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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25-28 Oct > Rebel Up @ Womex, Katowice, Poland

This week, Rebel Up will be at WOMEX in Katowice, Poland, as part of the ever amazing Global Club Music Network, a network of international global DJ’s, producers and bookers. Meet all the movers and shakers of the scene! Find us at stand # 185

The Global Club Music Network has just released a Remix compilation of Womex showcase artists last year, and Rebel Up made a remix for Portuguese/Angolan kuduro rock band Throes + The Shine > grab it HERE for free!

On wednesday 25/10, Rebel Up will play at the pre-Womex opening party of Global Club Music Network at the Magazyn club, together with Kosta Kostov, Darius Darek, DJ Makala, DWattsRiot, Preto EL, Polyesta, Will Villa, Kokako Music and Stonetree Records.
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If you are at the Womex expo fair during those days, come to our Global Club Music Network Meeting on friday 27/10, our 5th at Womex already! Link with professionals of the DJ, club and global scene, talk with bookers of the more interesting electronic global sounds and more. FB event

The Womex showcase festival on thursday, friday & saturday has an amazing lineup > some of our friends have been selected to perform, like Gato Preto (MZ/GH/DE), King Ayisoba (GH), Ifriqiyya Electrique (TN/FR), Ibaaku & Esinam (SE/BE/GH), Black Flower (BE), Sonido Gallo Negro (MX), Pixvae (CO/FR), Meta Meta (BR) and Bitori (CV), but also Orlando Julius (NG), Orchestre Les Mangalepa (KT/RDC), Barda (AR), The Busy Twist (UK), Super Parquet (FR), Waldemar Bastos (AN/PT), Qwanqwa (ET), La Dame Blanche (CU), Dakh Daughters (UA), Aux (KO) and much more!

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@ Katowice, Poland
various venues.
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