Nikanor – Bajo El Sol (RUP015) releases 15 january on vinyl, CD & digital Chicha cumbia, cumbia Amazonica and psychedelic rock from Peru via Brussels.
Nikanor is a Peruvian band based in Brussels, fronted by vocalist Marx Sánchez Sosa and guitarist Angel Loaiza. Together they play Chicha cumbia, a unique genre based on Andean melodies blended with tropical percussion and psychedelic rock.
The first Chicha cumbia bands appeared in Peru during the mid-1960’s and was very popular until the mid-1980’s. In recent years, ‘la Chicha’ is experiencing a renaissance, with bands and audiences from around the world (re)discovering its power and sound. Taking the big names and bands from the Chicha cumbia era as a reference, Nikanor started in 2016 as a cover band, to play the most remarkable and strongest songs to gain recognition in the Belgian scene. Since then the band has evolved into a group that writes their own music and songs.
Nikanor’s songs are a mix of rock, Chicha cumbia, tropical cumbia and Andean folk. Songs like ‘La Bajada del Kuraka’, with its Afro-Peruvian rhythms, or ‘Cóndor Blanco’, with its Quenas (Andean panpipes), make this album a trip in sound into Peru. Listening to the songs you feel like flying through landscapes and rhythms from all around the country. All of this in a rock structured format that invites to dancing and partying in a live setting.
this saturday 11 January Rebel Up presents another special party night at FFORMATT together with Giraffes & Penguins and Festa Afro Tuga crews.
ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND #2 @ FFORMATT
Entrance 6€ (presale) / 8€ door (CASH ONLY) With a presale ticket, you can skip the queue plus your place is secured at any moment of the night! Otherwise 8€ at the door from midnight onwards and possible queues.
FB event Doors 23h00 between Bourse / De Brouckere metro FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building
Lineup > DJ Narciso & Nuno Beats (Rsproduções) PLLOW Rafael Aragon Rebel Up SebCat Le Grand Méchant Loop Tropical DJipsies
Deejay Narciso + Nuno Beats > Rsproduções(PT / Príncipe Discos) The RS Produçoes (‘Rinchoa Stress’) collective from the Rinchoa northern Lisboa suburb was launched in 2016 by a then 17-year-old Narciso, and is made up of DJ/producer Nuno Beats, DJs Nulo and Lima, producer Farucox and MC Pimenta. Their album ‘Bagdad Style’ on Lisboa label Principe Discos last year features 8 original compositions by DJ Narciso and Nuno Beats and moves from “muscular batida” to “metallic cargaa” via “semi-tarraxos” and ravey house and kuduro jams. The crew plays regular shows at Príncipe’s monthly Noite Príncipe parties in Lisbon and will be playing in Brussels for the 1st time. Quente, puxa! https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/bagdad-style
PLLOW (Bloom Hill / Kiosk Radio) PLLOW is a female Cameroonian/Belgian DJ & co-founder of the Brussels music agency Bloom Hill. With this eclectic DJ, you can expect a set between afro rhythms and bassy sounds. After 3 years Djing, she can mention highlights like performing at AFROPUNK in Paris, Dour Festival, The Lot Radio (Brooklyn NY) and being a resident DJ for Kiosk Radio. PLLOW highly values spirituality and the effortless pursuit of good powers. She instantly pricks the ears of her audiences with her selection showing off her versatility as she embraces a variety of melodies and rhythms with her no-nonsense attitude. https://www.mixcloud.com/Pllow
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Rebel Up SebCat Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable!
Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins) Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017 with Rebel Up.
This saturday afternoon in Antwerp, an underground label market, with international labels representing their releases and merch from various genres and styles all under one roof, featuring these labels >
Rush Hour, Deeptrax Records, We Play House Recordings, Crevette Distribution, Rebel Up, Sanseveria, MTMU, Future Past, Rotkat Records, Deep Down, Studio Alles and more.
We Are Various is also coming over, streaming some unseen and exciting b2b sets from the residents and some friends. The freshly new opened Club Capital presents very own Glühwein plus other hot beverages and snacks all day long on the terrace.
Wanna join with your label? Send the organisation a PM, they might still have place for you.
+ afterwards party til 6am.
FREE IN doors > 14:00
FB event @ Club Capital Rubenslei 37, 2018 Antwerp
Fiesta CUMBIA with the Brussels band Kumbélé ! To complete the evening, el Tacomobil will be there from 19h to propose us their delicious tacos. After the concert Rebel Up SebCat will take control of the sound! to make you dance and dream to the sounds of its tropical turntables …
Kumbelé is a band with musicians from Brussels, France, El Salvador and Colombia that pay tribute to the afro-colombian folklore and it’s tropical orchestra by playing classicals from Lizandro Meza, Toto la Momposina, Petrona Martinez, Juaneco y su Combo, and others. A mix of musical knowledge joined together to create a festive atmosphere with the rhythm of the drums. https://soundcloud.com/kumbele-belgique