Fri 7 June: Rebel Up @ Sakili concert afterparty, Muziekpublique, Bxl

This friday, concert of trio Sakili, acoutstic sega & tambour music from the Indian ocean!

Sakili’s music reflects the history of Rodrigues Island, combining European and African influences: waltz, polka, mazurka, schottische, they all blend harmoniously to the rhythms of sega drumming, traditional from the times of African slaves. Moreover, as globalization also influences the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, there are of course, in some of the songs, elements of overlap with the western world or more recent preoccupations.

The Creole sega is sensual music and dance, with African influences, which was, in origin, a cultural form of resistance by slaves against the colonial rulers, but the culture turned little by little into a ritual that has in the end become rooted in tradition and lastingly incorporated in the way of life. The style of performance, sega drumming, is a vibrant mixture of music, consisting mainly of percussion, sin or status.

The Trio Sakili comprises three major ambassadors of Rodrigues sega: Vallen Pierre Louis is a banjoist well known and highly appreciated on the island. Francis Prosper belongs to one of the most important musical clans of the island and is without any doubt the best traditional percussionist and provides, with his warm timbre, the powerful voice of Sakili. Third in the line-up, Ricardo Legentile plays the accordion, the leading local melodic instrument, a heritage of the multiple influences on the island. The repertoire and the subtleties of his playing technique have been handed down from father to son for several generations of the family, while his mother, Yolande Legentile, belongs to the famous singers, the Mareshals of Sega in Rodrigues.

Afterparty in foyer by Rebel Up SebCat & Drache Musicale. Also stand by NGHE Mediatheque with special cassettes between maloya and sega.

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doors: 19h, concert at 20h15
@ Muziekpubliek
Metro Porte de Namur

Wedn 10 april > Rebel Up @ Soundway presents: Msafiri Zawose (TZ), Ancienne Belgique, Bxl + Babylon Trio @ Kinky Star, Gent

This wednesday evening, concert of Msafiri Zawose at Ancienne Belgique.

Irresistible dance and trance-go-go music of the Wagogo people from Tanzania in a contemporary electronic way. Msafiri Zawose grew up in a particularly musical family, with his father Hukwe Zawose as the main player. In 2017, Msafiri released his debut album ‘Uhamiaji’ on the international Soundway label, listen here.

DJ support by the Rebel Up dj’s in Eastern African vibes.

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doors 19h > Rebel Up

@ Ancienne Belgique
Anspachlaan 110

and also on wednesday, Babylon Trio will play a live set at the alternative music space Kinky Star in Gent on the Vlasmarkt.

support by Turkish Dutch songwriter Yank and local DJ Kruisbestuiving, a blind dj with an amazing ear & selection!

20h: DOORS
21h: Yank
21h30: Babylon Trio
After: DJ Kruisbestuiving


FREE IN!
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Wed 3 Dec > Ogoya Nengo & Dodo Women group in OCCII, Amsterdam!

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On wednesday 3 Dec, another great Rebel Up! concert night in OCCII, Amsterdam
with Ogoya Nengo & Dodo Women group playing!!!!

Ogoya Nengo (in drawing above) is on her 1st tour outside of Kenya. Born in the 1930s in a small village at the shores of Lake Victoria, she soon joined the socially critical Dodo singers, a genre and community which is in danger of vanishing. Ogoya became the rave of her time, singing to great chiefs, warriors and even colonial officers and missionaries. Despite Ogoya being a legendary Kenyan folk artist with a career spanning over three decades little people outside Kenya have had the chance of ever hearing her and her ensemble. Ogoya Nengo’s approach to Dodo, a genre which is in danger of vanishing, is a very personal one: Her music is characterized by her powerful, passionate and compelling voice and is as timeless as it is mystical. Obviously Ogoya is a legendary Kenyan folk artist who has had an immense career spanning over three decades, but due to limited resources her music has remained in her region, and not many outsiders did have the pleasure of hearing her yet.
Her album has just been released on the Honest Jon’s label.
Check this video! > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSx0CUrf8Go
or listen here > https://soundcloud.com/honest-jons/sets/rangala/s-SS21v

Rang’ala 4 from Honest Jon’s on Vimeo.

support by our Rebel Up! buddies dj De Boer and TP OK

see OCCII site for full details or FB event.

@ OCCII
Damage: 8€
Doors: 20:30

Don’t miss this, see you around!