Sat 29/04 > Rebel Up @ Akuphone label estafette @ Niko Matcha + Café Midpoint

Rebel Up , NGHE Mediatheque & Drache Musicale present Akuphone label estafette night in Niko Matcha & MIDPOINT CAFE & BAR (neighbour bars), starting in Niko Matcha, afterparty in Midpoint.

Akuphone is a french independant label focused on rare global pop and folk music from the early 1950’s to the late 1980’s, led by Cheb Gero (aka Fabrice Gery) and Tinmar (aka Martin Jay), both record collectors. The label is inspired by the need to release music that has not been released before to western audiences. It aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. Akuphone ambitions to promote “hyphenated music” and its diversity without emphasizing such ambiguous notions as intermixing and hybridity, which can be considered as commonly accepted stances tinted with eurocentrism.
https://akuphone.com/
https://fr-fr.facebook.com/akuphone

Cheb Gero (Akuphone)
Cheb Gero is a collector and a music enthusiast. After being a record dealer for many years, he launched the Akuphone label in an “archives” spirit and a desire to “explore the world in music”. In an approach to musical archeology, he seeks to highlight the work of artists, musicians, singers and singers who, in the so-called Western countries, are ignored or unknown Far from a romantic or fetishist view of extra-Western music, the label’s objective is to articulate these cultural productions with their historical and political context and to re-situate them in their social and cultural conditions of appearance.
https://soundcloud.com/cheb-gero

support / hosts >
Rebel Up SebCat
Drache Musicale
http://drachemusicale. blogspot.be/
https://www.mixcloud.com/DracheMusicale

20h label presentation & sets @ Niko Matcha > prix libre
Rue de Flandre 183

23h afterparty @ Midpoint > FREE IN
Rue de Flandre 189

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Wed 15 Feb @ Niko Matcha > concert SweeT & Ria Kuga (China / Japan)

On wedn 15th, Bxl collective Mecanic Voodoo hosts two pop-jazz duos from China and Japan “SweeT & Ria Kuga” and the opening of SunnyJ’s exhibition “Shell” in their freshly opened pop-up saloon Niko Matcha in Rue de Flandre 183B next to café Midpoint. You are kindly invited to share with us the eastern vibes coming directly to us from the land of the rising sun and the land of the Dragon.

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Doors 18:00, concert at 20:00.
19:00 Food at -prix libre-

18:00 : Exhibition opening “Shell” by Sunny J
“My art would not be complete without the sinister fondness of symbolism. My works are full of words, images, and actions that carry veiled meanings. Through rich historical references, ornate details, and witty play of words, I discreetly lure my audience into a game of decryption.” Sunny-J
http://www.sunny-j.com/
https://www.facebook.com/yanyi.jiang.9?fref=ts&__mref=message_bubble

20:00- 22:00 :♪♫ SweeT & Ria Kuga ♫♪
SweeT :
An acoustic duo, based in Shanghai, writing intra-cultural songs about life, love, daily experiences, both in English and Chinese.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El4o4bU6fkQ
https://www.facebook.com/DuoSweeTShanghai/?fref=nf

Ria Kuga :
私の名前は [Je m’appelle] (My name is) 久我{くが} [(Kuga)] 理亜{りあ} [(Ria)] です
From Kawasaki-shi Japan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I72A-t4vJM&feature=youtu.be
https://www.facebook.com/gakuari7188?fref=ts

22:00- 23:00 DJ Rebel Up! SebCat : will play some asian selections for you

See you tonight, beautiful souls.
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@ Niko Matcha
Rue de Flandre 183B (next to Midpoint)

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