Tue 31 Oct > Rebel Up desert night @ Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl, with Ifriqiyya Electrique & Les Filles de Illighadad

Rebel Up! and Les Ateliers Claus present: a special night of spiritual desert spheres with Ifriqiyya Electrique, Les Filles de Illighadad & Gernas Haj Shekhmous.

Ifriqiyya Electrique (TN/FR/IT)
More than a concert, Ifriqiyya Electrique is the real adorcist rite of Sidi Marzûq practised by the Banga community in Djerid, between the salt desert and the oases of the Tunisian South. The Banga is a key annual event in the lives of the black communities of the oasis towns of southern Tunisia, descendants of the Hausa slaves transported from sub-Saharan Africa. It is a ritual of adorcism not of exorcism: of accommodating the possessing spirit rather than expelling it. The invitation has been issued by the rûwâhîne themselves, the spirits from whom the record borrows its title, and is taken up primarily in the streets and in private houses.
The band is fronted by 3 Tunisian musicians, Tarek Sultan, Yahia Chouchen and Youssef Ghazala on vocals, krakeb handcymbals and drums. French avant-garde guitarist François Cambuzat and Italian bass player Gianna Greco, both of Putan Club and Lydia Lunch fame.

“The devils are communicating with computers & electric guitars to recompose this ancient adorcist rite of possession and trance. No music note and no tempo were changed, for a transcendental now postindustrial ceremony.”  The spirits possess bodies, asking to be fed through a music of obvious modernity. Their debut album ‘Rûwâhîne‘ on the Glitterbeat label is a powerhouse of deep dark sound.
https://ifriqiyya-electrique.bandcamp.com/

Les Filles de Illighadad (NG)
Added last minute to this lineup, Les Filles will make a surprise warmup appearance for the start of their Euro & Moroccan tour. The superb Sahel Sounds label (see too: Mdou Moctar, Mamman Sani and the excellent compilation ‘Music For Saharan Cellphones’) released the acclaimed debut album of guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali and singer Alamnou Akrouni, together: Les Filles de Illighadad. Side A of that album is full of dreamy, minimalistic desert blues; on Side B you can hear a recording on which all the women from their village of birth – in the Nigerian countryside – combine polyphonic vocals with repetitive percussion. They have just released their follow-up album ‘Eghass Malan’, which takes their traditional sound into a more powerful guitar driven direction. Les Filles send a breath of fresh air through the male dominated genre of Tuareg guitar bands. They return to the essence of the genre, armed only with voice and guitar – complemented live by two extra musicians (including Mdou Moctar guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane).
https://lesfillesdeillighadad.bandcamp.com/album/eghass-malan

Gernas Haj Shekhmous (Kurdistan/Bxl)
traditional Kurdish and sufi percussion with floating visuals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LabrnvGFHPM

DJ support by Rebel Up & BP

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8€
Doors 20h
@ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 13
St Gilles / Bxl

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Thu 2 Feb @ Yallah Bye!, VK, Molenbeek Bxl

This Thursday evening, concert + dj support by Rebel Up! @ VK.

Tunisian singer-songwriter Jawhar, known for his critically acclaimed album Qibla Wa Qobla, surprises us with yet an entirely new project: hypnotic, psychedelic and avant-garde electro-chaâbi music with a twist. Yallah Bye! is a rather unlikely musical encounter between an international icon of Rom culture, Mónika « Mitsou » Miczura (Ando Drom, Bratsch, Fanfare Ciocarlia) and the oriental folk/pop musician Jawhar. Based largely on new songs that Jawhar created for Yallah Bye! as well as pieces of Mitsou’s repertoire, this new creation is so much more than a clash of cultures.
Line Up:
Jawhar Basti: banjo vocals // Mitsou: vocals // Louis Evrard: Programming // David Picard: Keys // Yannick Dupont: Bass // Sep François: Percussions

contemporary Arabic tunes by Rebel Up! SebCat

See more at: http://www.vkconcerts.be/en/concerts/yallah-bye

@ VK
Schoolstraat 76, Molem
DOORS: 19:30
Tickets: 10/13€
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Thu 3 July > Rebel Up! @ Recyclart Holidays festival, Part 2; Music Video Mix

webmix electro chaabi

still of electro chaabi video

Thursday 3 July we´ll again do something special at Recyclart Holidays festival.
Especially for this evening we made a Rebel Up! video mix with music video´s from allover the world in various styles, from ethnographic to urban sounds in a true global underground vibe. Expect video´s from Peru, Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, Brazil, Angola, Namibia, Uganda, Morocco, Egypt, Kurdistan, India, Laos, Solomon Islands and more…
From 22:00 – 23:00h it will be projected outside on the big screen, come and check it out!!

bargou
Also afterwards inside the Recyclart venue; the Tunisian project band Bargou 08 will perform their Stambeli trance folk sounds. Started by vocalist Nidhal Yahyaoui and composer Sofyann Ben Youssef, they venture deep into the repetoire of north & southern Tunisian folklore aided by young musicians for a modern sound trip. Get yourself lost in the bodily trance!

as always, it´s free in and much more activities on the square and in the galleries around Recyclart.
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Sat 23 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Moussem Sounds, Bozar museum, Bxl

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This saturday all day > Moussem Sounds: twelve hours of non-stop modern Maghreb/Arabic music on three stages in BOZAR.

The Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre has always taken a keen interest in alternative, excellent music from all over the world. We keep up with the latest developments and invite new young bands which emerge in our cities as well as in other countries. Whatever is simmering in the world sooner or later finds its ways to the stage, in innovative sounds and moving texts.
Moussem Sounds is a special mix of rock, hip hop, jazz, electro, blues, oriental and funk. Moussem Sounds is music full of cross-overs from France, Morocco, Greece, Algeria, Belgium, Jordan or Egypt.

We’ll be playing short Rebel Up! sets in the Foyer next to Henry le Boeuf hall, from 15:00 – 15:30, 16:30-17:00, 18:00-18:30 and 19:30-20:00, expect a wild variety of Maghreb and Middle Eastern sounds.

Here’s the roll down all the artists/groups playing >

3.30 pm Andalus
Andalus, a group of musicians from the Iraqi diaspora in Europe, takes you on a poetic musical journey through maqams and traditional and festive music from Iraq.

5 pm Hijaz
The Tunisian master of the oud Moufadhel Adhoum and the Greek-Belgian pianist Niko Deman discovered they shared a passion for improvisation and music with Mediterranean influences. Hijaz is an instrumental dialogue between East and West. Jazz, for these multifaceted musicians, is far more than just a genre: it means a free approach to diverse musical worlds, whatever their origins.

6.30 pm El Morabba3
El Morabba3 translates the bustle of Amman into pure rock. The group sings about the frustrations of life in the big city and about the hopelessness of the world around them, but also about their own determination to change things.

8 pm Imarhan N’Tinezraf
The spiritual and artistic roots of this young group of Tuareg musicians lie in the most arid, rocky area of the Sahara, in the endless plains the Tuaregs call Tinezraf. Their music expresses what it means to be a Tuareg today in poetic compositions that take you by the throat right from the first bars.
@ FOYERS ADJOINING THE HENRY LE BOEUF HALL
DJ sets: Rebel Up ! Soundclash & DJ Chahinaz

@ HENRY LE BOEUF HALL
8.30 pm Hommage à Warda – Samia Sabri & Ensemble Al Boughaz
The Al Boughaz ensemble is a group of Belgian-Arab musicians brought together specially for the occasion. Together with the talented singer Samia Sabri, they present a tribute to “the Rose of Algeria”, Warda El Djazaïria, who died in 2012.

10 pm Houda Saad
The Moroccan superstar Houda Saad was made famous by the Arabic version of the X-Factor TV programme. Her first album, released in 2008, contains songs sung in the dialects of Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, and the Gulf states. At the Centre for Fine Arts, as part of Moussem Sounds, she will present her second album and a selection of the best of modern Moroccan chanson.

@ TERARKEN ROOMS
9 pm Smadj – Fuck the DJ
The versatile musical all-rounder Smadj brings his latest project, Fuck the DJ, to Moussem Sounds. He takes an ironic look at DJs, who so often take the place of live musicians wherever people dance all over the world. Smadj shows us a different way of doing things as he immerses us in his musical world, from Balkan disco to hip hop and from minimal techno to Middle Eastern dubstep. Welcome to the baroque electro world of Smadj!

10 pm NoMoBS
No More Bullshit. Four young rappers, born and bred in the Kiel district of Antwerp. Youngsters who have become wildly popular in their own neighbourhood through their hip hop in a mixture of Antwerp dialect, English, French, and Arabic to world-class beats – with lyrics that mean something.

10.30 pm H-Kayne
Six years ago, H-Kayne gave Moroccan hip hop a shot in the arm. The group is made up of four young guys from Meknès who grew up with the music of Biggie and Tupac, before developing their own style. They combine Western beats with traditional Moroccan instruments and melodies; their lyrics often deal with corruption and individual freedom.

11.30 pm Rim’K
Abdelkarim Brahmi-Benalla, better known as Rim’K, is a French-Algerian rapper who grew up in the banlieue of Vitry-sur-Seine and became known as a member of the rap groups 113 and Mafia K’1 Fry. He has shared a stage with Khaled, Mobb Deep, Sefyu, and Rohff.

12:30 am After-party: DJ Cal (Trill Klan) & DJ Younited

@ WHITEBOX (HORTA HALL)
9 pm meeting and rap session between NoMoBS and H-Kayne
Moderator:
Uman (Manu Istace) 
Uman
is an integral part of the history of Belgian hip hop. A radio entertainment pioneer with a specialization in rap and student of the Saint-Luc art school in Brussels, he quickly joined the Brussels-based trio De Puta Madre, which he left in 1992. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Uman founded the Bass Sound System Culture and perpetuated the spirit of Jamaican dancehall through incendiary performances in clubs, concerts and festivals accross the realm.
Language: French | Dutch

Programme time schedule:

@ HALL M
15:30 Andalus
17:00 Hijaz
18:30 El Morabba3
20:00 Imarhan N’Tinezraf

@ FOYERS ADJOINING THE HENRY LE BŒUF HALL
DJ sets: Rebel Up ! Soundclash & DJ Chahinaz

@ HENRY LE BŒUF HALL
20:30 Hommage à Warda – Samia Sabri & Ensemble Al Boughaz
22:00 Houda Saad

@ TERARKEN ROOMS
21:00 Smadj – Fuck the DJ
22:00 NoMoBS
22:30 H-Kayne
23:30 Rim’K
00:30 Afterparty: DJ Cal & DJ Younited

@ WHITEBOX (HORTA HALL)
21:00 meeting and rap session between NoMoBS and H-Kayne moderated by Uman

From 15:00 – 2:00

@ Bozar museum

Rue Ravenstein
€ 25,00: Day pass
€ 15,00: under 26 years

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