New Nightshop show online for January via Radio Campus Bruxelles. With songs of the day from Brazil, Peru, Argentina and London via South Africa. Our albums of the month are by experimental jazz trio Bog Bodies, Egyptian singer Maha and her 1979 arabic funk album, Israeli band Sababa 5 and their psychedelic exotica, Turkish singer Gaye Su Akyol and her psychedelic folkrock and Nigerian band Oriental Brothers International Band and their Igbo highlife music. Continuing with Electric Vocuhila and their Malagasy tsapiky sound, Mexican electro cumbia meets classical keys by Memo Pimiento, Algerian disco raï singles from the Maghreb K7 Club, Sarera & Blanc Manioc and their Mayotte island bass, Insula and their La Reunion maloya deep bass and finishing with RS Produçoes from Lisboa and their batida bass.
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and in case you had missed, our #101 December show with a lot of great sounds. Songs of the day by Alicia Edelweiss and Ezra Collective on folky and afro funk vibes. 11 Albums of the month by Senegalese-Swedish group Wau Wau Collectif, desert psyche folk by Ak’Chamel, Kutiman with chill exotica soul & grooves, Guts with a powerful lineup of african & latin musicians, latin psychedelica vibes by Lola’s Dice, an anthology 2LP from Sao Tomé & Principe on Pedro Lima’s life and music and the religious electropop by Ghanaian singer Linda Ayupuka. Followed by female empowerment by Persian-Israeli singer Liraz, Al-Qasar and their urban arabic desert rock, French-Moroccan duo Alix Pilot & Ghizlane Melih and their arabic electrodub vibes and finishing with Iranian female producer Maral and her dark cut up electronics.
Thursday 03.11 Rebel Up SebCat plays at underground Cave 12 venue on the Bongo Joe records night, live concerts by the amazing duo Cyril Cyril and Turkish trio Lalalar. SebCat will play b2b with DJ Injuste.
On Thursday 27.10 in Amsterdam Rebel Up & OK IN /OUT KO! organise a concert evening at the deeply alternative venue OCCII.
with Wau Wau Collectif(Senegal/Sweden) Avant-garde cosmic sounds from Senegal, Wau Wau Collectif’s Yaral Sa Doom is a groundbreaking group whose music album span borders and musical scenes. Inspired from West African tradition, Sufi praise songs, spiritual jazz, and dub rhythms, the effect is a genre-defying entry in outernational sound. “Airy, dreamlike music as generous as it is joyous” – Pitchfork
and warmup by Bhajan Boy & Raga Arkestra aka Ajay Sagger. His second album titled “Shanti Shanti Shanti” will be released at the start of November 2022. He will be joined by his Raga Arkestra, with special guests flying in to join this group. Expect a night of deep spiritual psych jams. and you get the chance to purchase the cassette album before its official release date.
warmup sounds before/between/after by Rebel Up SebCat
After a 2,5 years covid absence, our Rebel Up Soundclash night will be back where it all started @ OCCII venue in Amsterdam on wednesday 4th of may.
It will be a concert evening with special guest Monsieur Doumani, a trio of psychedelic folk rock from Cyprus!!! Check out their amazing recent album ‘Pissourin’ on Glitterbeat. Played with tzouras (small bouzouki) trombone and acoustic guitarand using electronics, effects and loop pedals to venture into a world that is refreshing and exciting.
Also warm up support by Drone Alone, the project of a Cyprus-Amsterdam musician. DJ support in levantine & maghreb vibes by Rebel Up SebCat and Papelon Kifesh
‘Curupira’ is the 2nd single by German jazz ensemble Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble as part of their upcoming album ‘Mamari’ on 28 May. Curupira is a mythological creature that was known for being able to communicate with the inhabitants of the forest, notably alarming them about danger.
The song starts with the sounds of an awakening rainforest slowly flowing into a lively groove of the jungle, that musically depicts all its power and diversity. However, the forest is burning and we are calling Curupira to come help us. The Baritone solo depicts the arrival of the demonic figure. The jungle sounds appear again but are quickly drowned out by the arrival of humans and the sounds of machines cutting the trees. Vocals and spoken word by Nora Beisel.
The remix by German-Ghanaian producer Lee Bass (Gato Preto) takes Curupira to a different level. The drop is definitely another wake up call. While making you dance, the remix puts the message right to the front alarming the listener about the ecological collapse.
This single serves as a fundraiser to support a reforestation project in Brazil – Resgate Climático. To actively protect and reforest land in Bahia that once used to be pristine rainforest. Under the current political circumstances and the record wildfires in the country, their work has become more important than ever.