adapts his repertoire to his surroundings, which range from cabaret Sundays in Bobo-Dioulasso to the sound systems of Ouagadougou and are a formidable force steeped in Ouagadougou’s DIY underground musical culture. Juguya is their sound. Listen here >
DJ Alex Figuira (Vintage Voudou shop / Fumaça Preta)
Amsterdam dj Alex Figueira, born in Venezuala with Brazilian roots, has a BIG passion for vinyl; he is the co owner of the Vintage Voudou vinyl shop in A’dam’s Red Light district, a grand collector of vintage African and Latin vinyls, runs the Music With Soul label and plays in the bands Fumaça Preta & Conjunto Papa Upa. For sure he’ll make you bounce & swing with his delicious selections from Africa & around. http://www.vintagevoudou.com/
On wednesday 3 Dec,another great Rebel Up! concert night in OCCII, Amsterdam
with Ogoya Nengo & Dodo Women group playing!!!!
Ogoya Nengo (in drawing above) is on her 1st tour outside of Kenya. Born in the 1930s in a small village at the shores of Lake Victoria, she soon joined the socially critical Dodo singers, a genre and community which is in danger of vanishing. Ogoya became the rave of her time, singing to great chiefs, warriors and even colonial officers and missionaries. Despite Ogoya being a legendary Kenyan folk artist with a career spanning over three decades little people outside Kenya have had the chance of ever hearing her and her ensemble. Ogoya Nengo’s approach to Dodo, a genre which is in danger of vanishing, is a very personal one: Her music is characterized by her powerful, passionate and compelling voice and is as timeless as it is mystical. Obviously Ogoya is a legendary Kenyan folk artist who has had an immense career spanning over three decades, but due to limited resources her music has remained in her region, and not many outsiders did have the pleasure of hearing her yet.
Her album has just been released on the Honest Jon’s label.
Check this video! > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSx0CUrf8Go
or listen here > https://soundcloud.com/honest-jons/sets/rangala/s-SS21v