yes, this weekend, festival season fever has kicked off.
On friday, a triple city programme of Rebel Up & Babylon Trio spread over Brussels, Genk and Gent.
starting at Couleur Cafe, where Rebel Up, Drache Musicale and Le Grand Mechant Loop will play together 3 evenings in a row from 18h until 1am at the secret Drasch bar. Think you can find us? 😉 On friday and saturday night Rebel Up LeBlanc spins and Rebel Up SebCat on sunday.
Meanwhile in Genk (Limburg), Babylon Trio will play a live show before BaBa Zula and Omar Souleyman. FREE IN, see event here.
and that same friday evening, Rebel Up SebCat will spin from midnight til 2am at Copacobana festival in Gent (St Amandsberg) at Het Kasteel stage. Also a free festival and a great lineup. FB event / website.
saturday early evening, Babylon Trio will play at Ottertrotter festival in Mechelen, another free festival! see event here.
also saturday night, Memo Pimiento plays a live set in Brugge at the Signaal Radiofestival. Find them at 22h at the outdoor stage at Villa Bota. FB event here.
and in the night in Brussels, Rebel Up SebCat will spin at the afterparty of the European Bike Messengers Championship at Black Buddah warehouse, organised by 54K soundsystem. See FB event & Black Buddah page.
Syrian street level folkpop; traditional dabke folk music mixed with electronic dance beats, unreal music from the middle east! Back home, Souleyman performs at engagements & weddings as party singer for local Syrians and soon also for westeners. @ Rebel Up! we have many times played his songs on our nights, making you all dance and wondering -who is this special artist?- Well now, it’s (y)our first chance to hear him play in the flesh, don’t miss Souleyman’s folkrave extravaganza!
Group Doueh (Western Sahara)
Raw trancedental desert blues with traditional Sahrawi/Hassania folk music. Expect rough guitars and nomadic singing styles into one heavy lofi sound as never heard before from the sandy dunes of the Sahara. Let yourself be amazed by this Saharan sound of sweet lofi folkpunk.
Alan Bishop & Mark Gergis of the Sublime Frequencies label will play an eclectic dj set. Also the new movie PALACE OF THE WINDS by Hisham Mayet about the Saharawi people of the Mauritanian sahara will be shown, wow!
~Just check out video’s of the artists & movie at the tour site of Sublime Frequencies!~
This evening is just too good, too special to miss out on some global cultural vitamins….
Thursday 4th of june @ OCCII Location:OCCII, Amsterdam, Amstelveenseweg 134 (tram #1 (stop Overtoomsesluis) or #2) Start Time: 21:00, beware; early start with movie! fee: 10€ (2 live bands, dj’s & movie!)