Tonight tuesday 21-22H live Brussels time, our bi-weekly Rebel Up show at BRUZZ radio with new tunes by GUTA aka Cátia Sá (& interview), SAULT, Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers, Exile Di Brave & Time Cow, Nkom Bivoué ft Sizeless, Tia Maria Produçoes via Príncipe Discos with Dj Danifox, Lycox & Puto Marcio.
[bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=1731422262 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small] 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.
We have a new Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online for this month of May as broadcasted via Radio Campus Bruxelles. Home recorded with 10 albums & EP’s of the month. Starting with a new single by Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek and followed by an album of Kurdish folk musician Brader Musiki on Terp Records (The Ex label). We travel to Ghana with the funeral songs album Fra Fra on Glitterbeat and highlife/afrobeat group Santrofi on Out Here Records. The amazing Afro-Colombian pacific coast compilation ‘Guasá, Cununo y Marimba’ is filled with polyphonic and percussive songs from 70’s/80’s on Vampisoul & Palenque Records. Up to Haïti for Chouk Bwa & The Angstromers with vodou and analog bass in an electrifying sound on Bongo Joe Records. Down to the Venezuelan coast for producer Caribombo where afro latin electronics meet Africa on Galletas Calientes label. Savage Project duo from Malaga, Spain mix Andalucian, flamenco, cumbia and northern african influences into electronic sound and Moroccan producer Guedra Guedra from Casablanca blends traditional berber folk music in a bass sound on On The Corner label. Italian producer A-Tweed connects celtic & african sounds on Afrobotic Musicology label and we end with a new single by Swiss trio AMAMI. Listen here below >>>
On Monday 10 May Rebel Up SebCat made a video livestream set of 1 hour for Belgian collective Vol Tapijt (Full Carpet) as part of their A La Carte livestream sessions this whole week. Watch & listen to the full video livestream here