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!

Womex main FB event.

@ Katowice, Poland
various venues.
Womex website

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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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Fri 20 Oct > Rebel Up double set in Ixelles Bxl @ Bibliotheek Sans Souci + The Crazy Circle bar

On friday 20/10, double Rebel Up action in Ixelles >
Starting at 20h @ Bibliotheek Sans Souci, who are celebrating their 10 year anniversary, a party in the library between the books.
Rebel Up SebCat will spin all global sounds in a roundtrip from 20h til midnight.
Free in, but only condition to enter is: bring a cake or pastry!

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@ Bibliotheek Sans Souci
Rue Sans Souci 131

Afterwards, afterparty in bar The Crazy Circle, just a few blocks away.
Matongé By Bus; a global party night by Le Grand Mechant Loop & Rebel Up, who will take you to all corners of the world with swinging tunes! Ethno grooves, world beat, afro tunes, latino heat and more. Free in.

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@ The Crazy Circle
Rue du Prince Royal 11

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Thu 19 Oct > Rebel Up Soundclash Nyege Nyege Tapes label night @ OCCII Amsterdam, with Otim Alpha (UG), Bistecchiño (IT) & Nyege Tape dj’s

A very special Rebel Up Soundclash this thursday evening, with special guests from Uganda! This is the very first international tour of the Nyege Nyege Tapes label, bringing Ugandan artist Otim Alpha and producer Leo Palayeng with them for a exciting night of new electronic African music.

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 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

warm up live set by Bistecchiño (IT/NL)
the brainchild of Stefano Sgarbi, Bistecchiño wears a hat and loves rock ‘n’ roll, punk, disco and transmystical lyrics. A fallen wonder from the sky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQgAeYWGnfc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kv-pMF8oWQQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXTaOXiNFLo

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

Rebel Up DJ’s
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 NOT part of ADE.
7€ at door, no presale
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam
Tram 1 or 2  Overtoomsesluis / Amstelveenseweg

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Sun 15 Oct > experimental folk night with Ithak (FR), Osilasi (FR/BE) & La Tene (FR/CH)

Sunday evening, experimental folk night with:

╬ — LA TÈNE — ╬
is a Franco-Swiss trio that plays traditional music with saturated repetition, ethereal harmonics or imaginary choreographies. Industrial, dark and psychedelic trancedental at the same time with paganistic ritual compositions that seem to have no beginning or end. Taken from the newly released LP Tardive/Issime on Bongo Joe. 15 oct they play Bxl at la Senne underground venue.

╬ — ITHAK — ╬
an ancient dream. Devouring each morning heavy guitars and bold saxophones, he digests in the sun, washes himself to the streams of the world and his cities battle, guardian of the telluric forces to the electric weapons. Her voice pierces the skyscrapers, she goes as one looks for her lost island, with ardor and patience.

╬ — OSILASI — ╬
Violon à roue, singing, percussion, celtic harp. An influence of traditional music passed by their care to the mill and raised with the noisy sauce. Sometimes intimate, sometimes feverish, motives oscillate, evolve, unfold, and transform freely according to the perception of the moment.

╬ — REBEL UP SEBCAT — ╬
Dark Smyrna sounds, tribalist, folklormerdique and spiritual trance.

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doors 20h
5€

@ La Senne
Rue de la Senne 88
1000 Bxl

Tram: Porte de Anderlecht
Metro: Anneessens

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