08.02 Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, Farida Amadou & Friends and Terrie ‘Ex’ Hessels & Frank Rosaly @ OCCII, Amsterdam

Saturday 8 Feb >
Rebel Up Soundclash! present:
FARIDA AMADOU & FRIENDS (ex-Cocaine Piss) | SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) | REBEL UP! DJ’S
OCCII do-it-yourself mysticism | musical ritualism | €8 in before 22:00 / €10 after!
No presale,

FARIDA AMADOU & Friends (BE, ex-Cocaine Piss)
Farida Amadou is a Liège, Belgium based bass player, most well known for being part of the punk band Cocaine Piss and for her free improv sets with Steve Noble.
Since 2014, she has performed with many musicians all over Europe, including Linda Sharrock, Balasz Pandi, Jasper Stadhouders, Peter Brötzmann, Mette Rasmussen and Thurston Moore, TONiGHTS FRiENDS Include; Terrie Hessels (The Ex) on Guitar & Frank Rosaly (US) on Drums.
Listen here and here.

SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone)
Giving birth via impromptu instrumentals to glimpses of synchronistic magic, these Spiritczualics remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely charlatans?
Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outernational movement.
A traveling nexus collecting dozens of participants to explore alchemical realms of sonic ritualism. Fusing DIY electronics with experimental improvisation and traditional instruments, recurring collaborators have studied under masters of Andalusian music, ethno-music research as well as important underground venues in Berlin and Hamburg’s musical scenes. Visual artist Dima Rabik contributes his miniature ink drawing style to all Spiritczualic releases – as well as a live-drawing projection during performances.

Spiritczualic (“cz” borrowed from the Polish / tʂ / hard “tch”) – a word-melange of “ritczualic” and spiritual, reflects upon the ancient practice of musical ritualism. As an idea, it greatly predates the physical occurrence of the Enhancement Center – on Christmas 2017, when an Ottoman building below the Gates of Jerusalem provided itself for a remarkable meeting. The trespassing people who happened to be there – admittingly bizarre participants synchronized by state-of-mind rather than tune or scale – began exploring sonic sessions of do-it-yourself mysticism. Witnesses of its ritualistic gatherings have indeed reported moments of divination – and possibly sorcery. This raises the question, will the audience once again behold the allurement of Higher Sources – or rather testify to trickery.“
Listen here and here.

Rebel Up DJ’s
Before, inbetween & after, DJ’s Duckfood & Spliff will take you on a trip through the global underground

Info > FB event / website

door 20:30
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud West

Fri 11 Oct: Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies @ Cafe Maison du Peuple, Bxl

This friday, Rebel Up & Friends evening at Cafe Maison du Peuple in St Gilles.

with special guests: Tropical DJipsies. They united their feminine forces just before the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from various countries and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers, attached to their own southern roots and backgrounds as well as sounds from other continents.

FB event
FREE IN
22h – 3h
Cafe Maison du Peuple
Parvis de St Gilles / Voorplein

Fri 13 Sept: Rebel Up Records evening, 10inch vinyl release Satanic Samba Trio (BR) @ Recyclart, Bxl

Satanique Samba Trio: it’s not really a trio and they don’t play samba but they are quite satanic…. this mythical Brazilian band from the capital Brasilia performs funny, pertinent and surprising sound collages, an ongoing investigation into the aesthetic deconstruction of Brazil’s most popular musical traditions.

Friday September 13th, 2019 will be remembered in Music History for the release of their new 10inch vinyl “Mais Bad”, a conceptual sequel of the 2015 release “Mó Bad”. “Mais Bad” is a new collection of low fidelity bagatelles, forged into existence by Satanique Samba Trio’s thirst for aesthetical deconstruction. All instruments in this 10-track vinyl have been recorded with the same cheap cell phone from the early 2000’s. It is meant to sound desperate, harsh and absolutely surreal. A little over the top, maybe? Yeah, but hey: that’s just how a country in crisis should look and sound like. Right?

Listen here to “Mais Bad” on our Bandcamp, and see new videoclip below, warning: graphic medical images 🙂

TIMETABLE
20:30 Doors
21:30 Satanique Samba Trio
23:00 Rebel Up DJ SebCat
5€


Info > website / FB event

@ Recyclart
Rue de Manchester 13-15
1080 Molem

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

Saturday 15 June: Rebel Up @ Cubalandz festival with Lokkhi Terre & Dele Sosimo Cubafrobeat & DJ Cami Layé Okun, BOZAR, Bxl

Saturday 15 june, Cubalandz festival at Bozar!
A festival for Cuban culture & the diaspora.
with support by Camarote, Rebel Up & HAPE. with live bands, dj’s, food, animation and so much more

on the programme:
15:00 – 18:00 Activities for children, expo and cinema
19:00 – 19:30 Cuban dance choreography

20:00 – 21:30 Alejandro Vargas Trio
22:00 – 23:30 Lokkhi Terra meets Dele Sosimi : Cubafrobeat
24:00 – 2:00 Dj Cami Layé Okún (Cuba, HAPE) & Rebel Up SebCat

live video mapping by Maria Ilia

€ 10 pre-sale, € 12 at the door
FB event / website

Sat 16 Feb > Rebel Up Sebcat @ Arumbo album release party, Trefpunt, Gent

This saturday evening / night, Rebel Up SebCat @ Arumbo album release party in Trefpunt, Gent.

A night of rumba Catalana, flamenco, mestizo rock, cumbia, ska, oempapa, balkan and more!

Catalonia / Belgium based band Arumbo will launch their first full album ‘Camino de Vuelta’
Support by Shaman Festival (ska/oempapa/balkan & more)

AFTERPARTY until 5h with DJ´s Gudari, Feria Bomba & SebCat (Rebel Up!)
world, mestizo, bass, cumbia, balkan, ska, roots & more

!Come early because their are only 100 entrances. No reservations!
DOORS: 19h – 5am, concerts between 20h30 – 23h
Entrance 10€ + Full album Arumbo included
Organized in collaboration with bookings agency Number One Entertainment & Trefpunt.

All info > FB Event

@ Trefpunt
Walter De Buckplein 5
Gent

Saturday 15 Dec > Rebel Up x Akuphone label night w/ Ko Shin Moon live + dahaW ⅃ꓘ@ OCCII, Amsterdam

Rebel Up Soundclash x Akuphone label night, with live sets by Amsterdam duo dahaW ⅃ꓘ and French duo Ko Shin Moon.

Imagine an outernational sound that defies borders, the meeting of ethnic folk music in underground spheres. Sound from the past brought alive into the present via the frequencies and vibrations of strings, percussion and analogue synths. The cultural counterculture against the right wing tendencies and normalities of today will not be silenced. We want you to be part of this, join our ritual as we dance the night away to beautiful songs and hidden gems from around the world.

Earlier in the day we will play a live session at Red Light Radio from 17-18h.
stream us here > http://redlightradio.net

 dahaW ⅃ꓘ (GR/SYR) *live*
Somewhere was the beginning/Somehow will be the end/Everything is chaos/All is ONE “KL wahad” (Oud/folk guitar). In their first ever concert, they will explore the possibilities of the endless improvisation between borders and freedom.
 
Ko Shin Moon (FR) *live*
Paris duo Axel Moon and Niko Shin blur temporal and geographical boundaries. As Ko Shin Moon they mix acoustic instruments from different regions of the world though analogue machines, traditional instruments, electronic sampling and field recordings, taking the stage with a Saz and heaps of analogic synths. The first album of the band is a bodily trip through hybrid territories, fantasy soundscapes and colorful collages: from Oriental Europe to Northern Africa, Middle East or Southeast Asia and beyond. Reversing analogical listening in digital synthesis, as music for imaginary traveling in dancefloor trance. After numerous summer festivals allover Europe and Morocco, they have just returned from a residency in Caïro, Egypt and played at Trans Musicales Rennes Festival.
 
DJ Cheb Gero (Akuphone label / FR)
Genuine music lover and chronic collector, Cheb Gero has cleared up and digged into musical worlds ever since his teens. In 2015, He launched outernational label Akuphone in an “archiving” spirit, drawn by a desire to “explore the world through music”. Far from supporting a romantic or fetishist vision of extra-Western music, the label aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. He hosts the radio shows Decolonize Ur Mind and Radio Gero, as well as Parisian Northern African music nights such as Belleville Habibi. Check out his live cassette mix >
https://akuphone.com/catalog/Z
https://akuphone.bandcamp.com
 
Rebel Up DJ’s
hosts of the Rebel Up Soundclash parties in OCCII and of countless global sound events in Brussels, Belgium with contemporary *world / folk* music or in electronic ethnic sounds. Rebel Up is a full force: making remixes, drop mixtapes, hosting the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl and live sessions on Kiosk Radio. Earlier this year Rebel Up Records label has been kickstarted the with cutting edge releases from Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Tunisia, Morocco & Bxl out now. Always on the search for new and old sounds from around the globe, their selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths.
 
DOORS 21h | €8
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more info www.occii.org

@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid