12 – 14 May > Rebel Up tour in Switzerland with Babylon Trio


Hey all,

Rebel Up & Babylon Trio will be on a mini tour in Switzerland.

here the dates:
thu 12.05 @ Bienne
fri 13.05 @ Le Rez Usine, Geneva, Fete de la Danse Dabke night with Rizan Said and more
sat 14.05 Rebel Up & Don Kapot @ Bongo Joe Records, Geneva

Sunday 01.05 > Rebel Up @ Illegaal Festivaal #3, Brasserie Illegaal, Forest Bxl

iLLeGaaL FestivaaL is Back!#3 will take place in the brand new Illegaal brewery!
SpeciaaL edition for the big opening of (y)our new playground on 29.04, 30.04 + 01.05 !
* New place * New beers * New projects * Collabz with old and new partners in crimes.

Rebel Up will play on sunday mayday, from 22h until midnight. (Next day is a bank holiday!!)

on the programme >>>
* Radio Vacarme * Le Motel x Bruce Wayne * Aldous * Jazz Crew * Azmari * Vacarme – Clara Duflos * Maru Kay * Vacarme – Fleur * Chouette Asbl – High Jinks Delegation * Mighty Patch Dubwise * Dj Darkmatter * Bama Celesta * Masterslave * ASBL RAVIE – Drink after Drink * Sarah Bear * Les Chats Noirs – gut model * La +32 * Andy B * Stadskanker – Stakattak * Juicy * Christophe Clébard * Pernovitc * melissa juice * Vacarme – Poxcat crew * Tour de Samme – The Loop Brother * Aziza Trio * Dark Mattr * Cabaret Cirque * Vacarme – Performance drag et chant par Sergeï et Isuf * ZETA CLAN * SWEATS * Rebel Up * Sophie Melis & friends * Tarot masqué * Sangliers Lâchés En Cuisine * Les Shis sau6 * SaraBichel Ô Drapo * AtomiKitchen * Powsey * LaRace… ***

FB event here
website Illegaal

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!

08.02 Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, Farida Amadou & Friends and Terrie ‘Ex’ Hessels & Frank Rosaly @ OCCII, Amsterdam

Saturday 8 Feb >
Rebel Up Soundclash! present:
FARIDA AMADOU & FRIENDS (ex-Cocaine Piss) | SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) | REBEL UP! DJ’S
OCCII do-it-yourself mysticism | musical ritualism | €8 in before 22:00 / €10 after!
No presale,

FARIDA AMADOU & Friends (BE, ex-Cocaine Piss)
Farida Amadou is a Liège, Belgium based bass player, most well known for being part of the punk band Cocaine Piss and for her free improv sets with Steve Noble.
Since 2014, she has performed with many musicians all over Europe, including Linda Sharrock, Balasz Pandi, Jasper Stadhouders, Peter Brötzmann, Mette Rasmussen and Thurston Moore, TONiGHTS FRiENDS Include; Terrie Hessels (The Ex) on Guitar & Frank Rosaly (US) on Drums.
Listen here and here.

SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone)
Giving birth via impromptu instrumentals to glimpses of synchronistic magic, these Spiritczualics remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely charlatans?
Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outernational movement.
A traveling nexus collecting dozens of participants to explore alchemical realms of sonic ritualism. Fusing DIY electronics with experimental improvisation and traditional instruments, recurring collaborators have studied under masters of Andalusian music, ethno-music research as well as important underground venues in Berlin and Hamburg’s musical scenes. Visual artist Dima Rabik contributes his miniature ink drawing style to all Spiritczualic releases – as well as a live-drawing projection during performances.

Spiritczualic (“cz” borrowed from the Polish / tʂ / hard “tch”) – a word-melange of “ritczualic” and spiritual, reflects upon the ancient practice of musical ritualism. As an idea, it greatly predates the physical occurrence of the Enhancement Center – on Christmas 2017, when an Ottoman building below the Gates of Jerusalem provided itself for a remarkable meeting. The trespassing people who happened to be there – admittingly bizarre participants synchronized by state-of-mind rather than tune or scale – began exploring sonic sessions of do-it-yourself mysticism. Witnesses of its ritualistic gatherings have indeed reported moments of divination – and possibly sorcery. This raises the question, will the audience once again behold the allurement of Higher Sources – or rather testify to trickery.“
Listen here and here.

Rebel Up DJ’s
Before, inbetween & after, DJ’s Duckfood & Spliff will take you on a trip through the global underground

Info > FB event / website

door 20:30
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud West

Wedn 16 Oct > Rebel Up @ Le Lac w/ Sunn Trio (US), Hussein Rassim solo (IQ) and NGHE dj set, Bxl

Rebel Up, NGHE & Le Lac present: Arizona oriental psyche:

HUSSEIN RASSIM (IQ – BXL) concert time > 20h sharp
Hussein Rassim is a young Iraqi musician and player of the oud (Eastern lute), who studied at Iraq’s best music schools. Hussein is also a member of the bands Solo Baghdad, Arumbo and Nawaris. He has recorded an album titled Amerli with Refugees for Refugees, and Migration with Nawaris.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrSxShVRydU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb_CoQBXwxw

SUNN TRIO (US) > concert time: 21h00 sharp
Sunn Trio hail from Phoenix, Arizona. Surrounded by deserts like the Middle Eastern guitar music that is one of the notable influences on their sound, along with free jazz and harsh exotica and touchstones as disparate as Sonny Sharrock ,John McLaughlin, Sir Richard Bishop and Thinking Fellers Union Local 282. Sunn Trio’s Fayrus album on the Unrock label last year is a kaleidoscope for the ears featuring sax, saron, gong, boning, lap steel, tambura, oud lute and even a Gameboy, echoing from behind a curtain of bitter haze and sun-beaten punk. In the words of Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls), “Wielding Indo-Arabian Saz & white lightning six-string shrapnel amidst an alligator snapping turtle’s rhythm section, this trio-quartet-sextet may also sprout horns, flutes, animal skins, or shadow gamelan to faithfully demolish that whiny and predictable listening experience of today’s tepidly lazy, underachieving experimental music scene. Not a “safe” environment.”
https://sunntrio.bandcamp.com/album/fayrus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciZqzZdUaEU

19h > Opening set trance – drone – folk – arabic – fez noz expé by NGHE
https://www.mixcloud.com/mediatheque-nghe/compil-du-dimanche-3-__-un-dimanche-dhiver/
https://www.mixcloud.com/mediatheque-nghe/la-compil-du-dimanche/during/after >

After/between concerts: rumble folk sounds by SebCat (Rebel Up)
http://tiny.cc/wvkddz
http://tiny.cc/lckddz
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FB event
damage : 7 euros
doors: 19h > NGHE dj set
concerts: 20h + 21h

@ Le Lac
36 Rue de Witte de Haelen
1000 Brussels

Friday 16 Nov > Sublime Frequencies 15 year tour @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ Baba Commandant, Senyawa & more!

This friday Amsterdam people!

Sublime Frequencies tour night in OCCII with 2 international bands; Baba Commandant & his Mandingo Band from Burkina Faso and duo Senyawa from Indonesia, plus duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang.

Since 15 years, American label SUBLIME FREQUENCIES enriches the music world as a specialist in non-western music. Besides music, they also publish books, documentaries and films. Tonight they present two live artists signed on their label: Senyawa (Indonesia) and Baba Commandant (Burkina Faso). Also Canadian-Egyptian duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang will perform an early set. DJ support comes from the label owner Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies, Rebel Up and Papelon Kifesh.

Senwaya
this duo from Yogyakarta is headed by Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryardi. Indonesian traditional music forms the basis, but the duo uses playing techniques from experimental genres to create a completely unique sound. Hardcore metal, improvisation and traditional ritual music played with an intensity as if punk. Singer Shabare uses vocal traditions of the island in his singing but can also heavy metal grunting. Suryardi plays self-built instruments with names like ‘Gary’, ‘Bambu Wukir’ and ‘Aker Mahoni’. During performances, the duo uses homemade electronics to edit the sound of the vocals and instruments live. Their new album ‘Sujud’ has just been released.

https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/sujud

Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band
from Burkina Faso and was born as Mamadou Sanou and earned his spurs as a dancer and then as a singer and musician with groups like Dounia and the accompaniment band of Burkina Faso’s greatest star: Victor Démé. Baba Commandant plays the ‘ngoni’, the traditional instrument of the Donse tribe, traditional hunters in the region of Burkina Faso and Mali. He is aided by his Mandingo band of veteran musicians of the mandinko tradition, enfused with rock. The main influences of the group are Nigerian greats Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade but also Moussa Doumbia, the Malinese response to James Brown. Check their debut album ‘Juguya’ and their afro rocker album ‘Siri Ba Kele’ has which just been released

https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/siri-ba-kele

Canadian-Egyptian & American improv duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang will play a early support set. Improv guitarist Sehnaoui is known from bands such as Dwarfs of East Agouza and Jerusalem Is In My Heart, American percussionist Zerang hails from Chicago and its rich improv scene.
https://soundcloud.com/sharif-sehnaoui/sharif-sehnaoui-michael-zerang

DJ support & afterparty by Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies) and Papelon Kifesh

Expect an ephemeral exhibit showcasing the visual history of the label’s 15 year existence with some artwork, flyers and posters. There will be new and exclusive merchandise available only at this event as well as new albums by Senyawa and Baba Commandant. Please join us for a celebration of Sublime Frequencies!

Doors 20h30
tickets: 8,50€ presale, 10€ at door
FB event / website

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

Sat 9 Jan > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam

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They are not satanic, they just make God cry.
They don’t play samba, they decompose samba.
They are not a trio, they are a quintet.
So definitely, they are Satanique Samba Trio!
Imagine Tom Zé without vocals!! Or Captain Beefheart in a Brazilian mood!!!

SATANIC SAMBA TRIO was founded in 2002 with the sole purpose of posing as an idiosyncratic force on Brazilian Music landscape (hence, the reference to the word “Satan”, a derivation of the Hebrew expression shaitan, which in turn can be translated as “the adversary” or “stray”). Two years later, the quintet – not actually a trio – released their debut EP, MISANTROPICALIA.
In 2007, the band unearthed the critically acclaimed LP SANGROU, which led its way into Concerts on Brazilian Soil that also featured names as big as Tom Zé and Naná Vasconcelos. After a 3 year-long recording hiatus, as they toured around Brazil (big country, you know the drill), BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #2 was released with undeniable success. The “putrefaction trilogy” had just started: BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #1 from 2011 (yep, one year AFTER #2) and BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #3 (2013) would eventually follow the conceptual path of decay. By the earlier months of 2014, the band put together a digital compilation called BADTRIPTYCH (Far Out Recordings – UK) intended to lump up the “catchier” songs from the aforemented trilogy. Still in the wake of a creative spike, the quintet (remember: not a trio) released a 7-inch (45 RPM) vinyl record called MÓ BAD on 2015. Now they might be hitting your shores.
If you ever wanted to know how traditional brazilian music would sound if it went absolutely bonkers, Satanique Samba Trio is the fastest and coolest way find it out.
http://www.sataniquesambatrio.com.br/

+ DJ ZJAKKI WILLEMS aka DJ [Z] (BE)
Zjakki is thé world music dj of Belgian radio since a few decades through his Cucamonga and Closing Time World radio show on Radio1. A true specialist of Brazilian music, from folkloric to contemporary dance sounds. Expect everything from Afro-Brazilian rhythms to urban sounds and tropical experiments!

+ REBEL UP! DJ’S + VJ M
to colour the rest of the night into tropical dancefloor bliss and twirling visuals…
6€ in
from 22h30 til 4h
FB event here or see OCCII site.

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud-Zuid