New release on Rebel Up out today 6 may! Muito Kaballa’s new album Little Child

Since the release of the highly acclaimed album Mamari (2021), the Muito Kaballa project has continued to develop.

The new album Little Child is filled with jazz, grooves, funk, afrobeat, soul and electronic remixes.

The compostions on the album tackle complex social problems of today; starting with the hypocrisy of the European refugee policy on ‘Inside Outside’ with the proclaiming voice by German-Nigerian afrobeat activist singer Ade Bantu. ‘Dansez! Dansez!’ is an upbeat song with influence from Congo, Angola and Malian guitar music, with the sweet licks of Belgian guitarist Juresse Amie Tieti Ndombasi.

‘No=No’ has a clear message: “Don’t protect your daughter, educate your son” on the hot topic of sexual consent and shameful male behavior. The next song, ‘Memories’, reveals a completely different side of the band in lush jazz. “Keep in mind, it makes you blind, starring in the sun”

The 8 minute soft soul composition ‘Little Child’ is for comforting one’s own inner child, with beautiful solos played by Benjamin Schneider on guitar and Saskia-Marleen Dahms on trombone.

The album concludes with 4 remixes for the dancefloor, delivered by Belgian producer Kuna Maze, Polish/Angolan duo Lua Preta, French producer La Dame and Brazilian bass producer Badsista, tipping the remix balance into female positivity.

Below you can find the 2 videoclips of ‘Inside Outside’ and ‘Little Child’

Pre-order CD & 2LP vinyl here.

25.03 – 26.03 > Rebel Up weekend in France & Germany

This weekend Rebel Up will be in France and Germany.

Friday 25.03 in Charleville-Mezieres (FR) @ Wintergarten night in Le Forum by the Karlsstadt organisation.
A night with live concerts by Babylon Trio and Tootard, dj set by Rebel Up SebCat.

All info here or here.

On saturday 26.03, release party of the Muito Kaballa ‘Mamari Remixed’ 2LP in Cologne, Germany.

@ Niehler Freiheit autonomous venue, starting at 13h with workshops, dance, panel talks, concert by Muito Kaballa, dj sets by Rebel Up, Lua Preta, DJ Satelite, Catu Diosis, Rafael Aragon, Dr Kwest, Radio Frappé, Didi and more! party with us deep into the night 🙂

All info > FB event

New release out 28.05; Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble – Mamari 2LP album + livestream concert

Friday 28.05 we have a new release out by german jazz/groove band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble from Cologne, Germany. The album ‘Mamari’ is a trip into afrobeat and afro cuban sounds, about positivity, climate and social issues.

Out on double vinyl gatefold, CD and digital. Listen below via our Bandcamp or buy in our shop. Streaming on these platforms.

Also on 28.05 evening they will do a livestream concert in Cologne, see FB event.

New EP by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble – Curupira

‘Curupira’ is the 2nd single by German jazz ensemble Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble as part of their upcoming album ‘Mamari’ on 28 May. Curupira is a mythological creature that was known for being able to communicate with the inhabitants of the forest, notably alarming them about danger.

The song starts with the sounds of an awakening rainforest slowly flowing into a lively groove of the jungle, that musically depicts all its power and diversity. However, the forest is burning and we are calling Curupira to come help us. The Baritone solo depicts the arrival of the demonic figure. The jungle sounds appear again but are quickly drowned out by the arrival of humans and the sounds of machines cutting the trees. Vocals and spoken word by Nora Beisel.

The remix by German-Ghanaian producer Lee Bass (Gato Preto) takes Curupira to a different level. The drop is definitely another wake up call. While making you dance, the remix puts the message right to the front alarming the listener about the ecological collapse.

This single serves as a fundraiser to support a reforestation project in Brazil – Resgate Climático. To actively protect and reforest land in Bahia that once used to be pristine rainforest. Under the current political circumstances and the record wildfires in the country, their work has become more important than ever.

For more information visit www.klimaretten-selbermachen.com/home/

Thu 29 Oct > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Bonnefooi w/ Kosta Kostov (BG)

Bruxelles, are you ready for another Rebel Up! Soundclash all nighter at Bonnefooi!!!!!

Kosta in Brazil 2
with special guest Kosta Kostov for all your freshest global sounds!

Both Rebel Up! & Kosta Kostov are part of the Global Club Music Network who are supported by WOMEX. This night is also a nice get together for the international/Belgian/Brussels WOMEX participants from 18h followed by a party all night long. and ofcourse, FREE IN.

Kosta Kostov (BG)
Born in Bulgaria, based in Köln, Germany but at home around the world. Skilled cook, dj and producer Kosta Kostov never stops the search for the best global shake & spicy bounce tunes. His sets are a furious cooking blend of sounds from here and there, including own compositions, remixes and mashups, in which balkan, mediterranian, african & american rootsy flavas meets all the nice bassy styles. From dubstep & ragga through funk & breaks till house & electro. Since 11 years the mastermind of the monthly party Balkan Express (one of the longest running Balkan parties of the world!), he is also resident of the Global Player parties, the Funkhaus Europa Club night in Dortmund of the worldwide music radio station and he even presents a musical cooking radio show called Kostbar. A true man of the world in full flavour!
https://soundcloud.com/kkostov
https://www.mixcloud.com/kkostov/

As always the Rebel Up! crew (SebCat & LeBlanc) will bring the freshest and bounciest global sounds, whether vintage tropical or ethnic electronic bass, it’s all there to hear and feel. Select global, play local!
hear our Womex14 live mix here, or our latest Nightshop radio show.

See FB event or Bonnefooi site

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pieres , BXL
Belgian WOMEX apero from 18h
party from 22h till dawn