Thu 13 April > Rebel Up! & SOTU festival present: Les Filles de Illighadad, OCCII, A’dam

Rebel Up! & SOTU festival present: Les Filles de Illighadad

SOTU (Sounds of the Underground) is an annual alternative music festival in Amsterdam. SOTU has a passion for genre bending sound and performances – you can listen to noise, punk, folk, improv, rave, avant-garde and electronics.

DJ warmup  21:00 – 22:30
LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD (NE, Sahel Sounds) 22:30 – 23:30
 DJ afterparty 23:30 – 01:00

Les Filles d’Illighadad
Fatou Seidi Ghali, Alamnou Akrouni and Mariama Salah Aswan come from the region of Illighadad, in the heartland of the Niger bush. Rarely have we heard sounds that resonate with as much emotion as those of Les Filles d’Illighadad. Fatou Seidi Ghali directs the band on guitar and vocals with her measured and calm play. In a world dominated by the masculine gender, she is one of the only female guitarists of Tuareg music. Together with her cousins ​​Alamnou and Mariame on vocals, they go right into the essence of the “ishumars” music, mixing it on stage with the tradition of “Tende”, recording their pieces in the large open studio of the desert. Its music is minimalist, poetic and feminine where the trance and ancestral rhythms of the “Tendes” come to support a throbbing and melodious blues. Love, religion, the difficulties of life, the joy of the community, the glorification of nature and the Tuareg culture are themes distilled from the grains of their songs.

DJ Diego Armando
Xavier Riembau aka Diego Armando is a DJ from Barcelona who plays an eclectic mix of groovy tunes from around the world for the last 20 years. A 24-h digger who knows his way around from Jamaica to Cuba to New Orleans music. His specialty is dance floor killers from Afro-American music, exotic tunes from Brazil to Africa, disco and acid house anthems. He has played in festivals like Sónar, Piknic Electronik, Faraday, Black Music Festival, and venues like Razzmatazz, Apolo, Marula, Lolita, Powder Room, La 2 de Nitsa in Barcelona and beyond. His name is a hommage to the best football player in the planet, aka Diego Armando aka the Hand of God. Mani, bass player from the Stone Roses and Primal Scream, gave him his moniker name after a big party in La Costa Brava.

Rebel Up! SebCat
expect lots of Tuareg, griot and berber tunes as warm up & afterparty…

Doors: 21:00
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Amstelveensweg 134

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Fri 7 April > Rebel Up! @ Pan-Amafropeans party, Sexyland, A’dam

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)

Pole dancing marathon (starts 16:00 vrijmibo stylee):
░ ✫ PÅL/SECAM (pan-amafropeans)
✶ ░ SebCat (Rebel Up Soundclash! | Brussels)
░ ✫ Rem Gow (All Around The Globe | Red Light Radio)
✶ ░ DEKS (Sexyland All Stars)
░ ✫ L-Dopa (BAM BAM Amsterdam | Paradiso)
✶ ░ GNOE (Stranded FM | Utrecht)
░ ✫ Selecta Mano (Ticket to the Tropics | Angola)
.. more tba

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@ Sexyland
Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 39,
1033 RC Amsterdam
boat from Central Station: NDSM-Werfveer – pont 906

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Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary > 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL

9, 10 to 11 March > our Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary!!!!
a 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL

Thu 9 March, De Vooruit, Gent,  Outer Limits Club & Rebel Up!
with Gato Preto (MZ/GH/DE), Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW)
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Fri 10 March, Recyclart, Brussels > Nightshop Rebel Up! 10 Years
with Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW) + Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU)
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Sat 11 March, OCCII, Amsterdam
with Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU) + Zea & Afework Nigussie (NL/ET)
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Sat 28 Jan > Rebel Up! @ Orfee & Pal’s Pxychotropical party, De Ruimte, Amsterdam

Paul and Orfee celebrate their birthdays together on the 28th of January. Bring your loving heart, soul and ditto dance moves!

Special intra-europeannal pxychotropical line-up:
░ ✫ Francisco (Lisbon)
✶ ░ SebCat (Rebel Up! Soundclash | Brussels)
░ ✫ Calacas Soundsystem (Mechelen)
✶ ░ DEKS (Mokum)

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21H – 3AM
@ De Ruimte
Distelweg 83, 1031HD Amsterdam Noord

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16/17 Dec > Rebel Up! Amsterdam weekender @ Alta Cumbia Night, OT301 + Beatroots, Pllek (Nsdm)

alta-cumbiaFriday 16 Dec @ OT301
Alta Cumbia Nite presents:

SebCat Rebel Up! Soundclash (BE) / La Banda Fantastica / D J Rengo Estar / Dj Larva + Special Spicy Hot Guests

This 3rd edition of Alta Cumbia Nite will be hotter than hell. Evil Cumbia vibes are expected on the dance floor and stage blending the hottest cumbia tracks with the dance of sexy devilish creatures. On the line up: Rebel Up! SebCat (BE) is joining us with a huge new collection of chicha vinyl recently brought from Peru, accompanied by sweaty visuals. La Banda Fantastica, the always evolving cumbia band from the Netherlands (Mexico/Argentina/Chile/NL), will bring some evil tracks to make you dance like a demon. And if that’s not enough already, our party partners DJ Larva & DJ Rengo Estar will take care that the temperature stays up all night long! Together with unexpected special guests, this promises to be a very caliente last cumbia night of the year, that you don’t wanna miss!

@OT301, Overtoom 301
Doors 21h

before 22h €5
after €7
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beatrootsand Saturday 17 Dec @ Pllek >

Together with our friends of Pal / Secam and DJ Graham we’ll be spinning global tunes at the Beatroots party from midnight onwards. Expect lots of Afro-Portuguese bouncy tunes and other Afro-electro sweetness.

More info here.
@ Pllek (NSDM werf)
T.T. Neveritaweg 59

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Thu 30 June > Rebel Up! @ Amsterdam Roots Festival / Rest Is Noise night, Muziekgebouw, A’dam


Hello Amsterdam!

This thursday 30 june, Rebel Up! will be playing once again at Amsterdam Roots Festival, this time at the grand Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ.  *A remix of modern en traditional music from Marrakech* is the theme of the night, hosted by Rest Is Noise, What Design Can Do & Rebel Up! as part of the Amsterdam Roots festival, with special international Moroccan guests Officerfishdumplings and Dakka Chrafoo. Much to look forward to!

Behind the pseudonym officerfishdumplings is the Moroccan-American musician, DJ and multimedia artist Hatim Belyamani. He is the founder of remix <- -> culture, an art collective that connects traditional music to digital remix art. Officerfishdumplings is the musical expression of this collective and what Belyamani does is quite original. In search of his property and the Moroccan musical roots he regularly travels to Morocco to record local groups. With this raw material he creates his amazing audio visual remixes.

The Dutch-Moroccan percussion group Dakka Chrafoo plays traditional music from Marrakech. They play Dakka Marrakchia: a popular music with lots of upbeat percussion, punishment clapping and piercing wind.

The DJs of RebelUp! will frame the musical evening with catchy pearls from the ‘rougher sounds from the global underground.

More info, see site or FB event.

doors 19:30
@ Muziekgebouw
Piet Heinkade 1


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Wedn 4 May: Egyptian / Turkish concert night @ OCCII, Amsterdam


a special Egyptian / Turkish concert night of friends @ OCCII supported by Rebel Up, even though we won t be there due to travel (Peru) and work.

The Invisible Hands (EG)

is the English translation of the band’s original Egyptian Arabic name: El Ayadi El Khafeyya. A band created amidst an unusual backdrop by Alan Bishop (AKA Alvarius B., member of legendary US band Sun City Girls and co-owner of the world famous Sublime Frequencies label), with Cairo-based musicians Cherif El Masri, Aya Hemeda, Adham Zidan and Magued Nagati. Songs – sung in Arabic, English, or whichever language they channel – are drenched in lovely psychedelic folk arrangements and vocal choruses with a nod to what could have potentially been music that surfaced decades ago but instead found its way into the future. The group was established during the summer of 2011. Their debut was recorded in Cairo in May 2012, and two versions were released, one in Arabic and another in English, with both on a limited edition double LP. Their second album, Teslam, is currently out on CD with the LP being released in December.
Hayvanlar Alemi (TR)

is a psychedelic folk rock band founded in Ankara. They got together in secondary school in 1999, when they were 14. Classical rock and heavy metal were big influences on teenagers in Ankara then, and they started their musical venture playing hard-and-heavy covers, but very soon self-discovered free improvisation and moved into a more avant-garde approach, and later on occasionally deployed traditional instruments, found-sound elements like live radio, and colorful stage theatrics. They were influenced by the new folk-infused experimental rock scene of the late 90s Istanbul, but isolated from any music scene in Ankara, their sound and song-structure diverged from their contemporaries as they incorporated elements from the findings of their musical research into their sound, which included folk, pop and hybrid sounds of South East Asia, East and West Africa, South America and Russia, as well as Jamaican dub reggae and Californian surf.

info here or FB event

Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud-Zuid

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