Wedn 11.03: new on Rebel Up Records Cheb Runner – Tagnawit EP + release show @ Botanique w/ Cheb Runner & Ozferti live band

Cheb Runner – Tagnawit EP (RUP015)
spiritual Gnawa meets Electronic music, limited vinyl edition! 
official release on 11 March
digital & limited editon vinyl (black/colour)

The latest project by belgo-moroccan producer Reda Senhaji, alias Cheb Runner, focuses on breeding a new style of music between electronics and Gnawa. Taking inspiration from New Beat to Techno, Acid House and Gabber, the grooves are relentless, stiff and club oriented, relying heavily on analog synths and drum-machines. The sound is darker, more experimental and mature than his previous Gan Gah project.

In a world of dematerialized culture, we tend to forget where we come from: by putting Gnawa music at the center of his production, Cheb Runner creates a bridge with the past. The young producer is a son of Gnawa himself, this is the music he grew up with and played as a kid.

Cheb Runner digs into the acoustic sounds of his youth, for an organic feeling of warmth and celebration. The syncopation of the classic Gnawa percussions, known as the “Tagnawit”, its groove is undeniable. Featuring two traditional Gnawa singers based in Brussels, Mâalem Driss and Mâalem Hicham, the EP is a reunion for the belgian Gnawa scene, keeping the vibe alive.

Available as limited edition 12″ vinyl with hand silk screened cover > black or marbled red. Listen & (pre)order via Bandcamp.

Also on 11.03, double release concert at Botanique by Ozferti and Cheb Runner >
an audiovisual evening fusing electronics, jazz and hiphop with African and North African influences

Ozferti & live band
Ozferti is a character created by the French beatmaker / musician / illustrator Florian Doucet, is the embodiment of this universe. Call it Afrogrime, Ethiohop or Nubian bass, the Ozferti’s music is a rich melting pot of ethiopian/eritrean /nigerian vibes mixed with elements of electronica, jazz, hip hop and bass music. This is the debut of the Ozferti live band, one that will travel far and long!

Cheb Runner
From Morocco to Iraq, he carries the fresh beats to quench your dancing thirst. Whether you need your fix of old 4 to the floor disco beat, or crave for some complex arabic polyrythms, Cheb Runner (known from his previous artist name Gan Gah) is your guide to this electronic oasis. Combining grooves from North Africa & the Middle east, moroccan wedding music, and the deepest Club Music, he will make you dance with his warmup set!

FB event
tickets here
19:30-22:30
@ Botanique
, (salle Rotonde)

Fri 7 Oct > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Haunted Folklore, Recyclart Bxl

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This Friday, Haunted Folklore concert night at Recyclart.
Rebel Up! SebCat will play spiritual & ethnic listening tunes before & after the concert.

Marisa Anderson (US – Portland)
All traditional American guitar styles played in virtuoso and amazing ways! A mixture of improvisation and fluid compositions, with references ranging from minimalism and drone gospel, blues, country and jazz. At nineteen, Marisa began to wander through the US to eventually settle, years later, in Portland, Oregon. Basically she followed a classical guitar training, but has created her unique own style by playing in country music groups, jazz and even the circus. In 2009 she released her first album, ‘The Golden Hour’, followed by ‘Mercury’ (2011), ‘Traditional and Public Domain Songs’ (2013) and ‘Into the Light’ (2015). Recently she was asked to make recordings for Beth Ditto and soundtracks fro films. Let yourself be transported by this hypnotic music!
https://marisaandersonmusic.com/

FB event / Recyclart site

5€
20h30 doors
@ Recyclart
Rue d Ursulines 25
BXL

Fri 25 April > Rebel Up! Soundclash *what king?* night @ OCCII, A’dam w/ Ian Nagoski (US), Cian Nugent & The Cosmos (IE) + dj Eddy De Clercq

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Ahoy folks!
a new Rebel Up! Soundclash night coming up again!  *what king*?

IAN NAGOSKI returns to Europe for another series of his hypnotic interactive lectures on disappearing music of the 20th Century, this time with an exploration entitled “100 Moons: Stories of Great Forgotten Musicians and the Boundaries of Humanness from 78rpm Records”. His label Canary Records (pressed and distributed by Mississippi Records) reissues early 20th century recordings in languages other than English like a modern day Harry Smith. In the past year, he has published acclaimed collections of Hindustani classical vocal music (100 Moons and Kesarbai Kerkar 1944-54), Greek urban folk music (Rita Abatzi – 1933-37), the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Widow’s Joy: Eastern European Immigrant Dances, 1925-30), and published writing in Yeti, Sound American, Ephemerotera Quarterly and The Wire. In recent years, he also published compilations on the Dust-to-Digital (Black Mirror: Reflections in Global Musics) and Tompkins Square (To What Strange Place: Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora) labels. Nagoski’s work is now highly regarded, with high profile admirers ranging from DJ/rupture to Henry Rollins, and you can also still read several interview with and articles by him from 2013 at the Sound American site.   100-moons

‘Lecture’ may seem too formal a term for something so immersive and transporting as one of Ian’s 90-minute explorations of the disappearing music he unearths and its social/cultural roots and routes. Ian shares his love of his findings both in words and by listening to and discussing various carefully chosen shellac gems with you.
CIAN NUGENT & THE COSMOS (NO QUARTER RECORDS)
Debut tour for Cian Nugent & The Cosmos from Ireland; a 5 piece band (guitar, bass, viola, drums, organ) lead by guitar player Cian Nugent, performing material from/based on his album ‘Born With The Caul’ on No Quarter Records, just came out this November 12th.

After exploring the acoustic guitar on his 2011 album “Doubles “, VHF Records, which was acclaimed by the likes of Pitchfork ( http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15618-doubles/ ) and The Wire “(…) Nugent has: already mastered dynamics, articulation and tone. He introduces each new melody and change of emotional tenor at precisely the right moment to keep you on the edge with him”, with “Born with Caul”, Cian has now moved to electric, where he is equally stunning; and his music has enrichened with Blues, Country and Psych Rock influences.

DJ EDDY DE CLERCQ – TOWNSHIP JIVE & KWELA JAZZ VINYL SET (1940-60)
The Belgian but Amsterdam based longtime dj Eddy de Clercq will play his collection of rare vintage South African jive & twisting gems from International Library of African Music (ILAM).This is joyous, irrepressible stuff, which sounds much fresher in its original incarnation than it ever did in American appropriations (yes, Paul Simon, we’re talking to you!). check out his excellent Soul Safari blog!
https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/va-soul-safari-presents

support as ever by the REBEL UP! DJS with special vintage dance tunes with old skool rhythms from all corners of the world, folk & psychedelic alike!

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Doors: 21:00
7€ in before midnight, 5€ after@ OCCII,
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid