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/

‘Making of Mamari’ mini documentary for upcoming 2LP album

Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble is very happy to show you the ‘Making of Mamari‘. German videomaker Denis Eickmeier followed them into the recording studio and produced this little video, which really captures the vibe of the recording time and gives some insights in how the album and the Muito Kaballa project evolved. Love goes out to Ingo Hermes for the beautiful cover art and layout!

1st single ‘Mamari’ is out now and available on most platforms (check our bandcamp), 2nd single ‘Curupira’ releases on 24.04 and the 2LP album will launch on 29.05 on Rebel Up Records, as well as followed by an electronic remixes by Euro & Afro producers in the early summer.

26-27-28 June: Rebel Up @ Fusion Festival, Larz airfield (DE)

ahoy,
Rebel Up will be at Fusion festival 2019 in Germany!

on wednesday night 26th, 01:00 – 04:00 >
Rebel Up & Freak Ass E at Cloud Cuckoo stage.
global sounds a go go!

on thursday night 27th, 04:00-8:00
SebCat & FreakOuternational @ Dubstation.
expect an ethnic chill dub exploration

Full programme & lineup >
Fusion Festival website.

5-13 May, Northern Europe > Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo tour x Rebel Up

from 5 to 13 May, Rebel Up SebCat will be touring along Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo from Mauritania and Sahel Sounds label allover Northern Europe and ending in Bucharest.

In Amsterdam (6th), Rotterdam (7th) and Berlin (9th), expect some Rebel Up warmup dj sets, and perhaps more.

Give us a shout if you are in town on one of those nights! 🙂
View the full tour with FB events via the Sahel Sounds page.




Sat 31 Jan > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Global Club Music Network party, at Township, Bonn (DE)

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4 to the floor! I mean: 4 behind the decks! The 2nd edition of our GCMN benifit party is THIS SATURDAY 31 Jan on the Township boat on the Rhein river shore!.
Besides host World Beat Party Bonn Darius Darek, the night is joined by Rebel Up! SebCat, Boris Viande from Paris and DJ Baru Globalbeats from Wuppertal!

Come and check us out, party hard 🙂

@ Township

Brassertufer / Ableger Nr. 5
53113 Bonn

Fri 9 May > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Salon Des Amateurs, Dusseldorf (DE)

yo folks,

This friday SebCat will be spinning together with the Durian Brothers dj’s in Dusseldorf at the Salon des Amateurs for an experimental dance evening of wild electronica, global bass, exotic minimalism and other specials. very much looking forward to this, see what these guys did before >

More info, see the Salon site.