Sunday 16 June: Babylon Trio @ 1 Ander Festival, Schijndel + Rebel Up @ Zerzura movie screening, Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam

This sunday, double action in Netherlands.

Brussels Iraqi band Babylon Trio will play at the free 1 Ander Festival in Schijndel (Noord Brabant).
free festival without borders and with a nice lineup between latino bands, rock and roots. Catch them live from 19:25 to 20:15

All info > FB event / website

Meanwhile in Amsterdam >
OCCII ON TOUR – Rebel Up & Filmhuis Cavia present:
FILM: ZERZURA + REBEL UP! DJ’s, SL’OCCii & Papelón Kifesh

In Tamashek with English subtitles; 84 minutes, 2017, Sahel Sounds.
Directed by Christopher Kirkley with Rhissa Koutata & Ahmoudou Madassane.

The first-ever ethnographic acid Western! In a genre-defying film, Zerzura follows a young man from a small village in Niger who leaves home in search of an enchanted oasis. His journey leads him into a surreal vision of the Sahara, crossing paths with djinn, bandits, gold seekers, and migrants. Zerzura is a modern folktale transposed onto an acid Western, equal parts Jodorowsky and Jean Rouch. Written and developed with a local Tuareg cast, Zerzura mixes ethnofiction with the genre picture, exploring themes of migration and exoticism through a collaborative approach.

FB event / website

@ Filmhuis CAVIA
adress: Van Hallstraat 52-1HG, 1051 HH Amsterdam
Doors: 20:00 – 00:00 | Donation For OCCii’s Soundsystem

new Rebel Up Nightshop episode #61

Rebel Up Nightshop radio show, episode #61, as broadcasted in May 2019 via Radio Campus Bxl and Groovalizacion Radio. 3 songs of the day; an edit by producer M.Rux, inspired by a Moroccan gnawa folk song, a new tune by Kokoko! and a special song by La Reunion singer Maya Kamaty. 4 albums of the month: ‘Wasalala’ by Madalisto band from Malawi on Bongo Joe records, sweet polyphonic babatone music from southern Africa. Also new a compilation of live recordings made in Amsterdam venue OCCII, with a vibrant mix of African artists as well as free jazz and punk, a collaboration between OCCII, Rebel Up, Red Wig and Makkum records. New EP by Palestinian electronic duo Zenobia on the new Acid Arab label via Crammed Discs, electro dabke sounds and the new album by duo Grupo JeJeJe on Discos Rolas label, where futuristic sonidero cumbia from Mexico clashes with Egyptian, Mesopotamia and Aztec sounds. Closing the show with our monthly Agenda + a few Soundclash tunes. Download here: https://bit.ly/2vYZpVF

and here also our Rebel Up radio show at BRUZZ, with diverse tunes by Diron Animal, Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla, Andi Otto (Umeko Ando remixes), Grupo Je Je Je and more,

Mon 6 May > Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo (Sahel Sounds) @ OCCII, Amsterdam + live session at Red Light Radio + Tue 7 May @ Pantropical, WORM, Rotterdam

This monday evening at OCCII Amsterdam, special concert by Mauritanian duo Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla from Sahel Sounds!

First up, from 16 to 17h we will do a Rebel Up x Sahel Sounds livestream session at Red Light Radio, tune in online and see/hear it all.

In the evening at the OCCII, synth freakout from the Sahara. Mauritanian WZN (literally “instrumental music”) has emerged as pop music, blaring out of taxi cabs and cassette shops throughout the country. Ahmed Lowla is one of the country’s biggest stars. Performing in lavish weddings of Nouakchott with a troupe of percussionists, Ahmed’s signature style is dynamic and ambitious, shredding over the keys with flourishes (like playing with his elbows and head!). Hypnotic and tranced out, Ahmed Lowla transports Mauritanian classical music into technological futures, like a drug-free baroque rave under the open air of the Sahara.

Listen to the the new album ‘Terrouzi’ here – released by Sahel Sounds in time of the tour and some video’s

dj support Rebel Up & Sahel Sounds
all info: FB Event / website.
doors: 20h30
@ OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134, Oud Zuid, A’dam

in case you can’t catch them in Amsterdam or live further away > no fear, they play next day on tuesday 7 may @ WORM in Rotterdam.

Pantropical organises this fine night, with support by Rebel Up Duckfood and Chulengo.

doors 20h30
all info > FB event / website
@ Worm
Boomgaardstraat 71
Rotterdam

5-13 May, Northern Europe > Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo tour x Rebel Up

from 5 to 13 May, Rebel Up SebCat will be touring along Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo from Mauritania and Sahel Sounds label allover Northern Europe and ending in Bucharest.

In Amsterdam (6th), Rotterdam (7th) and Berlin (9th), expect some Rebel Up warmup dj sets, and perhaps more.

Give us a shout if you are in town on one of those nights! 🙂
View the full tour with FB events via the Sahel Sounds page.




Fri 1 March > Rebel Up Soundclash *Sahel special* with Studio Shap Shap (NE) & Pal/Secam @ OCCII, Amsterdam

Sounds from the Global Underground | Sahel Special

Another special Rebel Up Soundclash night in the OCCII, where we invite the band Studio Shap Shap for their only NL show this tour. Not to be missed!

Studio Shap Shap started off in 2015 as a project that was inspired by a new radio station in Niamey, which was searching for local musicians who could create 27 songs in three days for its broadcast programme. Studio Shap Shap are Oumarou Adamou (Niger), Boubacar Siddo Diallo (Niger), Seyni Halidou (Niger), Haruna Abdou (Niger), Christian Koulnodji (Chad) and Laetitia Cecile (Reunion). The six-piece ensemble is known for fusing traditional and contemporary beats, inspired by nature, the communities they live in and the band members’ musical backgrounds. Mixing nature and city, traditional and electronic techniques, spoken word and vocals magnify the traditional instruments. Ancient knowledge to rely on and beyond modernity for a true contemporary African sound. Despite the challenges, the group managed to independently release their debut album ‘Chateau I’, which was recorded outside and under a hut and with the sound of birds and city noise around them. They have grown a lot since their first album and have been busy recording new songs. This is their only show in Netherlands. Travel with them into the modern sound of the Sahel!
https://studioshapshap.bandcamp.com/album/chateau-1

Support before & after the concert by Rebel Up DJ’s & Pal/Secam in Sahel & sunny Afro spheres.

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8€
doors 20h30 / concert 22h
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid


Saturday 15 Dec > Rebel Up x Akuphone label night w/ Ko Shin Moon live + dahaW ⅃ꓘ@ OCCII, Amsterdam

Rebel Up Soundclash x Akuphone label night, with live sets by Amsterdam duo dahaW ⅃ꓘ and French duo Ko Shin Moon.

Imagine an outernational sound that defies borders, the meeting of ethnic folk music in underground spheres. Sound from the past brought alive into the present via the frequencies and vibrations of strings, percussion and analogue synths. The cultural counterculture against the right wing tendencies and normalities of today will not be silenced. We want you to be part of this, join our ritual as we dance the night away to beautiful songs and hidden gems from around the world.

Earlier in the day we will play a live session at Red Light Radio from 17-18h.
stream us here > http://redlightradio.net

 dahaW ⅃ꓘ (GR/SYR) *live*
Somewhere was the beginning/Somehow will be the end/Everything is chaos/All is ONE “KL wahad” (Oud/folk guitar). In their first ever concert, they will explore the possibilities of the endless improvisation between borders and freedom.
 
Ko Shin Moon (FR) *live*
Paris duo Axel Moon and Niko Shin blur temporal and geographical boundaries. As Ko Shin Moon they mix acoustic instruments from different regions of the world though analogue machines, traditional instruments, electronic sampling and field recordings, taking the stage with a Saz and heaps of analogic synths. The first album of the band is a bodily trip through hybrid territories, fantasy soundscapes and colorful collages: from Oriental Europe to Northern Africa, Middle East or Southeast Asia and beyond. Reversing analogical listening in digital synthesis, as music for imaginary traveling in dancefloor trance. After numerous summer festivals allover Europe and Morocco, they have just returned from a residency in Caïro, Egypt and played at Trans Musicales Rennes Festival.
 
DJ Cheb Gero (Akuphone label / FR)
Genuine music lover and chronic collector, Cheb Gero has cleared up and digged into musical worlds ever since his teens. In 2015, He launched outernational label Akuphone in an “archiving” spirit, drawn by a desire to “explore the world through music”. Far from supporting a romantic or fetishist vision of extra-Western music, the label aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. He hosts the radio shows Decolonize Ur Mind and Radio Gero, as well as Parisian Northern African music nights such as Belleville Habibi. Check out his live cassette mix >
https://akuphone.com/catalog/Z
https://akuphone.bandcamp.com
 
Rebel Up DJ’s
hosts of the Rebel Up Soundclash parties in OCCII and of countless global sound events in Brussels, Belgium with contemporary *world / folk* music or in electronic ethnic sounds. Rebel Up is a full force: making remixes, drop mixtapes, hosting the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl and live sessions on Kiosk Radio. Earlier this year Rebel Up Records label has been kickstarted the with cutting edge releases from Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Tunisia, Morocco & Bxl out now. Always on the search for new and old sounds from around the globe, their selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths.
 
DOORS 21h | €8
FB event

more info www.occii.org

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid

 

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