Wedn 11.03: new on Rebel Up Records Cheb Runner – Tagnawit EP + release show @ Botanique w/ Cheb Runner & Ozferti live band

Cheb Runner – Tagnawit EP (RUP015)
spiritual Gnawa meets Electronic music, limited vinyl edition! 
official release on 11 March
digital & limited editon vinyl (black/colour)

The latest project by belgo-moroccan producer Reda Senhaji, alias Cheb Runner, focuses on breeding a new style of music between electronics and Gnawa. Taking inspiration from New Beat to Techno, Acid House and Gabber, the grooves are relentless, stiff and club oriented, relying heavily on analog synths and drum-machines. The sound is darker, more experimental and mature than his previous Gan Gah project.

In a world of dematerialized culture, we tend to forget where we come from: by putting Gnawa music at the center of his production, Cheb Runner creates a bridge with the past. The young producer is a son of Gnawa himself, this is the music he grew up with and played as a kid.

Cheb Runner digs into the acoustic sounds of his youth, for an organic feeling of warmth and celebration. The syncopation of the classic Gnawa percussions, known as the “Tagnawit”, its groove is undeniable. Featuring two traditional Gnawa singers based in Brussels, Mâalem Driss and Mâalem Hicham, the EP is a reunion for the belgian Gnawa scene, keeping the vibe alive.

Available as limited edition 12″ vinyl with hand silk screened cover > black or marbled red. Listen & (pre)order via Bandcamp.

Also on 11.03, double release concert at Botanique by Ozferti and Cheb Runner >
an audiovisual evening fusing electronics, jazz and hiphop with African and North African influences

Ozferti & live band
Ozferti is a character created by the French beatmaker / musician / illustrator Florian Doucet, is the embodiment of this universe. Call it Afrogrime, Ethiohop or Nubian bass, the Ozferti’s music is a rich melting pot of ethiopian/eritrean /nigerian vibes mixed with elements of electronica, jazz, hip hop and bass music. This is the debut of the Ozferti live band, one that will travel far and long!

Cheb Runner
From Morocco to Iraq, he carries the fresh beats to quench your dancing thirst. Whether you need your fix of old 4 to the floor disco beat, or crave for some complex arabic polyrythms, Cheb Runner (known from his previous artist name Gan Gah) is your guide to this electronic oasis. Combining grooves from North Africa & the Middle east, moroccan wedding music, and the deepest Club Music, he will make you dance with his warmup set!

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tickets here
19:30-22:30
@ Botanique
, (salle Rotonde)

Fri 21.02: Rebel Up SebCat @ Tropical Sound System party, Atelier 210, Bxl

The original TROPICAL parties are back ! and for the first time in Atelier 210.

Funky Bompa & The Roots Corner Soundsystem are teaming up for this special edition. DJ Tom B. (Paris, compiler of the Leve Leve Sao Tomé e Principé 2LP on Bongo Joe Records) is headlining an all-local tropical line-up starring DJ XOGN, Radio Martiko, Rebel Up SebCat, Holy Mutants and the Tropical ambassador Funky Bompa himself.

Expect a mighty selection of hurricanes and pearls from tropical and exotic regions. Cumbia, island funk, ethiojazz, samba, highlife, soukous, semba, rebita, benga, puxa, funana, coladeira, afro boogie, guaguanco, guaracha, mambo, merengue, cadence, kompa, disco calypso, maloya, sega & mucho mas.

Rebel Up SebCat is kicking off the night, so be there early! 🙂

TIMETABLE
21:00 Rebel Up SebCat
22:00 Funky Bompa
23:00 Radio Martiko
00:00 DJ XOGN
01:00 DJ Tom B
02:00 Holy Mutants

All info & presale > FB event / website
++ Doors 20:30 / Party 21:00 ++
++ Presale 5€ / @ Door 8€ ++

@ Atelier 210
Chaussée Saint-Pierre 210
1040 Bxl Etterbeek

Saturday 16 Nov: Babylon Trio @ Jam’in Jette Indoor festival, Centre Culturel Jette, Bxl

This saturday, the indoor festival of Jam’in Jette, 2 stage, lots of live bands, food, drink and more.

Our very own Babylon Trio will be playing a nice late set around 23h. Hope to see you there!

🔥Line-up🔥

19:30 Touko Sari
Reggae //BE

20:00 Studio Shap Shap
Trad-Modern Niger // NE

21:00 Saouta
World // BE

21:45 ROD ANTON & THE LIGERIANS
Reggae-Roots // FR

23:00 Babylon Trio
Iraqi Electro// BE

23:45 Kolonel Djafaar
Afrobeat/Ethio-Jazz // BE

All info > FB event / website

doors 18h > 8€ in
@ Centre Culturel de Jette
(Centre Armillaire)
145 boulevard de Smet de Naeyer
1090 Jette


Metro Simonis / Belgica
Tram 19, 62, 51, 93
Bus 13, 14, 15, 49

Fri 5 August > Pantropical: ATA KAK (Awesome Tapes From Afrika) > Afrobot > Rebel Up’s Duckfood.

Ata Kaka

≈ ATA KAK (GH) | Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Pantropical is super thrilled to introduce the Ghanaian electronic/rap/hiplife–highlife sensation ATA KAK, the man who kick-started the whole Awesome Tapes From Africa phenomenon!
Ata Kak’s cassette “Obaa Sima” was almost completely ignored upon its release in Ghana back in 1994. But when musicologist Brian Shimkovitz stumbled upon the tape at a street stall in Cape Coast, Ghana eight years later, it formed the catalyst for his new venture, the Awesome Tapes from Africa blog. Shimkovitz wrote of Ata Kak’s music in his inaugural post: “This is it. The song is called ‘Moma Yendodo’. You may never hear anything like this elsewhere. No one I know in Ghana listens to this frenetic leftfield rap madness.” The music on the recording – a mix of highlife, Twi-language rap, funk, hip-hop and electronica – traverses a rich and varied (international) pop music landscape, while also reflecting contemporary Ghanaian music of the period. Presented with the sweaty passion of a Prince record and the lo-fi recording charm of early Chicago house music, Obaa Sima’s joyous soul and casual brilliance made the enigmatic Ata Kak an underground internet sensation and a party-starter the world over. After more than a decade of searching Brian finally tracked down the singer.
www.facebook.com/atakak.ghana/
www.awesometapes.com/ata-kak/

Pre&after party will be in the hands of R’dam homeboys:

≈ AFROBOT (nl | Salamanca Label)
Afrobot is an avid collector and versatile selector of all kinds of pantropical craziness. For this one he’ll be slaving away through his crates to dig up some (quote)  and other afrodelic tastes.
soundcloud.com/afrobot

≈ REBEL UP! DUCKFOOD (nl | Rebel Up! Soundclash)

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@ WORM Rotterdam
Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA Rotterdam

Sat 19 July > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Why Not??? African/Global party, Café Midpoint, Bxl

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SUMMER BASH!  GET YOUR VENTILATORS OUT!
AFRICAN TUNES & WORLDBEAT

DJ’s > > > >
TOMMY (Les Ateliers Claus)
SEBCAT (Rebel Up!)
RICO (Café Central + R.I.C.O. INC.)

Welcome….FREE IN. Be there or stay square.
@ Café Midpoint
RUE DE FLANDRE 189, 1000 Bxl

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Sat 8 Feb > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam w/ A.J. Holmes (of Hackney Empire, London) & Alex Figueira (Vintage Voudou)

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ahoy folks!

Another Rebel Up! Soundclash night coming up with a sweet line up of afrolicious guests.

aj holmes
East London musician A.J.Holmes is the founding member & singer of The Hackney Empire band, who play a marriage of afro-pop and soukous paired with traditional pop sensibilities as a serious warm vibe. A.J. learned to play African *palm wine* guitar music from Folo Graff who played with Sierra Leonese legend S.E. Rogie (the king of palm wine guitar music) and from that moment on he got totally sucked into African music which also resulted into co-organising the succesfull Secousse club nights of tropical madness in London together with global electronic duo Radioclit (M.I.A., The Very Best, Amadou & Mariam). On this night he will play a solo palm wine guitar set as warmup, followed by a super special set with guitar & dj decks at the same time for a unique approach of his mixed African sound. We can only say; not to be missed! Listen to his mixtape & songs of what to expect.

alex f
dj Alex Figueira, born in Venezuala with Brazilian roots, has a BIG passion for vinyl; he is the co owner of the Vintage Voudou vinyl shop in A’dam, a grand collector of vintage African and Latin vinyls, runs the Music With Soul label and plays in the bands Fumaça Preta & Conjunto Papa Upa. This passionate spinning man will sure make you bounce & swing with his special delicious selections from the tropics. and oh, it’s his birthday party!!!

Support as ever by your interlocal Rebel Up! dj’swith all kinda fruity & spicy global dance tunes.

A night with vintage & latest dance tunes from Africa, Latin America & Carribean by Rebel Up! dj’s, A.J. Holmes & Alex Figueira!

doors: 22:30
6€ in, profits go to charity!
Brazilian NGO Tiaozinho >  a sports project for children and adolescents in one of the Sao Paulo favela’s
http://www.tiaozinho.org.br/

Sat 8 Feb @ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134

Amsterdam Oud-Zuid