Sounds from the Global Underground | Sahel Special
Another special Rebel Up Soundclash night in the OCCII, where we invite the band Studio Shap Shap for their only NL show this tour. Not to be missed!
Studio Shap Shap started off in 2015 as a project that was inspired by a new radio station in Niamey, which was searching for local musicians who could create 27 songs in three days for its broadcast programme. Studio Shap Shap are Oumarou Adamou (Niger), Boubacar Siddo Diallo (Niger), Seyni Halidou (Niger), Haruna Abdou (Niger), Christian Koulnodji (Chad) and Laetitia Cecile (Reunion). The six-piece ensemble is known for fusing traditional and contemporary beats, inspired by nature, the communities they live in and the band members’ musical backgrounds. Mixing nature and city, traditional and electronic techniques, spoken word and vocals magnify the traditional instruments. Ancient knowledge to rely on and beyond modernity for a true contemporary African sound. Despite the challenges, the group managed to independently release their debut album ‘Chateau I’, which was recorded outside and under a hut and with the sound of birds and city noise around them. They have grown a lot since their first album and have been busy recording new songs. This is their only show in Netherlands. Travel with them into the modern sound of the Sahel! https://studioshapshap.bandcamp.com/album/chateau-1
Support before & after the concert by Rebel Up DJ’s & Pal/Secam in Sahel & sunny Afro spheres.
Great concert & global concert & party night coming up this saturday 12 October in the central Brussels Beursschouwburg! This night is organised by Beursschouwburg and the Ancienne Belgique as a cultural collaboration for exciting nights during this cultural year.
Shangaan Electro has already played Brussels 2 times before (at Ateliers Claus and Recyclart) but if you have missed these awesome shows or just want to see and dance again to their wild electro marimba sounds, this is your chance 🙂
This outfit hails from the townships around Johannesburg, South Africa, though originally these folks and their Shangaan/Tsonga music style come from the north-eastern Limpopo area, land of red earth and tribal culture. Started by leader Richard Mthetwa aka Nozinja (or Dog) who stopped his mobile phone business to pursue music with MIDI instruments, warped voice samples and hyperkinetic rhythms with traditional Tsongadisco, Shangaan Electro means full dancefloor action where the Tshe Tsha Boys and Nkata Mawewe will show you their fastest legbending and hipshaking moves. Think you can dance to this? Just try or die, check this out >
support by Belgian indiepop band Témé Tan with their heavy tropical dreamy sounds to kick off the night.
We’ll be playing an eclectic South African set, with unheard Shangaan sounds, Tsonga disco, Soweto funk and more. Perhaps we might already start at 21h to warm up with an eclectic indie/globaldelica set.
21:00 doors Zilveren zaal/Silver Room + roof terrace
22:00 Témé Tan
23:00 Shangaan Electro
00:00 DJ set Rebel Up!
This sunday afternoon we will play at the Cactus Festival in Brugge!
We will play all kinda African sounds non-stop in the world food village near to the entrance from 12:00 to 18:00. Sunny n hot sounds ensured!
Also the Malian band Terakaft (ex-Tinariwen) is playing , as well as American dream pop band Beach House. More info on the Cactus site.
This wednesday we’ll be dj-ing purely modern & vintage African sounds @ Kuumba cafe (the Flemish-African house) in the Matongé area for Festival Matongé Europe. We’ll be playing from around 20:00 til 23ish and it’s the afterparty of the parade, which starts at Kuumba at 18:00 and returns back around 20:00, check the festival website for more info.
It’s free in, so drop by and take in some couleur locale!
Vredestraat 35 Rue de la Paix
Rebel Up! time again in Brussels this thursday night 20 december, just before the holiday season kicks off.
Christmas time brings out one’s most charitable side and so Bonnefooi will organise a fundraiser for a project in Brussels to host homeless people.The project called “Leeggoed” creates an alternative for people with housing problems in a city where the housing crises strikes ruthlessly. The money of the fundraiser will be used to create a space where a diverse group of homeless people can be sheltered temporarily, a space from where they can create a more stable and certain future. Here’s the roll > > >
20pm – Presentation of Project Leeggoed (www.wooncrisis.be) 21pm – Rojah Lao & Trinity Band (live West African Afro Reggae)www.myspace.com/rojahlao 23pm til very late – Rebel Up! Dj’s (vintage & modern Afro sounds from Africa to Latin America via the Caribbean isles, from old funk orchestra’s and swinging bands to the newest hybrid styles from electronic producers.)