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.
and last thursday a Rebel Up & Friends session with SebCat & Didi at Kiosk Radio. 2 hours of eclectic music, from global sounds to jazz, electronics and more. also a Festa Afro Tuga moment in the 2nd hour. Listen below >>>
On 4 May we did a live videochat interview with Congolese musician Jupier Bokondji of band Jupiter & Okwess in Kinshasa about their new album ‘Na Kozonga’ (Everloving Records) and an interview with Lebanon producer Chahine (Out Of Nations) and filmmaker Hassan El Khatib about a critical political song/video. Also tunes by Malian blues master Samba Touré and a new ecological EP by German jazz band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble, a fundraiser for a reforestation project in Bahia, Brazil.
Hope you all had a good time at our party in OCCII, A’dam last saturday and/or the next day at the Casa Babilon queensnight party in Vechtclub, Utrecht. We sure had fun and time for another blast next weekend. On liberation day Saturday 5 may we’ll be playing our liberating global sounds @ Straatlokaal festival on the central Neude square in Utrecht from 19h till 23h. and oh, entry is free!
Straatlokaal is a fresh festival initiave created by the fine folks of FOUNDation (including our Rebel Up! designer Jet) who will present their creative building project of found/recycled materials on the Neude square in combination with music and concerts by local musicians and dj’s. The festival kicks off on Saturday and runs till Thursday 10 may, see the full programme on the FOUNDation site or join the facebook event. The festival is completely free on each day, so no reason to miss this new alternative city festival. See you there!