Happy new 2009!
Thanks to all of you who came to our more than enjoyable December night with The Ex, we collected well for the Somaliland causes!
At our next night (24th) we will have another special live guest!
-psssst; and we’ll have more of those lined up in the next months too- 🙂
After his amazing live set at Rebel Up! 1,5 years ago, Maga Bo again comes to the OCCII to bring his superb live sound. And not alone this time, as he is bringing the Brazilian MC BnegÃ£o with him as the vocal support in ragga ruff style, also straight from Rio de Janeiro!
Expect a feisty night filled with delicious organic beats and sweeping sounds. Think Brasil, Africa and western electronic influences in one big worldly mash, just as we like it at Rebel Up! Maga Bo has just recently released his long-awaited debut album ‘Archipelagoes’ on DJ/Rupture’s Soot Records and it must be said; it was one of the musical highlights of 2008 (look at www.gonzocircus.com in the review section!). The album is filled with african rhythms, raps in local languages and a heavy load of skewed broken beats and dubstep spheres. Western beats have never been with merged so well with African styles as on this album! We hope he will bring some records along for your home enjoyment.
Bring your funny friends, partyhard parents, furry pets and so on and be sure to put on your smiley mood! It will surely be a whirlwind of global inspiration and new directions to discover. Support from your local Rebel Up! DJ’s, globally schizophrenic in sound and as always. Anything goes in our imagination; psychedelic Peruvian lama’s spitting out cumbia, Angolan and Zambian jazzy grandfathers with the heaviest swings of funk, beserked Sufi’s with ghostly spells, Cabo Verdian drum rituals by holy goats that make you go cuckoo and other earthly baba boom follies that will give you some kick up the cultural spine! ofcourse all topped by a hot spicy sauce of layered beats in the breaks ‘n’ dub sense of sound, oh yes. Not to forget the sublime visuals from VJ M & Normal Con Alas that will be playing all night. From now on we will always have 2 VJ’s working together at massaging your eyes and making you see the unseen! Come to your first good party of the year 🙂
Ofcourse the fundraiser bit…As many of you will know, things are not going well in Gaza at the moment. Around 900 people have been killed and over 4000 have been injured during the last three weeks. The majority of Gaza citizens are currently without water, electricity or gas. Food is running out, and around 80,000 people are estimated to have been left homeless.
We’d like to use this Rebel Up! in order to support the Islamic Relief charity, an international relief and development organization which has been working in the Palestinian territories since 1994. In spite of ongoing blockades and enduring limited humanitarian access, Islamic Relief Palestine has managed to supply and will continue to supply food parcels, medical supplies and blankets to the people of Gaza, co-operating with the Palestinian Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, and other aid agencies in order to alleviate the pains of the people of Gaza. Your donation may seem but a tiny step, but lots of tiny steps combined will surely enable something of a positive leap to occur in the lives of our fellow humans in the Gaza strip!
Rebel Up! Soundclash (#20) -we gettin’ old n wise now? oy-
Diasporic sounds from the global underground…..
a global culture mashup of rougher world music and visuals,
Some new Maga Bo video’s!
Maga Bo – Saye Mbott feat. ALIF
Maga Bo – Fire feat. Xuman