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Hello NL & beyond!
This thursday, Rebel Up SebCat go all the way up to Groningen, in the far north of the Netherlands.
Pushin’ Wood Soundsystem are doing an official showcase, they invited some of their friends to join them for a sweaty stomping night of tropical tunes and global sounds.
SebCat will spin together with the Pushin’ Wood Soundsystem and also joined by DJ Francesco (Earth Beat) and A-Tweed (IT) during Eurosonic19 festival in the Vera venue in Groningen.
and before us, Lisboa / Cabo Verde funana metal band Scuru Fitchado will be playing, very much worth seeing! check out their wild video 🙂
This week, Rebel Up! will be attending Womex16 in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, the world music expo. Full programme & showcases here!
On wednesday 19th we already will kick off Womex early, with a global dj night hosted by our Global Club Music Network at Casa das Crechas in the historic centre of Santiago, Rebel Up! playing together with our global dj buddies Kosta Kostov (BG), D Watts Riot (BA) & Makala (ES)! From around 22h30, the Banda das Crechas will play a live set and followed by our global beats till deep into the night.
During the expo days from Thursday to Saturday, you can find us at stand -1.18 (basement) with the Global Club Music Network that we are part of. During the night time, the showcase festival with many good live acts & dj’s, such as our friends Throes & The Shine (PT), DJ Satelite (AN), Boogat (CA), El Remolon (AR) and many many more! We are also organising a conference session on Friday early afternoon: The Speedate Remix, a session about remixing global tunes for the dancefloor or experimental spheres. And later on the same day, our GCMN network session.
On Sunday 23 Oct, Rebel Up! SebCat will travel down to Porto to spin global and mostly African tunes at Miss’Opo restaurant from 18h onwards (Rua de Trás 49, Sao Bento metro). Come and enjoy the amazing tasty novo Angolan cuisine!
Next evening, SebCat will spin some global listening tunes at the alternative Cafe Candelabro (Rua de Conceicao 3, Trinidade metro).
See you around, ‘ta luego, até ja!
Last friday our nightly Rebel Up! dj showcase set at Womex went quite well, such fun we had 🙂
Before this in the afternoon, we had an amazing multi dj session at the Wapapura solar disco as part of the Global Club Music network that we are part of, with dj’s such as Kosta Kostov, Boris Viande, Sauvage FM, Darius Darek, Sound Culture, Esta Polyesta, Criolina, Dala Dala, Miriam Kokako music, Evviva Show and even a special guest performance of Carmen (Gato Preto!!) . The whole 2 hour set got recorded, check it out here! (Rebel Up! SebCat at 22 mins)
then our showcase in Sala Capitol. So nice to see all the true party folks staying n dancing until the very end of our rough world hopping set. Near the end we did a special improvisation with our Canadian friends Tamar (vocals) & Briga (on violin) who improvised on our balkan tallava beats. We will soon upload the mix and some clips of our set. Here some pics >>
and we’re back from our succesful Canada tour! It was a lot of fun, made new friends and got in touch with local global music networks, so in short; it was awesome (to use a Canadian keyword for everything). See pics here.
Soon we will again be off for a small tour, down south to Spain and Portugal!
We have been selected to play a dj showcase set at WOMEX world music expo in pilgrim city Santiago de Compostela (Galicia) on friday 24 Oct. So yeah, let’s go for it. We also will be present at the day expo as part of the Global Club Music Network together with some other good global dj’s. Find us at stand 1.86
Afterwards we will travel down to the beautiful city of Porto, where on saturday night we will play a dj/vj set at the nice Passos Manuel cinema venue, followed on sunday by a special evening dinner listening set in the arty Miss’Opo hotel.
Bem vindo e até logo!
A very very special Rebel Up! Soundclash night in OCCII on Sinterklaas evening 5 december.
Rebel Up! Soundclash & OCCII present: Sahel Sounds showcase, hosted by label boss Christopher Kirkley.
Is a more than special label of field and studio recordings of tradional and modern popular music straight from the African Sahel, headed by American musicologist Christoper Kirkley. It all started as a cultblog named *Music From Saharan Cell Phones* where local folk and pop music was collected on sim cards and USB sticks, which is the main source of hand-to-ear music distribution in the Sub Saharan region. Since then the Sahel Sounds project has unfolded as a label that has steadily been releasing unknown artistis and bands from the Sahel region with a website that goes far beyond any typical label with road trip stories, free musical uploads and background info. Christopher Kirkley will play a dj set with selections from his own label and other special finds.
special live show by Mammane Sani (NG)
*his very first European tour*
Mammane Sani Abdullaye is a legendary name amongst Niger’s avant garde. A pioneer of early West African electronic music, for over 30 years his instrumentals have filled the airwaves. The instrumental background drones of radio broadcasts and instrumental segue ways of TV intermissions borrow heavily from his repertoire. The dreamy organ instrumentals drift by sans comment, yet are known to all. Mammane first found the organ in 1974 as at the time he worked as a UN representative in Africa and bought it from a Rwandese colleague. Mammane’s composes in technique that can only be called minimal, relying on the simplicity and space. It is a remarkable manipulation of sound that uses the silence to invoke the emptiness – a metaphoric desert soundscape. Unsurprisingly, his source material is folkloric Nigerien music, and many of the compositions on this record are reproductions of ancient songs brought into the modern age. Interpreting this rich and varied history of Niger’s dance and song for the first time in contemporary musics, Mammane electrifies the nomadic drum of the tende, the polyphonic ballads of the Woddaabe, and the pastoral hymns of the Sahelian herders. Accompany this repertoire are a few compositions, such as Salamatu, the deeply personal love letter to an unrequited romance. His sound can very much be compared to the contemporary works of fellow African composers Francis Bebey and William Onyeabor, and on a western level Terry Riley and Kraftwerk are never far away.
His first and only album was recorded in 1978. Mammane stepped into the studio of the National Radio with his organ, where it was transposed and overdubbed in two takes. In coordination with the Minister of Culture, the album was released in a limited series of cassettes showcasing modern Niger music. The cassette project unfortunately did not progress as planned, and merely a handful were released. Today his cassettes are rare objects, highly sought by fine art connoisseurs and experimental music collectors in Niamey.
The Rebel Up! dj’s will be supporting this showcase with their own personal selections of Saharan, Sahel and other African sounds.
This first European tour by Mammane Sani has been made possible by the support of Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht.
(tram 1 or 2)
In the next few days Rebel Up! will be at the Womex world music expo in Cardiff, Wales. We are participating with a stand as part of the Global Club Music Network, a network of global music dj’s and producers (such as Kosta Kostov, Chief Boima. Post World Industries, Wormfood, Urbanworld and several others), to spread the positive and hipshaking message of new and inventive global and electronic music. Should you be there, you can find us in the main Motorpoint arena at stand no. 215 and during thursday and friday you can come and listen to our silent disco dj sets!
Also on Friday afternoon we will present a GCMN network session in Network Room 2 at 15:00, to talk and discuss world music in the club context with international collaboration, exchanging music, sharing idea’s and setting up a touring circuit, so come along if you want to participate!
Besides the day time fair there will be many musical showcases and for the first time even a DJ summit on 2 nights! See here for more info and check the Womex site for the full schedule and programme.
Specially for the Belgium Music stand we made a mixtape filled with contemporary Belgian world music released in 2013 or a bit before. Everything from world hybrids such as jazz, rock, pop, roots, urban, electronic and experimental spheres. Listen to it here and it’s up for download as well!
Then the gigs where Rebel Up! can be found >
On wednesday 23rd in Bristol at The Exchange venue, Rebel Up! dj Sebcat will be playing some shangaan & tsonga disco between the concerts of Shangaan Electro & Heat Sick. See full info and tickets in the FB event.
On thursday evening in a bar in downtown Cardiff, Rebel Up! Sebcat will be playing a global roots set at a roots/dancehall night, below the 10 Feet Tall bar at 11A-12 Church Street. Starting at around 22:00.
And on saturday night, Rebel Up! will be back in Bristol and playing at The Canteen venue on the Wormex night with Bengali-Cuban-British band Lokkhi Terra. Expect a good mash of indian, african and latino sounds to keep your feet warm and stomping 🙂 and it’s FREE IN! Full info in the FB event.
see you around!