Friday 28.05 we have a new release out by german jazz/groove band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble from Cologne, Germany. The album ‘Mamari’ is a trip into afrobeat and afro cuban sounds, about positivity, climate and social issues.
Out on double vinyl gatefold, CD and digital. Listen below via our Bandcamp or buy in our shop. Streaming on these platforms.
Also on 28.05 evening they will do a livestream concert in Cologne, see FB event.
☾☾ Rebel Up & Friends invites Mango (NL), Rafael Aragon & Didi of Tropical DJipsies.
For more than 10 years Brussels collective Rebel Up brings underground global sounds to Brussels nightlife through events and parties in venues allover Brussels and festivals such as Esperanzah, Recyclart Holidays, Listen Festival, Forest Sounds, Nuits Sonores, Out Loud, Atlas Electronic, Goulash Disko and more and is also part of the wild Giraffes & Penguins nights.
Special guest: ☾☾ Mango (NL / Baobab Music) Dutch roots but a global soul, Mango has been actively promoting and Djing with the Baobab Music Foundation since 2014. Having started in a humble venue, Baobab has now spread throughout the Netherlands and further afield with the main goal of sharing his diverse musical taste. With a vinyl bag that’s constantly changing, he keeps his sets interesting and worth listening to time and time again. Expect a 100% tropical vinyl set. https://www.mixcloud.com/Baobabmusic
☾☾ Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Brussels) Tropikal Masala’s co-founder and resident and also part of Global Hybrid collective. As experienced dj, producer, remixer and globe-trotter Rafael Aragon provides a wide range of global electronic sounds, an avalanche of sweaty psychotropical waves, voodoo percussions and trippy oriental house stompers. His production output never stops and every time he has new sounds to share with his nightly audience. https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com
☾☾DJ Didi (Tropical DJipsies) Feminine force since the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from various countries and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX – Musée éphémère de l’exil . DJ Didi will play a set between Afro Portuguese sounds, feminist activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.
Marockin’ Brass is the brainchild band of jazz composer/music maker Luc Mishalle, together with Brussels Moroccan musicians such as Maalem Driss Filali (guimbri, vocals), Abdessamad Semlali and Badr Derras, aided by percussionist Roel Poriau(Think of One / Antwerp Gyspy Ska Orchestra) and Tunisian electronic beatmaker Sofyann Ben Youssef (Kel Assouf, Ammar808). Also with Brussels multicultural musicians Esinam Dogbatse, Jean-Paul Estievenart, Veronique Delmelle, Pascal Rousseau, Jean Gnonlonfoun and a string of guest musicians.
Expect some steaming gnaoua or sweaty shaabi-funk accompanied by some redhot brass and free flowing jazz that will blow the sand out of your ears!
Celebrating their album release of “Beats & Pieces” on Rebel Up Records / MetX / AShams). Listen to the album (& pre-order) via Bandcamp.
This thursday 9 Feb a special concert night @ Les Ateliers Claus. Double concert for lovers of psychedelic tropicalia punk & afro jazz
Fumaça Preta: An psychedelic tropicalia noise fuzz rock quartet via Venezuela, Brighton (UK) and Amsterdam. A Deep throat organ over fuzzy funk drumming, then passionate ranting in Portuguese – Pupilas Dilatadas lays out its stall right from the start: a mad love for 1960s Braziian psych rock stirred up with European humour. The wild harmonized guitar chords remain unleashed till four minutes in, and the track is an impressive mix of discipline and righteous craziness. “Toda Pessoa” is even better, a concise and coolly configured mesh of bass and guitar lines strutting towards a chorus whose dumbness verges on perfection. The music shifts easily from pomp rock riffs to lounge moments, with space echo and other FX splashed generously about. Espelhos Fundidos is a casually brilliant throwaway: a high bassline, cello and bass clarinet taking turns on melody, while waves of insane laughter and echo crash over the top. This is record collection rock, if you like, but from people with very special collections. It’s amazing that the whole steaming, tropical concoction has emerged from a tiny Amsterdam studio. http://www.fumacapreta.com https://fumaca-preta.bandcamp.com
Yôkaï: is pure tribal jazz. They play groovy composition in the style of Ethio master Mulatu Astatke, but also with more quiet moments where Fred Becker exchanges his sax for the ney flute. All in all a pleasant and broody afro-ethio atmosphere. For Les Ateliers Claus they will perform a special set where they” work around tribal compostions. https://www.facebook.com/yokaisound https://yokaibxl.bandcamp.com
+ dj support Rebel Up! SebCat
10€ > Get your ticket soon, very likely that it will sell out…
This Friday @ La Tentation. Afro Groove night with Burkinabé Belgo band Afrikän Protoköl. Documentary Release + Concert + DJ Set Party
Afrikän Protoköl is the Afro Jazz Sextet started by Belgian saxophonist Guillaume Van Parys. After meeting with drummer Moïse Ouattara from Burkina Faso, he developed a special style based on traditional rhythms from Burkina Faso and West Africa. Jazzy riffs, grooves and improvisationsmelt together into what we might call a “warm and conscious cross-cultural fusion.” With a rhythmic section from Burkina Faso and horns from Belgium and Ivory Coast, Afrikän Protoköl brings a very colorful and livelyshow. Better get ready for some heat!
Before the show, a documentary about their trip & recording session in Burkina Faso. For the afterparty, Rebel Up! SebCat will take to the decks with some pure African dancefloor selections
Programme : 20h30 Opening 21h00 Documentary release 22h00 Concert Afrikän Protoköl 00h00 DJ Set Rebel Up! SebCat
Rebel Up! SebCat will be busy 2 days touring Netherlands festivals with the Congolese Brussels band Yan Koy & Color Rumba and also dj-ing on the side. Fun fun fun!
On friday 18 july the fun starts in Nijmegen at the Valkhof festival, when at 21:00h Yan Koy & Color Rumba will play their heavy rumba & soukous sound at De Boog stage. At 22:30 Rebel Up! Sebcat will be playing all kinda vintage, modern & electronic global tunes at De Tuin area untill 1am as closing set of the festival in the park. The festival is FREE, so just come along!
If you have seen Color Rumba in action at our night in Amsterdam last year or in Rotterdam, you know how wild it can get 🙂
check out this Color Rumba video from their awesome energetic May show in Rotterdam > > > >
here the lineup & timings of De Boog stage > 19:15- 20:00 Villa Zeno 21:00 – 21:50 Yan Koy & Color Rumba 22:45 – 23:30 Fumaca Preta
Tuin stage > 22:30 – 1:00 Rebel Up! Sebcat
Then Saturday followed by the amazing Welcome To The Village festival in Leeuwarden at Groene Ster nature area, where Color Rumba will warmly shake up all those northern Frysian folks in the afternoon (15:30) at the Blessum stage. SebCat will warm up the crowd with some classic rumba & soukous selections before & after their set. Also good bands like Combinatie XVI and our Ghanaian buddy King Ayisoba and friends of Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamps will be playing there, as well as DJ’s Zea + TP OK!
Timings of Blessum stage > HERREK 14.10 – 14.50 YAN KOI 15.30 – 16.20 COMBINATIE XVI 17.20 – 18.10 ORCHESTRE TPMD 19.00 – 19.50 KING AYISOBA + ZEA 21.00 – 22.00 DJ ZEA + TPOK 22.00 – 01.00
Sad to say, but the 35€ day tickets for saturday are already sold out…..
CINEMA SOLORIENS – 20th Anniversary Celebration with special guests, acts and multi sets of electro acoustic and electronic odyssey.
Since beginning this ambitious project 18 years ago with Marshall Allen, leader of The Sun Ra Arkestra, filmmaker/musician James Harrar sees Cinema Soloriens as a constantly evolving creative and spiritual learning center. It is a multi-media performance consisting of James Harrar’s experimental and highly personal film and video images with a live musical rendering of soundtracks for each film. The musical concepts are created, directed and performed by Harrar (tenor sax, flute, bulbul tarang, reeds, voice and effects) with Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute, keyboards, EVI and effects) and Rogier Smal (percussion and electronics) plus a stellar changing line-up of gifted musicians such as Anne Laberge, Yedo Gibson, Vasco Trilla and Arvind Ganga.
The project places attention on Artist collaboration, exploring the moving image with live performance and when combined, an attempt to reveal deeper levels of interpretation within Harrar’s visceral film poems. These presentations also celebrate the early beginnings of cinema, providing live music to support and elevate the silent movie experience. Any musical incarnation of Cinema Soloriens reveals a group possessing a penchant for psychedelic rock, outre ethnological improvisations and Marshall Allen approved jazzy stomps of which these performances deliver in equal measure.
set 01 trio : James Harrar – tenor, ethnic reeds, EVI, voice and electronics Marshall Allen – alto, flute, EVI, keyboard and effects Rogier Smal – Drums, percussion.
set 02 big band : James Harrar – tenor, ethnic reeds, EVI, voice and electronics Marshall Allen – alto, flute, EVI, keyboard and effects Rogier Smal – drums, percussion. Anne Laberge. flutes. Yedo Gibson. saxophones. Vasco Trilla. drums. Arvind Ganga guitar.
Sublime Frequencies in North and West Africa: The films of Hisham Mayet
Exhilarating, hallucinatory, harrowing, ecstatic and surreal, Hisham Mayet’s films and audio collections reveal a region’s rituals, rhythm and landscape, with an aesthetic of extra-geography and soulful experience. Employing an unflinching methodology that continues to inspire contemporaries and audience alike, his many documentaries have been redefining the nature of ethnographic film, and continue to provoke and amaze in equal measure.
Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast
A Film By Hisham Mayet
Sublime Frequencies – 50 minutes/2012
Hisham Mayet’s exploration of West African possession ceremonies continues in Benin. The cradle and birthplace of Voodoo, Benin was formerly known as the Slave Coast, and most of the slave industry was exported from its shores. Voodoo worship is integral to the every day lives of the people of Benin. This film, shot in 2010 during the country’s rich Vodoun celebrations, is an impressionistic lens on the myriad ceremonies that this rich and diverse culture has to offer. Showcasing intimate observations of a variety of Voodoo ceremonies: The cult of Sakpata (god of pestilence and healing), Egoun dramas shrouded in magisterial costumes and the secret police of the Zangbeto nightwatchmen, among other highlights. This will be the premiere screening of this visual feast.
Mayet will be premiering this brand new film as well as discussing his methodology and that of Sublime Frequencies, a label he founded with Alan and Richard Bishop in 2003. Highlights will include stories of his experiences with the now legendary clutch of Saharan guitar groups (Group Doueh, Bombino, Inerane) he came upon in the region, as well as sharing his many adventures travelling and documenting possession ceremonies in the Sahel for the last 10 years.
Followed by the AFTERPARTY with Rebel Up! Soundclash dj’s + Hisham Mayet for a rough exploration into global lo-fi rock and pop, unheard ethnographics and exotic dance sounds and other special outerworldly sounds.
programme > door 21:00 – 04:00 Sublime Frequencies film Hisham Mayet + q/a 21:30 – 23:00 Cinema Soloriens (2 x set 30 min) 23:00 – 00:30 Afterparty Rebel Up! Soundclash + Hisham Mayet 00:30 – 04:00