From Mythic to Mystic there’s only a leap of faith and Rebel Up! connects them within a week.
After having the great honour to play at a great night with The Ex and Getatchew Mekuria last Friday, this Saturday 12th june we’ll be enjoying our special guest from the Canadian countryside.
1-Speed Bike is the alter-ego of Aidan Girtdrummer for Montreal-based bands Exhaust and Godspeed You! Black Emperor & Exhaust. He’s a one man mobile soundsystem who started making his first appearance remixing tracks on an ancient 12-bit AKAI sampler for Exhaust’s debut record, Aidan went on to build a large sample bank sourced from his own live drumming and made a full-length album for Constellation in 2000. He has also moshed things up at numerous street actions and benefits over the years. Aidan lived in A’dam for a while before settling with his family into a cabin in the woods outside of Montreal, where he continues to speed things up and slow things down at his home studio.
We will also be joined by DJ TP OK who will play a fine selection northern african dance styles, afro funk, global beats and other gems.
The ever global Rebel Up! crew will serve some more hot music and vids from our global archives and newfound spheres with beats, bass and funk to your liking. Latin American – African – Caribbean – Arabian – Asian & western sounds in a heavy mishmash that will dazzle your cultured minds. Just go wild and crazy! As the World Cup kicks off, we’ll play some special South African music to honour the poor people in the townships.
Tonight we would like to raise money & awareness for charity Stichting Chakana, an organisation that provides support to Indian communities in the upper highlands of the Bolivian and Peruvian Andes. Their main projects are focussed on building greenhouses, teaching ecological agriculture and providing education for children. We will go around with the donation pot and hope you can drop a nice donation, whatever you can spare.
entry 5€, profits will be donated to charity
Come along and share a special moment. Still for the good cause. Still conscious dance, Rebel Up! forever.
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from CS, take tram 1 (Overtoomsesluis) or 2 (A’veenseweg)