Double Bxl wednesday 20 Nov: Rebel Up SebCat @ Autumn Falls festival: Mdou Moctar, Atelier210 + Kaito Winse @ Bonnefooi, Bxl

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.

Mdou Moctar 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 >

ticket 14€ presale, 17€ at door
all info > FB event / website

@ Atelier210
Chaussée Saint-Pierre 210
1040 Etterbeek

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.

FB event
showtime: 22:00, FREE IN!

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres

Sat 22 June: Rebel Up @ Feux de la Saint Jean garden night, BRASS, Forest Bxl + Babylon Trio @ Se La Fet, Globe Aroma, Bxl

Yo Bxl!

This saturday, a special music evening in the garden of BRASS.
with live concerts, deejays, food and more! > with Brussels Tamashek desert rock band Kel Assouf, Argentinian artist Lagartijeando Swiss cult pop master Marc Prepus and Rebel Up DJ sets. FREE ENTRANCE~!

18:00 ▲ Apérojardin + DJ set Anatole French
20:00 ▲
Chorale d’un soir | Concert
20:30 ▲
KEL ASSOUF | Concert
21:30 ▲
Lagartijeando | Concert
22:30 ▲
Marc Prépus | Concert
23:30 ▲
Rebel Up! DJ set

FB event / website
@ BRASS
Avenue van Volxem 364
Forest Bxl

and also on saturday evening, Brussels Iraqi band Babylon Trio will play at the Se La Fet night in Globe Aroma, an afternoon and evening with workshops, food and global live music!

Babylon Trio will perform from 21:00-22:00
+ afterparty with dj’s Rrita Jashari, 7obbiste and more!

free contribution – prix libre
FB event
@ Globe Aroma
Moutstraat 26 Rue de la Braie
1000 Bxl

Sat 30 March > Jam’in Rebel Penguins global Bxl night w/ Kel Assouf (Bxl tuareg rock) & Ibaaku (SN) @ La Bodega

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 ASSOUFTamashek 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

Ibaakuelectronic 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

DJ’s >
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Mechant Loop
Wait & See
Rafael Aragon (Global Hybrid)
Beat Brother (Global Hybrid)

+ 2 ROOMS OF MUSIC
+ VJ projections by BenRichard
+ facepainting / maquillage festive by Collectif Maracuya Sunshine
+ snacks
+ artisanal beers

5€ before midnight 8€ after (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 6am
ALL INFO > FB EVENT

@ La Bodega
Rue de Birmingham 30
Anderlecht


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In support of Jam’in Jette festival on 17 + 18 May
https://www.facebook.com/events/246016632747635/

Tuesday 11 December > Rebel Up Nightshop support @ Les Filles de Illighadad & Delgres concert, Ancienne Belgique, Bxl

On tuesday 11.12 at Acienne Belgique > concert of Les Filles de Illighadad (NG) and Delgres (FR). with support by the Rebel Up Nightshop dj’s.

duo concert of amazing deep female tuareg blues and a Caribbean powerrock trio!

This evening has now become a real global blues-rock event, a double-bill with as opener Les Filles de Illighadad. They have been popular in AB since a previous edition of BRDCST. At the time, we read: ‘Fresh Tuareg  energy between trance an tradition’ (Gonzo Circus).

Delgres is a super agile and impelling blues-trio from Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. Expect Dobro guitar, plus drums and a sousaphone!

On monday afternoon, we are giving away a duo-ticket to 1 lucky person. Check our Rebel Up facebook page to see how to win it.

info / tickets >
FB event / AB website

doors: 19h
@ Ancienne Belgique
Av. Anspach 110
Bxl

monday 24 november > Rebel Up! presents: Mdou Moctar in OCCII, Amsterdam

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Hello Amsterdam!

on monday 24th, we have tuareg rocker Mdou Moctar & his band playing in OCCII, Amsterdam!
Spaced out tuareg rock from Niger! (Sahel Sounds)

In 2013, legendary Tuareg shredder Mdou Moctar released his first international album, ‘Afelan’, a collection of rocking raw sessions recorded live in his hometown of Abalak, Niger and earlier 2008 album ‘Anar’ has just been reissued too. After his debut European tour last July, he returns again to Europe and for the first time in Amsterdam!  Not to be missed, away with a quiet monday so come down!

Read this interview here in the online English OCCII Knik magazine
Listen to his albums here >
Mdou Moctar – Afelan
Mdou Moctar – Anar
Saharan & Sahelian tunes before & after by Rebel Up dj’s & friends.

doors 20:30
6€
@ OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134
Check the OCCII site or see FB event.

Thu 5 Dec > Sahel Sounds showcase w/ Mammani Sani (NG)!!!!!

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Hey Amsterdam,

A very very special Rebel Up! Soundclash night in OCCII on Sinterklaas evening 5 december.

Rebel Up! Soundclash & OCCII present: Sahel Sounds showcase, hosted by label boss Christopher Kirkley.

Sahel Sounds
Is a more than special label of field and studio recordings of tradional and modern popular music straight from the African Sahel, headed by American musicologist Christoper Kirkley. It all started as a cultblog named *Music From Saharan Cell Phones* where local folk and pop music was collected on sim cards and USB sticks, which is the main source of hand-to-ear music distribution in the Sub Saharan region. Since then the Sahel Sounds project has unfolded as a label that has steadily been releasing unknown artistis and bands from the Sahel region with a website that goes far beyond any typical label with road trip stories, free musical uploads and background info. Christopher Kirkley will play a dj set with selections from his own label and other special finds.
http://sahelsounds.com/
http://sahelsounds.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4ul8At5VY

special live show by Mammane Sani (NG)
*his very first European tour*
Mammane Sani Abdullaye is a legendary name amongst Niger’s avant garde. A pioneer of early West African electronic music, for over 30 years his instrumentals have filled the airwaves. The instrumental background drones of radio broadcasts and instrumental segue ways of TV intermissions borrow heavily from his repertoire. The dreamy organ instrumentals drift by sans comment, yet are known to all. Mammane first found the organ in 1974 as at the time he worked as a UN representative in Africa and bought it from a Rwandese colleague. Mammane’s composes in technique that can only be called minimal, relying on the simplicity and space. It is a remarkable manipulation of sound that uses the silence to invoke the emptiness – a metaphoric desert soundscape. Unsurprisingly, his source material is folkloric Nigerien music, and many of the compositions on this record are reproductions of ancient songs brought into the modern age. Interpreting this rich and varied history of Niger’s dance and song for the first time in contemporary musics, Mammane electrifies the nomadic drum of the tende, the polyphonic ballads of the Woddaabe, and the pastoral hymns of the Sahelian herders. Accompany this repertoire are a few compositions, such as Salamatu, the deeply personal love letter to an unrequited romance. His sound can very much be compared to the contemporary works of fellow African composers Francis Bebey and William Onyeabor, and on a western level Terry Riley and Kraftwerk are never far away.

His first and only album was recorded in 1978. Mammane stepped into the studio of the National Radio with his organ, where it was transposed and overdubbed in two takes. In coordination with the Minister of Culture, the album was released in a limited series of cassettes showcasing modern Niger music. The cassette project unfortunately did not progress as planned, and merely a handful were released. Today his cassettes are rare objects, highly sought by fine art connoisseurs and experimental music collectors in Niamey.
http://sahelsounds.bandcamp.com/album/la-musique-electronique-du-niger

The Rebel Up! dj’s will be supporting this showcase with their own personal selections of Saharan, Sahel and other African sounds.

This first European tour by Mammane Sani has been made possible by the support of Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht.

 

5€ in

FB event

@ OCCII

Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud-Zuid

(tram 1 or 2)