New release on Rebel Up Records: Nikanor – Bajo El Sol. Album release weekend with shows in Gent & Brussels

Nikanor – Bajo El Sol (RUP015)
releases 15 january
on vinyl, CD & digital
Chicha cumbia, cumbia Amazonica and psychedelic rock from Peru via Brussels.

Nikanor is a Peruvian band based in Brussels, fronted by vocalist Marx Sánchez Sosa and guitarist Angel Loaiza. Together they play Chicha cumbia, a unique genre based on Andean melodies blended with tropical percussion and psychedelic rock.

The first Chicha cumbia bands appeared in Peru during the mid-1960’s and was very popular until the mid-1980’s. In recent years, ‘la Chicha’ is experiencing a renaissance, with bands and audiences from around the world (re)discovering its power and sound. Taking the big names and bands from the Chicha cumbia era as a reference, Nikanor started in 2016 as a cover band, to play the most remarkable and strongest songs to gain recognition in the Belgian scene. Since then the band has evolved into a group that writes their own music and songs.

Nikanor’s songs are a mix of rock, Chicha cumbia, tropical cumbia and Andean folk. Songs like ‘La Bajada del Kuraka’, with its Afro-Peruvian rhythms, or ‘Cóndor Blanco’, with its Quenas (Andean panpipes), make this album a trip in sound into Peru. Listening to the songs you feel like flying through landscapes and rhythms from all around the country. All of this in a rock structured format that invites to dancing and partying in a live setting.

LISTEN / ORDER vinyl/ CD via Bandcamp!

Check their new videoclip here! > > >

Nikanor & Rebel Up Records will present the album with a little tour in Belgium on friday 17 & sunday 19 january, with dj support & afterparty by Rebel Up & friends.

17.01 @ Trefpunt, Gent, 20h30
19.01 @ Labokube, Brussels 19h

Fri 13 April > Rebel Up Records label night #1 @ Beursschouwburg, Bxl, Memo Pimiento LP release party + more!

hello Bxl,

Our 1st Rebel Up Records label night @ Beurrschouwburg, to celebrate the release of Memo Pimiento‘s album ‘A Todo Dar’. electro cumbia wave from Brussels via Mexico!After 10 years of being a DJ collective and organization, Rebel Up start a new adventure, releasing global artists and music styles that they love. This label night celebrates the album release of Mexican-Brussels based artist Memo Pimiento, “A Todo Dar” on Rebel Up Records in pure electro cumbia style!

Memo Pimiento (MX/Bxl)
Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra is a fusion of the Latin American cumbia culture roots and European electro music with a psychedelic hint.
http://vi.be/memopimiento
http://memopimiento.bandcamp.com/

Nikanor (PE/Bxl)
Established in Brussels, Nikanor is a musical project that seeks to redefine rich Peruvian musical traditions in a new urban context.
https://www.nikanormusic.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYFisbbxTq-yBJiwq-owlNQ/videos

Dj Diego Armando (CT/ES)
A 24h digger moving from Jamaica to Cuba across New Orleans and back to Gyspy Rumba Barcelona.
http://diegoarmandodj.wordpress.com/
http://www.mixcloud.com/DiegoArmando/
http://wunderkammer.bandcamp.com/

Rebel Up dj’s Sebcat & Front Chaud (BE)
Expect a wild set of freshest tropical, African, Latino, Arab and Eastern global sounds.

Live visuals by VJ M.

doors: 22h / 3am
22h > DJ’s
23h > Nikanor *live*
00h > DJ’s
01h > Memo Pimiento trio *live*
02h > DJ Diego Armando

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Tickets > > 5 € presale / 8 € at the door
https://bit.ly/2DV6loc

@ Beursschouwburg
Rue August Ortsstraat 20-28
1000 Bxl

more info
NL https://www.beursschouwburg.be/nl/events/memo-pimiento-nikanor/
FR https://www.beursschouwburg.be/fr/events/memo-pimiento-nikanor/
EN https://www.beursschouwburg.be/en/events/memo-pimiento-nikanor/