Tue 31 Oct > Rebel Up desert night @ Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl, with Ifriqiyya Electrique & Les Filles de Illighadad

Rebel Up! and Les Ateliers Claus present: a special night of spiritual desert spheres with Ifriqiyya Electrique, Les Filles de Illighadad & Gernas Haj Shekhmous.

Ifriqiyya Electrique (TN/FR/IT)
More than a concert, Ifriqiyya Electrique is the real adorcist rite of Sidi Marzûq practised by the Banga community in Djerid, between the salt desert and the oases of the Tunisian South. The Banga is a key annual event in the lives of the black communities of the oasis towns of southern Tunisia, descendants of the Hausa slaves transported from sub-Saharan Africa. It is a ritual of adorcism not of exorcism: of accommodating the possessing spirit rather than expelling it. The invitation has been issued by the rûwâhîne themselves, the spirits from whom the record borrows its title, and is taken up primarily in the streets and in private houses.
The band is fronted by 3 Tunisian musicians, Tarek Sultan, Yahia Chouchen and Youssef Ghazala on vocals, krakeb handcymbals and drums. French avant-garde guitarist François Cambuzat and Italian bass player Gianna Greco, both of Putan Club and Lydia Lunch fame.

“The devils are communicating with computers & electric guitars to recompose this ancient adorcist rite of possession and trance. No music note and no tempo were changed, for a transcendental now postindustrial ceremony.”  The spirits possess bodies, asking to be fed through a music of obvious modernity. Their debut album ‘Rûwâhîne‘ on the Glitterbeat label is a powerhouse of deep dark sound.
https://ifriqiyya-electrique.bandcamp.com/

Les Filles de Illighadad (NG)
Added last minute to this lineup, Les Filles will make a surprise warmup appearance for the start of their Euro & Moroccan tour. The superb Sahel Sounds label (see too: Mdou Moctar, Mamman Sani and the excellent compilation ‘Music For Saharan Cellphones’) released the acclaimed debut album of guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali and singer Alamnou Akrouni, together: Les Filles de Illighadad. Side A of that album is full of dreamy, minimalistic desert blues; on Side B you can hear a recording on which all the women from their village of birth – in the Nigerian countryside – combine polyphonic vocals with repetitive percussion. They have just released their follow-up album ‘Eghass Malan’, which takes their traditional sound into a more powerful guitar driven direction. Les Filles send a breath of fresh air through the male dominated genre of Tuareg guitar bands. They return to the essence of the genre, armed only with voice and guitar – complemented live by two extra musicians (including Mdou Moctar guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane).
https://lesfillesdeillighadad.bandcamp.com/album/eghass-malan

Gernas Haj Shekhmous (Kurdistan/Bxl)
traditional Kurdish and sufi percussion with floating visuals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LabrnvGFHPM

DJ support by Rebel Up & BP

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8€
Doors 20h
@ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 13
St Gilles / Bxl

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Sun 21 May > Rebel Up! @ Ancienne Belgique, Latin Day w/ Systema Solar (CO), La Chiva Gantiva (CO/Bxl), Orkesta Mendoza (MX) and La Negra Albina (ES/Bxl)

This sunday @ Ancienne Belgique > cumbia, mambo, rocknroll, countrytwang, champeta, etceterarara

SYSTEMA SOLAR is a crazy Colombian collective ‘from near the Caribbean’ and you might already know them from other nights & festivals? Apparently they will be bringing ‘berbenautika’ and that is then a cross between the champeta ‘pikos’ soundsystems and the ‘verbena’ parties!? Or, as they say: ‘Whatever. Party!’

LA CHIVA GANTIVA is also of Colombian origin but is known to dancing music-lovers as international, diverse, from Brussels, and even as ‘neighbour to AB’. In 2017, they finally release a 3rd album. We’re happy to repeat it too: with their extra tambore, alegre, llamador and maracones they are sure to get you back on the champeta, chirimia and mapalé!

ORKESTA MENDOZA gathers in Tucson, Arizona, and is linked to Calexico via their frontman Sergio Mendoza. Here is a phenomenally infectious mix of texmex, cumbia, mambo, merengue, ranchero, rock‘n’roll, country-twang, psychedelica & Perez Prado… The whole hot hog, wittily played with class, passion, and pleasure (and released on the brilliant Glitterbeat label!)

LA NEGRA ALBINA, our friend Paula Leon lead this group: as homebase Brussels – on the street or in parks if need be – but most definitely with Latin or Hispanic or South America roots, and what they present is quite simply extra-territorially enjoyable.

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Rebel Up & Sugamix

15:00 doors
16:00 La Negra Albina
17:30 Orkesta Mendoza
19:00 La Chiva Gantiva
21:00 Systema Solar
22:30 end

15 € presale / door

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Rebel Up! promotes > concert Sonido Gallo Negro (Mexico) @ Recyclart, Bxl

Sonido Gallo Negro is a nine-piece combo from Mexico City. With Farfisa organ, theremin and a pack of percussion, they combine cumbia sonidera, huayno, boogaloo and chicha with psychedelics and spaghetti western soundtracks, garagerock and 60’s surf. The collective signed in 2011 as the first latino band at Glitterbeat Records (Bombino, Tamikrest, …) and has two wonderful albums in the meanwhile. Exotic, psychedelic, but not to be missed. The black cock will crow! Spooky & hot!

with support by Mexican-Bruxellois Memo Pimiento and cumbialista Gaetano Dub.

21:00 Doors + DJ Gaetano Dub
21:30 Memo Pimiento (Mex)
22:15 Sonido Gallo Nero (Mex)
23:30 DJ Gaetano Dub

5 € only!
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