New release out > African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter fundraiser compilation, 28 tracks!

V/A – African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter

release date: Friday 04.09 Bandcamp Friday
on Bandcamp only > www.rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com


In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests in June allover the globe, followed by a summer with or without holidays, it’s important to keep the flame burning and the discussion going. The road is still long, but united we stand, moving forward together.

The aim of this compilation is to raise funds for various (inter)national NGO’s, anti-rasicm advocacy groups and organisations of black initiative, with all proceedings to be donated to these causes. (Look in press info for full list of carefully selected organiations)

The artists donated their music as a collaboration between Rebel Up Records, the artists and the international labels Nyege Tapes, Syrphe, Bongo Joe Records, Sdban Records, Galletas Calientes, Blanc Manioc, Indigenous Underground, Strut, Earconditioning and 1000Hz Records. On this compilation we brought together mostly electronic African or Afro descendant artists from the worldwide diaspora and artists based in their homelands, from motherland Africa to Latin America to the Caribbean and back to Europe. It’s a vibrant combination of contemporary sounds that showcases the current talent of the artists and producers, combined with awareness for black lives & art and serving as a fundraiser. You can find a list of the supported organisations on the last page. Also info on each of the artists and their Bandcamp pages are included in the notes.

As this compilation is an ongoing process, it’s possible that the tracklist can still grow with a few extra songs in the next weeks. Please support & buy this compilation, let the internal fire burn on.

Also check the amazing support by the blogs Pan African Music and Rhythm Passport with nice articles and words about the compilation!

Sat 8 Feb > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam w/ A.J. Holmes (of Hackney Empire, London) & Alex Figueira (Vintage Voudou)

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ahoy folks!

Another Rebel Up! Soundclash night coming up with a sweet line up of afrolicious guests.

aj holmes
East London musician A.J.Holmes is the founding member & singer of The Hackney Empire band, who play a marriage of afro-pop and soukous paired with traditional pop sensibilities as a serious warm vibe. A.J. learned to play African *palm wine* guitar music from Folo Graff who played with Sierra Leonese legend S.E. Rogie (the king of palm wine guitar music) and from that moment on he got totally sucked into African music which also resulted into co-organising the succesfull Secousse club nights of tropical madness in London together with global electronic duo Radioclit (M.I.A., The Very Best, Amadou & Mariam). On this night he will play a solo palm wine guitar set as warmup, followed by a super special set with guitar & dj decks at the same time for a unique approach of his mixed African sound. We can only say; not to be missed! Listen to his mixtape & songs of what to expect.

alex f
dj Alex Figueira, born in Venezuala with Brazilian roots, has a BIG passion for vinyl; he is the co owner of the Vintage Voudou vinyl shop in A’dam, a grand collector of vintage African and Latin vinyls, runs the Music With Soul label and plays in the bands Fumaça Preta & Conjunto Papa Upa. This passionate spinning man will sure make you bounce & swing with his special delicious selections from the tropics. and oh, it’s his birthday party!!!

Support as ever by your interlocal Rebel Up! dj’swith all kinda fruity & spicy global dance tunes.

A night with vintage & latest dance tunes from Africa, Latin America & Carribean by Rebel Up! dj’s, A.J. Holmes & Alex Figueira!

doors: 22:30
6€ in, profits go to charity!
Brazilian NGO Tiaozinho >  a sports project for children and adolescents in one of the Sao Paulo favela’s
http://www.tiaozinho.org.br/

Sat 8 Feb @ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134

Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

thu 20 dec > Rebel Up! dj’s @ fundraiser benefit night in Bonnefooi, Bxl

hello folks,

Rebel Up! time again in Brussels this thursday night 20 december, just before the holiday season kicks off.
Christmas time brings out one’s most charitable side and so Bonnefooi will organise a fundraiser for a project in Brussels to host homeless people.The project called “Leeggoed” creates an alternative for people with housing problems in a city where the housing crises strikes ruthlessly. The money of the fundraiser will be used to create a space where a diverse group of homeless people can be sheltered temporarily, a space from where they can create a more stable and certain future. Here’s the roll > > >

20pm – Presentation of Project Leeggoed (www.wooncrisis.be)
21pm – Rojah Lao & Trinity Band (live West African Afro Reggae) www.myspace.com/rojahlao
23pm til very late – Rebel Up! Dj’s (vintage & modern Afro sounds from Africa to Latin America via the Caribbean isles, from old funk orchestra’s and swinging bands to the newest hybrid styles from electronic producers.)

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres, 1000 BXL
facebook event

sat. 25 Feb > Rebel Up! Soundclash *global psyche night* with special guest Arrington de Dionyso (US) @ OCCII, A’dam

Hello hello,

It has been a while since we sadly had to cancel our december night due to unforeseen reasons, but we’re back with fresh energies to give you a special night of Rebel Up! sounds. Not our Congolese rumba night as previously promised, that one will happen in June! This will be a *global psyche night*, meaning we will focus on experimental & improvised global sounds as well as vintage pop/rock spheres from the 60’s and 70’s from different corners of the world. Ofcourse we’ll also give you a nice dose of heavy bass deeper into the night to big up the Rebel Up! kaleidoscope.

 

We’re happy to announce our special American guest Arrington de Dionyso (ex-Old Time Relijun, the psychedelic krautrock band from overseas & Malaikat dan Singa) who will bring his trans-utopian throatsinging, bass clarinet, inspired by Indonesian trance music as a live improvisation of global psychedelic proportions. Be warned, his sound will go deep into your soul and liberate it with shamanic power. Check out his outerwordly sounds; www.arrington.bandcamp.com


 

Our second guest will travel from less far Brussels, Belgium. DJ Lowdjo is an eclectic wizard of the sort that totally fits the Rebel Up! mood and we’re also happy to have him joining our global cause of diasphoric sound. He will play special vintage sets of Thai folk funk and Turkish psychedelic rock straight out of his 45’s collection that will get everyone swinging. Check his active blog and mixcloud for some of his fine mixes.

As always, the Rebel Up! crew will play electic ethnic sound and everything in between to make you listen & dance while our visuals will make sure there’s never a dull moment on the dancefloor.

The charity of the night where we will donate our profits to is NGO Bhakti Luhur in Malang, Eastern Java, which takes care of handicapped children. One of the aid workers is a dutchman who runs the excellent Madrotter blog, all about Indonesian pop, rock and folk music from the past with quality uploads, though since the whole megaupload bust his blog has been relocated at Madrotter Treasure Hunt.

@ OCCII,
Amstelveenseweg 134, A’dam Oud Zuid
doors from 22:30 til 4:00
$damage; 5€, profit goes to charity!

sat. 27th aug > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam > Rebel Up! meets Bassculture crew

yeehawww.

time to kick off a new Rebel Up! Soundclash season at OCCII. From now on our parties will be once every 2 months instead of every month, just to keep it fresh and focused.

Coming saturday 27th, the Rebel Up! crew will meet the Bassculture crew from A’dam for a night of tropical bass, roots & funk, exotic folkpop and other vintage sounds to dance to. check the facebook event here.

Ofcourse our profits will go to a good charity as usual. With the heavy famine that is waging in the horn of Africa right now, we would like to raise emergency funds for the NGO SEED Samburu / Edukans. We also hope that everyone can donate whatever they can spare…it all helps!

A few weeks ago, the UN World Food programma decided to stop sending food reliefs to the tribal region of Central Sambura where the Samburu people live (a pastoral-nomadic tribe related to the Masai) and instead all food now goes to the refugee camps. It’s unfair that the UN turns their back on the Samburu and choose to let them starve. All the educational progress that has been made the past few years by NGO’s like Seed Samburu is on the point of being swooped away because without food, there is no education. Just 10 euro’s will already feed a Samburu child for a full month at school. This is the only daily meal they get as their own families are not able to feed them. Please give the Samburu kids a meal a day so that their life & education can continue!

If you are in Holland, you can also donate through this Edukans link or if you are elsewhere in the world, check the SEED Samburu site.

@ OCCII,
Amstelveenseweg 134, A’dam Oud Zuid
doors from 22:30 til 4:00
damage > 5€ for charity

Fri 18-02 > Rebel Up! Soundclash #3 in Brussels @ Bar Recyclart


*sounds from the global underground*
FREE IN – GRATUIT – GRATIS

Fri 18 february @ Bar Recyclart
from 22:00 till 3:00
Ursulinenstraat 25 Rue des Ursulines, Bxl

It’s about time for a steamy third Rebel Up! Soundclash night to give this Brussels winter some deserved sunshine! Expect a fully packed world trip in music where all borders are strictly taboo and in which the spirit of the global diaspora lives. A bit of acoustic ethnographics, a dose of innovative lo-fi & hi-fi electronics and a heavy dash of worldly kitsch. Or for the purists; Soukous, Afro funk, Soca, Roots, Balkan, Mestizo, Chaabi, Funana, Asiatic funk, Indian folkpop, Arabian techofolk, Global Bass & much more.

DJ Sebcat & Palm M of the nomadic Rebel Up! collective will serve up a tasty mishmash of sunny sound, while guest dj’s Brian Hainaut & Jean Mikili (Bal du Canal/BXL) will bring tropical tunes from the Brussels brousse that will make you shake, chouffé chouffé!

Rebel Up! is a not-for-profit collective that organises fundraiser nights for small charity organisations. Tonight’s funds will go to the Belgian/Rwandese humanitarian organisation Igitego Inyange ASBL who support education and healthcare projects in Rwandese villages.

During the night they will be selling specially prepared Rwandese snacks, yum yum! Come dance, taste & donate!

Download here the special promotional Rebel Up! Brussels warm-up set.
25 songs in a roundtripping mix of 80 minutes. Enjoy!

www.inyange.org
www.recyclart.be
www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa