Sat 30 March: Rebel Up Duckfood @ Arab Film Festival afterparty, WORM, Rotterdam

WORM and Pantropical proudly host this year’s official Arab Film Festival afterparty. Cheb Gero from the Parisian Akuphone label, Rebel Up Duckfood and Discourse will DJ fantastic old and new dance tunes from the Arab world.

CHEB GERO (fr | Akuphone)
Cheb Gero (Fabrice Gery) is a music lover who runs the international Akuphone label from Paris. Fabrice’s DJ alias illustrates the diversity of the musical worlds he shares: ‘Cheb’ is a homage to Algerian Raï singers, whereas ‘Gero’ refers to the Japanese noise cult band of the same name, and to his own surname. His DJ sets consist of a broad range of music; Arab, African, and (South East) Asian folk, grooves and beats.
soundcloud.com/cheb-gerohttps://akuphone.com

✹ DUCKFOOD (roffa | Pantropical, Rebel Up)
Duckfood’s awe-inspiring music collection absorbs anything from Renaissance to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are colourful and not preoccupied by categorization. Because of his love for the Maghreb and Arab music he is hellbent to make something extra special of this evening.
soundcloud.com/rebeluppa/zl-alibah-rebel-up-libya-duckfood-stomper

DISCOURSE (ir/nl | Fwd: Gher Space)
discourse (Katayoun Arian) is an Iranian-Dutch DJ, curator and writer. She is the founder of Fwd: Gher Space, an Amsterdam-based platform that aims to be a home for a growing community of women and female DJs in particular. The platform strives to connect music loving audiences, VJs, dancers, artists and allies with different experiences, cultural backgrounds and gender identities, to diverse musical traditions, communities, and venues. Her writing often deals with questions of decoloniality and communality.
soundcloud.com/katayounamsterdam

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location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71
23:00 – 04:00 | door: €5

Pantropical is a frenzied concert/club/dance series focussing on rough-edged tropical music, rural folklore, contemporary club, global bass and more. Pantropical balances the new with the trailblazers of old, seeking out authenticity and new movements.

Fri 8 March > Giraffes & Penguins Int. Women’s Day global party @ Au Quai, Bxl

This friday, during International Women’s Day >
Let’s celebrate all Giraffes & Penguins from Venus!

For this special night we’ll have a female DJ line-up with DJ Nadia Rodrigues (NL / Cabo Verde), Rrita Jashari (54KOLAKTIV), La Sirocco (Radio Panik), Rebel Up PussyCat, La Grande Méchante Louve, Tropical DJipsies & Maria Ilia (video mapping).

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〰♀〰 DJ Nadia Rodrigues (NL / Cabo Verde) 〰♀〰
Pantropical resident DJ Nadia Rodrigues has been active in the Rotterdam Afro-scene for about seven years now. She switches effortlessly between sounds related to her Cape Verdean roots, Gqom, Afrohouse, and other styles.
https://soundcloud.com/isa89/amsterdam-meets-afrohouse-dj-nadia-rodrigues-liveset-red-light-radio-06-17-2017

〰♀〰 Rrita Jashari (54KOLAKTIV) 〰♀〰
Rrita Jashari is first and foremost a music-passionate-person. She’s been involved in musical projects and has been collecting vinyl for years now. Rrita is one of the founders of the Brussels based 54KOLAKTIV and 54 Sound, a Jamaican style handcrafted soundsystem. In her sets, she blends sounds from various eras and areas, ranging from experimental, ethnical and underground music to dancefloor hits or even more poppy music – all of this depending on her mood, the context, place, public and the things she’s been listening to in that specific phase of her life. As long as the music touches us and makes us groove… No music purism here!
https://soundcloud.com/marla-j

〰♀〰 La Sirocco 〰♀〰
Chroniqueuse et programmatrice musicale à Radio Grenouille à Marseille puis Radio Panik à Bruxelles depuis une dizaine d’années, les sélections de La Sirocco naviguent entre afro, disco, hip-hop et bass music. Déhanchés assurés!
www.chloedespax.com

〰♀〰 Tropical DJipsies〰♀〰
The Tropical DJipsies are las chicas of Giraffes & Penguins – the Bulgarian, the Greek and the Portuguese that are always busy at the entrance, at the video mapping, on the dancefloor and more. Passionate about music, life, world and love, these party animals will kick off the party with a warm-up set that will take you through traditional and contemporary sounds from the four corners of the earth!.Get ready for oriental-gypsy-balkan-afro belly button shaking vibes!

〰♀〰 Maria Ilia (video mapping) 〰♀〰
Maria Ilia is a Greek Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist.
Her experience in architecture came together with her passion for visuals to develop sophisticated and colorful video mapping on handmade structures for events and festivals. Over the last year she’s been a close and frequent collaborators of both Giraffes & Penguins and Global Hybrid Records.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

your hosts: Rebel Up PussyCat & Le Grand Mechant Louve.

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22h – 4h30
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23


Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Fri 10 Aug > Rebel Up Duckfood @ DAKloos Cumbia party, Containerbar Noord, Rotterdam

DAK organises an evening of cumbia and global sounds, with Conjunto Papa Upa (live)

+DJs Rebel Up Duckfood & Chris Baas

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from 16h to 23h, FREE IN!
@ Containerbar Noord
Noordplein Rotterdam

Sat 14 Oct > Rebel Up Duckfood @ Pantropical x Arab Film Festival

‘Pantropical x Arab Film Festival’ is an integral part of the annual Arab Film festival [11 – 15 Oct]. We proudly present a line up that is all-embracing and engaging, ranging from virtuoso oud playing, experimental electronica, to old and new Arab dance tunes and futurist Nubian beats. This event will take place at Roodkapje, literally a 3 min. walk from Rotterdam CS.

SUFYVN (SD)
Sufyvn is a Khartoum based Sudanese music producer who explores the diverse sounds of traditional Sudanese music. He uses vintage Sudanese instruments and merges them with modern textures and a strong rhythmic backbone similar to those found in electronic IDM and Hip-Hop contexts. Sufyvn’s signature sound is highlighted on the “Ascension EP” (2017), his most detailed work to date. This EP does not westernize Sudanese music, but instead takes it to new territories. “Ascension” is a visionary accomplishment that enabled Sufyvn to define his voice as a producer.
https://sufyvn.bandcamp.com/album/ascension-ep
https://soundcloud.com/sufyvn

JAWA MANLA (SY)
Jawa Manla is a talented oud player from Syria who was born in Aleppo and grew up in Damascus. She started playing music at the age of eleven. Inspired by her father playing the oud, she decided to commit to the instrument. She went on to study music in Egypt in 2012 at the Beit El Oud institute under the supervision of the Iraqi oud player Naseer Shamma. In 2014 she received lessons in Istanbul by the Turkish oud player Nacati Celik. Since June 2015 she is based in the Netherlands which enables her to perform with many international musicians, not in the last place because of her studies at Codarts in Rotterdam.
https://jawamanla.wixsite.com/jawamanla

DIRAR KALASH (Palestine)
Dirar Kalash is a sound artist whose uncompromising work spans a wide range of sonic practices. Dirar will perform with the oud combined with electronica, approaching the lute-type string instrument with different techniques in order to achieve a music that transcends the common notions of traditional oud playing. His approach repositions the oud within a context where it is considered not only as an instrument with a deep history, but also as a vehicle for further explorations of musical and sonic languages.

DUCKFOOD (NL | Rebel Up! / Pantropical)
Duckfood’s massive music collection absorbs anything from renaissance to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are colourful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre.

CHRISTIAN BAAS (NL | Pantropical)
Rotterdam based DJ with a fine eclectic taste. He played pantropical sets at a diverse range of events; with Mdou Moctar, DJ Tetris, DJ Bebedera, Gaye Su Akyol, Altin Gün, etc.

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presale: €7 / door: €8
doors 21:00
@ Roodkapje
Delftseplein 39, Rotterdam

Thu 6 July > Rebel Up! @ Pantropical presents: Los Mirlos, WORM, Rotterdam

Hola!
this thursday, concert of famous Peruvian chicha cumbia band Los Mirlos in Rotterdam!!!

Pantropical is extremely proud to present the legendary Los Mirlos during their first ever European tour! Widely known as the masterminds of Peruvian-Amazonian Cumbia, Los Mirlos have recorded over 500 songs during their career. If you haven’t been living under a rock, chances are you have heard at least one of them, one way or another. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this fantastic 8-piece live band led by founder Jorge Rodríguez Grández.

LOS MIRLOS (PE) – starts 21h15 !
Named after a black bird in their native jungle, Los Mirlos are the uncrowned kings of tropical Peruvian Cumbia, or Cumbia Amazonica. The band came together in Lima during the oil boom of the 70s and created a uniquely new and powerful party music inspired by the Anglophone psychedelic rock and surf music of the time. Fast-forward some 40 years, and Los Mirlos have travelled and performed in almost every Latin American country, and are still considered essential for the culture of Amazonian Cumbia, not in the last place because of popular compilations such as “Roots of Chicha”, “Back To Peru”, and “Cumbia Beat Vol. 1”. Songs like ‘La Danza de Los Mirlos’, ‘Sonido Amazónico’, ‘Lamento en la Selva’, ‘Muchachita del Oriente’, and ‘Chinito en Onda’ are kept in the memory of many people worldwide, who all danced to them at one point of their life.

DJ support by Rebel Up! SebCat & DJ Pinchado (AR), everything Peruvian from huayno folklore, selva, cumbia, guaracha & chicha cumbia!
Visuals by Jonathan Castro (PE).
+ Mecchanana cocktail bar

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@ WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
20:30 – 01:00 | Los Mirlos: 21:15 | entrance: 15€
*** limited capacity! ***