Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble is very happy to show you the ‘Making of Mamari‘. German videomaker Denis Eickmeier followed them into the recording studio and produced this little video, which really captures the vibe of the recording time and gives some insights in how the album and the Muito Kaballa project evolved. Love goes out to Ingo Hermes for the beautiful cover art and layout!
1st single ‘Mamari’ is out now and available on most platforms (check our bandcamp), 2nd single ‘Curupira’ releases on 24.04 and the 2LP album will launch on 29.05 on Rebel Up Records, as well as followed by an electronic remixes by Euro & Afro producers in the early summer.
The song ‘Mamari’ is the title song to the forthcoming album of the same name by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble from Cologne, Germany, which will be released at end of May on outernational Brussels label Rebel Up Records. It represents the vast musical development of the Muito Kaballa project since the release of the first album ‘Everything is Broke’ in 2019 on German label Switchstance Recordings.
Muito Kaballa, also known as Niklas Mündemann, started out as a one-man show on the streets and quickly gained attention through his loopstation performances. After the recording of the first album Niklas Mündemann wanted to move away from the entertainer image and explore new musical ideas. When he met musician Jan Janzen, the two instantly decided to create a band and take the project to the next level with heavy influences of afrobeat, jazz, funk and grooves. The band now consists members Nora Beisel on vocals, André van der Heide on drums, Leonard Gaab on percusscions, Marie Tjong-Ayong on trumpet and flugelhorn (recently replaced by Lilli Thomas on trumpet), Till Weise on bass, Benjamin Schneider on guitar, Tim von Malotki on baritone sax, Jan Janzen on keys and Niklas Mündemann on tenor sax, flute and synthesizer.
Till Weise, bassist and composer of Mamari; “When I first wrote Mamari, I wanted to create a song that I could play alone while singing along to it. Mamari is a song with a groove heart that moves forward fast and at the same time stumbles. Like riding a bike with bent wheels or like the way how camels move, which is called the pace gait, or in arabic: Mamari.”
You can buy the single or their Bandcamp or listen via Soundcloud. The video will be premiered on friday 12.03 at 14:00 Belgian/German time.
on the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day *, Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies, Sahara Kitchen, Giraffes & Penguins & Julie Menuge Textile Design are organizing a “Super Mix Veritable” livestream from the window at the Julie Menuge shop, with D’s & artists.
With Tropical DJipsies duo, Raquel Almeida, Heal Estate, Strike Sister choir andEstelle Baldé (live set songwriter), from 13H – 19H30
@ Rue Blaes 154 (close to Place Jeu des Balles / Vossenplein) livestreaming via:
New sounds & albums of the month by Nahawa DOUMBIA via Awesome Tapes From Africa, Christine Salem, SAULT via Forever Living Originals, Ostinato Records, Azmari via Sdban Records, Alostmen via Strut Records, Lion’s Drums via Biologic Records, HHY & The Kampala Unit & Nilotika Cultural Ensemble via Nyege Tapes tapes, 3Phaz via 100Copies Music, Anka Foh via Shika Shika, Kamilya Jubran via Akuphone, Habibi Funk and more!
Rebel Up Nightshop radio show of this month November for Radio Campus Bruxelles has just been dropped online now!
+3 hours of fresh global sounds between free jazz, gnawa, afrobeat, traditional, tropical, dub, bass and more! with songs & albums by Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes on International Anthem, BANTU on Soldedad, JISR on Free Soul Inc., Satanique Samba Trio on Rebel Up, compilation La Locura de Machuca on ANALOG AFRICA, Kukaya on 1000Hz, Coreysan on Blind Colour, Nuri on Shouka, Los Bulldozer on Galletas Calientes Records, Vudufa on Basy Tropikalne, James Stewart & Ayuune Suley on Mawimbi, Arp Frique on Rush Hour, Maleza on Secousse and Burkina Azza with Les Frères Jackfruit.
Check out our previous 2 session evenings, archived at our channel.
wednesday 6 May > sessions here saturday 9 May > sessions here
Last thursday we also had our monthly Rebel Up & Friends quarantine session via Kiosk Radio. With special guest Rokeya, a female italo-bangladeshi producer from Italy on the Adriatic coast side for a DJ set of global beats. Rebel Up had a lush session from the sahel to the islands.
Listen here to Rokeya’s session and here to Rebel Up SebCat’s session
we hope you are doing fine and taking care of yourself and your loved ones.
Rebel Up has been staying active on the radio, livestream and mixtape front! Quite some action going on, follow our Mixcloud or FB page to see all.
Every week tuesday we do a quarantine mixtape for BRUZZ radio instead of our live radio show. here is yesterday’s mixtape, tracklisting in comments.
Tonight (wedn 29/04) from 22h to 23h30 Rebel Up SebCat will be live on the stream for Kinky Star Café and their Kinky Karantaine livestream sessions via Twitch. see all info in FB event. Expect a session from tropical rock to noisy global sounds and beyond. Sounds from the global underground! Follow the Twitch livestream here.
and tomorrow (thursday 30/04) is our weekly Giraffes & Penguins quarantine session for 48FMRadio in Liege. Tune in live at brunch/lunch hour from 12h to 13h.