Best wishes for this year all! Hope you had a great start to this new year whether healthy or in quarantine.. hoping for better days soon, which will come! 🙂
Here our recent Rebel Up Nightshop episodes, January & December via Radio Campus Bxl and shared by Rhythms Passport & Groovalizacion radio, each +3 hours trip around the world in sound. Click on images to listen >>>
Nightshop episode for January, starting with a coladeira song from Cabo Verde and Turkish folk made in Germany. Our albums of the month take us to sufi meditation raga’s via Tahir Qawwal, Portuguese arabic & sephardic jazz by Al-Jiçç, Tuvan throat singing by Khöömei Beat and Egyptian 70’s synthesizer soundtracks by Hany Mehanna. Down to the tropics of South America we have albums by Colombian palenque queen Petrona Martinez & female guests, the Rebel Up compilation Chicha Popular of 80’s chicha cumbia from Peru via Discos Horoscopo, Brazilian activist songs by Juçara Marçal, a female electronic compilation from Chile, afroperuvian bass by duo Vudufa, female electro maloya from La Reunion by Eat My Butterfly and closing with Tia Maria Produçoes crew from Lisbon.
Nightshop for December with albums of the month that take us to Iranian Kurdistan via the tanbur strings of Mohammad Heydarian on Radio Khiyaban, Lebanese-Brussels folk jazz by Molo Sayat via Zephyrus and Cabo Verde funana disco & roots by Tchiss Lopes reissued via Arabusta. Colombian band Sonoras Mil brings psychedelic tropical pop, Kiko de Gallo brings organic electro compositions in different colours, while father-son duo Betamax & Clive Bell combine experimental jazz and electronics. Owini Sigoma Band goes into spacey effects on traditional and electro tones via Brownswood label, while The Tonga Boys & Dr Kanuska Group dive into heavy ritual temple sounds. Tunisian duo Frigya brings mezwed & bedoui beats via Shouka label, Lisboa producer DJ Lycox via Principe Discos and South Africa gqom producer Griffit Vigo via Brussels Maloca label.
In the evening, the closing festival night of Africa Is In The Future at Cinema Nova, about African Club Culture, with short movie screenings, panel talk, concert & afterparty.
at 20h Rebel Up SebCat & Guillaume Maupin will moderate a panel talk with visual artist, photographer and filmmaker 𝙈𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙢 𝙈𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙢𝙤𝙙𝙪 𝙈𝙪𝙙𝙞 𝙔𝙖𝙝𝙖𝙮𝙖 (Nigeria) the 𝙉𝙮𝙚𝙜𝙚 𝙉𝙮𝙚𝙜𝙚 label, festival & collective (Uganda) and journalist 𝙁𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙎𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨 (Ten Cities, Germany)
This month’s Rebel Up Nightshop show (April 2020, via Radio Campus Bruxelles) is done in quarantine, home recorded as a big 2 hour mixtape with 10(!) albums of the month. Look out for some current candid COVID19 spoken word soundbites throughout the show as awareness or social political counteraction.
Starting with a psychedelic oriental tune by Baharat on Batov Records and followed by the new Ethiofunk-meets-dub album ‘Yene Mircha’ by Hailu Mergia on Awesome Tapes From Africa. After this, Argentinian outsider band Los Siquicos Literalenos and their experimental chamame folk sound out on Hive Mind Records and followed by the reissue of Peruvian Amazonian cumbia band Ranil Y Su Conjunto on Analog Africa, rare recordings from the 1970’s. We travel to Turkey via German Turkish migrant communities on the Uzelli Electro Saz compilation with psychedelic folk from 70’s & 80’s and followed by contemporary northern Greek folk music album by Evritiki Zygia on Teranga Beat label. Then we travel to Morocco, to the Master Musicians of Jajouka & Bachir Attar reissue on vinyl by Zehra label from a 1991 recording and we travel up into the Iberian peninsula for the compilation Codex Futura Vol.1 on Samain Music digital label with contemporary electronic folk music from Spain & Portugal. El Buho brings his new electronic latino album ‘Ramas’ on Wonderwheel label and we end the show in oriental electronic rave sounds via French duo Ko Shin Moon (‘Leila Nova’) on Akuphone and Palestinian duo Zenobia (‘Halak Halak’) on Crammed Discs. See full tracklisting in comments >
This saturday, 25/01, Giraffes & Penguins land for the first time in the warm and cosy Antidote bar with a bunch of global Belgian vinyl DJs that will take you for a trip through wild afro, latino and PALOP sounds!
Behind the decks: DJ XOGN, Calacas duo (Mechelen) and resident DJs Le Grand Méchant Loop, Rebel Up SebCat and the Tropical DJipsies. Come early, full of love & energy. Places are limited during the night as Antidote can only hold up to 200-250 people max. FULL = FULL!
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 5am 15 minutes walk from Midi Station FB event
@ Antidote Rue de la petite île 1A 1070 Anderlecht
another edition of Borgofuturo social camp and festival in the Appenine region of Italy!
A real nice programme in the village of Ripe San Ginesio with 3 days of social camp and 3 days of music. Also workshops, documentaries, theatre and more. See all information on their website.
Rebel Up SebCat will close the night on friday in Arena la Cava stage after Chancha Via Circuito band, and before that Susobrino will be playing as well. On saturday an afternoon chill dj session together with local dj Notav and maybe some more tunes at the afterparty. Also DJ Beat Brother (Global Hybrid), DJ Lavalamp, Fossick Project, Fabio Celenza, Asciano Celestini, Carlo Pettrini, Giovanni Truppi, Sweet Life Society and many more artists will play.
back from magical, dusty & spiritual Morocco, and going to Croatia!
Coming week Rebel Up SebCat will be in Croatia for the alternative crowdfunded Goulash Disko festival in the picturesque coastal town of Komiza on Vis island, which runs from 11 to 16 september. see FB event for the full lineup.
On tuesday night 11 september, SebCat will play in the Academia Ghetto Club in Split during the Goulash Disko week. all info here.
Next day on wednesday 12 september, SebCat will travel to the island of Vis to respresent Rebel Up at Goulash Disko festivsal. He will play the main stage at 19h30, after Indian musician Shama Rahman and before Mexican mestizo band Los Kamer. Expect Indian traditional & psychedelic tunes via Africa and Latin America. Also our friends Ko Shin Moon, Rafael Aragon, Cigarra, Birdzzie, Mambo Chick, Barrio Lindo, Tropical Twista, Ion Din Anina, Miret, Fourmi Rouz, Vedat Akdag, Taka Tuka, Kognitif and Haris Pilton will be playing during all the days.