and last thursday a Rebel Up & Friends session with SebCat & Didi at Kiosk Radio. 2 hours of eclectic music, from global sounds to jazz, electronics and more. also a Festa Afro Tuga moment in the 2nd hour. Listen below >>>
We have a new Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online for this month of May as broadcasted via Radio Campus Bruxelles. Home recorded with 10 albums & EP’s of the month. Starting with a new single by Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek and followed by an album of Kurdish folk musician Brader Musiki on Terp Records (The Ex label). We travel to Ghana with the funeral songs album Fra Fra on Glitterbeat and highlife/afrobeat group Santrofi on Out Here Records. The amazing Afro-Colombian pacific coast compilation ‘Guasá, Cununo y Marimba’ is filled with polyphonic and percussive songs from 70’s/80’s on Vampisoul & Palenque Records. Up to Haïti for Chouk Bwa & The Angstromers with vodou and analog bass in an electrifying sound on Bongo Joe Records. Down to the Venezuelan coast for producer Caribombo where afro latin electronics meet Africa on Galletas Calientes label. Savage Project duo from Malaga, Spain mix Andalucian, flamenco, cumbia and northern african influences into electronic sound and Moroccan producer Guedra Guedra from Casablanca blends traditional berber folk music in a bass sound on On The Corner label. Italian producer A-Tweed connects celtic & african sounds on Afrobotic Musicology label and we end with a new single by Swiss trio AMAMI. Listen here below >>>
On Monday 10 May Rebel Up SebCat made a video livestream set of 1 hour for Belgian collective Vol Tapijt (Full Carpet) as part of their A La Carte livestream sessions this whole week. Watch & listen to the full video livestream here
SebCat came back from Peru with lots of good vinyl > about 35 LP’s and 60 singles of Chicha Cumbia from 60’s & 70’s.
This sunday afternoon, he’ll be playing a special chicha cumbia vinyl set at the Bonnefooi from 16:00 til 20:00.
Free in as always, and there should be some special Peruvian cocktail deals (pisco sour & chilcano). and maybe even some ceviche tapas portions!
cult band Los Shapis
Chicha cumbia is the Peruvian style of psychedelic cumbia originated in the Amazonian north and taken to the big cities, becoming famous allover the country and stil is! In those times, the chicha cumbia was looked down upon by many people (of higher so-called *sophisticated* classes), seeing it as music for the poor, the drunk, the criminals, the immigrants from the north or highlands. Indeed, it was the music of the poor labourers, those who lived & worked in shantytowns, music that sung about their hardships, giving them inspiration at the same time. All this makes for a wonderfull vintage style that possesses a special power through enchanting melodies, tremolo guitars and strong lyrics.
The biggest bands of that era were Los Destellos, Los Diablos Rojos, Los Mirlos, Los Shapis, Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema, Juaneco Y Su Combo, Los Wemblers de Iquitos and many more. If you like to get this music, we can highly recommend the excellent Roots of Chicha compilations on Brussels label Crammed Discs or the refined Cumbia Beat compilations on Vampisoul.