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

FB event / OCCII site

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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Fri 14 July Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam w/ *live band* Apichat Pakwan (Thailand) + more

What a great vibe in Rotterdam last thursday at Pantropical / Los Mirlos concert and sunday the Wundergarten at Ruigoord. This friday is our final night in OCCII before they close for the holidays.

Special 10″ EP release party concert of Thai/Dutch group Apichat Pakwan + afterparty.
Apichat Pakwan is a group of musicians from Thailand & The Netherlands. They make what they call Esantronics, a hybrid mix of molam (folk music of the ethnic Lao, of whom the largest population is living in Esan, another name for Northeast-Thailand), dub, hiphop & electro.

The Thai musicians of the group are known as the most talented molam musicians of the new generation: Pongsapon Upani (1991) & Artit Krajangsree (1989). At the same time, they are well-respected innovators of the genre who mix new technologies with the original acoustic instruments of Lao folk music. Furthermore, Pongsapon is the regular kaen-player (mouthorgan that is the main instrument in molam) of legendary artists Chaweewan Dumnern & Angkanang Khunchai, and a gifted molam-singer himself. Named after last-mentioned molam-diva, Apichat Pakwan is completed by Thai percussion-player Angkanang Pimwankum (1992), with her 25 years the youngest member of the group.

Apichat Pakwan released their first vinyl single ‘Angkanang’ in 2016 on Animist Records, a record label founded by Olivier Schreuder. Their second 10” single ‘E-Ong Muan Sun’ (meaning ‘Delicious Nutritious Banana’) will be presented on this night in OCCII and will be for sale during the night!
https://soundcloud.com/apichat-pakwan
http://www.animist.nl/
Red Light Radio session
DJ support by Rebel Up! + Dj Pinchado (AR)
Pinchado is a specialist excavator of the finest cumbia and other tropical gems from the vaults of half-molten record jungles across Latin America as well as gamelan music from Indonesia. He edits these into fun lo-fi mixes, or leaves them lovingly intact on 7″, to be played in clubs around the globe.
https://soundcloud.com/djpinchado

FB event / OCCII site

doors 21h > 8€ in
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam

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