New sounds & albums of the month by Nahawa DOUMBIA via Awesome Tapes From Africa, Christine Salem, SAULT via Forever Living Originals, Ostinato Records, Azmari via Sdban Records, Alostmen via Strut Records, Lion’s Drums via Biologic Records, HHY & The Kampala Unit & Nilotika Cultural Ensemble via Nyege Tapes tapes, 3Phaz via 100Copies Music, Anka Foh via Shika Shika, Kamilya Jubran via Akuphone, Habibi Funk and more!
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.
Heatwave soundtrack >>> new Rebel Up Nightshop show #75 August
3 hours of new global sounds via Radio Campus Bruxelles with new albums between jazz, tropical, tradi, tribal, bass n beats by Makaya McCraven (International Anthem), Béliz (BeauMonde), Dinastia Torres & Nkumba System (Palenque Records), Los Ovnis & Grupo Alegria (Discos Horóscopo), Pedro Lima (Bongo Joe Records, Voz Di Saniclau (Analog Africa), to Don Plok (Folcore Records), Captain Planet w/ Alsarah & Kongo Elektro (Bastard Jazz), Kutiman (Siyal Music), Mascarimirì (ARRA Produzioni Mediterranee), WILD/LIFE (Mik Musik) and DJ Diaki (Nyege Tapes).
This month of July we have a 3,5 hours long Nightshop show, 9 albums of the month and new songs, with a big focus on music from Africa. Starting with songs of the day; COVID-19 kologo music from Ghana (Ayuune Sule), and jazz from International Anthem label (by Anteloper and Angel Bat Dawid). Our albums of the month start with desert songwriting by Ak’Chamel (Akuphone), the early tsapiky cassette years by Damily (Bongo Joe), Bandé-Gamboa project between Guiné-Bissau & Cabo Verdian musicians (Heavenly Sweetness) and new ethiofunk by Mulatu Astakte & Black Jesus Experience (Agogo Records). It gets more percussive and electronic with albums by Malawi ritual drumming group Doctor Kanuska Group (1000Hz), Ugandan heavy electro tribalism by Nihiloxica (Crammed Discs), Portuguese percussive dub band HHY & the Macumbas (Nyege Tapes), deep Congolese futurism by Bantou Mentale (Glitterbeat) and a Dutch-Sierre Leone EP by producer Ramses3000 (Intercept) and Nigerian female rapper Aunty Razor (Blanc Manioc). tune in!
During this summer, our Rebel Up show will be every tuesday from 21h to 22h.
Tonight with new tunes by Anteloper (Imaginary Anthem), Doctor Kanuska Group (Sacral Grooves 1000hz), HHY & The Macumbas (Nyege Tapes), Aunty Razor (Blanc Manioc), Bantou Mentale (Glitterbeat), Ghetto Kumbé (ZZK Records), Ayuune Sule and more! Tune in live.