this thursday evening, Rebel Up SebCat travels to Amsterdam together with Bxl jazz-groove-dub band Azmari. A concert night at the salon sonora of Mezrab venue.
Azmari will present their new album Maelstrom, just released earlier this month on Sdban Records, a mighty dive into jazz meets groove on a heavy sea bed of dub and oriental scales. DJ support before & after by Rebel Up SebCat.
This tuesday at Brasserie de la Mule (Schaarbeek), concert of Tamasheq desert rock group TisDass from Niger, presenting their new album Houmaïssa, (listen here).
Tisdass is the band of singer-guitarist Moussa Kildjate Albadé. Based in Niamey and originally from Tchintabaraden, an emblematic town of the kel tamasheq of Niger. Growing up to the sounds of Tinariwen, Bob Marley and Dire Strait that his father listened to, the desire to fight with words and guitars came after a trauma. As a child, he saw his country’s army kill part of his family, even though they sang of the freedom of a people and the hope of better days for an ancient culture. He understands that weapons only cause misfortune and like the pioneers of Tuareg blues, he learns the guitar and writes songs in order to make peace and independence possible for his people.
Listen here to their older album Yamedan on Sahel Sounds and their previous 2019 album Amanar via Spotify.
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in the High Atlas region of Morocco, we will run a fundraiser relief action at Rebel Up for the next 2 weeks.
All digital purchases of below mentioned releases will be donated to the NGO Karama Solidarity, who are based here in Molenbeek around the block from where we are based. Karama means ‘dignity’ in arabic. The NGO is run by Brussels Moroccan citizens and volunteers and is active in Morocco and in the regions that have been hit the hardest.
Donations will be used to help victims in Morocco meet the most urgent needs immediately detected on the ground by Karama’s teams. Currently, the victims need medical care, food but also resettlement. Hundreds of thousands of Moroccans of all ages no longer have a roof over their heads and have lost all or part of their families. Karama prefers purchases made locally, which require less logistics than imports and are less expensive and which also help the local economy.
The 3 releases where the digital proceeds will be donated to Karama >>>
Cheb Runner – Tagnawit, the electronic gnawa EP by Moroccan producer Cheb Runner from Agadir with the Brussels gnawa maalem masters Driss Filali and Hicham Bilali. Last week, we found 10 last vinyl copies of Tagnawit tucked away in our stock. Better be quick to order as these are really the last vinyls! Also we lowered the price for the digital EP to 3€, but paying more is very much appreciated for this fundraiser action. https://chebrunner.bandcamp.com/album/tagnawit-ep
The Marockin Brass project by Luc Mishalle, with Moroccan, Benin and Brussels musician focusing on gnawa and jazz. We lowered the price of the digital album to 4€, paying more is again very much appreciated. Also we lowered the prices for the vinyl to 8€ and the CD for 6€. https://lucmishallemarockinbrass.bandcamp.com/album/beats-pieces
hey all, here some new radio shows & sessions that we did during september!
SebCat’s session for Kiosk Radio >>>
We have a new Nightshop show for september online via Radio Campus Bruxelles! with new albums by Balimaya Project, Muito Kaballa, London Brew, Dudu Tassa & Jonny Greenwood, African Head Charge, Lalalar, Khalab,DJ Ground and much more! check here >>>
and our new Rebel Up radio season at BRUZZ started again, last week we had interview with Brussels trio KAU and their debut album on Sdban records.
This weekend Rebel Up and Giraffes & Penguins action in Bxl & Western Flanders.
Friday 19.05 Jam in Jette festival afterparty by Giraffes & Penguins at Excelsior Stam Cool café in Jette > before at festival don’t miss the Nadia McAnuff & the Ligerians and Avalanche Kaito live shows. Free in! FB event
Saturday > Jam’in Jette festival day with Gaisha, M.CHUZI, Jaune Toujours,Meta and the Cornerstones, Ambolley with Sekondi Band and Guiss Guiss Bou Bess. FB event / website
Sunday > SebCat spinning global tunes at Kokopelli World Festival@kokopellifestival in Gullegem, West flanders, Free in, with M.Chuzi, Omar Perry & Asham Band and Merdan Taplak Orkestar and much more.