10-14 June: Rebel Up @ Outernational Friend:Ship tour in Berlin & Hamburg

4 day tour in Germany: with 3 gigs in Berlin & Hamburg with Praed, Spiritzcualic Enhancement Center, Alexa D!Saster and more guests!

PRAED
Founded by Raed Yassin and Paed Conca in 2006, “Praed” is a band whose musical oeuvre can be described as a mixture of Arabic popular music, free jazz, and electronics.
In the same year, the band made its first public appearance in Al Maslakh festival in Switzerland, immediately followed by a concert at the Irtijal festival in Beirut. Since then, the band has frequented numerous international music festivals and toured intensively world-wide, spanning Japan, Europe and Canada. Through these endeavors, the band has created a large global network with other renowned musicians as musical collaborators.

The duo’s body of work mainly explores the terrain of Arabic popular music (“Shaabi”) and its interconnectedness with other psychedelic and hypnotic musical genres in the world, such as free jazz, space jazz, and psychedelic rock among others. Since its inception, Praed has shown a very keen interest in this music as a medium that reflects Egyptian society’s complicated fabric. Through the research it conducted, the band began to discover a strong cultural connection between “Shaabi” sounds and the “Mouled” music is played in religious trance ceremonies. The hypnotizing psychedelic effect that was embedded in this genre also triggered thoughts around its similarity to other popular music in the world that employ forms of sonic delirium, such as free jazz and psychedelic rock.

Spiritczualic Enhancement Center
Like an infinite circle whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere, the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outer-national musical caravan, meandering in a world of free-beat. Their eclectic ingredients create an alchemical soup ranging from jazz-infused atavistic-futurism to frequency meditation. Featuring original artworks exploring the realms of syncretism, environments are brought to life via live-drawing projections and spaces transformed into temples of spontaneity. Creating soundscapes that glimpse into synchronistic magic, the bizarre participants of this ensemble remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely tricksters? The band was founded on Christmas 2017, by secretly transforming the backroom of an abandoned Ottoman building adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem into a temporary musical space.

Within the two weeks of its existence, the Center morphed into an ever-evolving and collaborative idea. Like a caravan which collects participants as it travels, a growing group of ‘outernational’ musicians are being magnetized. Carrying the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center within themselves, they gather on occasion for recording and performing. Free beat.

+ DJ’s
Rebel Up SebCat
Alexa D!Saster
Freak Ass E
Dokia


check all tour dates below!

Monday 10 june in Ziegrastrasse 11. Private event, doors 20h

Next day tuesday, 11 june, 2nd chance in Berlin at Arkaoda club.
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and on thursday 13 June we’ll be in Hamburg at the MS Stubnitz boat.
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see you around leute!

Sat 30 March: Rebel Up Duckfood @ Arab Film Festival afterparty, WORM, Rotterdam

WORM and Pantropical proudly host this year’s official Arab Film Festival afterparty. Cheb Gero from the Parisian Akuphone label, Rebel Up Duckfood and Discourse will DJ fantastic old and new dance tunes from the Arab world.

CHEB GERO (fr | Akuphone)
Cheb Gero (Fabrice Gery) is a music lover who runs the international Akuphone label from Paris. Fabrice’s DJ alias illustrates the diversity of the musical worlds he shares: ‘Cheb’ is a homage to Algerian Raï singers, whereas ‘Gero’ refers to the Japanese noise cult band of the same name, and to his own surname. His DJ sets consist of a broad range of music; Arab, African, and (South East) Asian folk, grooves and beats.
soundcloud.com/cheb-gerohttps://akuphone.com

✹ DUCKFOOD (roffa | Pantropical, Rebel Up)
Duckfood’s awe-inspiring music collection absorbs anything from Renaissance to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are colourful and not preoccupied by categorization. Because of his love for the Maghreb and Arab music he is hellbent to make something extra special of this evening.
soundcloud.com/rebeluppa/zl-alibah-rebel-up-libya-duckfood-stomper

DISCOURSE (ir/nl | Fwd: Gher Space)
discourse (Katayoun Arian) is an Iranian-Dutch DJ, curator and writer. She is the founder of Fwd: Gher Space, an Amsterdam-based platform that aims to be a home for a growing community of women and female DJs in particular. The platform strives to connect music loving audiences, VJs, dancers, artists and allies with different experiences, cultural backgrounds and gender identities, to diverse musical traditions, communities, and venues. Her writing often deals with questions of decoloniality and communality.
soundcloud.com/katayounamsterdam

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location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71
23:00 – 04:00 | door: €5

Pantropical is a frenzied concert/club/dance series focussing on rough-edged tropical music, rural folklore, contemporary club, global bass and more. Pantropical balances the new with the trailblazers of old, seeking out authenticity and new movements.

Saturday 15 Dec > Rebel Up x Akuphone label night w/ Ko Shin Moon live + dahaW ⅃ꓘ@ OCCII, Amsterdam

Rebel Up Soundclash x Akuphone label night, with live sets by Amsterdam duo dahaW ⅃ꓘ and French duo Ko Shin Moon.

Imagine an outernational sound that defies borders, the meeting of ethnic folk music in underground spheres. Sound from the past brought alive into the present via the frequencies and vibrations of strings, percussion and analogue synths. The cultural counterculture against the right wing tendencies and normalities of today will not be silenced. We want you to be part of this, join our ritual as we dance the night away to beautiful songs and hidden gems from around the world.

Earlier in the day we will play a live session at Red Light Radio from 17-18h.
stream us here > http://redlightradio.net

 dahaW ⅃ꓘ (GR/SYR) *live*
Somewhere was the beginning/Somehow will be the end/Everything is chaos/All is ONE “KL wahad” (Oud/folk guitar). In their first ever concert, they will explore the possibilities of the endless improvisation between borders and freedom.
 
Ko Shin Moon (FR) *live*
Paris duo Axel Moon and Niko Shin blur temporal and geographical boundaries. As Ko Shin Moon they mix acoustic instruments from different regions of the world though analogue machines, traditional instruments, electronic sampling and field recordings, taking the stage with a Saz and heaps of analogic synths. The first album of the band is a bodily trip through hybrid territories, fantasy soundscapes and colorful collages: from Oriental Europe to Northern Africa, Middle East or Southeast Asia and beyond. Reversing analogical listening in digital synthesis, as music for imaginary traveling in dancefloor trance. After numerous summer festivals allover Europe and Morocco, they have just returned from a residency in Caïro, Egypt and played at Trans Musicales Rennes Festival.
 
DJ Cheb Gero (Akuphone label / FR)
Genuine music lover and chronic collector, Cheb Gero has cleared up and digged into musical worlds ever since his teens. In 2015, He launched outernational label Akuphone in an “archiving” spirit, drawn by a desire to “explore the world through music”. Far from supporting a romantic or fetishist vision of extra-Western music, the label aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. He hosts the radio shows Decolonize Ur Mind and Radio Gero, as well as Parisian Northern African music nights such as Belleville Habibi. Check out his live cassette mix >
https://akuphone.com/catalog/Z
https://akuphone.bandcamp.com
 
Rebel Up DJ’s
hosts of the Rebel Up Soundclash parties in OCCII and of countless global sound events in Brussels, Belgium with contemporary *world / folk* music or in electronic ethnic sounds. Rebel Up is a full force: making remixes, drop mixtapes, hosting the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl and live sessions on Kiosk Radio. Earlier this year Rebel Up Records label has been kickstarted the with cutting edge releases from Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Tunisia, Morocco & Bxl out now. Always on the search for new and old sounds from around the globe, their selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths.
 
DOORS 21h | €8
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more info www.occii.org

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid

 

9-11 Nov > Rebel Up in Paris, Sublime Frequencies festival, Theatre Bertholot, Montrieul (FR)

This weekend, from friday 9th till sunday 11 november, the Sublime Frequencies label celebrates their 15 years existence in Montrieul, Paris. The cult *outernational* label that brought us numerous radio compilations, Group Doueh, Omar Souleyman, Choubi Choubi, Baba Commandant, countless music road trip movies and so much more.

with an amazing 3 day international lineup, between movie screenings, live sets and dj sets. Rebel Up SebCat will play on friday evening before and between the live acts.

full info > FB event or website.

co-organised by venue Instants Chavirés.
16 / 14 € per day (screenings & concerts)
8 € (screenings afternoon)
36 € 3 day FESTIVAL PASS

@ Theatre Bertholot
6 rue Marcellin Berthelot, 93100 Montreuil

on friday night 9 nov, SebCat will join Cheb Gero & Toukadime at the Belleville Habibi night in the l’Alimentation Generale.
full info > FB event.

@ l’Alimentation Generale
64 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011 Paris

on sunday 11 nov, Rebel Up Records will also be at the Paris Loves Vinyl record fair in Espace Reuilly , from 10-18h.
full info > FB event or website.

see you around?

Thu 18 Oct > Rebel Up & Babylon Trio @ La Bellevilloise, Paris (FR) w/ Akuphone label & Praed

Akuphone presents an evening dedicated to the new wave of contemporary Arabic music. Spearheading this music scene is the Lebanese band PRAED, who will play its contemporary cutting edge shaabi, with captivating psychedelic accents. For the first time in Paris, the young Iraqi/Brussels trio Babylon Trio will give a wild performance!

To complete the evening, Akuphone invites Brussels collective Rebel Up. Cheb Gero (Akuphone) and SebCat (Rebel Up) will share the decks in the first half of the evening for a set of various styles from choubi-choubi to dabke, electro shaabi, maghraganat, rai, reggada and beyond.

Praed (LB)
founded in 2006 by Raed Yassin and Paed Conca and is a group that explores popular Arabic music (or shaabi) and its interconnections with other psychedelic and hypnotic music genres, such as free jazz and psych-rock. Raed Yassin performs keyboards and vocals, Paed Conca, clarinet and electronic bass. The group performed during many festivals and toured Japan, Europe and Canada. Praed has developed an international network of famous musicians, raising musical collaboration to the umpteenth square. Their next album will be released on the Akuphone label next year.
http://www.paed.ch/praed/
https://praed.bandcamp.com/releases

Babylon Trio (IQ/Bxl)

plays an electrified mix of contemporary Iraqi and Arabic styles, such as choubi choubi, dabke, maqam and electronic hybrids that set the dance floor on fire. The debut album “Habibi” of the trio is filled with songs about their old life in Iraq and their new life in Brussels, Belgium, about topics such as separation, love, beauty. They have played Nuits Sonores festival, Forest Sounds, Gentse Feesten and Fete de la Musique to name a few. The band will present their debut album “Habibi” on the Brussels label of Rebel Up Records (with the help of Rebel Up, NGHE Mediatheque, Ateliers Claus and Angstrom Studio in Brussels), available in LP and digital and available on the spot this Tuesday night
https://babylontrio.bandcamp.com/

+ contemporary arabic dance actions by Troupe Kif-Kif Bledi.
+ dj sets Cheb Gero (Akuphone) & Rebel Up SebCat

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$$ TARIFS $$
Reservation 11.50€ // at the door : 10€
The organiser strongly advises you to reserve your place before, as it might sell out!
Tickets here.

@ La Bellevilloise,
19-21 rue Boyer
75020 Paris