Fri 22 Feb > Rebel Up @ Studio Shap Shap *Sahel night* @ Recyclart, Bxl

a special *Sahel night* with with Studio Shap Shap (Niger)

6 musicians in the sand, under a straw roof. It is in the open air where Studio Shap Shap recorded their live album amidst bird cries and sounds from the capital city of Niamey, Niger. Traditional instruments (douma, talking drums, kindé, molo, komsa), electronic machines, bass, and piano intertwine with their sounds.

The band started off in 2015 as a project that was inspired by a new radio station in Niamey, which was searching for local musicians who could create 27 songs in three days for its broadcast programme. Studio Shap Shap are Oumarou Adamou (Niger), Boubacar Siddo Diallo (Niger), Seyni Halidou (Niger), Haruna Abdou (Niger), Christian Koulnodji (Chad) and Laetitia Cecile (Reunion Island). The six-piece ensemble is known for fusing traditional and contemporary beats, inspired by nature, the communities they live in and the band members’ historical backgrounds. Mixing nature and city, traditional and electro, speech and singing magnify the traditional instruments. Ancient knowledge to rely on and go beyond modernity for a true contemporary African sound. Despite the challenges, the group managed to independently release their debut album ‘Chateau I’. They have been busy recording their 2nd album which soon will be released. Travel with them into the modern sound of the Sahel!
listen here > https://studioshapshap.bandcamp.com

with support by Rebel Up DJ’s SebCat & Leblanc in true Sahel spheres.

programme >
20:30
Rebel Up DJ’s
21:30 Studio Shap Shap
22:30 Rebel Up DJ’s


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6€
doors 20:30

@ Recyclart
Rue de Manchester 13-15
Molenbeek

Fri 23 Sept @ Afro Groove party with Afrikän Protoköl (BF/BE), La Tentation, Bxl

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Hello Bxl,

This Friday @ La Tentation. Afro Groove night with Burkinabé Belgo band Afrikän Protoköl. Documentary Release + Concert + DJ Set Party

Afrikän Protoköl is the Afro Jazz Sextet started by Belgian saxophonist Guillaume Van Parys. After meeting with drummer Moïse Ouattara from Burkina Faso, he developed a special style based on traditional rhythms from Burkina Faso and West Africa. Jazzy riffs, grooves and improvisations melt together into what we might call a “warm and conscious cross-cultural fusion.” With a rhythmic section from Burkina Faso and horns from Belgium and Ivory Coast, Afrikän Protoköl brings a very colorful and lively show. Better get ready for some heat!

Before the show, a documentary about their trip & recording session in Burkina Faso. For the afterparty, Rebel Up! SebCat will take to the decks with some pure African dancefloor selections

Programme :
20h30 Opening
21h00 Documentary release
22h00 Concert Afrikän Protoköl
00h00 DJ Set Rebel Up! SebCat

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PAF : 12€ (5€ from 00h00)
Buy your ticket online!

@ La Tentation
Rue de Laeken 28
1000 Bxl

Thu 19 Nov > Rebel Up! Soundclash & OCCII presents Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band + DJ Alex Figueira @ OCCII, Amsterdam

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Yo folks!

This thursday 19 nov Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band in OCCII, Amsterdam! His shows in Gent and Brussels were simply amazing, so we can recommend you to see them and get wild!

Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band
are a contemporary group from Burkina Faso. Coming from Bobo-Dioulasso, the group is steeped in the Mandingue musical traditions of their ancestral legacy. The enigmatic lead singer Baba Commandant (Mamadou Sanou) is an original and eccentric character who is well respected in the Burkinabé musical community. A sort of punk Faso Dan Fani activist for traditional Mandingo music, Baba continues to redefine the boundaries between traditional and modern. In 1981, he joined the Koule Dafourou troupe as a dancer. Later, he embarked on his current musical direction as a singer first in Dounia and then in the Afromandingo Band. His current band — when he’s not playing with the now-famous Burkinabé musician Victor Démé — is the Mandingo Band. At present, he is a practitioner of the Afrobeat style, drawing inspiration from the golden era of Nigerian music. Fela Kuti/Africa 70 and King Sunny Adé are big influences, as is the legendary Malian growler Moussa Doumbia. Baba plays the ngoni, the instrument of the Donso (the traditional hunters in this region of Burkina Faso and Mali). His audience comprises multiple generations and strata of Burkinabé society; he accordingly adapts his repertoire to his surroundings, which range from cabaret Sundays in Bobo-Dioulasso to the sound systems of Ouagadougou and are a formidable force steeped in Ouagadougou’s DIY underground musical culture. Juguya is their sound. Listen here >

 

DJ Alex Figuira (Vintage Voudou shop / Fumaça Preta)
Amsterdam dj Alex Figueira, born in Venezuala with Brazilian roots, has a BIG passion for vinyl; he is the co owner of the Vintage Voudou vinyl shop in A’dam’s Red Light district, a grand collector of vintage African and Latin vinyls, runs the Music With Soul label and plays in the bands Fumaça Preta & Conjunto Papa Upa. For sure he’ll make you bounce & swing with his delicious selections from Africa & around.
http://www.vintagevoudou.com/

More info > FB event or OCCII site

@ OCCII
Doors; 20:30
8€