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.
We again have some Rebel Up action this weekend in different parts of Brussels!
Saturday from 15-19H Rebel Up SebCat will drive around a soundsystem rickshaw at the Sound System Festival of Park Poetik between Parvis de St Gilles and Forest. Also catch the sound systems by Le Triporteur, Daddy K7, Juke-o-Cycle, the Single Platine by Funky Bompa, the cuistax by Dhazed Fyah and much more!
new Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online for summer (July/August) via Radio Campus Bruxelles, Rhythm Passport & Groovalizacion Radio. Songs by João Selva, Les Filles de Illighadad, Balkan Taksim and Les Frères Jackfruit x Rural brutal ft Imazzalen. Albums of the month with Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek, Congolese rumba by Grand Kallé & Manu Dibango via Planet Ilunga, afro grooves by Pat kalla & le super Mojo via Heavenly Sweetness as well as Vaudou Game via HOT CASA Records. free jazz sounds from the Agile Experiments project by Dave De Rose, freestyle cumbia by Colombian trio Los Pirañas via Discrepant / KEROXEN, postpunkfunk by Swiss outfit Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp via Les Disques Bongo Joe, Brazilian electrodub by Felinto via Bokeh Versions, global electronic by Mawimbi w/ Ghetto Kumbé, Spoek Mathambo & more and a compilation by Moonshine collective with MC Redbull Kinshasa, Ahadadream and Vanyfox, Tune in here >>>
Also on 22 july, Rebel Up did their summer show at BRUZZ radio. interview with KING L MAN aka D.WattsRiot and his new album on KEROXEN / Discrepant. Also focus on Radio Amazonia fundraiser compilation for radio education in the Peruvian amazone by Eck Echo curated by producer QOQEQA with Alfonso Luna, Mikongo and SELVAGIA, as well as remix album of Tunisian artst Nuri via Shouka with Dengue Dengue Dengue, Martha van Straaten and M.RUX & POUVOIR MAGIQUE. Tune into the audio or videostream below, all info on the releases can be found there.
Come and have a drink, also dinner is possible! You can find the kiosk at the Champ du Vert Chasseur side in the middle of the Bois de la Cambre. Find your route here.
And for those staying home or wanting to listen from elsewhere >>> from 22.00 until midnight a pre-recorded Giraffes & Penguins mixtape will be on air at Liege radio station 48FM, with selections by Rebel Up SebCat, Didi of Tropical DJipsies and Drache Musicale.
Friday 28.05 we have a new release out by german jazz/groove band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble from Cologne, Germany. The album ‘Mamari’ is a trip into afrobeat and afro cuban sounds, about positivity, climate and social issues.
Out on double vinyl gatefold, CD and digital. Listen below via our Bandcamp or buy in our shop. Streaming on these platforms.
Also on 28.05 evening they will do a livestream concert in Cologne, see FB event.
Brussels based global electronic producer Rafael Aragon made an amazing remix of ‘Mamari’, the single & title song of German jazz groove band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble.
This remix takes the listener on a dreamy journey. Starting with birds in nature, passing by dubby pianos and beautiful synth melodies, the heavy groove inevitably hushes you into trance. The remix album will be released at the end of June.
Buy the single here, or streaming on all digital platforms.