Ghana artist Ayuune Sule has his new album out since last friday. The Frafra title ‘Putoo Katare Yire’ translates as ‘Wickedness has no home’ and is released in a 3 label collaboration by Rebel Up, Makkum Records and Red Wig.
Pure kologo soul and Frafra afropop power from Northern Ghana, recorded at Francis Ayamga’s Top Link Studio, featuring guest vocals by Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah (African Head Charge), Prince Buju, Florence Adone, Fausty Amoa Mabile, Kwame Sko and DK. It’s a catchy and energetic album about education, good advice, spirituality and against evil doing.
You can now order the album digitally, on vinyl or CD via our Bandcamp.
Also available on all streaming platforms and our Soundcloud.
Rebel Up Nightshop radio show, episode #61, as broadcasted in May 2019 via Radio Campus Bxl and Groovalizacion Radio. 3 songs of the day; an edit by producer M.Rux, inspired by a Moroccan gnawa folk song, a new tune by Kokoko! and a special song by La Reunion singer Maya Kamaty. 4 albums of the month: ‘Wasalala’ by Madalisto band from Malawi on Bongo Joe records, sweet polyphonic babatone music from southern Africa. Also new a compilation of live recordings made in Amsterdam venue OCCII, with a vibrant mix of African artists as well as free jazz and punk, a collaboration between OCCII, Rebel Up, Red Wig and Makkum records. New EP by Palestinian electronic duo Zenobia on the new Acid Arab label via Crammed Discs, electro dabke sounds and the new album by duo Grupo JeJeJe on Discos Rolas label, where futuristic sonidero cumbia from Mexico clashes with Egyptian, Mesopotamia and Aztec sounds. Closing the show with our monthly Agenda + a few Soundclash tunes. Download here: https://bit.ly/2vYZpVF
and here also our Rebel Up radio show at BRUZZ, with diverse tunes by Diron Animal, Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla, Andi Otto (Umeko Ando remixes), Grupo Je Je Je and more,
2x Rebel Up action on friday night. can you keep up? 😉
starting the evening at the new underground venue Le Lac next to Petit Chateau refugee centre.
Rebel Up & Mediatheque NGHE present an evening with Ayuune Sule (Ghana). Ayuune Sule (Kumasi, Ghana)
One of the great kologo players of Ghana and part of the world famous KING AYISOBA Band. In March, his contemporary Ghanaian solo album “We Have One Destiny” was released on Makkum Records and Rebel Up Records and this is his official release party and 1st solo show in Brussels. Ayuune Sule is known as the right hand man to King Ayisoba’s band and this solo album is with his own powerful songs. From traditional kologo songs to urban azonto & hiplife productions. It’s an album that is rooted in tradition but at the same time brims with forward pushing hybrid sounds of Ghana, with lyrics about daily life, struggles, equality, happiness, spiritualism and injustice. https://ayuunesule.bandcamp.com/
Sule Ayuune (Kumasi, Ghana)
one of the great kologo players of Ghana and part of the world famous KING AYISOBA Band. In March, Rebel Up & Makkum Records released his amazing, contemporary Ghanaian solo album “We Have One Destiny” and this is his official release party for the NL & BE tour.
Ayuune Sule is the right hand man to King Ayisoba’s band and this is his solo album with his own powerful songs. From traditional kologo songs to urban azonto & hiplife productions. It’s an album that is rooted in tradition but at the same time brims with forward pushing hybrid sounds of Ghana, with lyrics about daily life, struggles, equality, happiness, spiritualism and injustice. https://ayuunesule.bandcamp.com/
DJ Katapila (Ghana, Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Ghanaian producer and disc jockey, DJ Katapila makes Ga traditional music using electronic sounds instead of live percussion to create his own kind of what he calls house music. https://djkatapila.bandcamp.com/album/aroo-ep
The brand new video of Ayuune Suley of the King Ayisoba band. “What A Man Can Do A Woman Can Do More Better” was launched 8 march of on International Women’s Rights Day, check it!
On 23 march Ayuune Sule’s solo album “We Have One Destiny” will be released on Rebel Up Records & Makkum Recs, an album filled with traditional kologo music and even some urban Ghanaian azonto & hiplife sounds.
This is the 1st ever Rebel Up release and much more to come! Distribution by Glitterbeat Records (EU/world) & Xango Music (Benelux).
If you are a journalist, radio maker or DJ, please get in touch with us to get a digital promo 🙂
Rebel Up! SebCat will be busy 2 days touring Netherlands festivals with the Congolese Brussels band Yan Koy & Color Rumba and also dj-ing on the side. Fun fun fun!
On friday 18 july the fun starts in Nijmegen at the Valkhof festival, when at 21:00h Yan Koy & Color Rumba will play their heavy rumba & soukous sound at De Boog stage. At 22:30 Rebel Up! Sebcat will be playing all kinda vintage, modern & electronic global tunes at De Tuin area untill 1am as closing set of the festival in the park. The festival is FREE, so just come along!
If you have seen Color Rumba in action at our night in Amsterdam last year or in Rotterdam, you know how wild it can get 🙂
check out this Color Rumba video from their awesome energetic May show in Rotterdam > > > >
here the lineup & timings of De Boog stage > 19:15- 20:00 Villa Zeno 21:00 – 21:50 Yan Koy & Color Rumba 22:45 – 23:30 Fumaca Preta
Tuin stage > 22:30 – 1:00 Rebel Up! Sebcat
Then Saturday followed by the amazing Welcome To The Village festival in Leeuwarden at Groene Ster nature area, where Color Rumba will warmly shake up all those northern Frysian folks in the afternoon (15:30) at the Blessum stage. SebCat will warm up the crowd with some classic rumba & soukous selections before & after their set. Also good bands like Combinatie XVI and our Ghanaian buddy King Ayisoba and friends of Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamps will be playing there, as well as DJ’s Zea + TP OK!
Timings of Blessum stage > HERREK 14.10 – 14.50 YAN KOI 15.30 – 16.20 COMBINATIE XVI 17.20 – 18.10 ORCHESTRE TPMD 19.00 – 19.50 KING AYISOBA + ZEA 21.00 – 22.00 DJ ZEA + TPOK 22.00 – 01.00
Sad to say, but the 35€ day tickets for saturday are already sold out…..
Special midweek fun coming up!!!!
Les Ateliers Claus & Rebel Up! present >
King Ayisoba & Band (GH)King is coming back to Brussels, and this time is bringing his band with him!
This is the traditional kologo music from the Upper East Region of Ghana brought with the energy and flavor of the 21st century. King Ayisoba sings in Frafra, Twi and in English and is a big star in Ghana. A whole new scene has started after King Ayisoba introduced the super catchy kologo beats to the bigger audiences in Ghana and abroad. The kologo is a two string guitar with a calabash gourd resonator, it is rhythmic and melodic at the same time. The King is bringing other musicians and dancers on this tour, dancing the traditional Frafra dia and kologo dances from the area of Bongo in Northern Ghana. The dance consists of very high jumbs and originates from hunting rituals. Aboku Adortanga (dancer and dorgo player) is King Ayisoba’s brother and is a master in playing the “Dorgo”, a special horn from Northern Ghana used in the traditional Frafra tradition of music. The sound resembles a lamb calling out loud and was original used by the Frafra people in the forest to gather the village people to come and hunt. Gemeka is an absolute master in playing the guluku, a local drum from Bolgatanga Soko in Northern Ghana. Since a few years the young Dagaati has been part of King Ayisoba’s band. At first he came to the concerts and kept coming and telling Ayisoba he could play Ayisoba’s songs on his xylophone. That was quite unusual, since Dagaati comes from the Dagaati region in upper west in Ghana. But the addition of the xylophone to the kologo, drums and voice works fantastic and Dagaati became a core musician of King Ayisoba’s band and it is already hard to imagine how the band sounded without this very talented young man. Not to be missed!
Support by Zea (NL)
Solo performance from Arnold de Boer (singer of punkband The Ex) deploying guitar and sampler for an almighty bout of high energy songs. Urgent energetic lyrics over guitar, roughshod beats and grimy bass lines. This is fat-free music with no words wasted; joyfully obstinate, wonderfully bonkers. http://zeamusic.bandcamp.com/
your Rebel Up! dj’s on the decks before/between/after the concerts