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.

Fri 12 Oct > Rebel Up @ Ifriqiyya Electrique concert, Magasin4 + party in Café Maison du Peuple, Bxl

his friday, double action in Brussels.

Starting in the Magasin 4 with the concert of Ifriqiyya Electrique and Osilasi with Rebel Up Nightshop dj’s as support.

IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE
Adorcist rituals & Post-Industrial music
Demons, Possession & Trance. Djérid desert, Sahara, Tunisia

Adorcism. Your personal DEMON possesses your BEING, and this for ALWAYS.
IFRIQIYYA ELECTRIQUE is a project apart. More than a concert, it is the true adorcist ritual of Sidi Marzûq practiced by the Banga community. Music recomposed with electric guitars, traditional instruments and computers, a transcendental and post-industrial ceremony.
www.ifriqiyya-electrique.org
video

OSILASI
experimental Brussels folk

Duo made up of Léa Roger (Guili Guili Gulag / Félon) and Célia Jankowski (Vitas Guerulaïtis / Flies Rattle / collective H.A.K.). Influenced as much by traditional music as by experimental music, OSILASI creates a narration with extensible contours, playing on sound dynamics, rhythmic shifts and modulation in repetition. Their music oscillates between interiority and physicality, always in tension, always on the wire. “One can refer to a fine blend of post-velvet experimentation, spiritual free jazz, French folk prog and Malinese music, but that would equally distract one’s attention from their wild beauty and imagination.” (Kraak Festival)
https://soundcloud.com/osilasi
video

20h > Rebel Up warmup
21h > Osilasi
22h > Ifriqiyya Electrique
23h > Rebel Up after

See you there!

tickets > 10€
FB event
@ Magasin 4
Havenlaan 51B Avenue du Port, Bxl

the same night, Rebel Up SebCat will spin at the Cafe Maison du Peuple, together with Colombian Brussels dj Sudakah.

Expect a flurry of cumbia, afro latino bass, colombian sounds, afrobeats and much more.
FREE IN

FB event
from 22h til 3am
@ Cafe MdP

Parvis de St Gilles 39, Bxl

Mon 28 Aug > Rebel Up @ Café Chaff, w/ Entrance (US), Bxl

Baltimore artist Entrance is on Thrill Jockey, the well known experimental rock & jazz label of Chicago (Tortoise, Sea and Cake, Chicago Underground Quartet, Radian…). His amazing Entrance Band, released on Ecstatic Peace Records (label of Thurston Moore) and a memorable live show on a Nixies night at Les Ateliers Claus Rogier venue a few years ago. Solo set in Chaff for a special monday night.

Before & after dj set by Rebel Up SebCat, in tropical, experimental, transcendental, psychedelic & raw moods.

FB event

!!FREE IN!!
@ Café Chaff
Place Jeu de Balles

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

Sat 15 Nov: Eastern Daze Festival @ De Vooruit, Gent (and Rebel Up! SebCat set at end)

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This saturday, there´s the Eastern Daze Festival, organised by KRAAK in De Vooruit, Gent.

Just check the awesome lineup for true lovers of experimental folk & trancedental music
though we can defo recommend Portugese string artist Norberto Lobo and the Moroccan sufi outfit Master Musicians of Jajouka, but all the others will be equally special.

There also will be a vinyl & cassette market from 19:00 onwards with lots of good selections.
And at the end of the night, Rebel Up! SebCat & friends will play some global folk tunes & trancedental sounds for a dance or two

starts at 16:00. tickets for afternoon & evening, 20€ presale, 25€ at door

All info on the Vooruit website.

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.

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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

wed 14 nov: Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan @ KultuurKaffee + support Rebel Up! djs

this wednesday at KultuurKaffee on the VUB campus another KK World night, with a concert of the Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan. This group consists of 4 brothers from a musical caste family that has been playing Rajasthani folk music for generations back to the times of the maharaja’s. Expect a mix of traditional Rajasthani folk and semi-classical Northern Indian compositions on tabla, harmonium, dholak drum and castanets, aided by a female dancer who will perform stunning traditional dance moves from Rajasthan.

Rebel Up! Sebcat will play support with Rajasthani & Indian sounds before & afterwards, with cassettes from his personal collection and other folklore, sprirituals, folkpop and filmy dance sounds from allover India and Pakistan, collected from 2 different travels in that region. + with added colourful visuals from travels in Rajasthan & India in 2007!

for more info, see KultuurKaffee site or the FB event here
doors open 20:00, concert starts at 21:00
5€ in

hope to see you there!