wednesday 09.11 Rebel Up Alive session at Bonnefooi with Bxl-Colombian traditional roots group Tambor Caribe. Concert at 21h, dj set by SebCat. Free in!
@ Bonnefooi Rue des Pierres
Thursday 10.11, album release concert my Brussels groove band M.Chuzi at Pianofabriek St Gilles. Their album Papara is releasing this week and what way to celebrate it! Concert at 20h30 sharp. Free in! aren’t we spoiling you? 😉
Afterparty from 22h30 onwards at Le Louvre café on the parvis with Rebel Up SebCat vinyl dj set, followed by vinyl dj set by Matteo and Basile of M.Chuzi / Amzari.
Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987
New release on Rebel Up Records, +5 years in the making, retrospective of worker class & migrant chicha cumbia from Discos Horoscopo label from Lima, Peru in the 1980’s.
Between 1977 and 1987, the Discos Horóscopo label produced the largest wave of Andean tropical cumbia in the world; ‘chicha’, a reference to the indigenous Andean alcoholic drink. The label was filled with contemporary iconic figures such as Chacalón y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis, Grupo Alegría and other groups which today have a cult status in Peru and beyond. Together they created a unique style with the capacity to talk about both love and uprooting, unemployment, struggle of classes, internal violence and impossible loves.
Selection made by DJ Pinchado, Rebel UpSebCat & Jalo del Prado Nunez. Out now digitally, streaming and as 2LP deluxe gatefold edition with 12 page booklet with Liner notes by Alfredo Villar and translated song texts (in spanish & english) and graphic gatefold design by Ruta Mare.
Available as 2LP or with limited edition 7inch bonus single (Los Shapis & blind singer Nohemi) Also very limited edition run of 60 Chicha Popular Tshirts available, designed in neon paint by Ruta Mare. Check the bundles on our Bandcamp.
Here a playlist of existing & upcoming chicha cumbia releases from Peruvian bands on Rebel Up and Discos Horóscopo labels. Discover the power of chicha with Nikanor, Chacalon y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Grupo Somos de Huanuco, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis and more. After the summer, we will release the 2LP retrospective compilation Chicha Popular (Love & Social Political Songs from 1980’s Peru Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987), 7inch of Los Shapis and Grupo Somos De Huanuco cult album.
ES > Aqui una playlista de actual y futuro lanzamientos de chicha cumbia de la bandas peruanas en los sellos Rebel Up y Discos Horóscopo ¡Descubre el poder de la chicha con Nikanor, Chacalon y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Grupo Somos de Huanuco, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis y mas…. Después del verano, lanzaremos la recopilación retrospectiva de 2LP Chicha Popular (Canciones de amor y política social de 1980’s Peru Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987), 7inch de Los Shapis y álbum de culto de Grupo Somos De Huanuco.
Rebel Up Nightshop radio show of this month November for Radio Campus Bruxelles has just been dropped online now!
+3 hours of fresh global sounds between free jazz, gnawa, afrobeat, traditional, tropical, dub, bass and more! with songs & albums by Aquiles Navarro & Tcheser Holmes on International Anthem, BANTU on Soldedad, JISR on Free Soul Inc., Satanique Samba Trio on Rebel Up, compilation La Locura de Machuca on ANALOG AFRICA, Kukaya on 1000Hz, Coreysan on Blind Colour, Nuri on Shouka, Los Bulldozer on Galletas Calientes Records, Vudufa on Basy Tropikalne, James Stewart & Ayuune Suley on Mawimbi, Arp Frique on Rush Hour, Maleza on Secousse and Burkina Azza with Les Frères Jackfruit.
This month’s Rebel Up Nightshop show (April 2020, via Radio Campus Bruxelles) is done in quarantine, home recorded as a big 2 hour mixtape with 10(!) albums of the month. Look out for some current candid COVID19 spoken word soundbites throughout the show as awareness or social political counteraction.
Starting with a psychedelic oriental tune by Baharat on Batov Records and followed by the new Ethiofunk-meets-dub album ‘Yene Mircha’ by Hailu Mergia on Awesome Tapes From Africa. After this, Argentinian outsider band Los Siquicos Literalenos and their experimental chamame folk sound out on Hive Mind Records and followed by the reissue of Peruvian Amazonian cumbia band Ranil Y Su Conjunto on Analog Africa, rare recordings from the 1970’s. We travel to Turkey via German Turkish migrant communities on the Uzelli Electro Saz compilation with psychedelic folk from 70’s & 80’s and followed by contemporary northern Greek folk music album by Evritiki Zygia on Teranga Beat label. Then we travel to Morocco, to the Master Musicians of Jajouka & Bachir Attar reissue on vinyl by Zehra label from a 1991 recording and we travel up into the Iberian peninsula for the compilation Codex Futura Vol.1 on Samain Music digital label with contemporary electronic folk music from Spain & Portugal. El Buho brings his new electronic latino album ‘Ramas’ on Wonderwheel label and we end the show in oriental electronic rave sounds via French duo Ko Shin Moon (‘Leila Nova’) on Akuphone and Palestinian duo Zenobia (‘Halak Halak’) on Crammed Discs. See full tracklisting in comments >
Nikanor – Bajo El Sol (RUP015) releases 15 january on vinyl, CD & digital Chicha cumbia, cumbia Amazonica and psychedelic rock from Peru via Brussels.
Nikanor is a Peruvian band based in Brussels, fronted by vocalist Marx Sánchez Sosa and guitarist Angel Loaiza. Together they play Chicha cumbia, a unique genre based on Andean melodies blended with tropical percussion and psychedelic rock.
The first Chicha cumbia bands appeared in Peru during the mid-1960’s and was very popular until the mid-1980’s. In recent years, ‘la Chicha’ is experiencing a renaissance, with bands and audiences from around the world (re)discovering its power and sound. Taking the big names and bands from the Chicha cumbia era as a reference, Nikanor started in 2016 as a cover band, to play the most remarkable and strongest songs to gain recognition in the Belgian scene. Since then the band has evolved into a group that writes their own music and songs.
Nikanor’s songs are a mix of rock, Chicha cumbia, tropical cumbia and Andean folk. Songs like ‘La Bajada del Kuraka’, with its Afro-Peruvian rhythms, or ‘Cóndor Blanco’, with its Quenas (Andean panpipes), make this album a trip in sound into Peru. Listening to the songs you feel like flying through landscapes and rhythms from all around the country. All of this in a rock structured format that invites to dancing and partying in a live setting.