Tue 16.11 concert Etran de l’Aïr (Sahel Sounds / Agadez, Niger) + Rebel Up support @ Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl

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.

+ DJ support Rebel Up SebCat

Tickets presale: 8€ under 26/ unemployed – 10€ normal. Buy here.
doors 20h
concert @ 20h30

@ Les Ateliers Claus
15 Rue Crickx
St Gilles

FB event / website

Rebel Up radio with Susobrino @ BRUZZ

Last tuesday was our Rebel Up show at BRUZZ radio.
We had special guest Susobrino in the studio, the young electro-organic musician who talked about his new EP Pocualeito, out on the Kebrada label of Dengue Dengue Dengue.
Also tunes by KOKOKO!, Biomigrant, TisDass and Les Freres Jackfruit.

Listen or watch the recorded videostream below >>>

Friday 16.07 > rebel Up @ Antidote bar (pizza night), Studio CityGate, Bxl

Rebel Up action again at Antidote bar since a loooooong time.

Friday from 21h30 until after midnight, Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies global sounds at Antidote bar (Studio CityGate / Anderlecht) on their pizza night.
Come hang & dance on te outdoor terrace!

@Rue de la Petite Ile 1
1070 Anderlecht


Before from 17h – 19h30 at GC Pianofabriek > CHAUD apero fridays curated by Tropical DJipsies, sounds by our friends Sol & Cha and 2 more friday to follow, check it out.

With Rebel Up we will host the closing party at CHAUD on saturday 31.07, with DJ sets by Rebel Up, Rafael Aragon & Le Grand Mechant Loop and concert by Brussels desert rock band Kel Assouf!

new Rebel Up Nightshop #85 June online

Hello all,

Our latest Nightshop show for June 2021 is online. 3 hours of new global sounds and releases for the worldwide scene. 4 songs of the day from Colombia to Martinique and Colombia-meets-Brazil and a Palestinian song. Our albums of the month first take us to Africa with folk sounds from the Comores islands on Glitterbeat, southern Moroccan Amazigh blues music by Hassan Wargui (Hive Mind), Mdou Moctar’s tamashek rock album (Matador), Les Pythons de la Fournaise and their maloya & sega sounds (Catapulte) and Brussels female duo Mazima and their modern afropop children songs. Some strong jazz, afrobeat & afro cuban funk by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble (Rebel Up) and a Jamie Branch live album in fiery jazz mood (International Anthem) In a more tropical mood with the roots-dub-cumbia by Krak In Dub (Galletas Calientes) and the compilation Club Coco selected by Coco Maria with lots of new latin artists and EP by Cameroon producer Nkom Bivoué in afrohouse and bass sounds. Tune in via mixcloud, all info & tracklisting can be found there 🙂

Rebel Up & Friends session @ Kiosk Radio online now

Our Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio from thursday is online now on Mixcloud. Check it out >>>

1st hour Rebel Up SebCat going all Amazigh, Sahrawi, Tamashek (Tuareg) and more.

2nd hour with special guest Tamqrant who did a selection on Kabyle women and Algerian gems from the 70’s to 90’s.

Also check the soundcloud profile of Tamqrant with deep Maghreb & Sahel mixtapes and Amazigh poetry readings

Rebel Up show @ BRUZZ radio online, videostream interview w/ Coreysan & Nuri

Here our latest 2 weekly Rebel Up radio show on BRUZZ.

In this show we had interviews with British-Trinidadian artist Coreysan about his new album “Deeper Than Skin” on Blind Colour and with Tunisian producer & percussionist Nuri about his new album “Irun” on Shouka. Hosted by Rebel Up SebCat and Omar Hobo.

TRACKLISTING:
Bounaly – Takamba (Music from Saharan WhatsApp 10)
INTERVIEW WITH COREYSAN
Coreysan – Deeper Than Skin
Coreysan – Treasure
Ink Project – Feeding The Fire feat. Coreysan
Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes – Plantains
Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes – Remix by Madam Data
INTERVIEW WITH NURI
Nuri – AK7EL
Nuri – MOSR

Sat 30 March > Jam’in Rebel Penguins global Bxl night w/ Kel Assouf (Bxl tuareg rock) & Ibaaku (SN) @ La Bodega

Jam’in Jette, Rebel Up & Giraffes & Penguins present: Jam’in Rebel Penguins!
a global Brussels party night in 2 rooms with local & international live bands, live acts and deejays in La Bodega!

Live acts >

KEL ASSOUFTamashek rock, BXL
Out of nostalgia and the loneliness of the desert, Brussels based band Kel Assouf builds music around the Touareg Tamashek culture and the fight against discrimination. Key figure Aboubacar ‘Anana’ Harouna, a fledged tamasheq from Niger, speaks with his guitar, and uses it as a means to claim his rights without bloodshed. With one foot in the desert and the other in the urban jungle, Anana writes about events from the Sahara to here, about life in exile and about freedom, peace and respect for all peoples in the world. After their first album ‘Tin Hinane’ (in 2010) and second album ‘Tikounen’ (2016), Kel Assouf evolved into a new sound on their new album ‘Black Tenere’, released earlier this month on Glitterbeat Records. Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef immersed the band in a surprisingly contemporary production and sound, which expresses a cry of impotence against violence, injustice and pollution in the world. The result? Desert rock with stirring drums, mesmerizing guitar riffs, psychedelic melodies and Tamasheg vocals. African rhythms played by rock musicians, bring Kel Assouf to the dance floor, somewhere between Brussels and Niamey.
https://kel-assouf.bandcamp.com/album/black-tenere
https://www.kelassouf.com

Ibaakuelectronic Senegal sounds, Dakar
Born in Dakar, originally from Casamance, Ibaaku is a prolific artist; not only a producer but also a multi-instrumentalist, author, composer & radio host. Hip hop, beat, afro-futurism & experimental electronic music are blended with Senegalese references & remixed local sounds to represent the major influences of his first opus album ‘Alien Cartoon’. Let yourself go on the Seneg-Alien’s space shift to feel the unique power of cosmic Dakar nights! He will be joined by his Brussels VJ sidekick Ben Richard on live visuals.
https://ibaaku.bandcamp.com/releases
https://soundcloud.com/ibaaku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJt7dds5lXo&t=27s

DJ’s >
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Mechant Loop
Wait & See
Rafael Aragon (Global Hybrid)
Beat Brother (Global Hybrid)

+ 2 ROOMS OF MUSIC
+ VJ projections by BenRichard
+ facepainting / maquillage festive by Collectif Maracuya Sunshine
+ snacks
+ artisanal beers

5€ before midnight 8€ after (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 6am
ALL INFO > FB EVENT

@ La Bodega
Rue de Birmingham 30
Anderlecht


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In support of Jam’in Jette festival on 17 + 18 May
https://www.facebook.com/events/246016632747635/