Mon 28 Aug > Rebel Up @ Café Chaff, w/ Entrance (US), Bxl

Baltimore artist Entrance is on Thrill Jockey, the well known experimental rock & jazz label of Chicago (Tortoise, Sea and Cake, Chicago Underground Quartet, Radian…). His amazing Entrance Band, released on Ecstatic Peace Records (label of Thurston Moore) and a memorable live show on a Nixies night at Les Ateliers Claus Rogier venue a few years ago. Solo set in Chaff for a special monday night.

Before & after dj set by Rebel Up SebCat, in tropical, experimental, transcendental, psychedelic & raw moods.

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@ Café Chaff
Place Jeu de Balles

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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.
Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1UG4BehbbQ&t=604s
Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgxCIs-SFpk

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.

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expect lots of Tuareg, griot and berber tunes as warm up & afterparty…

Doors: 21:00
6,66€
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@ OCCII
Amstelveensweg 134
A’dam

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Fri 7 Oct > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Haunted Folklore, Recyclart Bxl

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This Friday, Haunted Folklore concert night at Recyclart.
Rebel Up! SebCat will play spiritual & ethnic listening tunes before & after the concert.

Marisa Anderson (US – Portland)
All traditional American guitar styles played in virtuoso and amazing ways! A mixture of improvisation and fluid compositions, with references ranging from minimalism and drone gospel, blues, country and jazz. At nineteen, Marisa began to wander through the US to eventually settle, years later, in Portland, Oregon. Basically she followed a classical guitar training, but has created her unique own style by playing in country music groups, jazz and even the circus. In 2009 she released her first album, ‘The Golden Hour’, followed by ‘Mercury’ (2011), ‘Traditional and Public Domain Songs’ (2013) and ‘Into the Light’ (2015). Recently she was asked to make recordings for Beth Ditto and soundtracks fro films. Let yourself be transported by this hypnotic music!
https://marisaandersonmusic.com/

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5€
20h30 doors
@ Recyclart
Rue d Ursulines 25
BXL

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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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Fri 27 May > Rebel Up! @ Secret Places festival, Maastricht

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There’s a new festival in Maastricht happening this weekend, 3 days of music in an old fort on top of a hill overlooking the city! Secret Places!

This friday evening, Rebel Up! will be spinning global tunes inbetween the bands and a dance set at the afterparty in the old Sint Pieter fort.

For all info > website here & FB event

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