Brussels finest global bass and world beats collectives unite to invite Uproot Andy (Brooklyn/NY) to Brussels for a serious night of cumbia & bass!
As a co-founder of the monthly tropical clubnight Que Bajo and the Que Bajo Label, UPROOT ANDY is a pioneer dj producer of the global bass movement. His productions and remixes of cumbia and global bass are always top quality and played by many global dj’s with good taste. Get ready for his fast mixing, tropical bounce and a serious dance fever! 🙂
Rebel Up! Soundclash & Lowup will provide the wildest contemporary global dance hits from the Caribbean to Latin America, Africa and beyond! DJ’s representing Rebel Up! are SebCat & Leblanc and Max Le Daron & dj Mellow will be showcasing the bouncy LowUp sound.
and ofcourse as always at Bonnefooi > FREE IN! FB event here.
from 22:00 till………
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres,
Special holiday greetings from Rebel Up! as we uploaded a very special vintage cassette for the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog. See the original post here or below.
Happy holidays y’all. My best good homie Seb from Brussels (part of the wonderful Rebel Up! outfit) blessed this xmas eve with a crucial Nigerian juju Christmas-themed tape by an Awesome Tapes From Africa favoriteguy, check out his description:
Ho Ho Ho! Christmas, Nigerian juju style by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers: A Christmas Special By The King of Juju! Since the 50’s Ebenezer Obey had been crafting his special juju-highlife sound, which is a mix of Yoruba percussion, talking drums, electric guitars and vocals in Yoruba. Later in his life he only started playing Christian gospel music (a fate which many Nigerian musicians seems to befall from a certain age onwards) and he passed away in 2011 in Lagos university hospital at the age of 67.
This tape was recorded sometime in the 60’s with his then-band International Brothers. It was a golden find in one of the many Nigerian stalls around London’s Brixton market last spring. Both sides are filled with heavenly sweet jangling guitars, muffled percussion, talking drums and festive Yoruba singing, with some surprise Christmas melodies played as one continuous medley in lo-fi tropical spheres. As the title already said, the chief was the self-proclaimed king of juju and we can only bow down to his legacy. Listen to these funky Christmas waves and have a great one! A special Christmas gift to you all!
This sunday afternoon we will play at the Cactus Festival in Brugge!
We will play all kinda African sounds non-stop in the world food village near to the entrance from 12:00 to 18:00. Sunny n hot sounds ensured!
Also the Malian band Terakaft (ex-Tinariwen) is playing , as well as American dream pop band Beach House. More info on the Cactus site.