Yesterday we did a Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio with Sebcat, Cami Layé Okún & Edna Martinez. Tune in here for their selections between jazz, latin, afro, chutney soca and global sounds!
Sunday afternoon from 14-16h Lisbon time (15-17h Brussels time), Rebel Up SebCat & Didi of Tropical DJipsies will spin sunny Festa Afro Tuga & Rebel Up tunes before JahRiver Ramos at the Lusophonica radio café at the Farol de Santa Marta lighthouse in the Cascais harbour.
Come hang, listen and enjoy on the open air sunny coastal terrace or tune in via Lusophonica webplayer !
Here our Rebel Up & Friends session from last thursday at Kiosk Radio, with special guest RaqL, Didi of Tropical DJipsies and SebCat. Between african, arabic & latino sounds!
On sunday 13.06 Rebel Up, Didi & RaqL (back2back) and Susobrino will play at Albert Culture rooftop (Mont des Arts/Kunstberg), all info in event.
see the full session on youtube >>>
and last thursday a Rebel Up & Friends session with SebCat & Didi at Kiosk Radio.
2 hours of eclectic music, from global sounds to jazz, electronics and more. also a Festa Afro Tuga moment in the 2nd hour. Listen below >>>
4 March, 16-18h Brussels time, our monthly Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio
SebCat Bday B2B mashup (Didi, Drache Musicale & Le Grand Mechant Loop) + special guest Heal Estate of Black Muses Podcast.
1st hour with SebCat Bday mashup w/ Didi, Drache Musicale & Le Grand Mechant Loop
2nd hour with Heal Estate for Black History Month
Listen also via Kiosk Radio
V/A – African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter
release date: Friday 04.09 Bandcamp Friday
on Bandcamp only > www.rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com
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.
Also check the amazing support by the blogs Pan African Music and Rhythm Passport with nice articles and words about the compilation!
This mixtape was made by Rebel Up SebCat for Celeste Mariposa‘s radio show Radio Balanço in Lisboa (Vodafone FM) during the April lockdown, as the Festa Afro Tuga party on 10 April in Recyclart got cancelled due to the obvious. The mix is mostly filled with music from the past & present of the Afro Portuguese PALOP scene but not exclusively, with tunes from other African countries and the wider African diaspora included as well, from semba to afrohouse, kuduro, funana and more. Tracklisting can be found in the mixtape comments.
The image used is of the Hand of Timba monument at the Pidjiguiti docks in Porto de Bissau, Guiné-Bissau. The Pidjiguiti massacre was a dock worker strike that took place on 3 August 1959 in which the Portuguese colonial authorities killed about 50 people and put the blame on revolutionary party PAIGC (Partido Africano para a Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde). 3 August is now a public day of remembrance in Guinea-Bissau. Near the docks, a large black fist known as the Hand of Timba was erected as a memorial to those killed.
The current political situation in Guiné-Bissau far from good, with President Umaro Sissoco Embalo having taken power via a military coup earlier this year just before the COVID-19 crisis. Soldiers loyal to Embalo took control of national radio and public television buildings, and several public buildings including the government palace and the Palace of Justice to impose their power and ushering a new era of censorship and political oppression.