Sat 1 June: Rebel Up warmup @ Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek, Ekko, Utrecht

Cosmosis presents a series of concerts with the most special pop music from non-Western countries. What can you expect? No traditional world music, but urgent and danceable future music from distant countries.

Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek
Two years after the great success of the single “Nem Kaldi”, psych-pop sensation Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek finally released the long-awaited debut album “Kar Yağar” on Bongo Joe Records. And it was well worth the wait! The distinctive sound of the bağlama, the great voice of Derya Yildirim and the band makes the whole more modern, more danceable and more psychedelic. A hymn for the rich history of the Anatolian folk rock, restored and translated into the 21st century. They are coming to Ekko Utrecht just a week after the album comes out. Not to be missed!


Warmup & cooling down tunes in Turkish, Anatolian and Levantine sounds by Rebel Up SebCat.

tickets > 13,50 €

19h30
> doors & dj
20h30
>showtime Derya Yildirim
22h > end


more info > FB event / website

@ Ekko
Bemuurde Weerd Westzijde 3,
3513 BH Utrecht

Sat 6 April > Babylon Trio @ Tweetak Festival, Yallah Yallah night, ‘t Neude, Utrecht

Saturday 6 april, Babylon Trio will play on the Yallah Yallah night at Tweetakt festival in Utrecht!

Great lineup with Egyptian hiphop, Moroccan gnawa beats, Pan-Arabic sounds and more.

20h30 > Prace feat. Chaimaa Rochdi
(Morocco/NL)
21h > Disco Arabesquou DJ
21h45 > Babylon Trio (Irak/BE)
22h30 > Yallah Yallah DJ’s
23h15 > Bu Kholtoum (Egypt)

@ Neude square
Tickets: 7,50 €
See full info >
FB event / website






Saturday 21 july > Rebel Up @ 2x festival in Netherlands! > Welcome to the Village Festival (Leeuwarden) & De Leuke Festival (Utrecht)

hallo Nederland!

This saturday 21 july, Rebel Up SebCat and Duckfood will split their musical forces to divide themselves over 2 festivals.

Rebel Up SebCat will spin at Welcome To The Village festival in the far north of Friesland near Leeuwarden, together with DJ Francesco, closing off the Blessum stage from 1 to 3 am. Be ready for some hot global sounds!

During the day, great bands & performers such as Mark Lanegan, Kuenta i Tambu, Romperayo, Kanipchen Fit and Yuri Landman will play.

All info > FB event / website.

and the same day, Rebel Up Duckfood will go to the northern outskirts of Utrecht for De Leuke festival in de Voorveldse Polder. 

You can catch him at the Yallah Yallah stage, run by our buddy DJ Tommi and also with Ramses 3000 of Caïro Liberation Front and Pushin Wood playing at another stage. Be prepared for some heavy arabic sounds, from dakbe to chobi and electro chaabi!

All info > FB event

Hope to see you around! 🙂

Sat 11 June > Rebel Up! Sebcat 2x in Utrecht @ Kako Da Ne (ACU squat) + Sneeuw & Ruis afterparty (Vechtclub XL)

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Hola NL,
This saturday, Rebel Up! SebCat playing 2x on 1 night in Utrecht, his old hometown!

Starting at the awesome Kako Da NeTropical Bass Explosion- party in the ACU squat bar, together with all our buddies Rafael Aragon (special guest) & Kako Da Ne dj’s Ayabassca, Dubcovsky and LiveWire

All tropical sounds to global bass in a heavy mix.
From 23h til 4am > Voorstraat 71, Utrecht
FB event here.

and afterwards around 4h30, at the afterparty of the Sneeuw & Ruis festival night in De Vechtclub XL space.

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Expect a dark afro-tech & cumbia bass set for the late hours…

The festival starts in early evening and has a very diverse and experimental lineup of live artists and bands such as Bonne Aparte, Machinefabriek, Anne Bakker, Dead Neanderthals, Jasper Stadhouders and many many more! and DJ’s to dance into the night with.
FB event here.

De Vechtclub XL is also a self made / recycled art centre with ateliers, DIY venue and more, real special place!

See you around!

Fri 21 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Le Guess Who Festival in RASA, Utrecht w/ Ogoya Nengo & Dodo Women’s Group (KY) + uKanDanZ (FR/ET)

This friday playing at Le Guess Who? festival in RASA world music venue, check their fingerlicking good lineup, just awesome and many of our friends playing too!
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Ogoya Nengo will do one of her first performances 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.

Inspired by traditional Ethiopian songs, uKanDanZ is an explosive musical hybrid of styles which, as the name suggests, are made to dance to. With guitar, bass, drums and tenor sax they occupy a vibrant place somewhere between rock, improvised jazz, noise and Ethiogroove. Front and centre is charismatic vocalist Asnake Guebreyes from Addis Abeba, chanting Ethiopian soul melodies that transcends the highly energetic music to unheard places. They deliberately cross all traditional musical borders, creating something new and unique while at the same time staying true to the origins of the genres they magically melt into one.

as always our Rebel Up! sounds will be in African, Latino, Caribbean, Arabic and Asian global spheres, tripping around the world in unknown sounds to make you bounce.

timings>
doors 20:30 – Rebel Up! Soundclash dj’s
21.30-22.45 The Kenya Sessions with Sven Kacirek and Ogoya Nengo & Dodo Women Group
22:45–23:15 Rebel-up! Soundclash dj’s
23:15- 0:15 uKanDanz
0:15 – 2:00 (or 3:00) Rebel Up! Soundclash

@ Rasa
Pauwstraat 13, Utrecht
16€

fro all info > check site or FB event

Sun 21 Sept > Rebel Up! dj’s @ De Vechtclub XL opening (day 3), Utrecht

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Hello Utrecht,

It has been a while..
Some of you might still remember our infamous Rebel Up! Soundclash nights at the Vechtclub warehouse in Utrecht Overvecht over 4 years ago.  De Vechtclub has now gotten a bigger brother  in Kanaleneiland, called Vechtclub XL. It contains over 50 workshops, studio’s and even a music/art venue-slash-restaurant called De Klup.

It’s the openingsweekend from 19-21 september where you can breakfast, brunch or drink, follow workshop, check out the DIY market and even go in a cinematic caravan. and also music during every day and evening!

on sunday 21st Rebel Up! will be spinning global & eclectic afternoon tunes for everyone’s joy. Also will be selling some new vinyls & cassettes by labels such as Sahel Sounds, Sublime Frequencies and Mississippi records. To know which ones we still have in stock, check it.

and oh, it’s FREE IN!

for info & timetables, see FB event here or Vechtclub site.