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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Thu 9 Feb > Rebel Up! @ Fumaça Preta & Yôkaï, Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl

This thursday 9 Feb a special concert night @ Les Ateliers Claus.
Double concert for lovers of psychedelic tropicalia punk & afro jazz

Fumaça Preta: An psychedelic tropicalia noise fuzz rock quartet via Venezuela, Brighton (UK) and Amsterdam. A Deep throat organ over fuzzy funk drumming, then passionate ranting in Portuguese – Pupilas Dilatadas lays out its stall right from the start: a mad love for 1960s Braziian psych rock stirred up with European humour. The wild harmonized guitar chords remain unleashed till four minutes in, and the track is an impressive mix of discipline and righteous craziness. “Toda Pessoa” is even better, a concise and coolly configured mesh of bass and guitar lines strutting towards a chorus whose dumbness verges on perfection. The music shifts easily from pomp rock riffs to lounge moments, with space echo and other FX splashed generously about. Espelhos Fundidos is a casually brilliant throwaway: a high bassline, cello and bass clarinet taking turns on melody, while waves of insane laughter and echo crash over the top. This is record collection rock, if you like, but from people with very special collections. It’s amazing that the whole steaming, tropical concoction has emerged from a tiny Amsterdam studio.
http://www.fumacapreta.com
https://fumaca-preta.bandcamp.com

Yôkaï: is pure tribal jazz. They play groovy composition in the style of Ethio master Mulatu Astatke, but also with more quiet moments where Fred Becker exchanges his sax for the ney flute. All in all a pleasant and broody afro-ethio atmosphere. For Les Ateliers Claus they will perform a special set where they” work around tribal compostions.
https://www.facebook.com/yokaisound
https://yokaibxl.bandcamp.com

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10€ > Get your ticket soon, very likely that it will sell out…

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doors: 20h
@ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 13,  St Gilles

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Wed 26 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus, w/ Meridian Brothers (CO) & Senyawa (ID)

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This Wednesday 26 Oct, Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus to warm up / between and continue the mid week party with the alternative global bands Meridian Brothers (Colombia) and Senyawa (Indonesia). A night from Bogota to Jogjakarta!!

meridian_brothers_malaria_sonora-8From Bogota, Colombia, the MERIDIAN BROTHERS are an art-combo who mix Latin American rhythms with art noise and unpredictable sonic events. Traditional instruments and computer technology all contribute to this mixture of influences from vintage tropical styles from the Colombian coastal zone, the Caribbean and Peru to electronic folk and Dolly Parton. Imagine the illegitimate offspring of a liaison between the Residents and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and you´ll be close to the sound of the Meridian Brothers. Convincing Latin dance rhythms are overlaid with skeletal guitars and vocal tomfoolery to create a mesmerising confection of minimalism, cumbia, pop, electronica and Afro-funk. The band formed in 1998, spearheaded by leader Eblis Alvarez, and sold cassette recordings in the capital of Colombia before releasing several albums. On their latest album ‘Los Suicidas’ they once again bring their unique, funny & experimental Colombian sound to make you go round and round into sweet delirium. Check out this video.
senyawa-540x300SENYAWA (ID) is an experimental band from Java, Indonesia consisting of Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi. The band has been formed in 2010 in Yogyakarta. The band mixes influences from musical and folklore traditions from the Indonesian archipelago with experimental music. The band neo-tribal sound has been described to mix “punk attitude” with “avant-garde aesthetics”. According to critics, Senyawa has managed to “manage to embody the aural flavours of Javanese music while exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions” to create a sound that is “thoroughly out of this world.”
Shabara provides his extended vocal techniques to Senyawa. The band’s lyrics are in various languages of Indonesia, including Sulawesian, Javanese and Bahasa Indonesia. Senyawa’s music is provided by Suryadi’s self-built musical instruments made from bamboo and traditional agricultural tools from rural Indonesia. Get your demons out! Read this great interview and this video.

Timings >
20h Rebel Up! SebCat
20h30 Meridian Brothers
22h Senyawa
23h DJ SoFa / SebCat

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20h @ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 15
St Gilles Bxl

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Fri 26 Sept > Rebel Up! dj @ Post-Anatol psychedelic concert night, Les Ateliers Claus w/ Hayvanlar Alemi (TR), Powerdove (US), Yann Gourdon & Hervé Boghossian

Hayvanlar Alemi
Hayvanlar Alemi is a psychedelic folk rock band founded in Ankara. They got together in secondary school in 1999, when they were 14. Classical rock and heavy metal were big influences on teenagers in Ankara then, and they started their musical venture playing hard-and-heavy covers, but very soon self-discovered free improvisation and moved into a more avant-garde approach, and later on occasionally deployed traditional instruments, found-sound elements like live radio, and colorful stage theatrics. They were influenced by the new folk-infused experimental rock scene of the late 90s Istanbul, but isolated from any music scene in Ankara, their sound and song-structure diverged from their contemporaries as they incorporated elements from the findings of their musical research into their sound, which included folk, pop and hybrid sounds of South East Asia, East and West Africa, South America and Russia, as well as Jamaican dub reggae and Californian surf. In 2010, their album Guarana Superpower came out on outernational label Sublime Frequencies and they have just released their latest album Twisted Souvenirs on Unrock.
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is the project of pianist Annie Lewandowski from Minnesota, a place full of things that are long and longer: church services, dinner tables, and worry lines, to name a few. Somebody said there are ten thousand lakes there; if that’s true, each of them shows up in some little way in Annie’s songs. She writes under the name Powerdove, which began as a band of one in California in 2007 and was soon joined by John Dieterich (of noise pop outfit Deerhoof) and French guitarist Thomas Bonvale (L’ocelle Mare). Her new album ‘Arrest’ was recorded in one day and features playfull ballads that sound soft and dangerous like stolen kisses, sensual yet filled with joyous threats from the heart that disregard reason.
Yann Gourdon & Hervé Boghossian : Ce duo acoustique créé en février 2014, joue une musique imprégnée d’un minimalisme primitif à l’apparente aridité et qui révèle sa profondeur dans l’expérience d’écoute de l’espace.
support by Rebel Up! dj with global psycherock tunes and whatnot.
8€
doors: 20:30
Rue Crickxstraat 15
1060, St Gilles Bxlfull info at Les Ateliers Claus site or FB event.

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