Oh yes me friends, we’re lucky this year and we have the great joy to announce you two forthcoming shows during Amsterdam Roots festival in the last weekend of June. The first event will take place this Sat. 25th in the Tropentheater and next day at the gratis Roots Open Air in the Oosterpark.
Saturday 25th > Amsterdam Roots Festival 2011: Dansen in Marmer (dancing in marble) with Rebel Up! Soundclash
This Rebel Up! Soundclash night was supposed to be in OCCII, but for one time we move to the Marmeren hal of the Tropetheater as a collaboration between OCCII and Tropentheater. We will spill out our rarest and most peculiar selections from 22.30 up till 3.00, right after the naturally great performance of Maître Tambours du Burundi. This antique band is better defined through this quote, “Maître Tambours du Burundi is returning to Tropentheater because of the resounding success of her previous appearance. Twelve Burundi percussionists conjure intoxicating, pulsating rhythms from their barrel-high drums. Somersaults and other acrobatics form part of the spectacular performances by this mother of all percussion groups.” We will for sure be mingling with the crowd to take part of the dance craze that shall be going on for this full visual and soundwise ritual.
Info for the full event: Maître Tambours du Burundi (starts at 20.00).
Tropentheater is doing a special deal of *buy 2 tickets, get 1 free!* which adds up to 13€ per person if you pay it smart. If you only want to come to the afterparty, it`s 7.50 €.
We might have some spots left on our guestlist, so just ask us at info at rebelup dot org.
check here: http://www.tropentheater.nl/smartsite.shtml?ch=THE&id=65583
next day, Sunday 26th > Rebel Up! crew at the Club Stage @ Amsterdam Roots Open Air in Oosterpark (A`dam east)
The free Roots Open Air festival is a multiculti musical delight every year and we`re very proud to be playing here for the first time and especially as we are closing at the Club stage. It`s the perfect setting to deliver our full dancefloor flavour with tropically insane, voodoo-like enchantment and bodily trancendentalism. After a night of genuine African drums, we’ll be surrounded with contemporary world bands mixing traditions and urban fusion. Line up with no less than afrobeat funkers Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou (not to be missed!), tropical cumbieros La Makina del Karibe (right before us on the same Club Stage), mestizo funk by Sergent Garcia, the raw gnawa of Oudaden, desert blues of Terakaft, gypsy Parno Graszt and more. We will be fuelled and as usual we’ll try to surprise you with striking mixes of global styles for some sunday dancefloor action. Expect a trip that will take you from African electronics to digital folk styles, trancendentals spheres and beyond.
Info on the festival: Sunday June 26, – Roots Open Air in Oosterpark, Amsterdam
our set is from 20.30 to 21.30 at the Club Stage > > and remember, its free in and funded by well spent tax money! 😉
see timetable here: