New EP by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble – Curupira

‘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.

For more information visit www.klimaretten-selbermachen.com/home/

new Rebel Up Nightshop show #74 > July, between Africa and beyond

This month of July we have a 3,5 hours long Nightshop show, 9 albums of the month and new songs, with a big focus on music from Africa. Starting with songs of the day; COVID-19 kologo music from Ghana (Ayuune Sule), and jazz from International Anthem label (by Anteloper and Angel Bat Dawid). Our albums of the month start with desert songwriting by Ak’Chamel (Akuphone), the early tsapiky cassette years by Damily (Bongo Joe), Bandé-Gamboa project between Guiné-Bissau & Cabo Verdian musicians (Heavenly Sweetness) and new ethiofunk by Mulatu Astakte & Black Jesus Experience (Agogo Records). It gets more percussive and electronic with albums by Malawi ritual drumming group Doctor Kanuska Group (1000Hz), Ugandan heavy electro tribalism by Nihiloxica (Crammed Discs), Portuguese percussive dub band HHY & the Macumbas (Nyege Tapes), deep Congolese futurism by Bantou Mentale (Glitterbeat) and a Dutch-Sierre Leone EP by producer Ramses3000 (Intercept) and Nigerian female rapper Aunty Razor (Blanc Manioc). tune in!

Fri 03.07 > Rebel Up @ Independent Label Market x Bandcamp Friday 24H

Hello everyone,

Today Friday is Bandcamp Friday again (all revenues going directly to our artists/label).
It’s also the Independent Label Market 24H online edition in collaboration with Bandcamp with dozens of international labels and artists participating and even livestream performances. We are participating too with our label and offer signed records by these 3 Brussels artists: Cheb Runner, Nikanor and Susobrino. (see release pages for offers).

For more infomation on the Independent Label Market & livestreams, see here:
https://linktr.ee/indielabelmkt

Radio in quarantine times: Rebel Up mixtape @ Bruzz, wednesday @ Kinky Star livestream, thursday at 48FM Liege

Hello all,

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 48FM Radio in Liege. Tune in live at brunch/lunch hour from 12h to 13h.

Happy listening and thanks for the support!

Sat 22.02: Rebel Up + Giraffes & Penguins @ S’Aqua Lover, Collectif Au Quai

This saturday Collectif Au Quai is back from their seasonal hibernation.

The crew of auQuai and their abyssal divers will embark us to flee this world and join the SubMarine poetry

food buffet / installations / dance music/ performances / circus / storytelling

Miam Miam buffet – Catch of the day
Poetic Aquatic Installation
PediLove
Fluid Ambient Lay Down
Submarine video’s
Circus AquaRien
Blue stories

Live concert by
Mono siren
https://monosiren.bandcamp.com

From midnight onwards, Afterparty by Giraffes & Penguins with:
Rebel Up
Le Grand Méchant Loop
Tropical DJipsies


INFOS > FB event
5€ in all night / 20h to 4am
Free drink offered to the first 50 people offert aux 50 premiers (who say: PLOUF!)
Food buffet available while it lasts, so come early enough!

@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 25
1080 Molem canal side

08.02 Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, Farida Amadou & Friends and Terrie ‘Ex’ Hessels & Frank Rosaly @ OCCII, Amsterdam

Saturday 8 Feb >
Rebel Up Soundclash! present:
FARIDA AMADOU & FRIENDS (ex-Cocaine Piss) | SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) | REBEL UP! DJ’S
OCCII do-it-yourself mysticism | musical ritualism | €8 in before 22:00 / €10 after!
No presale,

FARIDA AMADOU & Friends (BE, ex-Cocaine Piss)
Farida Amadou is a Liège, Belgium based bass player, most well known for being part of the punk band Cocaine Piss and for her free improv sets with Steve Noble.
Since 2014, she has performed with many musicians all over Europe, including Linda Sharrock, Balasz Pandi, Jasper Stadhouders, Peter Brötzmann, Mette Rasmussen and Thurston Moore, TONiGHTS FRiENDS Include; Terrie Hessels (The Ex) on Guitar & Frank Rosaly (US) on Drums.
Listen here and here.

SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone)
Giving birth via impromptu instrumentals to glimpses of synchronistic magic, these Spiritczualics remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely charlatans?
Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outernational movement.
A traveling nexus collecting dozens of participants to explore alchemical realms of sonic ritualism. Fusing DIY electronics with experimental improvisation and traditional instruments, recurring collaborators have studied under masters of Andalusian music, ethno-music research as well as important underground venues in Berlin and Hamburg’s musical scenes. Visual artist Dima Rabik contributes his miniature ink drawing style to all Spiritczualic releases – as well as a live-drawing projection during performances.

Spiritczualic (“cz” borrowed from the Polish / tʂ / hard “tch”) – a word-melange of “ritczualic” and spiritual, reflects upon the ancient practice of musical ritualism. As an idea, it greatly predates the physical occurrence of the Enhancement Center – on Christmas 2017, when an Ottoman building below the Gates of Jerusalem provided itself for a remarkable meeting. The trespassing people who happened to be there – admittingly bizarre participants synchronized by state-of-mind rather than tune or scale – began exploring sonic sessions of do-it-yourself mysticism. Witnesses of its ritualistic gatherings have indeed reported moments of divination – and possibly sorcery. This raises the question, will the audience once again behold the allurement of Higher Sources – or rather testify to trickery.“
Listen here and here.

Rebel Up DJ’s
Before, inbetween & after, DJ’s Duckfood & Spliff will take you on a trip through the global underground

Info > FB event / website

door 20:30
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud West

Friday 23 Nov > Rebel Up @ concert night in BRASS w/ Los Orioles + Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, Bxl

Concert night on friday in BRASS cultural centre in Forest.
2 bands on the programme and 2 dj’s!

Los Orioles (CH)
Like a gang roaming the world, the seven Swiss musicians of Los Orioles seem to have used wherever they went: the cumbia in Colombia, the dub in Jamaica, the rhythms and the guitars of West Africa, but also the most alternative whimsical francophone songs (we think of the Brigitte Fontaine / Areski Belkacem duo). Sung, rapped or declaimed lyrics that wander in an endless reverb amidst a precious selection of grooves from around the world.

Spiritczualic Enhancement Center (DE/IS)

In their physical form, their existence lasted only two weeks, confined in an abandoned Ottoman building, at the foot of the walls of ancient Jerusalem. Today in exile, the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is a free-beat resonance field, an evolving and eclectic set of different cities and countries – they prefer the term ‘international’.
In concert, four to ten musicians play a strange and ritual instrumental music, based on spontaneity and improvisation. After a series of concerts at the Fusion Festival (Germany), Outernational Days (Bucharest) and at the New Hamburg Festival, as well as in various concert venues in Europe, they have just announced three upcoming releases: ‘Transporting Salt’ on the American label Crash Symbols; ‘Who Corrupted Our Wave, Back in 1969?’ on the post-Babylonian label Kinship; and a vinyl, ‘Me and My Students Have Reached Higher Levels’ on the Paris label Akuphone, scheduled for early 2019.

+ DJ sets by Bxl dj’s Rebel Up SebCat & Viktor French

8€ presale / 10€ at door / 1,25€ (art.27) / 5€ (students / unemployed)

FB event / website

@ BRASS
Avenue Van Volxem 364
1190 Forest