Fri 9 Dec @ Botanique, Afterparty Festival Cinema Méditerranéen > hosted by Rebel Up! with guests Gal Kadan & El Gato Callejero

festival-cinema-mediterraneenThis Friday, Rebel Up! is hosting the afterparty for Festival Cinema Méditeranéen @ Botanique.

We invited some special guests for a true Mediterranean flavour.

Rebel Up! SebCat will be accompanied by Israelian dj/producer Gal Kadan, who is specialised in music from the Levant (Libanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria & Jordan) and also by Spanish Brussels DJ’s El Gato Callejero and I Am Sardina, who will spin Iberian sounds from rumba Catalana to flamenco & mestizo + live percussion.

Expect a wild mix with dance music from the Mediterranean and the Levant > Latino Euro-Arab-Andalus connection!

@ Botanique Witloof bar
From 23h till very late!
FREE IN!

Info here

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Sat 25 April > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Balkan Trafik, BOZAR Bxl + Foton party @ Beursschouwburg

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This weekend is the Balkan Trafik festival again in BOZAR museum in Brussels, 9th edition already!

On saturday, Rebel Up! SebCat will play a few listening sets in the big Horta hall between the shows of Bosnian folk-jazz group Divanhana, Kosovarian-Turkish singer Suzan Kardes and Greek singer Katerina Tsiridou & Fanouris Trikilis Rembetiko Project. Expect sounds of slavic folklore, balkan beauties, old greek rembetiko vinyls, Turkish spheres and other vintage sounds from beyond the eastern hills.

See the full lineup & info on the Balkan Trafik site.

Get in the mood with this vintage Rebetika mix from 2 years ago >

Rebetika: rough blues & hard times from the Greek peninsula 1922-2012…. mixtape by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

and oh, supertip for saturday night > our friends of Foton organise a nice experimental global/electro night in Beursschouwburg with our good friends Lowdjo and Filastine playing too. Free in, so be there. All info here

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Fri 25 April > Rebel Up! Soundclash *what king?* night @ OCCII, A’dam w/ Ian Nagoski (US), Cian Nugent & The Cosmos (IE) + dj Eddy De Clercq

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Ahoy folks!
a new Rebel Up! Soundclash night coming up again!  *what king*?

IAN NAGOSKI returns to Europe for another series of his hypnotic interactive lectures on disappearing music of the 20th Century, this time with an exploration entitled “100 Moons: Stories of Great Forgotten Musicians and the Boundaries of Humanness from 78rpm Records”. His label Canary Records (pressed and distributed by Mississippi Records) reissues early 20th century recordings in languages other than English like a modern day Harry Smith. In the past year, he has published acclaimed collections of Hindustani classical vocal music (100 Moons and Kesarbai Kerkar 1944-54), Greek urban folk music (Rita Abatzi – 1933-37), the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Widow’s Joy: Eastern European Immigrant Dances, 1925-30), and published writing in Yeti, Sound American, Ephemerotera Quarterly and The Wire. In recent years, he also published compilations on the Dust-to-Digital (Black Mirror: Reflections in Global Musics) and Tompkins Square (To What Strange Place: Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora) labels. Nagoski’s work is now highly regarded, with high profile admirers ranging from DJ/rupture to Henry Rollins, and you can also still read several interview with and articles by him from 2013 at the Sound American site.   100-moons

‘Lecture’ may seem too formal a term for something so immersive and transporting as one of Ian’s 90-minute explorations of the disappearing music he unearths and its social/cultural roots and routes. Ian shares his love of his findings both in words and by listening to and discussing various carefully chosen shellac gems with you.
CIAN NUGENT & THE COSMOS (NO QUARTER RECORDS)
Debut tour for Cian Nugent & The Cosmos from Ireland; a 5 piece band (guitar, bass, viola, drums, organ) lead by guitar player Cian Nugent, performing material from/based on his album ‘Born With The Caul’ on No Quarter Records, just came out this November 12th.

After exploring the acoustic guitar on his 2011 album “Doubles “, VHF Records, which was acclaimed by the likes of Pitchfork ( http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15618-doubles/ ) and The Wire “(…) Nugent has: already mastered dynamics, articulation and tone. He introduces each new melody and change of emotional tenor at precisely the right moment to keep you on the edge with him”, with “Born with Caul”, Cian has now moved to electric, where he is equally stunning; and his music has enrichened with Blues, Country and Psych Rock influences.

DJ EDDY DE CLERCQ – TOWNSHIP JIVE & KWELA JAZZ VINYL SET (1940-60)
The Belgian but Amsterdam based longtime dj Eddy de Clercq will play his collection of rare vintage South African jive & twisting gems from International Library of African Music (ILAM).This is joyous, irrepressible stuff, which sounds much fresher in its original incarnation than it ever did in American appropriations (yes, Paul Simon, we’re talking to you!). check out his excellent Soul Safari blog!
https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/va-soul-safari-presents

support as ever by the REBEL UP! DJS with special vintage dance tunes with old skool rhythms from all corners of the world, folk & psychedelic alike!

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Doors: 21:00
7€ in before midnight, 5€ after@ OCCII,
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid

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Sat; 15 June; Rebel Up! Soundclash goes Rebetika @ OCCII, A´dam w/ The Kazatzikis (GR)

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This special night will begin in full rebetika style… plus let ´s also support the social protests in Istanbul at Taksim in sound!

The Kazatzikis (GR/ A’dam)
live show by Greek duo The Kazatzikis. Rebetika is the Greek blues from the 20’s and 30’s of last century, sung by Greek immigrants that were kicked out of Asia Minor and Turkey during the wars. Rebetika songs are all about the hard life of an immigrant in the harbours and ghettos of Thessaloniki and Athens, with heavy and dark lyrics that touch drugs, poverty, love drama’s and prostitution. The Kazatzikis will play these old sounds to bring us back to the times of immigrant woes and economic crisis, perhaps a familiar parallel to the present times. Their set will begin around 23:30, so please arrive on time!

followed before and after by these dj’s > >

Rebel Up! dj’s
will play a rebetika warm-up set with old folk sounds and original vinyl records brought from Thessaloniki,
get a rough pre-taste here;
http://tinyurl.com/rebetika-up

El Buho (Subtropikal/Fantastica)
This night owl is the resident dj of A’dam Subtropikal crew who has a love for all sounds global, whether in swinging folk tunes to sturdy tropical bass, joining us for the first and surely not the last time.

Roccii Markyahno (Rush Hour/ AV Club)
This mysterious dj often shares his special global record collection in OCCII and we are happy to have him on board for a first time at Rebel Up! Expect some nice gems and rough jewels for the ear of the beholder.
http://www.mixcloud.com/propersongs/dj-cafe-pigs-proper-songs-in-different-tongues/

Like always our profit goes to a charity as in a small NGO. Coucha Camp Refugees in Morocco. 262 refugees are on hungerstrike due to closure of their UNHCR camp in Medenine. more info; http://chouchaprotest.noblogs.org/

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5€ at the door
doors; 22h30 til 4:00
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud West
www.occii.org

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Fri 19 Apr; Rebel Up! dj’s @ Balkan Trafik festival, Brussels

hey all,

Fun last minute flash;
On Friday evening we are unexpectedly playing at the Balkan Trafik festival in Bozar. We’ll be dj-ing our special old 1920’s-1950’s Rembetiko vinyls in the open Vino Zirkus area -where all the fine balkan wines can be tasted- in different time slots of 30 mins each (from 19.00-19.30/ 0:00-0:30/2:00-2:30). But also we’ll spin some rembetika during one or two moments during the performances of Greek dance group Fanouris Trikilis Band, to see some true rembetika dancing. Besides Rembetiko, for sure expect some Zeibekiko, Smirneika, Mortika, Demotika sounds in our set too…

 

Enough good stuff to see on Friday, check the programme; Rembetiko café, Guta Family, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Aka Balkan Moon, Klezmic Zirkus, Martin Lubenov, Thoma Loli & Aleks Micka and much more….

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