This wednesday is a double African concert night at Atelier210 and Bonnefooi.
In Atelier210 tamashek rocker Mdou Moctar from Agadez, Niger, will play as part of Autumn Falls festival. warmup dj set & afterparty Rebel Up SebCat& Funky Bompa.
MdouMoctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music. His unconventional interpretations of Tuareg guitar have pushed him to the forefront of a crowded scene. Back home in Agadez, he’s celebrated for his original compositions and verbose poetry, an original creator in a genre defined by cover bands. In the exterior, where Saharan rock has become one of the continents biggest musical exports, he’s earned a name for himself with his guitar moves. Mdou shreds with a relentless and frenetic energy that utterly sets him apart. His latest album ‘Ilana The Creator’ is out on Sahel Sounds, listen here >
and for those of you in the city centre and in the mood for some griot music: Kaito Winse from Burkina Faso will play a FREE concert in Bonnefooi.
His concert is made from 9 songs and 9 shorts stories explaining the message of songs or instrument’s origins, depending on the mood. Chatting with audiences, Kaito Winse takes them to Lankoue, his village of Sourou from Burkina Faso. His songs reveal Samo land and griot traditions from Burkina Faso through ancestors praise, edifying traditional stories (tales). So many topics sung with a powerful and natural voice, which impose listening and silence before convincing by a melodious, bewitching and catchy texture via traditional instruments such as the mouth bow, Fula flutes, calabash and more. In 2020 his solo album will be released on Rebel Up Records. See a short video here.
This sunday 27 october, Rebel Up SebCat dj warmup & afterparty support in Tamashek / Sahara and Sahel selections at the concert of iconic desert rock band Tinariwen in Het Depot, Leuven.
Tinariwen is a group of Malian Tamashek musicians, who were formed in the early 1980s in a Libyan refugee camp. Their hypnotic desert blues is just as unpleasant as it is enchanting. Expelled from their nomadic existence, they sing about political awareness, oppression and freedom.
In 2002 Tinariwen put the African desert rock on the (world) map with the album ‘The Radio Tisdas Sessions’. Since then, members of Tinariwen have released eight more albums, played at festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde, and have won multiple awards, including a Grammy for Best World Music Album.
Jam’in Jette, Rebel Up & Giraffes & Penguins present: Jam’in Rebel Penguins! a global Brussels party night in 2 rooms with local & international live bands, live acts and deejays in La Bodega!
Live acts >
KEL ASSOUF – Tamashek rock, BXL Out of nostalgia and the loneliness of the desert, Brussels based band Kel Assouf builds music around the Touareg Tamashek culture and the fight against discrimination. Key figure Aboubacar ‘Anana’ Harouna, a fledged tamasheq from Niger, speaks with his guitar, and uses it as a means to claim his rights without bloodshed. With one foot in the desert and the other in the urban jungle, Anana writes about events from the Sahara to here, about life in exile and about freedom, peace and respect for all peoples in the world. After their first album ‘Tin Hinane’ (in 2010) and second album ‘Tikounen’ (2016), Kel Assouf evolved into a new sound on their new album ‘Black Tenere’, released earlier this month on Glitterbeat Records. Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef immersed the band in a surprisingly contemporary production and sound, which expresses a cry of impotence against violence, injustice and pollution in the world. The result? Desert rock with stirring drums, mesmerizing guitar riffs, psychedelic melodies and Tamasheg vocals. African rhythms played by rock musicians, bring Kel Assouf to the dance floor, somewhere between Brussels and Niamey. https://kel-assouf.bandcamp.com/album/black-tenere https://www.kelassouf.com
Ibaaku – electronic Senegal sounds, Dakar Born in Dakar, originally from Casamance, Ibaaku is a prolific artist; not only a producer but also a multi-instrumentalist, author, composer & radio host. Hip hop, beat, afro-futurism & experimental electronic music are blended with Senegalese references & remixed local sounds to represent the major influences of his first opus album ‘Alien Cartoon’. Let yourself go on the Seneg-Alien’s space shift to feel the unique power of cosmic Dakar nights! He will be joined by his Brussels VJ sidekick Ben Richard on live visuals. https://ibaaku.bandcamp.com/releases https://soundcloud.com/ibaaku https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJt7dds5lXo&t=27s