this wednesday, double Rebel Up evening. take your pick or do both 🙂
Record market at Recyclart + concert Dr Poembak
the Rebel Up distro & label will be present from 16h till 22h >
all info < FB event / website
and in the evening, Rebel Up is supporting as dj warmup at concert night in the Ancienne Belgique.
This seven-man company from Pakistan & Canada is celebrating the Pakistani qawwali tradition – an ancient form of Sufi religious music from Asia – such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan did in the 80s-90s. And although they have been active for 20 years, the band seems to break through this year with a wider audience.
◊ RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA& the Indo-Pak Coalition Pitchfork recently described his style as ‘jaw-dropping’ and called him ‘one of the finest saxophonists going’.AllMusic also lauded and titled: “One of the strongest voices of the jazz scene.”His latest album ‘Agrima’ reflects ‘the vibrant presence of Indian rhythmic and melodic elements in a charged, modern improvisational framework born of the New York jazz scene’.
doors > 19h
19h > Rebel Up dj set
20h > Rudresh Mahantappa
21h30 > Fanna-Fi-Allah
This weekend on sunday 14 oct, we’re blowing some new life into our Rajasthan Live Cinema project at the TUSK festival in Newcastle amongst a great avant gardist & folky lineup. Rajastani visuals and music meet in a deep road trip vibe. Our set is scheduled at 18:00
This sunday evening a special trancedental Rajasthani sufi concert in Brussels by our friends Irshad Ali Qawwali Party at Art Base venue in city centre (close to Central Station)
A Royal Family Tradition of Rajasthan
Irshad Ali Kawa- Lead Voice Nishad Ali Kawa- Tabla
Imran Khan- Harmonium and Voice
The Abdul Gafoor Kawa family is a very ancient family of classical musicians in Rajasthan. Irshad Kawa was born in 1987 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. He started singing Indian classical music ” Khayal ” with his grandfather Ustad Abdul Gafoor Kawa Sahab & with his father Ishak Ali Kawa & his uncle Amanat Ali Kawa. After this he started to sing qawwali music with his brothers Nishad Ali Kawa and Harmoniyam- Imran Khan Foga ). Irshad Kawa gave his 1st performance with “ Irshad Ali Qawwali Party ” in front of the President of india Dr. ApJ Abdul Kalam, the biggest scientist of India.Nishad Ali Kawa started playing Tabla when he was 3 years old. Imran khan plays harmonium with Nishad and Irshad since they were children.
The next few days, Rebel Up! SebCat will be touring the eastern coast of Spain, yay!
Shoudl you be around there the next days, do come!
Tomorrow night, Thu 24 July, SebCat will be playing global/tropical beats in Valencia together with Biano (member of Orxata Sound System) @ Desfas Tropical party in Juanita Club. Doors open at 23:00, Facebook event here.
We’ll be playing at the old Moorish castle overlooking the city & harbour of Cartagena, after the shows of global bands Les Ambassadeurs, the reunited Malian 70’s band of Salif Keita, Amadou Bogayoko & Cheik Tidiane! And also La Yegros (Argentina), a great honour. In the deep of night between 2:30 – 4:00 we will be playing a fine selection of cassettes from Africa, Middle East and Indian subcontinent. It sounds something like this!
A special night in Studio Marcel (Recyclart) this saturday 22 Feb >>>>>> >>>> > > >>>>> > >
Our very own Rebel Up! SebCat will let us see contemporary street level India (Rajasthan) through his eyes but also through other eyes, through photographs, live movie clips and video clips. Rajasthan culture without the safe typecasted tourist view but roughly enhanced by encounters with locals, having stayed in their homes and villages and getting a close feel of their daily lives.
artwork of the Rajasthan Street Music double LP cover
The Indian streets are the main theme tonight, as this is also the release party of the double vinyl ‘Rajasthan Street Sounds’, recorded by Seb and just out now on the amazing outernational SUBLIME FREQUENCIES label. The sounds on this LP are sincere and filled with context by who sings & plays them > no big artists, but the Rajasthani street folk musicians who have a tough life and never get the right respect for their musical skills within their own society. These recordings were made in 2007 with folk musicians on the street or in their homes, on regional folk instruments such as ravannattah violin, kamaycha cello, ektara lute of morchang jewish harp.
a sufi & hindu spiritual concert by the Ali Kawa Brothers (Rajasthan) who hail from a musical family of Rajasthani master musicians from the pink city of Jaipur. On vocals, tabla and harmonium for a true feeling of the trancendental islamic & hindu reverence sound that can be heard allover Rajasthan
The whole night will be coloured with projections of photo’s by Seb Bassleer, David Tesinsky, Maarten Van Der Glas, Vanessa Verbeiren, Jet van Zwieten and Neire Le Neiro, as well as movie projections of road & music clips by Maarten Van Der Glas in a different room. There should be fresh chai and spicy fried snacks available for a real taste of the Indian streets,
+ Hellvete (BE)
Glen Steenkiste alias Hellvete is a member of psych outfit Sylvester Anfang II and also of the Kraak and Funeral Folk label. He draws influences from old folk music and drones to make hypnotic tapestries. Tonight he will play a special warmup drone-out set of multi-layered harmonium & sruti box airwaves beyond the realm of raga into eternal bliss.
After last week’s amazing night with Konono No1, a fresh Soundclash night coming up @ OCCII again! It will be a special eastern/arabic theme night with mystical Sufi/Qawwali music from India, revolution electro Shabi sounds, dabke from the middle east and much much more!!!!
Ali Kawa Brothers & Qawwali Party (IN)
trancedental Sufi & Qawwali music by muscians from Rajasthan, near to the border with Pakistan. Their special sound is filled with mystical spheres and islamic healing power that takes your mind and body to a distant place. Expect some deep resonating vocals, strong tabla rhythms and hypnotic vibes. They will play around midnight, so don’t come late!
Caïro Liberation Front
something is brewing in the rougher neighbourhoods of Caïro; young producers are making new electronic music called electro shabi (or sha3i), a rough sound that combines dancehall influences with Egyptian techno folk with a heavy political undercurrent. CLF has collected the best dance tunes of all these new producers, so this calls for a revolution party, YALLA!
We are also joined by our buddy Process Rebel (US) who will play his dancehall selections with an eastern-arabic vibe.
As always, the Rebel Up! dj’s will fill the gaps with their own blend of global sounds, in this case only pure asian n arabic sounds from vintage and modern times.
5€ at the door
doors; 22h30 til 4:00
and ofcourse all our profits of the night always go to charity; Coucha Camp Refugees in Morocco. 262 refugees are on hungerstrike due to closure of their UNHCR camp in Medenine. more info; http://chouchaprotest.noblogs.org/.