Wed 31 Oct > Rebel Up warmup @ sufi qawwali jazz night w/ Fanna-Fi-Allah + Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo Pak Coalition, Ancienne Belgique, Bxl + Record market @ Recyclart

hello!
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 >
FREE IN
all info < FB event / website

and in the evening, Rebel Up is supporting as dj warmup at concert night in the Ancienne Belgique.

◊ FANNA-FI-ALLAH
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

More info & tickets > FB event / website.

Sun 14 Oct > Rebel Up audiovisual project Rajasthan Live Cinema @ TUSK festival, Newcastle (UK)

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

Pushkar: Live Cinema from Maarten van der Glas on Vimeo.

Check out the full lineup for all 3 days.
All info & tickets > FB event / website.

@ Sage Gateshead
St Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays,
NE8 2JR Gateshead, Newcastle

Sun 8 Feb > Rajasthani sufi songs with Irshad Ali Qawwali Party @ Art Base, Bxl

Hello Brussels

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.


For all info, see Art Base site

@ 19:00
Art Base (across musee du BD)
Zandstraat 29 Rue des Sables, 1000

Thu 24 / Fri 25 July > Rebel Up! SebCat in Espana > Valencia & Cartagena (La Mar de Musicas festival)

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!

desfas tropical

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.

cassette connection

Then on Friday 25 july, Sebcat will be playing at the big La Mar de Musicas festival in Cartagena city centre as part of Cassette Connection, which is the international cassette playing project between Awesome Tapes From Africa, DJ K-Sets & SebCat (aka Maj Tahal). After Belgium/Holland this is only our 2nd tour, so lucky Spain!

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!

Cassette Connection tape mixtape by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

Hope to see you around!

22 Feb > You India Like? Rajasthan Street Music LP release party @ Studio Marcel, Brussels

you india like

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.

Rajasthan_Street_Music_Vinyl_outside_full

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.

+ Dj’s of the night > SebCat’s Maj Tahal (cassette folk, digital folkpop, Filmy discopop & cassettes from India) et DJ soFa (Bollywood, Kollywood & Lollwood reissues)
http://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/folkpop-dhamaka-mashup-mix-indian-masala-sounds/
http://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/cassette-connection-tape-mixtape/
http://sofaholic.tumblr.com/

FREE IN!!!!!

FB event here

@ Studio Marcel (Recyclart)
Ursulinenstraat 13 > gallery on right side of the station!
1000 Brussel