Saturday 30th of October: Rebel Up! Soundclash with Issa Bagayogo (Mali) & Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp (CH) @ OCCII

Hi all,

After a long summer break we’re finally back with a very special line-up to celebrate the start of a new Rebel Up! season in the renovated OCCII.

We are honoured to welcome Issa Bagayogo from Bamako, Mali. He has been nicknamed ‘Techno-Issa’ in his homeland for the unique way in which he combines his mastery of the kamale n’goni, a traditional string instrument, with an inventive use of electronics. After releasing 4 critically acclaimed albums, this former Bamako bus driver will mesmerize the Rebel Up! dancefloor with his distinctive dusky-toned voice, entrancing n’goni sounds and groovy electronic accompaniments.

Described as an ‘Afrodelic agit-skronk surrealist sextet’ and “The Ex crossed with Fela Kuti”, the Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp from Geneva, Switzerland, mixes the dadaism of their French artist-namegiver with an eclectic range of influences from African music, performed with a postpunk sensibility on trombone, marimba, fiddle, guitar, drums and double-bass.

As always, our resident Rebel Up! DJs will knit the night together with an eclectic patchwork of globetrotting sounds. The red thread of the evening will run through the whole African continent with an assortment of colourful musical fabrics ranging from Saharan desert blues and West African highlife and afrobeat, to electronic folk-pop styles from South Africa to Cabo Verde.

The charity for this edition will be Stichting Mopti, an organization active in the poorest parts of rural Mali. With its gardening and horticulture projects for women, Mopti aims to support basic subsistence needs independent of market fluctuations and promote the self-organization of women. More info can be found on their website: http://www.mopti.eu/

doors: 22:00 – 04:00
OCCII, Amsterdam
Amstelveenseweg 134
www.occii.org
from CS, take tram 1 (Overtoomsesluis) or 2 (A’veenseweg)

6 Euro fee. ~Profit goes to charity~!

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