Tu 26 May > Rebel Up! Duckfood @ PANTROPICAL: HAILU MERGIA with TONY BUCK & MIKE MAJKOWSKI (Awesome Tapes From Africa)

■ HAILU MERGIA with TONY BUCK & MIKE MAJKOWSKI (et/au)
Hailu Mergia’s return to the world of music is one of the most unlikely comebacks of the recent years: The keyboardist / accordeon player was a major star in 1970’s Ethiopia, presiding over the country’s leading instrumental ensemble Walias Band. In 1981, a good part of Walias including Hailu used the first ever US tour of an Ethiopian band to escape the dictatorial Mengistu regime. Since then Hailu has been a resident of the Washington DC area, spending most of his recent years as a cab driver at Dulles Airport and playing only privately. Enter Awesome Tape From Africa. Brian Shimkovitz, operator of the acclaimed blog-turned-record label, came across the 1985 cassette “Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument” in Ethiopia, tracked down the old maestro and reissued it: this tape has both a nostalgic feel (in its attempt to revive the accordion, once East Africa’s leading instrument before electrified “western” rock style instrumentation took over) as well as a futuristic dimension (recorded by the exiled Hailu all by himself, it features a host of synthesizers and drum machines). On the back this reissue in 2013, Hailu started to play live again with a rhythm section made up from two leading Australian improvisors: Tony Buck (THE NECKS, drums), and Mike Majkowski (double bass). Together the trio explores the deep, liquid and hypnotic qualities of Hailu Mergia’s music, while not forgetting to throw in some defty bits of funk.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1550655541878461/
http://www.awesometapes.com/

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■ DJ’s DUCKFOOD & SAXIXA (nl/de | rebel up!, pantropical)
Tonight’s party music supply will be in the hands of these two. Duckfood defies categorization. His selections are too colourful to be hampered by any preoccupation about wether it fits this or that genre. Always on the search for new sounds from around the globe, his massive music collection absorbs anything from renaissance to Moroccan trance. This evening he will take us to the shoulder-shaking / hip breaking grooves of Ethiopia (Practice your moves with this: https://youtu.be/wJxAI8pfrj4), and much more! This description generally applies to Saxixa as well. Get ready for a ride!

■ VJ ALERTA (cl/nl)
Geometric Folklore visualized by Chilean / Dutch artist Vj Alerta aka Alejandra Huerta.

doors 20:00 | presale: 7€ / door: 8€
WORM Rotterdam
Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA Rotterdam

Fri 9 sept > Brussels Up! ZZK Records night @ Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl

hola pibes!

una nocha especial de nueva sonidos y cumbia de Buenos Aires!

Brussels Up! & Les Ateliers Claus present a ZZK Records label night with special guests Tremor, Mati Zundel (aka Lagartijeano) and El G. I’s gonna be a clash between cumbia riddims, electro folklore from the andes region, dub and urban sounds. Argentina 2.0, that’s for sure! Check out the amazing free mixtapes of Tremor & Lagartijeando on the ZZK site for a sweet taste.

Brussels Up! is a dj collective/organisation of 5 Brussels dj’s as a side project of Rebel Up! (including Rebel Up! dj Sebcat)

expected line up & timetable > > > >

23:00 Brussels Up! dj’s
0:30 Mati Zundel aka Lagatijeando (live)
1:30 Tremor (live)
2:30 El G
4:00 Brussels Up! dj’s til end……

Don’t miss this super night with the best experimental dance cumbia label from Argentina! We’re expecting the night to sell out so don’t show up too late, it really wouldn’t be so fashionable…..

6€ < midnight 8€ > midnight. 23:00 – 6:00 (curfew at 5:00)
Fri 9 sept @ Les Ateliers Claus
Passage C. Rogier, (just next to Nord/Noord station), Brusksels

sat. 16 july; Rebel Up! at Le Grand Cirque du Balkan, Maastricht

Coming Saturday we’ll be dj-ing some of our obscure, crooning, kitsch and swinging balkan tunes at the Le Grand Cirque du Balkan festival at Landbouwbelang in Maastricht (Zuid-Limburg!)

Expect to hear our paprika peppered sounds in the afternoon between bands and we’ll also play a more full global set at the end of the night.  The festival has no fixed entry price but just runs on voluntary donations from every visitor, so don’t forget to chip in!

There is also a facebook event, surf here;
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171665859563910

Fri 18-02 > Rebel Up! Soundclash #3 in Brussels @ Bar Recyclart


*sounds from the global underground*
FREE IN – GRATUIT – GRATIS

Fri 18 february @ Bar Recyclart
from 22:00 till 3:00
Ursulinenstraat 25 Rue des Ursulines, Bxl

It’s about time for a steamy third Rebel Up! Soundclash night to give this Brussels winter some deserved sunshine! Expect a fully packed world trip in music where all borders are strictly taboo and in which the spirit of the global diaspora lives. A bit of acoustic ethnographics, a dose of innovative lo-fi & hi-fi electronics and a heavy dash of worldly kitsch. Or for the purists; Soukous, Afro funk, Soca, Roots, Balkan, Mestizo, Chaabi, Funana, Asiatic funk, Indian folkpop, Arabian techofolk, Global Bass & much more.

DJ Sebcat & Palm M of the nomadic Rebel Up! collective will serve up a tasty mishmash of sunny sound, while guest dj’s Brian Hainaut & Jean Mikili (Bal du Canal/BXL) will bring tropical tunes from the Brussels brousse that will make you shake, chouffé chouffé!

Rebel Up! is a not-for-profit collective that organises fundraiser nights for small charity organisations. Tonight’s funds will go to the Belgian/Rwandese humanitarian organisation Igitego Inyange ASBL who support education and healthcare projects in Rwandese villages.

During the night they will be selling specially prepared Rwandese snacks, yum yum! Come dance, taste & donate!

Download here the special promotional Rebel Up! Brussels warm-up set.
25 songs in a roundtripping mix of 80 minutes. Enjoy!

www.inyange.org
www.recyclart.be
www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa