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.
psssst, this thursday a last minute concert to announce of international desert rock group TisDass from Niger. read all below….
This thursday 21.10, Rebel Up & NGHEMediatheque organise a special concert at Zonneklopper social community venue.
with TisDass, band from Niger led by songwriter Kildjate Moussa Albadé. Assouf tamashek songs in desert blues and rock style, singing about peace, unity and the power of music. Listen to their new album ‘Amanar’ , released in september. Other members of the band include Mohamed Assaleh (guitar), Souleymane Bouba Hamidine (bass) and Ichaya Issoufou Dan Nana (drums).
Warmup concert by Chien Fer. Banjo punky vibes.
+ Food (Sahara style, free price / prix libre) + NGHE & Rebel Up vinyl sounds support.