Fri 7 June: Rebel Up @ Sakili concert afterparty, Muziekpublique, Bxl

This friday, concert of trio Sakili, acoutstic sega & tambour music from the Indian ocean!

Sakili’s music reflects the history of Rodrigues Island, combining European and African influences: waltz, polka, mazurka, schottische, they all blend harmoniously to the rhythms of sega drumming, traditional from the times of African slaves. Moreover, as globalization also influences the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, there are of course, in some of the songs, elements of overlap with the western world or more recent preoccupations.

The Creole sega is sensual music and dance, with African influences, which was, in origin, a cultural form of resistance by slaves against the colonial rulers, but the culture turned little by little into a ritual that has in the end become rooted in tradition and lastingly incorporated in the way of life. The style of performance, sega drumming, is a vibrant mixture of music, consisting mainly of percussion, sin or status.

The Trio Sakili comprises three major ambassadors of Rodrigues sega: Vallen Pierre Louis is a banjoist well known and highly appreciated on the island. Francis Prosper belongs to one of the most important musical clans of the island and is without any doubt the best traditional percussionist and provides, with his warm timbre, the powerful voice of Sakili. Third in the line-up, Ricardo Legentile plays the accordion, the leading local melodic instrument, a heritage of the multiple influences on the island. The repertoire and the subtleties of his playing technique have been handed down from father to son for several generations of the family, while his mother, Yolande Legentile, belongs to the famous singers, the Mareshals of Sega in Rodrigues.

Afterparty in foyer by Rebel Up SebCat & Drache Musicale. Also stand by NGHE Mediatheque with special cassettes between maloya and sega.

FB event / website

doors: 19h, concert at 20h15
@ Muziekpubliek
Metro Porte de Namur

tonight, wedn 21 March > Danyel Waro @ Muziekpublique< xl with Rebel Up & Drache Musicale afterparty!!

this wednesday we have the honour of having the great Maloya master & cultural activist Danyèl Waro,  his only show in Belgium.

In the middle of the Indian Ocean lies the island of La Réunion, a French overseas territory where the Maloya music lives. The origins of this strongly percussive dance music goes back to the singing and dancing of slaves, who worked on sugar cane plantations. Blended with Malagasy and Indian music, Maloya arose, the blues of La Réunion. The ambassador of this trance-enlivening music is Danyèl Waro, an extremely enthusiastic and striking musician, poet and rebel, who absorbs it for the oppressed and socially weak. With his powerful, high voice, this descendant of French colonialists in Creole sings about love and death, but also current issues, racism and the dominant French culture.

Until the beginning of the 1980s, Maloya was banned because of ties with the independence movement and the communist party, but thanks to Waro, Maloya is now heard worldwide and is on the UNESCO list of intangible heritage. He was once in prison for conscientious objectors and enjoys hero status on La Réunion.

Afterparty in the foyer with Rebel Up & Drache Musicale!
After a trip through La Reunion, the Drache Musicale duo made 2 mixtapes last year for the NGHE Mediatheque cassette label, based on collected 7 “from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Together with Rebel Up SebCat they will play an afterparty set based on vinyls from La Reunion, Mauritius and the Seychelles and take you to the world of maloya and sega.

Tickets are sadly sold out since a few days, hope you got one on time!

For full info, see FB event or Muziekpublique website.

@ 20h

Muziekpublique, Porte de Namur

Thu 31 Oct Tropical Halloween > Rebel Up! @ Radio Panik 30 years birthday, Espace Senghor w/ Commandant Cadet & Les Pythons de la Fournaise (FR)!

cadet

yes yes folks,
this thursday an awesome tropical Radio Panik anniversary night in Espace Senghor, right on the halloween hour 🙂

main band of the night is Commandant Cadet & Les Pythons de la Fournaise, a French band that specializes in the sweet sega and maloya folk styles from La Reunion drenched psychedelic spheres and some afrobeat,
https://soundcloud.com/sofa-records-shop/commandant-cadet-les-pythons

Djiboutik, Moise, Celestin & Rebel Up! dj’s will play before, between and after the band with some fine global warming up sounds

the lineup >
20h > Plateau Radio sur la scène !
20h30 > Dj Rico Da Cool (Djiboutik)
21h > Dj Celestin (Africa Sound)
21h30 > Commandant Cadet et les pythons de la fournaise (set Séga)
22h30 > Rebel Up! Djs
23h15 > Commandant Cadet et les pythons de la fournaise (set Maloya)
00h15 > Rebel Up! Djs
01h15 > Dj HDJ (Djiboutik)
02h > END

Gonna be awesome for sure, so don’t miss! 🙂
see Facebook event
just only 5€ in
@ Espace Senghor,
Chaussee de Wavre 366, Etterbeek Bxl

sat 26; triple Rebel Up! in 3 different countries simultaneously! > Netherlands, Belgium & Great Britain

yeah, it’s no hoax or joke; Rebel Up! is divided in three equal parts to go and play at 3 parties on the same night, at the same time!
This never happened before, so it’s a funny fact to remember.  so hope you can choose the party closest and to your liking 😉

RU 26-10-13
first up, our special fundraiser night @ de Vinger in Den Haag, where we will have the mighty awesome Orchestre du Mont-Plaistant (FR/UK) playing their global funk and jazz psychedelica. The night will be hosted by Rebel Up! Palm M who will bring on his best heat 🙂

You’ll get to jive on this four-guy combo from London. They bring back a bit of soundtrack psychedelia from the 60’s and 70’s, with them you’ll also get into some nifty African and Latino sounds. Rebel Up! DJs will wrap it all up to let you bounce some more.

Benefits at the entrance will go for a great cause, the Stahili Foundation, fighting to give a normal life for Kenyan orphans. So every extra cent is worth it.

Damage : 5 euro
Facebook Event
@ de Vinger
Bagijnstraat 25
Den Haag

unhail trillers

Then at the same moment, Rebel Up! Leblanc will be fronting @ de Charlatan in Gent at the Unhail & Trillers night by Klanxong Nights. Expect a good dose of cumbia, tribal, electro afro beats, kwaito house, turkish folk, maroccan chaabi and chaoui, global bass, trap and much more!  The line up further includes a good flurry of dj’s; Thom ∆ DJ-set (Alt-J) , TLP, Latomski and Biggy & Smalls.

Damage: 6 euro presale/ 8 door

Facebook Event
@ Charlatan
Vlasmarkt 6
Gent
wormex
and finally, also at the same moment but in Greenwich mean time; Rebel Up! SebCat will be spinning global sounds @ the Canteen in Bristol during the Wormex night. Main band of the night is Bengali-Cuban-British afrolatindian outfit Lokkhi Terra, hosted by Wormfood. Our busy man SebCat will replace Kosta Kostov who could not make it and will do his best to replace him well.
It’s free in, so lucky you if you are in Bristol!
Facebook Event@ The Canteen
80 Stokes Croft
Bristol
See you around, somewhere!

and oh, check out our upcoming Rebel Up agenda….some fine nights!
thu 31 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Radio Panik 30 years anniversary * tropical maloya sega soiree*, w/ Commandant Cadet & les Pythons de la Fournaise,  Espace Senghor, Etterbeek, Bxl
sat 16 Nov > Rebel Up! Soundclash Cinema Soloriens @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra, US), James Harrar, film of Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies) & more
sat 23 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Moussem Sounds, Bozar museum, Bxl
thu 28 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Bonnefooi Bxl w/ A.J. Holmes – aka Hackney Empire– (UK)