Congoville is an expo in Middelheim museum park with a focus on contemporary Congo as well as the colonial legacy / wrongs of the past. The expo consists of works by 15 artists, including Sammy Baloji,Jean Katambayi, KinAct Collective, Angela Ferreira, Maurice Mbikayi, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Kapwani Kiwanga and many others. check the expo programme here.
Every friday apero session in the MIKA café garden of Middelheim. Friday 09.07 from 17H – 21H with Rebel Up SebCat & Mambele, diving into the Congolese rumba, soukous, folklore and other styles from the 60’s to now via vinyl & more.
This sunday afternoon until evening, Rebel Up curates @ Albert Culture, on the rooftop of Albertina bibliotheque (Mont des Arts / Kunstberg) with eclectic dj sets by SebCat, Susobrino and RaqL x Didi of Tropical DJipsies B2B set.
See you there in the sunshine?
From 15h to 22h, bar & restaurant. FREE ENTRANCE Before 17h entrance @ Kunstberg 28 Mont des Arts After 17h entrance @ Museumplein 1 Place de la Musée FB event here.
Friday 28.05 we have a new release out by german jazz/groove band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble from Cologne, Germany. The album ‘Mamari’ is a trip into afrobeat and afro cuban sounds, about positivity, climate and social issues.
Out on double vinyl gatefold, CD and digital. Listen below via our Bandcamp or buy in our shop. Streaming on these platforms.
Also on 28.05 evening they will do a livestream concert in Cologne, see FB event.
Ghana artist Ayuune Sule has his new album out since last friday. The Frafra title ‘Putoo Katare Yire’ translates as ‘Wickedness has no home’ and is released in a 3 label collaboration by Rebel Up, Makkum Records and Red Wig.
Pure kologo soul and Frafra afropop power from Northern Ghana, recorded at Francis Ayamga’s Top Link Studio, featuring guest vocals by Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah (African Head Charge), Prince Buju, Florence Adone, Fausty Amoa Mabile, Kwame Sko and DK. It’s a catchy and energetic album about education, good advice, spirituality and against evil doing.
You can now order the album digitally, on vinyl or CD via our Bandcamp.
Also available on all streaming platforms and our Soundcloud.
Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble is very happy to show you the ‘Making of Mamari‘. German videomaker Denis Eickmeier followed them into the recording studio and produced this little video, which really captures the vibe of the recording time and gives some insights in how the album and the Muito Kaballa project evolved. Love goes out to Ingo Hermes for the beautiful cover art and layout!
1st single ‘Mamari’ is out now and available on most platforms (check our bandcamp), 2nd single ‘Curupira’ releases on 24.04 and the 2LP album will launch on 29.05 on Rebel Up Records, as well as followed by an electronic remixes by Euro & Afro producers in the early summer.