New release on Rebel Up Records: Nikanor – Bajo El Sol. Album release weekend with shows in Gent & Brussels

Nikanor – Bajo El Sol (RUP015)
releases 15 january
on vinyl, CD & digital
Chicha cumbia, cumbia Amazonica and psychedelic rock from Peru via Brussels.

Nikanor is a Peruvian band based in Brussels, fronted by vocalist Marx Sánchez Sosa and guitarist Angel Loaiza. Together they play Chicha cumbia, a unique genre based on Andean melodies blended with tropical percussion and psychedelic rock.

The first Chicha cumbia bands appeared in Peru during the mid-1960’s and was very popular until the mid-1980’s. In recent years, ‘la Chicha’ is experiencing a renaissance, with bands and audiences from around the world (re)discovering its power and sound. Taking the big names and bands from the Chicha cumbia era as a reference, Nikanor started in 2016 as a cover band, to play the most remarkable and strongest songs to gain recognition in the Belgian scene. Since then the band has evolved into a group that writes their own music and songs.

Nikanor’s songs are a mix of rock, Chicha cumbia, tropical cumbia and Andean folk. Songs like ‘La Bajada del Kuraka’, with its Afro-Peruvian rhythms, or ‘Cóndor Blanco’, with its Quenas (Andean panpipes), make this album a trip in sound into Peru. Listening to the songs you feel like flying through landscapes and rhythms from all around the country. All of this in a rock structured format that invites to dancing and partying in a live setting.

LISTEN / ORDER vinyl/ CD via Bandcamp!

Check their new videoclip here! > > >

Nikanor & Rebel Up Records will present the album with a little tour in Belgium on friday 17 & sunday 19 january, with dj support & afterparty by Rebel Up & friends.

17.01 @ Trefpunt, Gent, 20h30
19.01 @ Labokube, Brussels 19h

Wedn 11 Dec: Rebel Up Sebcat @ Booty Booty, Madame Moustache Bxl

“Your Wednesday booty shake dose !”

○ All the vibrant booty music finally brought together in one evening, it’s the “Booty Booty“.
Pedrolito (Muevelo, Bxl/Paris) and SebCat (Rebel Up, Bxl) join forces to provide you with the best of Reggaeton, Dancehall, Cumbia, Afrobeats and Baile Funk !

Free entrance, Free shots, Free goodies

FB event
22h onwards
Madame Moustache brussels
5-7 quai au bois à brûler, 1000 Brussels

Wedn 30 Oct: Rebel Up @ Combo Chimbita concert, Beursschouwburg, Bxl

This wednesday evening @ Beursschouwburg: Storytelling, psychedelic punk and cumbia-not-cumbia. The future is tropical. Live concert by Colombian band Combo Chimbita.

The mysterious Combo Chimbita combines psychedelica, folk and a strong shot of punk to create what they call ‘tropical futurism’. The four first-generation New Yorkers from Colombia take inspiration from the musical traditions of South America, the Carribean and Africa, invoking the spiritual wisdom of our global ancestors through a melding of past and future. Their performances range from the hypnotically ritualistic to the darkly danceable, with the contralto voice of high priestess/frontwoman Caolina Oliveros supported by the groovy basslines, sharp synths, smouldering guitars and ecstatic drumming of her bandmates.
https://combochimbita.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXEEYLT1NIc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM093T8EMGQ

+ Rebel Up Dj’s & SudakahFlow (CO/ Bxl)

As part of the ‘We Love You’, a multidisciplinary programme on love beyond the romantic and the self – sep oct nov dec 2019.

tickets
€9 presale/ €12 at the door > bit.ly/combochimbitabsb
FB event / website

Saturday 15 June: Rebel Up @ Cubalandz festival with Lokkhi Terre & Dele Sosimo Cubafrobeat & DJ Cami Layé Okun, BOZAR, Bxl

Saturday 15 june, Cubalandz festival at Bozar!
A festival for Cuban culture & the diaspora.
with support by Camarote, Rebel Up & HAPE. with live bands, dj’s, food, animation and so much more

on the programme:
15:00 – 18:00 Activities for children, expo and cinema
19:00 – 19:30 Cuban dance choreography

20:00 – 21:30 Alejandro Vargas Trio
22:00 – 23:30 Lokkhi Terra meets Dele Sosimi : Cubafrobeat
24:00 – 2:00 Dj Cami Layé Okún (Cuba, HAPE) & Rebel Up SebCat

live video mapping by Maria Ilia

€ 10 pre-sale, € 12 at the door
FB event / website

Fri 12 Oct > Rebel Up @ Ifriqiyya Electrique concert, Magasin4 + party in Café Maison du Peuple, Bxl

his friday, double action in Brussels.

Starting in the Magasin 4 with the concert of Ifriqiyya Electrique and Osilasi with Rebel Up Nightshop dj’s as support.

IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE
Adorcist rituals & Post-Industrial music
Demons, Possession & Trance. Djérid desert, Sahara, Tunisia

Adorcism. Your personal DEMON possesses your BEING, and this for ALWAYS.
IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE is a project apart. More than a concert, it is the true adorcist ritual of Sidi Marzûq practiced by the Banga community. Music recomposed with electric guitars, traditional instruments and computers, a transcendental and post-industrial ceremony.
www.ifriqiyya-electrique.org
video

OSILASI
experimental Brussels folk

Duo made up of Léa Roger (Guili Guili Gulag / Félon) and Célia Jankowski (Vitas Guerulaïtis / Flies Rattle / collective H.A.K.). Influenced as much by traditional music as by experimental music, OSILASI creates a narration with extensible contours, playing on sound dynamics, rhythmic shifts and modulation in repetition. Their music oscillates between interiority and physicality, always in tension, always on the wire. “One can refer to a fine blend of post-velvet experimentation, spiritual free jazz, French folk prog and Malinese music, but that would equally distract one’s attention from their wild beauty and imagination.” (Kraak Festival)
https://soundcloud.com/osilasi
video

20h > Rebel Up warmup
21h > Osilasi
22h > Ifriqiyya Electrique
23h > Rebel Up after

See you there!

tickets > 10€
FB event
@ Magasin 4
Havenlaan 51B Avenue du Port, Bxl

the same night, Rebel Up SebCat will spin at the Cafe Maison du Peuple, together with Colombian Brussels dj Sudakah.

Expect a flurry of cumbia, afro latino bass, colombian sounds, afrobeats and much more.
FREE IN

FB event
from 22h til 3am
@ Cafe MdP

Parvis de St Gilles 39, Bxl

Fri 24 aug > Rebel Up @ Courtyard session TBC + Fiesta Latina festival, Bxl

and friday, more Rebel Up fun in Brussels before we leave to Morocco for 2 weeks on summer tour.

From 18:00 to 21:30, we will play at a courtyard opening session in Molenbeek, exact location and venue + FB event to be confirmed in next days, watch this space!

And from 23:00 to 0:15 we will continue at Fiesta Latina festival in Bois de la Cambre. For the first time, we will play together with Cuban percussionist Victor Hugo on stage next to us, who will provide extra beats during our dj set. Also our dj buddy Pedrolito of Muevelo will spin after us. Fuego puro!
all info, tickets and programme of the 3 day Fiesta Latina festival (fri-sunday).
see FB event or website.

Rebel Up! promotes > concert Sonido Gallo Negro (Mexico) @ Recyclart, Bxl

Sonido Gallo Negro is a nine-piece combo from Mexico City. With Farfisa organ, theremin and a pack of percussion, they combine cumbia sonidera, huayno, boogaloo and chicha with psychedelics and spaghetti western soundtracks, garagerock and 60’s surf. The collective signed in 2011 as the first latino band at Glitterbeat Records (Bombino, Tamikrest, …) and has two wonderful albums in the meanwhile. Exotic, psychedelic, but not to be missed. The black cock will crow! Spooky & hot!

with support by Mexican-Bruxellois Memo Pimiento and cumbialista Gaetano Dub.

21:00 Doors + DJ Gaetano Dub
21:30 Memo Pimiento (Mex)
22:15 Sonido Gallo Nero (Mex)
23:30 DJ Gaetano Dub

5 € only!
FB event
Recyclart site