Sunday 18 september is Car Free Sunday, so what better reason to have a street party outside at the Ancienne Belgique venue in the Rue des Pierres. And with a real killer global lineup of true sounds from the global underground! 🙂
with Haitian folklore voudou group Chouk Bwa Libete, Palestinian electro *shamstep* crew 47Soul, eclectic folk group Refugees For Refugees, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Azmari, Daniel Dzidzonu, our friends Memo Pimiento, Gan Gah, Deena Abdelwahed and ofcourse Rebel Up!
This sunday afternoon the Rebel Up! distro will be standing at the alternative record fair, in the BRASS cultural centre, Forest / Vorst, organised by the wild collective Buzz On Your Lips.
To see what special outernational LP’s and cassettes we will have for sale, check out stock here!
Doors will open at 11am already, up to 23:00
It’s free in before 19h, after it’s 6€ in for a special concert programme of underground acts. > Radar Men from the Moon (NL) Charnier (BE)
Whispering Sons (BE)
a special Pan-Amafropeans night @ OT301 venue during Amsterdam Dance Event, organised by Pal/Secam & Afrobot. with Baris K, Young Marco, Afrobot, Pal/Secam, Bufiman & Tako.
in De Peper restaurant of OT301, there will be some live shows earlier in the evening and at midnight followed by a Rebel Up dj set from SebCat til the end, expect lots of global flavours from all the continents, in vintage and electro style
The event is practically sold out, only 50 tickets at the door, so come early if you ‘re keen to be there! 🙂
Next day on sunday afternoon there is a swapping market and musical matinee afternoon at our homestead venue OCCII. The Fly Agaric collective organises this afternoon of various swapping and with a special concert by Moroccan musician Lahcen Akil and the Chaabi Brothers. Wow!
Lahcen Akil was born in 1969 in the village of Tamlalte on the route of the thousand Kasbahs in the Moroccan High Atlas. Influenced by acoustic music and traditional Amazigh songs, he started music very young. As songwriter and poet, he writes songs about the beauty of the region which he plays on a self-made 5-stringed lothar lute, composed of a wooden handle, a palm soundboard and goatskin. Lahcen is joined by fellow villager and percussionist El Houssain Safir who plays the bendir, a traditional drum with vibrating snare. For the occasion, two more musicians come along: the bassist David and accordionist Matthieu. Be ready for a compelling evening of raw Amazigh roots out of one of the most beautiful regions in the world!
The Matongé-Europe Festival is back, with Foot Piknic on 7 June: a football match with a culinary dimension in parc Léopold, organised by Kuumba and C.I.E. Transitscape.
From 10 am to 8 pm, eight mixed and intercultural teams will challenge each other in the mini-football tournament on the sports ground in parc Léopold. At the same time there will be a family picnic and Rebel Up! dj SebCat will provide the necessary sunny tunes from Africa and further around the world. Sunday promises to be a nice hot day too, so bring your tastiest picnic and come to relax or play!
Foot Piknic aims to bring together residents, workers and users of the Matongé neighbourhood and the European quarter, as also happened at the Matongé-Europe Festival. Enrol here as a volunteer or footballer : email@example.com
and afterwards at 21:00 in Kuumba, we all go watch the friendly football game between France & Belgium!
This sunday at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, there will be a viewing of the film Don´t Think I´ve Forgotten by american director John Pirozzi. It´s about the Cambodian pop & rock scene of the 60´s n 70´s just before the Khmer Rouge came into power and killed off most of these musicians or put them into death camps. The lost generation of Cambodian music.