here is our new Rebel Up Nightshop show for November via Radio Campus Bruxelles, Rhythm Passport and Groovalizacion Radio, with albums by Quantic & Nidia Gongora, La Perla, Irreversible Entanglements, Boubacar Badian Diabate, Atongo Zimba, Los Kamer, Deli Teli, Monsieur Doumani, On Ouw Own Clock, Susobrino, Obeka, Machance & DJ Abbas and PT Musik.
This tuesday evening Rebel Up & Les Ateliers Claus present: Etran de l’Aïr!
The name Etran de L’Aïr translates to “the Stars of the Aïr,” the mountainous region of Northern Niger. They are based in the town of Agadez, an urban center renowned for the electric guitar and the western named “desert blues” music. In the Sahara, this electric guitar genre is intertwined with social function. It’s a lucrative commerce, and gigging bands make their living in weddings, baptisms, and political events. Etran de L’Aïr is one of Agadez’s longest playing groups on the circuit since 1995. Yet they are also a band that has remained on the fringes, stars of the Agadez working class.
Etran de L’Aïr play a style that captures the contemporary sound of Agadez, incorporating vastly different musics into their repertoire. While Tuareg guitar follows a predictable format, Etran breaks convention and throws a third guitar into the mix. The two lead guitars solo on top of one another, in constant dialogue, with a crashing response from the drum. There is a bubbly underwater warble that emerges from reverb and crackly amps. It’s electric party music, surf rock, from a place that is all beach. They differentiate themselves from the other wedding bands: “We play our own folklore, not like the other artists in Agadez. Our music is based around traditional Takamba…and we listen to a lot of Malian music. Not Tinariwen, but musicians like Ali Farka Touré and Oumou Sangaré.” Etran de L’Aïr is not just a musical group, but a family collective.
Another Rebel Up & Friends session at Bonnefooi, all nighter on a wednesday night? Sure deal, as thurday is armistice day / wapenstilstand / jour d’armistice, so you have the day off!
Hosted by SebCat, with special guest Cami Layé Okún (Havana, Cuba) who is almost at the end of her European tour before she returns to Cuba. Check out her latest Insolar show on NTS radio. Here is SebCat’s latest Kiosk radio session from last week.
Vinyls & tunes from all swinging corners of the globe, from the tropics to the discotheques
SebCat did a Rebel Up & Friends session (solo, without friends this time) at Kiosk Radio, coming in late straight from Lisbon. Selections from Lisboa vinyls (Travadinha, Trapiche, Frank Mimita, Bana, new Principe releases by PT Musik, Lycox and much more) and selections from Womex and beyond via Quantic & Nidia Gongora, La Perla, Aquafaba, Susobrino and more… Listen here.
This friday 15.10 at the closing party of Festival Resistencia Indigena at Casa Nicaragua in Liege! Organised by Indentité Amerique Indienne asbl with a focus on indigenous cultures in Latin America.
From 16h onwards there are workshops and expositions zapatista, dinner at 18h and at 20h concerts by the bands Tropicant and Tambor Caraibe.From 23h the afterparty will kick off with Dj sets by Baylena Selektah, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Mechant Loop.
All info here or here. @ La Casa Nicaragua Rue Pierreuse 23 – 4000 Liège
On saturday 16.10 Rebel Up SebCat& Fresh Nunas will play global sounds at Antidote from 22h to 2h30 Before there is a concert next door at Volta by The Oneironauts x Roselien, good combo! Plus there is food at Antidote, from pasta to pizza.