Sat 21 Oct > African electronic night @ Au Quai Brussels, with Nyege Nyege Label, Otim Alpha, 808Bantou, Gan Gah & Rebel Up

Rebel Up + NGHE Mediatheque + Edgeryders NGO present:
★ ★ African electronic night with Nyege Nyege Tapes label: Acholitronix ★ ★

▷▷▷ AFRO LINEUP > > > > > > >

Otim Alpha (UG)
Nyege tape DJ’s (UG/EU)
808Bantou (RDC/Bxl)
Gan Gah (MA/Bxl)
Rebel Up (Bxl)

Otim Alpha & Leo Palayeng (UG) *live*
Hailing from the sweltering city of Gulu in Northern Uganda, both Alpha—an ex bare-knuckle boxer and master harp player—and Palayeng are considered pioneers of what’s become a veritable hyper-local electronic scene among the Acholi community. In 2001, Otim Alpha together with his early producer Leo Palayeng began taking traditional Acholi ‘Larakaraka’ wedding songs and reinterpreting them with music software on computers.

Due to the influence of missionaries who thought of them as non-Christian, Acholi traditions were for many years pushed to the periphery, and only preserved and passed down thanks to traditional musicians like Alpha. “When I recorded his traditional folk songs and added my electronic elements, local people loved the sound and it spread like wildfire,” says Palayeng. In his studio, the producer combined the adungu, nanga (both harps), fiddle and flute with synths and electronic drum-kit beats to create sounds that are equally nostalgic and forward-looking. The results are a fast paced poly-rhythmic Acholitronix ready for dance floor madness.

Most of the songs on the Gulu City Anthems are electronic re-interpretations of Larakaraka folk songs that are traditionally performed at weddings. The lyrics were different for each occasion, and would weave the long histories of the clans being united in marriage. “But people were not always able to afford the whole troop of musicians and dancers, so we started recreating the sounds with computers and singing the lyrics over the top—like karaoke,” Palayeng explains.

Released on the Nyege Nyege Tapes label, a Kampala based label exploring, producing and releasing outsider music from around the region and beyond.
https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/gulu-city-anthems
https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/04/06/nyege-nyege-tapes-feature/
https://www.nts.live/shows/guests/episodes/nyege-nyege-tapes-25th-august-2017

808 Bantou (RDC/Bxl) *live*
Eric Mbuyamba aka Dr Kwest provides you with the best medicine. The doctor is influenced by Sun Ra and many others. He started sampling in 2006, has released several Beat Tapes and remixes and also hosts a radio show called Quest For The Beat on Radio Panik. 808Bantou is his project based on traditional and also contemporary Congolese music fused with 808 drums, a lot of percussion and Brussels footwork beats.
https://drkwest.bandcamp.com/album/808-bantou

DJ support by:

Nyege Nyege Tapes DJ’s Moroto Hvy Indstr + 1at0
https://www.mixcloud.com/moroto-hvy-indstr/
https://soundcloud.com/lugezigezi/nyege-nyege-sounds-like-ft-moroto-heavy-industries

GAN GAH (MA/Bxl)
Fed by traditional « Gnawa » and Berber rythms ever since he was born in the suburbs of Agadir, young DJ and producer Gan Gah is now based in Brussels.This accomplished musician, who has been performing for many years as a beatmaker under various pseudonyms, knows how to shake a dancefloor with his bewitching beats.
https://soundcloud.com/gangahsnj

+ Rebel Up SebCat & LeBlanc
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/acholi-folk-pop/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa

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This night is part of the OpenVillage Festival, organised by NGO Edgeryders.

Rebel Up is a Brussels cultural organisation that promotes contemporary *world* music through active parties & concerts.

NGHE Mediatheque is a *sportive* media library in the Molenbeek canal zone, which also promotes contemporary culture through lectures, conferences, presentations, concerts and happenings

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5€
doors: 23h
@ Collectif AuQuai
Quai du Hainaut 23

CASH ONLY / PAS DE BANCONTACT /
Metro Comte de Flandre
Tram 51 Porte de Flandre

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Wedn 20 Sept > Rebel up @ JeSuisHumain festival, Maison du Peuple, St Gilles + @ psychedelic cumbia concert Los Orioles, Rue de la Senne

The #JeSuisHumain-e United Music Festival brings together more than 20 Belgian, international and refugee artists in 60 different places of Brussels in solidarity with more than 20 million refugees. Because meetings create the matches, you will travel from hip-hop to electronica to surf on world music, krautrock and rock from one place to another. The concerts will start at 17:00 in the bars of Place Van Meenen and the Parvis de Saint-Gilles, as well as Place Jeu de Balle. All concerts are free!

►in Café Maison du Peuple, co-organised by the most exciting Brussels global collectives Rebel Up, Lowup & Global Hybrid Records, with a great lineup of some of Brussels best ethnic eclectic artists between psych rock, traditional, electronic and bass.
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LINE UP:

♥ 17h – Rebel Up SebCat (dj set global)
♥ 19h – Phoenician Drive + Rand (live / psy kraut world)
♥ interludes: Gernas Haj Shekhmous solo (live / world)
♥ 20h – Débruit (live /electro)
♥ 21h – Alizarina (live / electro world)
♥ 21h45 – End: Gan Gah vs Rafael Aragon (dj set)

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CAFE MAISON DU PEUPLE – 20.09.2017 – 17h
Parvis St Gilles
Free entrance

and that’s not all > also on wednesday night, Rebel Up also helps organising a psychedelic cumbia concert of Swiss band Los Orioles in Rue de la Senne.

Los Orioles reload traditionnal tropical music with their own fresh touch of afrobeat and dub breaks. This super hot septet from Biel/Bienne (CH) was initiated by Adrien Guerne in 2013 and is fronted by swiss garage rock legend Dany Digler. They deliver continuous waves of shaking licks and tremolo screams that surf over a groovy and rock-solid cumbia base. Their show offers a sweaty and endless transe of bouncing latin beats washed in a weird and freaky reverbed sci-fi soundscape. Don’t forget your space goggl”es, get your hips implants fixed and go Baila La Cumbia all night long !
https://losorioles.bandcamp.com/
http://www.sacredhood.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qkG2OWYrDA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-3Y2UxMh1I

dj support Viktor French & Rebel Up,
back2back psychedelic cumbia vinly set, wepaaaa 🙂

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5 €
doors 20h30
concert at 21h00
@ Rue de la Senne 88
1000, Bxl
metro Anneesens / tram Porte de Anderlecht

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Thu 29 June > Rebel Up @ Cafe Congé Méditerranée, Bxl

Hello,
3x Rebel Up action in Brussels from this thursday until sunday!
Starting with this thursday @ GC Elzenhof, Cafe Congé Méditerranée.

FREE IN!
Programme:

16:00-19:00 DJ Miguel Menendez (ES)
Miguel is a spanish DJ and record collector based in Brussels. His sets as “Rumba Hispano Belga” specialise in gypsy rumba and flamenco festif but also in flamenco recordings made by spanish immigrants in Belgium during the 60’s and 70’s. https://www.facebook.com/rumbahispanobelga/

16:00-18:00 Spanish kids animation, crea/bricolage met Sofia Yero

18:00 Flamenco demo & dance initiation Sofia Yero, (ES/B)
Born in Brussels, Belgium and second-generation Spanish, Sofia Yero started dancing at the age of 5 with her mother, the great Torre de Montijo, who transmitted her the flamenco culture. She continued her training in Madrid, Sevilla and Jerez with the greatest flamenco dancers. At Café Congé she will give a demonstration & flamenco initiation !
http://sofiayero.com/

19:30 Concert Çapasud (Sud-Italie)
Çapasud veut valoriser et diffuser la connaissance des cultures musicales du sud Italie en explorant les langages musicaux de la tradition orale. Un voyage parmi les différentes regions du sud d’Italie, chaqu’un influencé par leur rapport avec la Méditerannée et les pays qui la touchent. Çapasud utilise des instruments de musique typique de la tradition de la musique populaire, datant d’une époque ancienne; comme la “zampogna” cornemuse et le tambourin.

20:30 Concert Arumbo (Rumba fusion, ES/B)
Arumbo is a rumba/fusion group with influences from the middle east bringing danceable songs with melodies from the heart. You will be taken on a sunny trip accompanied by a singer with a warm and generous voice that will caress your ears and knows how to excite your emotions. Arumbo was born in the summer of 2015.
Their first EP is called “Mi Bruselas”.
www.arumbo.com

22:00-23:00 Rebel Up! (B) & Gan Gah (Maroc, souktronics)
Fed by traditional « Gnawa » and Berber rythms ever since he was born in the suburbs of Agadir, young DJ and producer Gan Gah is now based in Brussels. His first EP “Souktronics” is a declaration of love to his Moroccan roots and to modern electronic music which is more than likely about to make a lot of noise on worldwide dancefloors. Moroccan Bass, you said? Together with Rebel Up! SebCat he will bring a truly pan-mediterranean sound, not just southern europe, the balkan or levant but also northern africa!
https://soundcloud.com/gangahsnj
https://www.facebook.com/gangahsnj/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/

+++ COCKTAILS & GREEK FOOD by A Discovering Network +++

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@ Elzenhof,
Avenue de la Couronne 12
Ixelles 1050

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Fri 30 Sept > Rebel Up’s Duckfood @ Pantropical‎ x Arab Film Festival: Gan Gah ≈ Deena Abdelwahed ≈ Tropikal Camel

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PANTROPICAL x ARAB FILM FESTIVAL:

–– GAN GAH (ma)
–– DEENA ABDELWAHED (tn)
–– TROPIKAL CAMEL (il)
–– DUCKFOOD (nl)

♒ Arab dance / electronica, Morrocan bass ♒

Pantropical x Arab Film Festival is an integral part of the annual Arab Film festival [http://arabfilmfestival.nl/ / 29 Sept – Oct 02]. A celebration of forward-looking, bass-ridden Arab dance music with GAN GAH, Deena Abdelwahed,Rocky B-The Tropikal Camel, and Duckfood. Venue = Roodkapje Rotterdam, within walking distance from Rotterdam CS.

≈ GAN GAH (ma | low up)
He’s on the rise; Gan Gah is a young, DJ / producer fed by traditional Gnawa and Berber rythms since he was born in the suburbs of Agadir. Now based in Brussels, he knows how to shake a dancefloor with his bewitching beats. Offering a clever combination of club music and traditional North-African music, Gan Gah’s first EP “Souktronics” shows his love for both his Moroccan roots and modern electronic music. Moroccan Bass, you said?
soundcloud.com/gangahsnj

≈ DEENA ABDELWAHED (tn | infiné)
As the main female representative of this generation of Tunisian DJs and producers, Deena Abdelwahed is not one to pander to commercial trends. She explores the urban rythms in the aftermath of the Tunisian Jasmine Revolution, where social conservatism has been on the rise and only a few clubs adapt to innovation. Deena caters to those who seek alternatives to electronic music parties that either serve as lazy entertainment or an excuse to blow off steam and vent social frustration. In the past few years, since moving to Toulouse, Deena has made herself heard at music festivals all around Europe winning over crowds with her energetic music.
soundcloud.com/deenaabdelwahed

≈ TROPIKAL CAMEL (il | arabstazy, shouka)
The Afro-haired electronica/beats/global bass shaman from Jerusalem; Tropikal Camel aka Rocky B Assayag is a musical explorer traversing genres, creating an original musical language; a journey into Jerusalem’s unique sound and a fusion of Bass, Techno, Hip-Hop and the raw rhythms of tribal Middle- Eastern and North-African music.
www.rockybb.org

≈ DUCKFOOD (nl | rebel up, pantropical)
Duckfood’s massive music collection absorbs anything from renaissance to Moroccan trance, so who else to ask for this Pantropical x Arab Camera special? His DJ selections are colourful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Just dig in!
www.mixcloud.com/vanjeaf/duckfood-live-pantropical-_-12-09-2015-rotterdam-rebel-up-soundclash/

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location: Roodkapje SUB
Teilingerstraat 110-130, Rotterdam
22:00 – 03:00 | entrance: 8 euro / 7 euro presale
Pantropical • 
Arab Film Festival  •  FB-Link

 

 

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Sun 18 Sept > 2x Rebel Up! @ Global Street Sounds, Ancienne Belgique + Afterparty @ Bonnefooi. 2x FREE IN!

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Yo Brussels!

Sunday 18 september is Car Free Sunday, so what better reason to have a street party outside at the Ancienne Belgique venue in the Rue des Pierres. And with a real killer global lineup of true sounds from the global underground! 🙂

with Haitian folklore voudou group Chouk Bwa Libete, Palestinian electro *shamstep* crew 47Soul, eclectic folk group Refugees For Refugees, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Azmari, Daniel Dzidzonu, our friends Memo Pimiento, Gan Gah, Deena Abdelwahed and ofcourse Rebel Up!

Kicking off at 15h til 22h30. FREE IN!
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+ Afterparty in arab bass spheres in Bonnefooi from 22h, with Deena Abdelwahed, Gan Gah, Rafael Aragon and Rebel Up!. Dance till you drop! FREE IN
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Where?
AB & Bonnefooi
Anspach & Rue des Pierre, Bxl centre

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