Danane? Kamela’cha dahane? Skawaran?
Just some ‘how are you’ greetings in Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somali….
We hope all is ‘demen’ , ‘suboq’ or ‘nabad’ with you.
Ok folks, let the horns sound once again, it’s time for the last Rebel Up! Soundclash of 2008!
What better way to end the year with a special night of Eastern African sounds @ OCCII! We’ve got a seriously full evening lined up. It’s not just a night of african disco and soukous alone as you might expect, but also we’ve got an extra special live set done by 3 very much respected musicians from the punk and improv scene!
Our special guests of the night are Terrie Ex & Andy Moor (both The Ex) who will form a one-off impromptu trio with improv drummer Tony Buck (The Necks, AUS) who happens to be in town and feels like kicking it loud and late with us.
Expect a bodyshaking afro-punk-jazz improv set into multiple directions of the african hemisphere… surely it’s gonna be a tasty mash of styles, just as we like it at Rebel Up!
After that, Terrie and Andy will play an Eastern African disco set, focussing on the modern folk and pop sounds from Ethiopia and Eritrea. You thinking Ethiopiques? Sure deal, but don’t forget that the local pop is also booming over there and worth listening and dancing to. So now it’s your chance to discover such delights!
Support in this amazing night will also come from your usual Rebel Up! DJ’s and VJ.
In this edition we want to focus on the eastern side of the African continent. All is not well in Sudan, Somalia, and southern parts of Ethiopia and the struggles for power are going on and on. Most affairs are hidden from the western world and rather forgotten by the media, as if things in that part of Africa aren’t worth to be supported by the west.
We’ve got an Italian friend who worked at a social UN project in Somaliland. Since the recent bomb blasts that killed 2 of her UNDP colleagues and which was followed subsequent threats by the militant Somali Al Shabaab group, she had to be relocated to Nairobi (Kenya) along with most western UN staff.
She told us about a small reliable NGO project that is running in Somaliland, which always needs funds and that we would like to support on our night. This organisation specializes in giving conflict management training among tribal elders, which is the best possible approach in that region. To create awareness by teaching active ways of stopping violence between various tribes is already a good step towards a lasting peace. More information about this organisation will follow as soon as we’ve gotten all the name, details and websites from our friend in Nairobi (keep a tab on our website or find out on the night itself)
Be sure not to miss this quality filled night, perhaps the best last party of the year~!
We hope to see you saturday.
More info on the night and musicians below. and some visual spheres too!
Rebel Up! Soundclash (#19)
Diasporic sounds from the global underground…..
a global culture mashup of rougher world music and visuals,
Saturday 20th of december @ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134 (tram #1 (stop Overtoomsesluis) or #2)
doors open 22:30 till late,
4 Euro fee. -> Profit goes to charity!