Sunday 16 June: Babylon Trio @ 1 Ander Festival, Schijndel + Rebel Up @ Zerzura movie screening, Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam

This sunday, double action in Netherlands.

Brussels Iraqi band Babylon Trio will play at the free 1 Ander Festival in Schijndel (Noord Brabant).
free festival without borders and with a nice lineup between latino bands, rock and roots. Catch them live from 19:25 to 20:15

All info > FB event / website

Meanwhile in Amsterdam >
OCCII ON TOUR – Rebel Up & Filmhuis Cavia present:
FILM: ZERZURA + REBEL UP! DJ’s, SL’OCCii & Papelón Kifesh

In Tamashek with English subtitles; 84 minutes, 2017, Sahel Sounds.
Directed by Christopher Kirkley with Rhissa Koutata & Ahmoudou Madassane.

The first-ever ethnographic acid Western! In a genre-defying film, Zerzura follows a young man from a small village in Niger who leaves home in search of an enchanted oasis. His journey leads him into a surreal vision of the Sahara, crossing paths with djinn, bandits, gold seekers, and migrants. Zerzura is a modern folktale transposed onto an acid Western, equal parts Jodorowsky and Jean Rouch. Written and developed with a local Tuareg cast, Zerzura mixes ethnofiction with the genre picture, exploring themes of migration and exoticism through a collaborative approach.

FB event / website

@ Filmhuis CAVIA
adress: Van Hallstraat 52-1HG, 1051 HH Amsterdam
Doors: 20:00 – 00:00 | Donation For OCCii’s Soundsystem

Thu 6 June: Rebel Up @ Sara Hebe (live) & Maga Bo, Mezrab, Amsterdam

Mezrab presents an evening of Global Fire from the underground!

SARA HEBE (Argentina) – Rap, Cumbia, Electro, Punk, Baile Funk
Sara Hebe is an invitation to bounce, jump, raise your fists, to cumbia-shake your hips and butts, to rock and groove. Her strong voice and powerful stage performance make her to one of the most remarkable female artists from Latinamerica. Together with beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist Ramiro Jota and drummer Edu Morote she turns every venue and festival upside down.

MAGA BO (Brazil/Usa)
Rio de Janeiro-based DJ/producer is a veteran pioneer of global bass music, with 20+ years of dedicated experience searching out unheralded music bumping from speaker-boxes in the world’s grittiest corners, from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar. Tonight at the Mezrab!

support: Rebel Up SebCat

FB event
Presale online: 12,50 € / At door: 15 EUR

DOORS OPEN: 20.00
SEBCAT: 20.00 – 20.30
MAGA BO: 20.30 – 21.30
SARA HEBE : 21.30
MAGA BO: till closing time

@ Mezrab
Veemkade 576
Amsterdam

Mon 6 May > Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo (Sahel Sounds) @ OCCII, Amsterdam + live session at Red Light Radio + Tue 7 May @ Pantropical, WORM, Rotterdam

This monday evening at OCCII Amsterdam, special concert by Mauritanian duo Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla from Sahel Sounds!

First up, from 16 to 17h we will do a Rebel Up x Sahel Sounds livestream session at Red Light Radio, tune in online and see/hear it all.

In the evening at the OCCII, synth freakout from the Sahara. Mauritanian WZN (literally “instrumental music”) has emerged as pop music, blaring out of taxi cabs and cassette shops throughout the country. Ahmed Lowla is one of the country’s biggest stars. Performing in lavish weddings of Nouakchott with a troupe of percussionists, Ahmed’s signature style is dynamic and ambitious, shredding over the keys with flourishes (like playing with his elbows and head!). Hypnotic and tranced out, Ahmed Lowla transports Mauritanian classical music into technological futures, like a drug-free baroque rave under the open air of the Sahara.

Listen to the the new album ‘Terrouzi’ here – released by Sahel Sounds in time of the tour and some video’s

dj support Rebel Up & Sahel Sounds
all info: FB Event / website.
doors: 20h30
@ OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134, Oud Zuid, A’dam

in case you can’t catch them in Amsterdam or live further away > no fear, they play next day on tuesday 7 may @ WORM in Rotterdam.

Pantropical organises this fine night, with support by Rebel Up Duckfood and Chulengo.

doors 20h30
all info > FB event / website
@ Worm
Boomgaardstraat 71
Rotterdam

5-13 May, Northern Europe > Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo tour x Rebel Up

from 5 to 13 May, Rebel Up SebCat will be touring along Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo from Mauritania and Sahel Sounds label allover Northern Europe and ending in Bucharest.

In Amsterdam (6th), Rotterdam (7th) and Berlin (9th), expect some Rebel Up warmup dj sets, and perhaps more.

Give us a shout if you are in town on one of those nights! 🙂
View the full tour with FB events via the Sahel Sounds page.