New release: ‘Free The System’ single EP by Dandana

Free The System!’ is the new single EP by the band Dandana, to be released on Friday 19 June on Rebel Up Records. Including an ancestral afrofuturist remix by Afro-Dutch producer Philou Louzolo.

‘Free The System!’ is about the gap between the older generation and the younger generation. The old system can’t easily deal with young or new idea’s. The current global pandemic and Black Lives Matter movement clearly show us that the system needs to be changed, we have to free ourselves from it.

The videoclip premiered on Pan African Music blog (see article)
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and also international UK blog The Ransom Note did an article about the remix by Afro Dutch producer Philou Louzolo and the videoclip. see here >

DANDANA is a collective band of musicians from the Netherlands, Senegal and The Gambia with members Bas Ackermann, Ebou Gaye Mada, Filly Dioma, Jackson Loman, Joop de Graaf and Modou Joof. Together they chose to let go of the past and take a new musical path. Their sound pays tribute to traditional West African rhythm & grooves, with instruments from Senegal and The Gambia such as sabar, xalam and balafon with live drums, electronic drum pads and a range of vintage synthesizers. Inspired by West African psychedelic mandingue pioneers Guelewar, Ifang Bondi & Touré Kunda to the synth-driven vibes of bands like Air & Tame Impala. “Free the System” will take you on a journey through a new universe.

Follow Dandana here:
https://www.facebook.com/dandana.sound
https://www.instagram.com/dandana_sound
https://dandana.bandcamp.com/releases
https://rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com


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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Wed 6 June; Rebel Up dj’s @ Kuumba cafe (Festival Matongé Europe afterparty), Elsene/Ixelles

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Bit of a last-minute flash;

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!

@ Kuumba
Vredestraat 35 Rue de la Paix
1050 Elsene/Ixelles