Friday 16 Nov > Sublime Frequencies 15 year tour @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ Baba Commandant, Senyawa & more!

This friday Amsterdam people!

Sublime Frequencies tour night in OCCII with 2 international bands; Baba Commandant & his Mandingo Band from Burkina Faso and duo Senyawa from Indonesia, plus duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang.

Since 15 years, American label SUBLIME FREQUENCIES enriches the music world as a specialist in non-western music. Besides music, they also publish books, documentaries and films. Tonight they present two live artists signed on their label: Senyawa (Indonesia) and Baba Commandant (Burkina Faso). Also Canadian-Egyptian duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang will perform an early set. DJ support comes from the label owner Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies, Rebel Up and Papelon Kifesh.

Senwaya
this duo from Yogyakarta is headed by Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryardi. Indonesian traditional music forms the basis, but the duo uses playing techniques from experimental genres to create a completely unique sound. Hardcore metal, improvisation and traditional ritual music played with an intensity as if punk. Singer Shabare uses vocal traditions of the island in his singing but can also heavy metal grunting. Suryardi plays self-built instruments with names like ‘Gary’, ‘Bambu Wukir’ and ‘Aker Mahoni’. During performances, the duo uses homemade electronics to edit the sound of the vocals and instruments live. Their new album ‘Sujud’ has just been released.

https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/sujud

Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band
from Burkina Faso and was born as Mamadou Sanou and earned his spurs as a dancer and then as a singer and musician with groups like Dounia and the accompaniment band of Burkina Faso’s greatest star: Victor Démé. Baba Commandant plays the ‘ngoni’, the traditional instrument of the Donse tribe, traditional hunters in the region of Burkina Faso and Mali. He is aided by his Mandingo band of veteran musicians of the mandinko tradition, enfused with rock. The main influences of the group are Nigerian greats Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade but also Moussa Doumbia, the Malinese response to James Brown. Check their debut album ‘Juguya’ and their afro rocker album ‘Siri Ba Kele’ has which just been released

https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/siri-ba-kele

Canadian-Egyptian & American improv duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang will play a early support set. Improv guitarist Sehnaoui is known from bands such as Dwarfs of East Agouza and Jerusalem Is In My Heart, American percussionist Zerang hails from Chicago and its rich improv scene.
https://soundcloud.com/sharif-sehnaoui/sharif-sehnaoui-michael-zerang

DJ support & afterparty by Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies) and Papelon Kifesh

Expect an ephemeral exhibit showcasing the visual history of the label’s 15 year existence with some artwork, flyers and posters. There will be new and exclusive merchandise available only at this event as well as new albums by Senyawa and Baba Commandant. Please join us for a celebration of Sublime Frequencies!

Doors 20h30
tickets: 8,50€ presale, 10€ at door
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@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

Sat 3 Nov > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #11 w Umoja, Au Quai, Bxl

We are super happy to welcome the amazing duo of DJs / producers UMOJA from the Netherlands. For several years, UMOJA has been relentlessly switching between DJ performances on major stages and recent studio & recordings sessions with local artists in Uganda and Kenya. Combining a deep knowledge of roots music from Africa, Latin America, Antilles & beyond with a great sense of creativity, they have released a large amount of edits & own productions that leaves no global underground party animal indifferent 🐧🐧🐧

Our local team of global underground DJ’s > DJ Chokkou, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop, will also be behind the decks with the clear intention to set the room on fire 🔥🔥🔥

And that’s not all folks – we’ll take care of your eyes also 🙂 Our beloved “visual wizard” Maria Ilia will bring this musical trip to the next level with a special video mapping performance.

〰🔅〰 Umoja 〰🔅〰
curator and initiator of the record labels Piri Piri & INI Movement. Their first release was “Je Ka Lo!”, released in 2012 on INI Movement. Since back then, their voyage has taken the duo to gain support from great artists such as Jeremy Sole, Batida, Nicola Cruz, Sam Redmore, Nickodemus, Gilles Peterson, Alma Negra and many more. They also have been supported by organizations of international reputation like Akwaaba music, Okayafrica, Sound & Colours magazine & Remezcla. Throughout the top productions and remixes, Umoja has delivered several musical treasures such as Bilongo Con Sandunga, Mo Fiya!, Danzi! and La Piragua which have conquered the taste of followers from all over the planet. Since Umoja’s music crosses borders and genres, they have released on some of the best record labels from all over the globe: ZZK (Argentina), MultiCulti (Canada), Sello Regional (Chile), Mawimbi Records (France) and Hot Casa (France). Umoja has managed to stay innovative with their sound and is continuously showcasing their live DJ sets all over Europe and beyond.
http://www.soundcloud.com/umojaworldwide

〰🔅〰 DJ Chokkou 〰🔅〰
https://www.mixcloud.com/DjChokkou/

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
Expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino, Arabic & global sounds.
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

〰🔅〰 Maria Ilia 〰🔅〰
Maria is a Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist with a passion for visuals and sophisticated video mapping on bespoke structures for events and festivals.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

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@ Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut, 1080 Bxl / Molem
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design / MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Hope to see you all there!

Sun 21 Sept > Marockin’ Brass album release party @ Podium Mozaïek, Amsterdam

Marockin’ Brass is the brainchild band of jazz composer/music maker Luc Mishalle, together with Brussels Moroccan musicians such as Maalem Driss Filali (guimbri, vocals), Abdessamad Semlali and Badr Derras, aided by percussionist Roel Poriau (Think of One / Antwerp Gyspy Ska Orchestra) and Tunisian electronic beatmaker Sofyann Ben Youssef (Kel Assouf, Ammar808). Also with Brussels multicultural musicians Esinam Dogbatse, Jean-Paul Estievenart, Veronique Delmelle, Pascal Rousseau, Jean Gnonlonfoun and a string of guest musicians.

Expect some steaming gnaoua or sweaty shaabi-funk accompanied by some redhot brass and free flowing jazz that will blow the sand out of your ears!

Celebrating their album release of “Beats & Pieces” on Rebel Up Records / MetX / AShams). Listen to the album (& pre-order) via Bandcamp.

Supported by the European Cultural Foundation.

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@ 16h

Podium Mozaïek
Bos en Lommerweg 191
1055 DT Amsterdam

Sat 14 April > Giraffes & Penguins #6 @ Au Quai, Bxl

and saturday 14 april, another amazing fun Giraffes & Penguins party!
🌶🎵 GL🌎BAL UNDERGR🌎UND 🎵🌶

Party animals, dancefloor travellers and global music lovers, it’s time to meet again 😁
Diego Armando (Barcelona) and Dragan (Bxl) will be our special guides for this 6th musical exploration trip around the wildest places on earth, together with Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧 LINE-UP 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧

〰🔅〰 Diego Armando 〰🔅〰
Xavier Riembau aka Diego Armando is a dj from Barcelona playing an eclectic mix of groovy tunes from around the world.
A 24 h digger moving from Jamaica To Cuba across New Orleans and back to Gypsy rumba Barcelona. His specialty is dancefloor killers from the afroamerican music, exotic themes from Brasil to Africa, & also Disco & Acid house anthems. A true visceral dj who plays vinyls since 20 years active in Barcelona & Catalunya. His name is an hommage to the best football player of the planet aka Diego Armando aka La Mano de Dios. Mani (bass player from Stone Roses /Primal Scream) gave him this name after a big party in La Costa Brava. He played festivals like Sónar, Faraday, Rock Circus (Italy), Mostra Sonora i Visual & venues like Razzmatazz (BCN) and Sala Apolo (BCN). He also opened for The Streets, Ike Turner, Mdou Moctar, Mammane Sani, KIng Ayisoba or Maceo Parker to name a few. He is part of the Finis Africae collective and also has an experimental & ethnological project called Wunderkammer with Enrique Doza a venezuelan artist. A clash between roots & electronic music.
http://diegoarmandodj.com/
http://www.mixcloud.com/DiegoArmando/
http://wunderkammer.bandcamp.com/

〰🔅〰 Dragan 〰🔅〰
(LaVallée – GranKrew – Radio Panik 105.4 FM – Collectif Z!)
Since the age of 16, Dragan has been listening to and playing a broad range of musical genres, from jazz to techno, soul, funk, beats, world,…
After a pause in his digging fever, he’s back to his first love. Since the end of 2015, he’s been busy spinning in various places such as Esperanzah! festival, Vk Concerts LaVallée, Antitapas, Bravo Bxl, Walvis, Bonnefooi, Quest For the Beat.
He’s also part of the team that put up the biggest free outdoor festival in Brussels, the Jam’in Jette festival.
http://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/flux-tendu/
https://www.mixcloud.com/VanMarkic/f-l-u-x-t-e-n-d-u-0-0-0-4-radiopanikorg-brussels/

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
as always, expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino & global sounds.

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is world beats DJ and percussionist. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

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doors 22h til 4am
@ Au Quai,
Quai du Hainaut 23

Entrance 5€ /// Doors 22h – 4h
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Thu 9 Nov > Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Luka Productions (Mali / Sahel Sounds) & dj Zé Karlo

This thursday, a last minute Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII with a very special guest from Mali > > >

LUKA PRUDUCTIONS (Mali / Sahel Sounds)
Luka Guindo, rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist and one of the most sought after producers of contemporary Malian Hip Hop. Working from a small bedroom sized studio alongside a busy street in the Malian capital city, Luka has built a reputation as one of the most prodigious beatmakers. Working with artists such as Supreme talent show, Ami Yerewolo, Iba One, van baxy and Sidiki Diabaté, Luka productions officiel is a household name in Bamako’s Hip Hop scene. New age music from West Africa. Lush and hypnotic dreamscapes combine traditional instrumentation with sweeping electronics, field recordings, and soothing affirmations. Bamako based composer Luka Productions delves into avant-griot, transforming ancient music into the 21st century. The songs are meditative and sage, as voices guide the listener through ways of living, from the village life to the modern world. Inspired from early electronic music, library records, and new age, this is easily one of the most left field recordings to ever come out of Mali.

RebelUp SebCat says; “amazing subtle album of afro-electronic moods, between the city & the bush. Modern Malian music from the young generation like you never heard…”

Available from Sahel Sounds
http://www.sahelsounds.com/shop/
and Bandcamp
https://sahelsounds.bandcamp.com/album/fasokan

dj support > > >

Rebel Up DJ’s (hosts)
DJ Zé Karlo (A’dam)
https://www.mixcloud.com/djZerkalo/

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5€ BEFORE / 7€ AFTER 23:00 , no presale
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam
Tram 1 / 2 (Overtoomsesluis / Amstelveenseweg)