Friday 16 Nov > Sublime Frequencies 15 year tour @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ Baba Commandant, Senyawa & more!

This friday Amsterdam people!

Sublime Frequencies tour night in OCCII with 2 international bands; Baba Commandant & his Mandingo Band from Burkina Faso and duo Senyawa from Indonesia, plus duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang.

Since 15 years, American label SUBLIME FREQUENCIES enriches the music world as a specialist in non-western music. Besides music, they also publish books, documentaries and films. Tonight they present two live artists signed on their label: Senyawa (Indonesia) and Baba Commandant (Burkina Faso). Also Canadian-Egyptian duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang will perform an early set. DJ support comes from the label owner Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies, Rebel Up and Papelon Kifesh.

Senwaya
this duo from Yogyakarta is headed by Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryardi. Indonesian traditional music forms the basis, but the duo uses playing techniques from experimental genres to create a completely unique sound. Hardcore metal, improvisation and traditional ritual music played with an intensity as if punk. Singer Shabare uses vocal traditions of the island in his singing but can also heavy metal grunting. Suryardi plays self-built instruments with names like ‘Gary’, ‘Bambu Wukir’ and ‘Aker Mahoni’. During performances, the duo uses homemade electronics to edit the sound of the vocals and instruments live. Their new album ‘Sujud’ has just been released.

https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/sujud

Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band
from Burkina Faso and was born as Mamadou Sanou and earned his spurs as a dancer and then as a singer and musician with groups like Dounia and the accompaniment band of Burkina Faso’s greatest star: Victor Démé. Baba Commandant plays the ‘ngoni’, the traditional instrument of the Donse tribe, traditional hunters in the region of Burkina Faso and Mali. He is aided by his Mandingo band of veteran musicians of the mandinko tradition, enfused with rock. The main influences of the group are Nigerian greats Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade but also Moussa Doumbia, the Malinese response to James Brown. Check their debut album ‘Juguya’ and their afro rocker album ‘Siri Ba Kele’ has which just been released

https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/siri-ba-kele

Canadian-Egyptian & American improv duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang will play a early support set. Improv guitarist Sehnaoui is known from bands such as Dwarfs of East Agouza and Jerusalem Is In My Heart, American percussionist Zerang hails from Chicago and its rich improv scene.
https://soundcloud.com/sharif-sehnaoui/sharif-sehnaoui-michael-zerang

DJ support & afterparty by Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies) and Papelon Kifesh

Expect an ephemeral exhibit showcasing the visual history of the label’s 15 year existence with some artwork, flyers and posters. There will be new and exclusive merchandise available only at this event as well as new albums by Senyawa and Baba Commandant. Please join us for a celebration of Sublime Frequencies!

Doors 20h30
tickets: 8,50€ presale, 10€ at door
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@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

Wed 26 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus, w/ Meridian Brothers (CO) & Senyawa (ID)

Hello

This Wednesday 26 Oct, Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus to warm up / between and continue the mid week party with the alternative global bands Meridian Brothers (Colombia) and Senyawa (Indonesia). A night from Bogota to Jogjakarta!!

meridian_brothers_malaria_sonora-8From Bogota, Colombia, the MERIDIAN BROTHERS are an art-combo who mix Latin American rhythms with art noise and unpredictable sonic events. Traditional instruments and computer technology all contribute to this mixture of influences from vintage tropical styles from the Colombian coastal zone, the Caribbean and Peru to electronic folk and Dolly Parton. Imagine the illegitimate offspring of a liaison between the Residents and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and you´ll be close to the sound of the Meridian Brothers. Convincing Latin dance rhythms are overlaid with skeletal guitars and vocal tomfoolery to create a mesmerising confection of minimalism, cumbia, pop, electronica and Afro-funk. The band formed in 1998, spearheaded by leader Eblis Alvarez, and sold cassette recordings in the capital of Colombia before releasing several albums. On their latest album ‘Los Suicidas’ they once again bring their unique, funny & experimental Colombian sound to make you go round and round into sweet delirium. Check out this video.
senyawa-540x300SENYAWA (ID) is an experimental band from Java, Indonesia consisting of Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi. The band has been formed in 2010 in Yogyakarta. The band mixes influences from musical and folklore traditions from the Indonesian archipelago with experimental music. The band neo-tribal sound has been described to mix “punk attitude” with “avant-garde aesthetics”. According to critics, Senyawa has managed to “manage to embody the aural flavours of Javanese music while exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions” to create a sound that is “thoroughly out of this world.”
Shabara provides his extended vocal techniques to Senyawa. The band’s lyrics are in various languages of Indonesia, including Sulawesian, Javanese and Bahasa Indonesia. Senyawa’s music is provided by Suryadi’s self-built musical instruments made from bamboo and traditional agricultural tools from rural Indonesia. Get your demons out! Read this great interview and this video.

Timings >
20h Rebel Up! SebCat
20h30 Meridian Brothers
22h Senyawa
23h DJ SoFa / SebCat

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20h @ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 15
St Gilles Bxl

20/21 Nov > Rebel Up! SebCat in Warsaw, Poland

Rebel Up! Sebcat will play 2 dates in Warsaw >

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Friday 20 Nov @ Piec Smakov festival (Five Flavours Asian film festival) at the closing party in the
Pies Czy Suka bar. From 22h30 SebCat will play a vintage South Asian pop & rock set, twisting tunes from Cambodia to Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and more. All info here.

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Saturday 21 Nov @ Radio Multi Kulti, Sen Pszczoly club. A global party with our friends Duze Pe & Bartosz (Global Diggers crew) + PTFM (Play That Funky Music) with some nice global bass and banging ethnic tunes all night long. All info here.

DO ZOBACZENIA! 🙂

Sat. 28 Sept > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ De Vinger, Den Haag

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Hi Rebel Up! friends,

We’re back from Russia where we had incredible gigs in St Petersburg and Moscow along with The Ex, De Kift and Skip and Die. Plenty of memories and slight hangover but Den Haag hasn’t heard from us for too long and that’s why we’re ready to let Cafe De Vinger tremble again from the various vibes we’re aiming at you. For those who like vintage Afro and Latino sounds come early to show your best moves, the ones who like rougher bassy beats will be delighted to hear DJ Mataklap is coming to deliver his long time experienced mixes, it can be New Wave Cumbia, Moombah as well as Reggada or Shangaan… If you don’t know what that means, come and find out for yourself, your heartbeats will do the rest.

Special guest of the night is Agga resident Mataklap (ex-Bomb Diggy), who since this year rides other global soundwaves to surely to make folks shake. Rebel Up! residents Palm M and SebCat will take up the flame to keep the night burning with swinging global styles.

As always your entrance fee shall go towards a good cause. Profits of the night will go to an orphanage project in Indonesia. This summer, Mataklap spent some time helping out at the Saewa Dharma Children’s Home in Pakisan, Bali. This home takes care of children whose parents are unable to do so. This is mostly due to poverty. Apart from providing these children a home and food, Saewa Dharma focuses on building spiritual strength, an appreciation of morality and education. The children all go to school when they’re old enough, and at the home itself they receive additional lessons in Yoga and English language. They are also frequently exposed to foreign cultures by volunteers from overseas. The home itself maintains an intimate atmosphere, with three volunteers who care for the children round the clock. They rely completely on donations, mostly from the immediate community itself, as well as various donations from different sources.
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Facebook event here

Sat. 28th of sept @ Cafe De Vinger Starts at 21.00
Entrance fee : 3 euro (free entrance before 22.30)
De Vinger
Bagijnestraat 25 (small street right next to the Stadhuis/Bibliotheek building in Spui)

this saturday 3 dec; Future Sound of Folk evening & afterparty @ Worm, Rotterdam

ahoy all,

Unfortunately we won’t have a Rebel Up! night in A’dam this month of December. Our next one @ OCCII will be on saturday 25 february. We promise you a very special night of Congolese rumba & soukous with live bands from Congo & Brussels! Mark it down in your agenda’s 🙂

However, this saturday in the relocated Worm venue, in a new location just off the Witte de Withstraat and very close to Rotterdam CS >

a special evening with futuristic folk with artists from Indonesia, Sudan and closer…. > like One Man Nation, Jimbot and Bambu Wukir, check it >

[The UnifiedField 01] Bambu Wukir from The Unifiedfield on Vimeo.

afterwards there will be an afterparty of global folk dance music with Saca La Mois dj (Cumbia Cosmonauts) and one of the Rebel Up! dj’s (SebCat); expect everything from Indian tribal pop to African autotune folk, slowed down Mexican cumbia, lo-fi exotic Afro guitar swing and much more…….anything goes!

see more info on the new Worm site

Sat. 3 december
22:00 – late…..
7€ door
@ WORM, Rotterdam
Boomgaardsstraat 71 (next to Witte de With straat)

see you there!