Our latest Rebel Up Nightshop show for October is uploaded! +3 hours of new global albums & sounds. 3 songs of the day via India, La Reunion and Berlin. Our albums of the month take us to Egypt (Juju Sounds) via Zimbabwe mbira sounds (Awesome Tapes From Africa), Balimaya Project mandé trad funk from UK (Jazz ReFreshed), the tamashek rock by the band TisDass from Niger and Brussels experimental duo Trance Plantations (WERF). Upping the tempo with global groove beats by Stereo Utopia (Melting Records), psychedelic vallenato cumbia by Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna (Bongo Joe), warm south american electronics by Biomigrant, thumb piano electronics by blind Sierra Leone singer Sorie Kondi with his electronic Kondi Band (Strut) and uptempo afrotronics by ONIPA band. Dancehall bass producer The Bug launches a bass molotov cocktail with ‘Fire’ (Ninja tune) and closing off with spanish asturian bass by Llevólu’l Sumiciu (Samain Music).
Here is our latest Rebel Up Nightshop episode for April via Radio Campus Bruxelles & Rhythm Passport.
Lots of new sounds and albums of the month by Joãozinho Morgado (Turma da Bênção), Roforofo Jazz, Abelardo Carbono & Meridian Brothers, CHEB, Omar Sosa, Stella Chiweshe, Ayuune Sule, Damon Locks & Black Monument Ensemble, Electric Jalaba, DJ Click & Hamadcha de Fes, Habibi Funk, Praktika, DJ Black Low and more! Tune in below >>>
New sounds & albums of the month by Nahawa DOUMBIA via Awesome Tapes From Africa, Christine Salem, SAULT via Forever Living Originals, Ostinato Records, Azmari via Sdban Records, Alostmen via Strut Records, Lion’s Drums via Biologic Records, HHY & The Kampala Unit & Nilotika Cultural Ensemble via Nyege Tapes tapes, 3Phaz via 100Copies Music, Anka Foh via Shika Shika, Kamilya Jubran via Akuphone, Habibi Funk and more!
Tune in below >>
This mixtape was made by Rebel Up SebCat for Celeste Mariposa‘s radio show Radio Balanço in Lisboa (Vodafone FM) during the April lockdown, as the Festa Afro Tuga party on 10 April in Recyclart got cancelled due to the obvious. The mix is mostly filled with music from the past & present of the Afro Portuguese PALOP scene but not exclusively, with tunes from other African countries and the wider African diaspora included as well, from semba to afrohouse, kuduro, funana and more. Tracklisting can be found in the mixtape comments.
The image used is of the Hand of Timba monument at the Pidjiguiti docks in Porto de Bissau, Guiné-Bissau. The Pidjiguiti massacre was a dock worker strike that took place on 3 August 1959 in which the Portuguese colonial authorities killed about 50 people and put the blame on revolutionary party PAIGC (Partido Africano para a Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde). 3 August is now a public day of remembrance in Guinea-Bissau. Near the docks, a large black fist known as the Hand of Timba was erected as a memorial to those killed.
The current political situation in Guiné-Bissau far from good, with President Umaro Sissoco Embalo having taken power via a military coup earlier this year just before the COVID-19 crisis. Soldiers loyal to Embalo took control of national radio and public television buildings, and several public buildings including the government palace and the Palace of Justice to impose their power and ushering a new era of censorship and political oppression.
This month’s Rebel Up Nightshop show (April 2020, via Radio Campus Bruxelles) is done in quarantine, home recorded as a big 2 hour mixtape with 10(!) albums of the month. Look out for some current candid COVID19 spoken word soundbites throughout the show as awareness or social political counteraction.
Starting with a psychedelic oriental tune by Baharat on Batov Records and followed by the new Ethiofunk-meets-dub album ‘Yene Mircha’ by Hailu Mergia on Awesome Tapes From Africa. After this, Argentinian outsider band Los Siquicos Literalenos and their experimental chamame folk sound out on Hive Mind Records and followed by the reissue of Peruvian Amazonian cumbia band Ranil Y Su Conjunto on Analog Africa, rare recordings from the 1970’s. We travel to Turkey via German Turkish migrant communities on the Uzelli Electro Saz compilation with psychedelic folk from 70’s & 80’s and followed by contemporary northern Greek folk music album by Evritiki Zygia on Teranga Beat label. Then we travel to Morocco, to the Master Musicians of Jajouka & Bachir Attar reissue on vinyl by Zehra label from a 1991 recording and we travel up into the Iberian peninsula for the compilation Codex Futura Vol.1 on Samain Music digital label with contemporary electronic folk music from Spain & Portugal. El Buho brings his new electronic latino album ‘Ramas’ on Wonderwheel label and we end the show in oriental electronic rave sounds via French duo Ko Shin Moon (‘Leila Nova’) on Akuphone and Palestinian duo Zenobia (‘Halak Halak’) on Crammed Discs.
See full tracklisting in comments >
yes habibi, Rebel Up in Maroc!
We will be playing at the Atlas Electronic festival near Marrakesh.
This is the 3rd edition of the Atlas Electronica festival, talking place in the Villa Janna Ecolodge, as an eco friendly and low impact festival.
We will spin several dj sets on thursday 30 august, a full set at the start of the evening and inbetween several Moroccan live bands such as Amazigh Blues, Generation Taragalte, Asmaa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou, Kareem Lofty and Ninos du Brasil.
Also we will play an ethnic ambient listening set on the saturday or sunday afternoon, maybe even with some local traditional Moroccan musicians.
See the almost full lineup here below! so happy to be playing with our friends of Akuphone label, Ko Shin Moon, Nyege Nyege Tapes, Deena Abdelwahed, Abdellah M. Hassak, Kampire, Awesome Tapes from Africa, Anadolu Ekspres and much more!
All info, tickets and programme >
see FB event + website.
For those wanting to come last minute > there are still cheap enough return flights for 150€ to Marrakech from Netherlands (Amsterdam/Eindhoven). From Belgium it is more pricey.
The tour of Ayuune Sule starts in Amsterdam!
Sule Ayuune (Kumasi, Ghana)
one of the great kologo players of Ghana and part of the world famous KING AYISOBA Band. In March, Rebel Up & Makkum Records released his amazing, contemporary Ghanaian solo album “We Have One Destiny” and this is his official release party for the NL & BE tour.
Ayuune Sule is the right hand man to King Ayisoba’s band and this is his solo album with his own powerful songs. From traditional kologo songs to urban azonto & hiplife productions. It’s an album that is rooted in tradition but at the same time brims with forward pushing hybrid sounds of Ghana, with lyrics about daily life, struggles, equality, happiness, spiritualism and injustice.
DJ Katapila (Ghana, Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Ghanaian producer and disc jockey, DJ Katapila makes Ga traditional music using electronic sounds instead of live percussion to create his own kind of what he calls house music.
Spill Gold (Mokum)
Spill Gold is an Amsterdam-based trio founded in 2016 by members of Fetter and Bird on the Wire.
Rebel Up DJs (Brussel/Rotterdam)
sounds from the global underground, 100% Africa styled for this evening.
Papelón Kifesh DJ
Variety of global sounds (with among others heavy bass line), mixed with experimental Afro-Arabic-Asian sound & traditional field recording stuff!
20h30 – 2am