Hope you are enjoying the quarantine times, listening to music, reading books, binge watching movies/series. Here some music food for thought >
Rebel Up Nightshop episode #70 online now, as broadcasted via Radio Campus Bruxelles in FR + ENG. 4 songs of the day via France, (ZOH/astre via Zamzamrec), La Reunion (LiNDiGo), Algeria/Lyon (Nordine Staifi via Bongo Joe Records) and Palestine (Zenobia single via Crammed Discs). What more? A wide selection of 3 albums, 1 EP and 2 compilations of the month: from JOLA Hidden Gnawa Music in Brussels compilation on Muziekpublique label followed by the reissue compilation Cadence Revolution from the Disque Debs archives on Strut Records. New albums by Lisbon funana electropunk band Scúru Fitchádu on 1611743 Records DK label, space ethio electronic sounds by Ozferti & Ethiopian guest musicians on Brussels Humpty Dumpty Records, the debut album by British-Ghanaian trio Onipa on Strut Records and the debut EP by Moroccan-Brussels producer Cheb Runner on our own Rebel Up Records. Tune in here or download the podcast!
This friday playing at Le Guess Who? festival in RASA world music venue, check their fingerlicking good lineup, just awesome and many of our friends playing too!
Ogoya Nengo will do one of her first performances outside of Kenya. Born in the 1930s in a small village at the shores of Lake Victoria, she soon joined the socially critical Dodo singers, a genre and community which is in danger of vanishing. Ogoya became the rave of her time, singing to great chiefs, warriors and even colonial officers and missionaries. Despite Ogoya being a legendary Kenyan folk artist with a career spanning over three decades little people outside Kenya have had the chance of ever hearing her and her ensemble.
Inspired by traditional Ethiopian songs, uKanDanZ is an explosive musical hybrid of styles which, as the name suggests, are made to dance to. With guitar, bass, drums and tenor sax they occupy a vibrant place somewhere between rock, improvised jazz, noise and Ethiogroove. Front and centre is charismatic vocalist Asnake Guebreyes from Addis Abeba, chanting Ethiopian soul melodies that transcends the highly energetic music to unheard places. They deliberately cross all traditional musical borders, creating something new and unique while at the same time staying true to the origins of the genres they magically melt into one.
as always our Rebel Up! sounds will be in African, Latino, Caribbean, Arabic and Asian global spheres, tripping around the world in unknown sounds to make you bounce.
doors 20:30 – Rebel Up! Soundclash dj’s
21.30-22.45 The Kenya Sessions with Sven Kacirek and Ogoya Nengo & Dodo Women Group
22:45–23:15 Rebel-up! Soundclash dj’s
23:15- 0:15 uKanDanz
0:15 – 2:00 (or 3:00) Rebel Up! Soundclash
It´s that fun time again, Recyclart Holidays festival starts this week, the best local festival of Brussels with alternative culture, art and community activities every thursday & friday that will run until 1st of August. The workshops will start again this thursday on the outdoor square, Pain Publik; the public oven, grilled bites at the BBQ and much more. So why even leave on holidays if you can stay your own city?
On this first Holidays In Vitro evening of the summer our Rebel Up! SebCat will be teaming up with eclectic global dj Duckfood from Rotterdam for some global sound trips from 19:00 – 22:00 while the BBQ will be sizzling with tasty bites.
and also from 22:00 the South Korea – Belgium world cup match will be shown on big screen outdoor on the square, for a good alternative viewing in the setting sun.
Directly followed by a live concert of La Fanfare De Belgistan in the big room of Recyclart, who will bring a mix of ethio jazz, funk, gnawa and balkan styles all mashed together in the unique Belgistan sound >
and ofcourse, it’s all free in like every thursday during the Holidays festival!
more info here (NL) or here (FR).