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.
this friday our friends of El Pulpo are organising a special concert & afterparty @ La Tentation
with special guest Baro Drom Orkestar from Firenze, Italy An explosive and exciting group that combines klezmer, Armenian, Balkan music and pizzica & tarantella from the Salento in the so-called “Power Gypsy Dance”. An unconventional ensemble: electric violin, accordion, electric double-bass and modified drums. Italian temperament, passion and hot rhythm…World music with a rock attitude. see their video here >
also warm up liveset & afterparty set by Alizarina. This nomadic clarinet player fuses eastern European folklore into a modern electronic sound with a good beat. Video here >
and dj of the night will be Italian DJ Grissino (Antitapas), beat juggler of all styles global and swinging sounds.
This saturday a special night at La Tentation Bxl as organised by El Pulpo, a new international Brussels collective with Belgians, Italians, Spanish and Venezuelans. Also Rebel Up! has become part of El Pulpo for these global concert & partynights.
Special band of the night is Onda Vaga from Buenos Aires, Argentina!!!
One of Buenos Aires finest bands is coming back to Europe. The best thing about it: they will be in Brussels for their only show in Belgium.
Their sound is a heavy flurry of styles, flirting with cumbia, reggae, rumba, mestizo rock and even some tango. Check their Take Away video’s made by Vincent Moon a few years ago >
and this video for a wild crowd of thousands in Colombia!
Also our favorite Italian Brussels band Riso Patate ‘n Folk will kick off the night with a mediterranean gypsy jazz and Italian folk set.
After the wild Onda Vaga show, the party will kick off further deep into night with Groovalizacion Radio dj´s Pedrolito (AR / Paris) & your local Rebel Up! SebCat.
+ Cold buffet of homemade Italian food by Retrogusto, from 20h onwards!
+ artisanal Sicilian handcraft jewelry stand
Timing > 20:00 doors (& buffet) 20:30 Riso Patate ‘n Folk 22:30 Onda Vaga 0:00 Groovalizcion Radio dj`s Pedrolito & Rebel Up! SebCat.
Next Friday, experimental concert evening at Recyclart with drones, rough guitar sounds and Pan Afrabic immigrant spheres.
*** My Cat Is An Alien is the musical brainchild of Italian brothers Maurizio and Roberto Opalio, whose sound is packed with many forms of experimentalia. Their concerts are always very unpredictable and exciting as if being shamanistic rituals. Before (1998-2012) they used mostly guitars and toy instruments to articulate thier musical idiome. At the end of last year, they suddenly changed their approach to focus on self-made snare instruments and dissected electronic devices to give their musical universe a new sound. This new beginning has been documented on the double LP ‘Art Is A Tear Of Noise And Infinite Silence’, released on Discrepant records in october 2012. This will be their first Belgian show in this new sound.
Rough Americana is the fertile collaboration between the couple Morgan Craft and Giulia Lolli (DJ Mutamassik) and sometimes their 9 year old son Meroe. This duo plays an array of rough improvised music styles of modern times. The ‘Afro-American Viking’ Craft and the Italo-Egyptian roots of Mutamassik will supply musical influences from Memphis, Tennessee to Memphis, Egypte. Mutamassik is one of the pioneers of the Sa’aidi hardcore sound and expert in what she calls ‘Pan-Afrabic Immigrant sounds’. From her speakers she will fire afro-mediterranian hiphop as well as baladi breakbeats, brotherly next to more noisy and drone-like collages. Both worked with musical personalities such as Marc Ribot, Butch Morris, Ikue Mori, Hamid Drake and Kaffe Matthews and take their own unique place within the contemporary musical landscape.
We’re proud to announce that this Friday evening we’ll be playing a special dj set at the historical Grand-Hornu mining & exposition site as part of a UNESCO night to celebrate the fact that Grand-Hornu has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The site has a long history in coal mining, attracting many migrants from Wallonia and Flanders, as well as many immigrants from eastern and southern Europe, all in search of a better livelyhood in the 50’s & 60’s. Check the French or Dutch wikipedia pages to get full info on the mining site (which by the way lies very close to the Dour festival area).
So, time for a party and they asked us to play some global sounds. We’ve settled on doing a special concept set filled with miner’s folk songs to pay respect in sound to the flemish and wallonian laborers and many other migrant workers that have passed through Grand-Hornu such as Polish, Greek, Italian, Spanish (Asturian), Portugese, Turkish and Moroccan communities. Expect a set filled with vintage folk, socialist songs, folkloric dance diddies and some modern sounds, all focussed on Belgian, eastern and southern European spheres. Our 2 hour set will be from 18:30 till 20:30, should you want to be there.
Apparently, Belgian prime minister di Rupo will be there as many other politicians, bobo’s and vip’s. Not really our nomal crowd, to say the least. We have no clue what the deal exactly is about this evening being open to the public or if it is by invite only, see the Musée des Arts Contemporains (MAC) de Grand-Hornu site for more information about the expositions and more, though no info can be found about this Friday 7th. At least we can tell you that the site is free and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday as a celebrative gesture…..