Timetable: 17:00 Rebel Up SebCat 18:00 Rebel Up SebCat B2B Didi of Tropical Djipsies 19:00 Nathan Daems (Black Flower) – dj set 20:00 Le Grand Mechant Loop 21:00 Dovecake (Berlin) 22:00 Fresh Nunas (Moçambique)
In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests in June allover the globe, followed by a summer with or without holidays, it’s important to keep the flame burning and the discussion going. The road is still long, but united we stand, moving forward together.
The aim of this compilation is to raise funds for various (inter)national NGO’s, anti-rasicm advocacy groups and organisations of black initiative, with all proceedings to be donated to these causes. (Look in press info for full list of carefully selected organiations)
The artists donated their music as a collaboration between Rebel Up Records, the artists and the international labels Nyege Tapes, Syrphe, Bongo Joe Records, Sdban Records, Galletas Calientes, Blanc Manioc, Indigenous Underground, Strut, Earconditioning and 1000Hz Records. On this compilation we brought together mostly electronic African or Afro descendant artists from the worldwide diaspora and artists based in their homelands, from motherland Africa to Latin America to the Caribbean and back to Europe. It’s a vibrant combination of contemporary sounds that showcases the current talent of the artists and producers, combined with awareness for black lives & art and serving as a fundraiser. You can find a list of the supported organisations on the last page. Also info on each of the artists and their Bandcamp pages are included in the notes.
As this compilation is an ongoing process, it’s possible that the tracklist can still grow with a few extra songs in the next weeks. Please support & buy this compilation, let the internal fire burn on.
for Listen Festival we compiled this 3 hour globe-trotting genre-crossing Rebel Up playlist with sounds from every corner of the earth. The perfect way to satisfy your summer wanderlust in these odd times. Listen! to it here 👉 lstn.be/RebelUpSummer
This weekend starts the programme of the new Saintklet outdoor terrace!
Saintklet wants to play a pivotal role in the development of the canal area, together with local institutions. The core idea for creating this space was that we wanted to keep it public, meaning free for everyone to use. This crisis has taught us that safe public spaces are in decline. Local initiatives and citizen collectives have to work together to make sure they stay accessible, even during a pandemic.
On sunday from 17:00 – 22:00 we will do a takeover with Rebel Up & Friends with a sweet local lineup!
Rebel Up SebCat Didi (Tropical DJipsies) Rafael Aragon Almanata Cheb Runner
This is a free event, but in compliance with current measures you will have to register upon entry. See all info in the FB event.
Sound provided by HIGH ‘n’ IRIE Sound System Artisanal beers & softs (Brasserie la Senne /L’Ermitage / Fritz)
@ Akenkaai 1 Quai des Peniches, 1000 Brussels just in front of Kanal Pompidou
Heatwave soundtrack >>> new Rebel Up Nightshop show #75 August
3 hours of new global sounds via Radio Campus Bruxelles with new albums between jazz, tropical, tradi, tribal, bass n beats by Makaya McCraven (International Anthem), Béliz (BeauMonde), Dinastia Torres & Nkumba System (Palenque Records), Los Ovnis & Grupo Alegria (Discos Horóscopo), Pedro Lima (Bongo Joe Records, Voz Di Saniclau (Analog Africa), to Don Plok (Folcore Records), Captain Planet w/ Alsarah & Kongo Elektro (Bastard Jazz), Kutiman (Siyal Music), Mascarimirì (ARRA Produzioni Mediterranee), WILD/LIFE (Mik Musik) and DJ Diaki (Nyege Tapes).
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.