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This sunday > AB40 KICK OFF : GLOBAL STREET SOUNDS.
This year it will be at the Anspachlaan right in front of the AB entrance with afterparty in the Club room. Free in and the Club room will be hosted by Rebel Up Records with 2 live acts and DJ’s.
with concerts by La Yegros (AR), Daniel Dzidzonu (TG/BE), SUSOBRINO (BE/BO), Nuri (TN) and Rebel Up DJ’s.
A powerful trumpet player with roots in Togo, and proud of them too: he’s been known to wear a Mobutu hat and has coined in jest the slogan ‘Make Africa Great Again’. His highly infectious Afrobeat, however, is an extremely faithful interpretation, influenced by such greats as Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela of course, Salif Keita, and Mory Kanté. He’s finally completed his first ‘full’ album which he will present. We are expecting a lot of people both in front of the stage and on it. Video and new one!
A thrilling blend of folktronica and ‘nu cumbia’. The Argentinean Mariana, aka Là Yegros, offers delightful, highly danceable sounds built upon cumbia, chamamé and other folk influences with an injection of electronica. Hence the term ‘folktronica’. She has recently completed work on her new CD, ‘Suelta’ (Salvation). And you’re sure to know her from her summer hit & video ‘Viene De Mi‘.
Rebel Up Records showcase evening! > > >
is the alter ego of 24-year-old producer and instrument collector Bart Van Obbergen. His Bolivian roots have inspired his passion for exotic sounds, especially traditional South American percussive music. He blends his own field recordings and other music with digital ingredients into a rhythmic and energetic soundtrack.
released the LP ‘Drup’ in collaboration with Tunisian label Shouka: a tribute to his Tunisian heritage, with percussion and vocals from all over the African continent, and all that in a digital mix, an ‘amalgam of then and now.’ Video here.
Rebel Up DJ’s
you know the drill: global sounds from all directions to shake to!
15:00 Daniel Dzidzonu (outside stage)
17:00 La Yegros (outside stage)
18:30 Rebel Up DJ’s (AB Club)
19:00 Susobrino (AB Club)
20:00 Rebel Up DJ’s (AB Club)
20:30 Nuri (AB Club)
21:30 Rebel Up DJ’s (AB Club)
Sunday is of course Car-Free Sunday, so come by bike, foot or public transport.
All info > FB event / website AB.
@ Ancienne Belgique
This wednesday evening, concert of Msafiri Zawose at Ancienne Belgique.
Irresistible dance and trance-go-go music of the Wagogo people from Tanzania in a contemporary electronic way. Msafiri Zawose grew up in a particularly musical family, with his father Hukwe Zawose as the main player. In 2017, Msafiri released his debut album ‘Uhamiaji’ on the international Soundway label, listen here.
DJ support by the Rebel Up dj’s in Eastern African vibes.
FB Event / website
doors 19h > Rebel Up
@ Ancienne Belgique
and also on wednesday, Babylon Trio will play a live set at the alternative music space Kinky Star in Gent on the Vlasmarkt.
support by Turkish Dutch songwriter Yank and local DJ Kruisbestuiving, a blind dj with an amazing ear & selection!
21h30: Babylon Trio
After: DJ Kruisbestuiving
all info > FB event / website
Rumbaristas is a crazy quartet with Spanish, French and Belgian roots. They present cheery ‘balkanorumba’ and this international explanation is included in that: ‘Rumbaristas stands for an unbalanced lively and colourful mix of Latin American flavour, with the passion of the Balkan music. A pretty senseless mix of Catalan rumba and Sicilian tarantella, spiced up with a touch of ska, folk, reggae, cumbia and even avant-garde.
DJ support from 19h onwards & after the show by Rebel Up SebCat & Miguel Menendez (Rumba Hispano Belga) in rumba sounds to southern european and latin american folk.
all info > FB event / AB website
@ Ancienne Belgique
On tuesday 11.12 at Acienne Belgique > concert of Les Filles de Illighadad (NG) and Delgres (FR). with support by the Rebel Up Nightshop dj’s.
duo concert of amazing deep female tuareg blues and a Caribbean powerrock trio!
This evening has now become a real global blues-rock event, a double-bill with as opener Les Filles de Illighadad. They have been popular in AB since a previous edition of BRDCST. At the time, we read: ‘Fresh Tuareg energy between trance an tradition’ (Gonzo Circus).
Delgres is a super agile and impelling blues-trio from Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. Expect Dobro guitar, plus drums and a sousaphone!
On monday afternoon, we are giving away a duo-ticket to 1 lucky person. Check our Rebel Up facebook page to see how to win it.
@ Ancienne Belgique
Av. Anspach 110
this wednesday, double Rebel Up evening. take your pick or do both 🙂
and in the evening, Rebel Up is supporting as dj warmup at concert night in the Ancienne Belgique.
This seven-man company from Pakistan & Canada is celebrating the Pakistani qawwali tradition – an ancient form of Sufi religious music from Asia – such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan did in the 80s-90s. And although they have been active for 20 years, the band seems to break through this year with a wider audience.
◊ RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA & the Indo-Pak Coalition
Pitchfork recently described his style as ‘jaw-dropping’ and called him ‘one of the finest saxophonists going’. AllMusic also lauded and titled: “One of the strongest voices of the jazz scene.” His latest album ‘Agrima’ reflects ‘the vibrant presence of Indian rhythmic and melodic elements in a charged, modern improvisational framework born of the New York jazz scene’.
doors > 19h
19h > Rebel Up dj set
20h > Rudresh Mahantappa
21h30 > Fanna-Fi-Allah
Global Street Sounds is a DIVERSE and FREE party on sunday 16 sept during the car free sunday. After the summer vacation, time to kick of the new season and stir up all the senses again with a unique mix of music, culinary excursions, animation and attractions..
Rebel Up helped curating the street programme, with DJ’s and live acts. From the afternoon onwards, in and around the entire Steenstraat, in and aside the AB, this time with the Main Hall occupied by Ifriqiyya Electrique, and Jupiter & Okwess.
In the street, the block party will be fired up with global beats from all corners by DJ’s of Drache Musicale, Ill Syll and Lowup.
in the street, outernational bands like Wahati Soul (in Mr Ego), Da Pemba (at Electrocution) and Stalin Black (Music Village) will play, and also Flemish-Moroccan culture venue Darna will have live Brussels gnawa band Black Koyo and Radio Martiko DJ’s playing during the day.
Timetable > > >
14:00 – 15:10 Steenstraat – DJ IllSyll
14:30 – 15:20 Darna – Gnawa Black Koyo
15:10 – 16:00 Main Hall – Ifriqiyya Electrique
16:00 – 16:50 The Music Village – Stalin Black
16:00 – 18:00 Steenstraat – Drache Musicale DJ’s
16:15 – 17:00 Darna – Radio Martiko DJ’s
16:45 – 17:30 Mr. Ego – Wahati Soul
17:30 – 18:10 Ketch’Up – Da Pemba
18:00 – 19:30 Main Hall – Jupiter & Okwess
19:30 – 22:30 Steenstraat – LowUp DJ’s
see you around! 🙂