Sun 2 Apr > *Uproot* book presentation by Jace Clayton / DJ Rupture @ NGHE Mediatheque, Bxl

On Sunday > book presentation & world music 2.0 tunes
*Uproot: Travels in 21st- Century Music and Digital Culture* by Jace Clayton aka DJ Rupture.

In 2001 Jace Clayton was an unknown DJ who recorded a three-turntable, sixty-minute mix and put it online to share with friends. Within weeks, Gold Teeth Thief became an international calling card, whisking Clayton away to play a nightclub in Zagreb, a gallery in Osaka, a former brothel in Sao Paolo and the American Museum of Natural History. Just as the music world made its fitful, uncertain transition from analog to digital, Clayton found himself on the front lines of creative upheavals of art production in the twenty-first century globalized world, where he coined the term *world music 2.0*.

Uproot is a guided tour of this newly-opened cultural space. With humor, insight, and expertise, Clayton illuminates the connections between a Congolese hotel band and the indie-rock scene, Mexican rodeo teens and Israeli techno, and Whitney Houston and the robotic voices in rural Moroccan song, and offers an unparalleled understanding of music in the digital age. With the help of musical examples and video’s, Clayton will present his book to make your musical world hell of a lot richer.

His book Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture was published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
http://uprootbook.com/

Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in Manhattan, also known for his work as Dj Rupture. Clayton uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on low-income communities and the global South.

As DJ /rupture, he has released several critically acclaimed albums and hosted a weekly radio show on WFMU for five years (which was also broadcasted at Radio Panik Bxl). Clayton’s collaborators include filmmakers Jem Cohen, Joshua Oppenheimer, poet Elizabeth Alexander, singer Norah Jones, and guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex).

Recent projects include Sufi Plug Ins , a free suite of music software-as-art, based on non-western conceptions of sound and alternative interfaces; Room 21, an evening-length composition for 20 musicians staged at The Barnes Foundation; and The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, a touring performance piece for grand pianos, electronics, and voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPaUzuIaRd8
https://vimeo.com/74155229
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64p3AuKQiLE&list=PL342869A09D207048

14:00 DOORS
♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ MUSICA ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
18:30 VEGGIE DINNER
20:00 BOOK PRESENTATION + PROJECTIONS + Q & A

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Prix libre / free price
There will be some food served as well (veggie)

@ NGHE

Schippersstraat 6 Rue des Mariniers
1080 Molem
Metro > Compte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 > Porte de Flandre

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Fri 20 Jan > Rebel Up! @ Muevelo, Universal Club, Bxl

Muevelo has finally landed in Brussels, this is their 1st party and surely not the last! 

The party originally hails from Paris, with monthly residences in venues such as l’Alimentation Générale or l’International and always a flurry of special guests from Latin America & elsewhere. The parties specialise in furious *tropical* music, the biggest shakers from Latin America, the Caribbean & beyond.

Rebel Up!, Max le Daron, Grandpamini, Pedrolito et MC C-Imperatriz will put the dancefloor on fire with Reggaeton, Merengue, Moombahton, Cumbia, Dancehall, Tropical Bass and more.
Heat allover, that’s MUEVELO mami ! Ya tu sabes.

The Muevelo triple crew  >

Grandpamini
(Muevelo / Pigalle Paris Radio)
French-Chilean producer & DJ, his soundculture started with salsa and hiphop, but quickly changed into new African & Latin-American sounds which he puts in his all out party mix. Former DJ resident of the legendary “Ghetto Tiers Monde” parties, famous for his mashup blends of rough sounds with unknown tunes of cumbia, kuduro, merengue and coupé décalé.
https://www.facebook.com/Grandpamini

Pedrolito
(Muevelo / Groovalizacion Radio)
Recent Brussels resident & instigator of Muevelo here, Argentinian DJ/selector Pedrolito is what we call a real digger of tropical beats and cumbias. He has mixed with Sergent Garcia, Fauna, Uproot Andy, Miss Bolivia, El Hijo de la Cumbia, the Soul Jazz Orchestra, RKK de Radio Nova, Alika, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Chancha Via Circuito, Geko Jones and many more. Hosting his radio shows and mixtapes on various radio’s and podcasts, he always brings the best latino vibes. This “pibe” will make you shake in pure urban latino style.
www.mixcloud.com/Pedrolito/

MC C-Imperatriz
(Muevelo / Pigalle Paris Radio)
Secret legend of the tropical scene of Paris with perhaps the most absurd pseudonym to boot, MC C-Imperatriz is always connecto to the Caribbean, South America & Africa through his wildest musical finds of the moment. His slogan for the night? Dale duro!
http://www.mixcloud.com/mccimperatriz/

Max le Daron
(Lowup Records)
Young Brussels producer & DJ Max le Daron specialises in electronic global & tropical music, heavily influenced by UK bass music. Since 2008 he plays in clubs and festivals allover the city & country and his played with the likes of Diplo, Buraka Som Sistema, Steve Aoki, Toddla T, Daniel Haaksman, Djedjotronic, Noisia, Schlachthofbronx, to name a few. Expect an electronic trip from Afrika up to Latin America!
http://flavors.me/maxledaron

Rebel Up! SebCat (BE/ Bxl)
Expect a storm of digital cumbia, tribal guarachero,
Attendez-vous à une rafale de cumbia digitale, de tribal guarachero, sonidera, rebajada, chicha, latin bass, roots mashups, reggaeton, dembow, speedmambo, bachata trap & more. Latino overdrive time !
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

5 € with a free shot of rum  🙂

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23h – 6h
@ Universal Club
Rue de Malines 38
1000 BXL

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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
A’dam

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Mon 26 Sept > Eric Isaacson (Mississippi Records) Talk & Docu’s + DJ Set + surprise concert Soema Montenegro (AR) @ NGHE Mariniers, Molenbeek Bxl

14237608_1772377822979780_2521242159489086516_nMonday evening 26 sept @ NGHE Mediatheque, an evening of Talks & Films with Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records.

In a short time, the Portland, US-based Mississippi Records, as run by Eric Isaacson, has bypassed most antiquated record label conventions and has, through a few guiding principles and great taste, gained cult status, lots of sales and love and praise from all quarters.

Mississippi has produced over 150 releases on LP & 100 releases on cassette tape, a catalogue that crisscrosses borders, digging up joyous albums, singles and unheard songs that were being left under the bed, out in the shed and unloved by most record companies. They have managed to do this on a shoestring budget, without ever advertising or engaging in promotion of any kind & distributing only through DIY avenues.

A few years ago Eric began touring Europe, humbly presenting his ideas and personally imbued histories of music (often alongside Mississippi-affiliated artists) with resounding success, and a scorching trail of sell-out shows. He returns for another round of talks, DJ sets and archive films in Autumn 2016.

Trailer for ‘A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records’: https://vimeo.com/98225284

Trailer for ‘Film, stories & images from the Mississippi Records and Alan Lomax archive’: http://vimeo.com/63266123
++Surprise concert++  added to the lineup > >
soemaSoema Montenegro (AR)

Argentinian folklore in a contemporary sound. Soema is a poet, shaman, a great cook and a first class singer. Intense and dramatic. In her music you can hear the rugged landscape and the culture of her native Argentina, from the pampas to the Andes mountains. Sensual, mysterious and overwhelming. Think of Meredith Monk meets Yma Sumac. French director Vincent Moon, founder of the “Take Away Shows”, made the symbolic number 100 with her in four parts, filmed in Buenos Aires. some clips here, here and here.

timings >
20h doors
20h30 Soema Montenegro
21h30 Talk & Films by Eric Isaacson
23h00 listening dj set by Eric

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20h00
4€

@ NGHE Mediatheque
Rue des Mariniers 6
1080 Molenbeek

See you around!

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Sat 17 Sept > Rebel Up! psychedelic cumbia party @ KickTapass w/ DJ Pinchado (AR) & friends

This Saturday @ KickTapass bar, Bxl >

Rebel Up! psychedelic cumbia party hosted by Rebel Up! SebCat & friends, with special guest DJ Pinchado.

DJ Pinchado ( aka Julio Lozano ), born in La Boca, Buenos Aires in 1969, is an experimental Argentinian musician touring extensively over Europe and Latin America, solo as DJ Pinchado since 2003, and as a member of the duo Constitu Sound since 2010. A precursor of the electro cumbia music genre, he loves to cut and paste cumbia loops in an noisy style. He reuses sounds from traditional cumbia from Peru and Colombia, especially psychedelic chicha and huayno styles. He creates his own mixes, experimentating with these sounds and also with electronica and noise music. Also he has compiled a chicha cumbia compilation that will be released in Belgium in 2017.

https://soundcloud.com/djpinchado
7 inch vinyl releases, on sale at the party! > > >
http://www.discogs.com/Dj-Pinchado-Chorisour/release/6860374
https://www.discogs.com/Dj-Pinchado-Linda-Bomba-Amapolas/release/8835934

Also playing > DJ Kumbia Beats (BO)
From Beni, Bolivia via Antwerp, comes DJ Kumbia Beats who mixes all kind of styles, specially traditional southamerican music and cumbia, combined with Elektro, Moombahton, Global Bass, Bolivian Folk, Rock, and Afro.
http://www.kumbiabeats.com/

https://soundcloud.com/dj-kumbia-beats

Put on your best cumbia shoes!
FREE IN!

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@ Kicktapass
Rue de Laeken 54
BXL

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