It has been a while..
Some of you might still remember our infamous Rebel Up! Soundclash nights at the Vechtclub warehouse in Utrecht Overvecht over 4 years ago. De Vechtclub has now gotten a bigger brother in Kanaleneiland, called Vechtclub XL. It contains over 50 workshops, studio’s and even a music/art venue-slash-restaurant called De Klup.
It’s the openingsweekend from 19-21 september where you can breakfast, brunch or drink, follow workshop, check out the DIY market and even go in a cinematic caravan. and also music during every day and evening!
on sunday 21st Rebel Up! will be spinning global & eclectic afternoon tunes for everyone’s joy. Also will be selling some new vinyls & cassettes by labels such as Sahel Sounds, Sublime Frequencies and Mississippi records. To know which ones we still have in stock, check it.
Special holiday greetings from Rebel Up! as we uploaded a very special vintage cassette for the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog. See the original post here or below.
Happy holidays y’all. My best good homie Seb from Brussels (part of the wonderful Rebel Up! outfit) blessed this xmas eve with a crucial Nigerian juju Christmas-themed tape by an Awesome Tapes From Africa favoriteguy, check out his description:
Ho Ho Ho! Christmas, Nigerian juju style by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers: A Christmas Special By The King of Juju! Since the 50’s Ebenezer Obey had been crafting his special juju-highlife sound, which is a mix of Yoruba percussion, talking drums, electric guitars and vocals in Yoruba. Later in his life he only started playing Christian gospel music (a fate which many Nigerian musicians seems to befall from a certain age onwards) and he passed away in 2011 in Lagos university hospital at the age of 67.
This tape was recorded sometime in the 60’s with his then-band International Brothers. It was a golden find in one of the many Nigerian stalls around London’s Brixton market last spring. Both sides are filled with heavenly sweet jangling guitars, muffled percussion, talking drums and festive Yoruba singing, with some surprise Christmas melodies played as one continuous medley in lo-fi tropical spheres. As the title already said, the chief was the self-proclaimed king of juju and we can only bow down to his legacy. Listen to these funky Christmas waves and have a great one! A special Christmas gift to you all!