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 14 Sept > Rebel Up curates Nuits Sonores electro Arab night @ BRASS, Bxl (FREE IN!)

This thursday 14 sept, Rebel Up helps curating the Nuits Sonores opening night @ the great BRASS venue in Forest, with an electro-Arab lineup with artists from Egypt, Iraq, Morocco/Belgium and sounds from Somalia!

Islam Chipsy & EEK
Islam Chipsy and his band EEK are a three-way force of nature from Cairo, Egypt described by those who’ve been caught in the eye of their storm as one of the most exciting live propositions on the planet. At the core of the group lies electro chaabi keyboard pioneer Islam Chipsy, whose joyous, freewheeling sonic blitz warps the standard oriental scale system into otherworldly shapes, as flanked by Mohamed Karam and Mahmoud Refat raining down a percussive maelstrom behind dual drum kits. His 2 releases on Nashazphone /100 Copies Music say it all, bombastic body music!
https://soundcloud.com/islamchipsyeek

Arkan Mushtak Synth Trio
Arkan Mushtak arrived in Belgium as a refugee of the war in Iraq. During his Baghdad childhood he has been shaped into a talented keyboard/piano player and composer by master composer Noor Sabah. He is accompanied by fellow Iraqi musicians Walaa Saad (vocals and oud lute) and Saif Al-Qaissy (darbouka percussion and backing vocals). Together they play a mix of contemporary Iraqi music styles, such as chobi chobi, dabke and electronic hybrids. The trio will release an album on the new Rebel Up Records label in late 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPxENS1zu8

YZ
Sufi singer YZ grew up in the Flemish suburbs and developed his vision of ancient Arab art by pouring over a thick layer of electronics. This epic synthesis comes close to the perfect soundtrack of a retro-futuristic road movie in the desert.
https://yz-music.bandcamp.com/

Somali Sounds
Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie of Berlin label Ostinato Records dive in their East African archives to familiarize us with the flourishing period of Somali music. A sharper selection of rarities of old, from afro funk to unstoppable groove, from jazz to Somali disco, songs that reflect the international character of the Horn of Africa and take you from the hotel Curuuba in Mogadishu to the dirty streets of Hargeisa to the banks of the Gulf of Tadjoura to Djibouti.
https://ostinatorecords.bandcamp.com/

Jabo
The revelation of the Belgian global bass scene Jabo (Jawad Boumalek) grew up in Aalst. As a member of the Brussels collective / label Lowup Records, he spent hours in the studio creating his remarkable sound, a return to the roots where the influence of Moroccan and Arabic music fuses with the sound of contemporary bass, resulting in traditional rhythms with a strong dose of electro-harissa spice. The work of Jabo was highly welcomed by big names of electronic music, such as A-Trak, Diplo and Dj Snake.
http://www.lowup.be/jabo/

host; Rebel Up SebCat
You know what to expect from Rebel Up by now > a fired up dancefloor set of pan-Arabic beats & spheres.

Also see the interview / video with Rebel Up SebCat.

All info >
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Hear latest Rebel Up Nightshop radio show, with a special on the Nuits Sonores @ Brass night.

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