Thu 4 July: Rebel Up & Crammed Discs present: Zenobia *live* (Palestina) @ Platfom241, Bxl

Crammed Discs, Rebel Up & Platform241 present Zenbobia !

Zenobia are at the forefront of the new, vibrant Palestinian electronic music movement. The duo combines Arabic pop melodies, Palestinian and Syrian dabke rhythms, synths & powerful beats with occasional dubby flavours.Their hypnotic live performances have made a big impression over a short period of time as they started performing in 2018, and have already played in the Middle East, Paris, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, South Korea and Brazil. This will be their first ever Brussels show! Their EP has been released on Acid Arab Records via Crammed Discs. Listen here!

Warm up & after sound support by your Rebel Up DJ’s.

doors 21h
live show 22h
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@ Platform241
Rue Royale 241
Bxl

10-14 June: Rebel Up @ Outernational Friend:Ship tour in Berlin & Hamburg

4 day tour in Germany: with 3 gigs in Berlin & Hamburg with Praed, Spiritzcualic Enhancement Center, Alexa D!Saster and more guests!

PRAED
Founded by Raed Yassin and Paed Conca in 2006, “Praed” is a band whose musical oeuvre can be described as a mixture of Arabic popular music, free jazz, and electronics.
In the same year, the band made its first public appearance in Al Maslakh festival in Switzerland, immediately followed by a concert at the Irtijal festival in Beirut. Since then, the band has frequented numerous international music festivals and toured intensively world-wide, spanning Japan, Europe and Canada. Through these endeavors, the band has created a large global network with other renowned musicians as musical collaborators.

The duo’s body of work mainly explores the terrain of Arabic popular music (“Shaabi”) and its interconnectedness with other psychedelic and hypnotic musical genres in the world, such as free jazz, space jazz, and psychedelic rock among others. Since its inception, Praed has shown a very keen interest in this music as a medium that reflects Egyptian society’s complicated fabric. Through the research it conducted, the band began to discover a strong cultural connection between “Shaabi” sounds and the “Mouled” music is played in religious trance ceremonies. The hypnotizing psychedelic effect that was embedded in this genre also triggered thoughts around its similarity to other popular music in the world that employ forms of sonic delirium, such as free jazz and psychedelic rock.

Spiritczualic Enhancement Center
Like an infinite circle whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere, the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outer-national musical caravan, meandering in a world of free-beat. Their eclectic ingredients create an alchemical soup ranging from jazz-infused atavistic-futurism to frequency meditation. Featuring original artworks exploring the realms of syncretism, environments are brought to life via live-drawing projections and spaces transformed into temples of spontaneity. Creating soundscapes that glimpse into synchronistic magic, the bizarre participants of this ensemble remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely tricksters? The band was founded on Christmas 2017, by secretly transforming the backroom of an abandoned Ottoman building adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem into a temporary musical space.

Within the two weeks of its existence, the Center morphed into an ever-evolving and collaborative idea. Like a caravan which collects participants as it travels, a growing group of ‘outernational’ musicians are being magnetized. Carrying the Spiritczualic Enhancement Center within themselves, they gather on occasion for recording and performing. Free beat.

+ DJ’s
Rebel Up SebCat
Alexa D!Saster
Freak Ass E
Dokia


check all tour dates below!

Monday 10 june in Ziegrastrasse 11. Private event, doors 20h

Next day tuesday, 11 june, 2nd chance in Berlin at Arkaoda club.
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and on thursday 13 June we’ll be in Hamburg at the MS Stubnitz boat.
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see you around leute!

5-13 May, Northern Europe > Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo tour x Rebel Up

from 5 to 13 May, Rebel Up SebCat will be touring along Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo from Mauritania and Sahel Sounds label allover Northern Europe and ending in Bucharest.

In Amsterdam (6th), Rotterdam (7th) and Berlin (9th), expect some Rebel Up warmup dj sets, and perhaps more.

Give us a shout if you are in town on one of those nights! 🙂
View the full tour with FB events via the Sahel Sounds page.




Fri 1 March > Rebel Up Soundclash *Sahel special* with Studio Shap Shap (NE) & Pal/Secam @ OCCII, Amsterdam

Sounds from the Global Underground | Sahel Special

Another special Rebel Up Soundclash night in the OCCII, where we invite the band Studio Shap Shap for their only NL show this tour. Not to be missed!

Studio Shap Shap started off in 2015 as a project that was inspired by a new radio station in Niamey, which was searching for local musicians who could create 27 songs in three days for its broadcast programme. Studio Shap Shap are Oumarou Adamou (Niger), Boubacar Siddo Diallo (Niger), Seyni Halidou (Niger), Haruna Abdou (Niger), Christian Koulnodji (Chad) and Laetitia Cecile (Reunion). The six-piece ensemble is known for fusing traditional and contemporary beats, inspired by nature, the communities they live in and the band members’ musical backgrounds. Mixing nature and city, traditional and electronic techniques, spoken word and vocals magnify the traditional instruments. Ancient knowledge to rely on and beyond modernity for a true contemporary African sound. Despite the challenges, the group managed to independently release their debut album ‘Chateau I’, which was recorded outside and under a hut and with the sound of birds and city noise around them. They have grown a lot since their first album and have been busy recording new songs. This is their only show in Netherlands. Travel with them into the modern sound of the Sahel!
https://studioshapshap.bandcamp.com/album/chateau-1

Support before & after the concert by Rebel Up DJ’s & Pal/Secam in Sahel & sunny Afro spheres.

FB event / website

8€
doors 20h30 / concert 22h
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid


Cassette Connection Belgium tour 11-12 may; Antwerp, Brussels & 13 may extra set in A´dam

Helloooow,

poster design by Ness Verbeiren

On Friday the 11th o´may, the super special Cassette Connection tour kicks off in Belgium (Antwerp & Brussels) and followed by Amsterdam on Sunday with a limited set by Rebel Up! through the magical Indian tape collection of Sebcat.

Cassette Connection is a pure cassette tour with 3 specialised cassette dj`s playing their collections of colourful lo-fi tapes of (un)popular, vintage and folkloric music from different regions of the world; lo-fi folkpop, ethnic jewels & disco sounds from AFRICA – MIDDLE EAST and the INDIAN SUBCONTINENT.

Awesome Tapes from Africa (US)
After a stint in Ghana researching the local hip-hop movement, Brian Shimkovitz, a trained ethnomusicologist, has accumulated hundreds of cassette tapes of rare african music from Zimbabwe to Ethiopia to Senegal. He has been sharing his bounty through his popular blog Awesome Tapes From Africa, which he takes on the road as a DJ. His dj sets bring old and new music styles of the African continent together in one pure sound that will make you swing till you drop. Awesome Tapes From Africa is now also a label; the first release is a classic 1982 recording by Mali’s legendary diva, Nâ Hawa Doumbia
http://www.awesometapes.com/

DJ Cinnamoon (ES)
Since 2005, the DJ Cinnamoon project has been compiling the best popular music from the Middle East. For this special lo-fi meeting we will enjoy a dense audio-retrospective with original cassettes of Googoosh, Erkin Koray, Omar Souleyman, Haifa Wahbe and many other Turkish, Kurdish, Persian & Arabic extraordinary artists still unreleased for western audiences.
http://www.djcinnamoon.com/
downloadable minimix;
http://www.djcinnamoon.com/MATERIA/TEMPORAL/CC_MIDDLE_EAST_SAMPLES.mp3

Sebcat’s Maj Tahal
Brussels dj Sebcat will open up his mysterious Maj Tahal cassette grotto to unveil many musical gems from allover the Indian subcontinent. Expect a fine selection of folkloric and disco pop from different Indian states, cinema songs from beyond Bollywood, sufi synthpop from Pakistan and digital folklore from the Nepali mountains.
www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa

DATES

Fri 11 may @ Scheldapen, Antwerp > Layla Raqsa III night with Basketball (CA) and more
fingerfood, cinema and outerworldly music!
fb event; https://www.facebook.com/events/383986991622295/

Sat 12 may @ Recyclart, Brussels > Cassette Connection night with Velotronix band & dj Bongoman
the Recyclart will be transformed into a lo-fi lounge with sofa’s, outerworldly projections and tv’s with youtube video’s!
fb event; https://www.facebook.com/events/286204771468919/

Sun 13 may @ SOTU fest, OCCII, Amsterdam  > supporting US Girls (US) and Hayvanlar Alemi (TR) (without Awesome Tapes From Africa, joint set by Cinnamoon & Sebcat’s Maj Tahal)
fb event; https://www.facebook.com/events/386488968047382/

 

the Cassette Connection tour has been made possible with the support of Gonzo (circus), Recyclart and Scheldapen.