Fri 5 August > Pantropical: ATA KAK (Awesome Tapes From Afrika) > Afrobot > Rebel Up’s Duckfood.

Ata Kaka

≈ ATA KAK (GH) | Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Pantropical is super thrilled to introduce the Ghanaian electronic/rap/hiplife–highlife sensation ATA KAK, the man who kick-started the whole Awesome Tapes From Africa phenomenon!
Ata Kak’s cassette “Obaa Sima” was almost completely ignored upon its release in Ghana back in 1994. But when musicologist Brian Shimkovitz stumbled upon the tape at a street stall in Cape Coast, Ghana eight years later, it formed the catalyst for his new venture, the Awesome Tapes from Africa blog. Shimkovitz wrote of Ata Kak’s music in his inaugural post: “This is it. The song is called ‘Moma Yendodo’. You may never hear anything like this elsewhere. No one I know in Ghana listens to this frenetic leftfield rap madness.” The music on the recording – a mix of highlife, Twi-language rap, funk, hip-hop and electronica – traverses a rich and varied (international) pop music landscape, while also reflecting contemporary Ghanaian music of the period. Presented with the sweaty passion of a Prince record and the lo-fi recording charm of early Chicago house music, Obaa Sima’s joyous soul and casual brilliance made the enigmatic Ata Kak an underground internet sensation and a party-starter the world over. After more than a decade of searching Brian finally tracked down the singer.
www.facebook.com/atakak.ghana/
www.awesometapes.com/ata-kak/

Pre&after party will be in the hands of R’dam homeboys:

≈ AFROBOT (nl | Salamanca Label)
Afrobot is an avid collector and versatile selector of all kinds of pantropical craziness. For this one he’ll be slaving away through his crates to dig up some (quote)  and other afrodelic tastes.
soundcloud.com/afrobot

≈ REBEL UP! DUCKFOOD (nl | Rebel Up! Soundclash)

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Fri 18 July > Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Recyclart Holidays *Spooky Afrobeat* night

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Yo folks,

this friday a special night at Recyclart as part of the Holidays festival, where Rebel Up! LeBlanc will be playing an electronic african set after the concert of Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen until the end. Get ready to swing yourself into a heavy sweat or get lost in psychedelic guitar trance.

here’s the roll down >

DJ Mukambo
Global roots from the Urb’n’Jungle: afrobeat, Brazilian vibes, soukouss, reggae, Afro-Latin, world fusion, arabesque, global hiphop…

Spookhuisje
“Pscychedelic surf trance” with drones, psychedelica, eastern maqam, bedoïn trance, desert blues, echos from the Anatolian mountains, urban hectics, a camel caravan out of Rajasthan…

Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen
This hyperactive Brussels group brings afrofunk and groove from the West-African 70’s back to life with a bang, They are joined by Oghene Kologbo, guitarist of Fela Kuti’s band and also by by legendary drummer Tony Allen of the same late Fela Kuti. Like he says > “when I play it’s like an orchestra in itself”. Expect fireworks of pure african big band sound on stage.

 

Rebel Up! LeBlanc
will play the dance sounds of digital Africa; the new computer music with melodic and rythmic echoes of local music traditions in modern times. This is what young Africa dances to right now >  hip hop, naija, kuduro, couper décaler, azonto, dancehall, shangaan disco, afrohouse, soukous, funana, kwaito, balani & more…

timings >
22.00-23.00 DJ Mukambo (BE – dj) – outside, free
23.00-24.00 DJ Mukambo    >  inside
24.00-01.30 Spookhuisje (BE – live)
01.45-03.30 Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen (BE/NIG – live)
03.30-05.00 DJ LeBlanc (BE – dj)

 

just 5€ in
See FB event here or the Recyclart site.

Thu 12 June > Rebel Up! & Lowup present: Akwaaba Soundsystem night @ Bonnefooi, Bxl

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Yo folks,

this thursday,  a special Akwaaba Soundsystem night hosted by Rebel Up! & Lowup, with special guest BBrave straight from Ghana!

Dj BBrave alias Benjamin Lebrave is the man behind Akwaaba Music – THE label to promote all kinds of new African electronic dance music from the source. Since a few years, the label is running from Accra, Ghana and it’s aim is to support young & upcoming musicians. There will be Coupé Décalé! Hiplife! Azonto! Kuduro! Naija! Don’t know any?! Don’t worry come and let the rhythm take you!
www.akwaabamusic.com/category/artists/bbrave-artists/

Max Le Daron – Young producer and DJ from Brussels (Belgium) of the Lowup crew, Max le Daron distils a mix of electronic music from all over the world, with a huge influence of the UK Bass music culture.
http://flavors.me/maxledaron
http://www.lowup.be/

BBrave & max Le Daron will play together as their new Akwaaba Soundsystem project!

Leblanc – Experienced Brussels DJ of the eclectic Rebel Up! crew with a fresh approach to global beats from the global underground!

 

See Bonnefooi site for more info or check the facebook event.