This Friday, Rebel Up! is hosting the afterparty for Festival Cinema Méditeranéen @ Botanique.
We invited some special guests for a true Mediterranean flavour.
Rebel Up! SebCat will be accompanied by Israelian dj/producer Gal Kadan, who is specialised in music from the Levant (Libanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria & Jordan) and also by Spanish Brussels DJ’s El Gato Callejero and I Am Sardina, who will spin Iberian sounds from rumba Catalana to flamenco & mestizo + live percussion.
Expect a wild mix with dance music from the Mediterranean and the Levant > Latino Euro-Arab-Andalus connection!
@ Botanique Witloof bar
From 23h till very late!
FREE IN! Info here
a special Egyptian / Turkish concert night of friends @ OCCII supported by Rebel Up, even though we won t be there due to travel (Peru) and work.
The Invisible Hands (EG)
is the English translation of the band’s original Egyptian Arabic name: El Ayadi El Khafeyya. A band created amidst an unusual backdrop by Alan Bishop (AKA Alvarius B., member of legendary US band Sun City Girls and co-owner of the world famous Sublime Frequencies label), with Cairo-based musicians Cherif El Masri, Aya Hemeda, Adham Zidan and Magued Nagati. Songs – sung in Arabic, English, or whichever language they channel – are drenched in lovely psychedelic folk arrangements and vocal choruses with a nod to what could have potentially been music that surfaced decades ago but instead found its way into the future. The group was established during the summer of 2011. Their debut was recorded in Cairo in May 2012, and two versions were released, one in Arabic and another in English, with both on a limited edition double LP. Their second album, Teslam, is currently out on CD with the LP being released in December. Hayvanlar Alemi (TR)
is a psychedelic folk rock band founded in Ankara. They got together in secondary school in 1999, when they were 14. Classical rock and heavy metal were big influences on teenagers in Ankara then, and they started their musical venture playing hard-and-heavy covers, but very soon self-discovered free improvisation and moved into a more avant-garde approach, and later on occasionally deployed traditional instruments, found-sound elements like live radio, and colorful stage theatrics. They were influenced by the new folk-infused experimental rock scene of the late 90s Istanbul, but isolated from any music scene in Ankara, their sound and song-structure diverged from their contemporaries as they incorporated elements from the findings of their musical research into their sound, which included folk, pop and hybrid sounds of South East Asia, East and West Africa, South America and Russia, as well as Jamaican dub reggae and Californian surf.
This saturday a sweet night at Beursschouwburg together with kunstencenter De Vooruit from Ghent as part of the yearly Out Loud festival.
British afropunk-poppers Zun Zun Egui sadly had to cancel their show, but Rebel Up! helped arranging some fine replacements for them, 2 bands even, yay!
We´re proud to present French-British outfit Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant and local Brussels & Ghent afro-heroes Mocambo to fill this night with their special global sounds.
Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant specialises in all global styles with a heavy psychedelic sauce. They bring together world rhythms and moody cinematic moments playing blues and dance pieces, with notable influences from Congolese Soukous, African highlife, Ethiopian jazz, cumbia, séga and a whiff of Middle-East and Turkish Psychedelia to make your head & body spin.
Mocambo will shake you up with their heavy Afro-Brazilian & urban Afrobeat rhythms. It´s the project by rapper Le Tagarel and composer Tartaruga and joined by our own Brussels artist Témé Tan and several other master musicians. Their strong sound takes you from Angola to Brasil in many colours and spheres. Get ready to rumble with this wild band!
Before, between & after global tunes from around the world by Rebel Up! SebCat
and oh yes, IT´S FREE IN!!!!!
Schedule: 22:00 Mocambo 23:00 Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant 00:00 DJ SebCat
On saturday, Rebel Up! SebCat will play a few listening sets in the big Horta hall between the shows of Bosnian folk-jazz group Divanhana, Kosovarian-Turkish singer Suzan Kardes and Greek singer Katerina Tsiridou & Fanouris Trikilis Rembetiko Project. Expect sounds of slavic folklore, balkan beauties, old greek rembetiko vinyls, Turkish spheres and other vintage sounds from beyond the eastern hills.
and oh, supertip for saturday night > our friends of Foton organise a nice experimental global/electro night in Beursschouwburg with our good friends Lowdjo and Filastine playing too. Free in, so be there. All info here
this saturday 2nd Rebel Up! crew will be in Eindhoven to play at the STRP Bienale festival, as we are invited by the fine folks of ∆ Cairo Liberation Front ∆ for a full-on arab revolution technofolk marathon in the foyer all night, also Copyflex (of Copia Doble Systema) is joining us.
Anyway, we’ll do our best to scare the IDM hipsters and chase the steppers in a night filled with DJ Shadow, Hudson Mohawke and much more electronic artists, so YALLA!
in case you should miss this, Cairo Liberation Front will come & play @ Rebel Up! Soundclash on saturday 20 april, so mark it down! 🙂