Sat 23 Sept > Rebel Up @ Sound From Lisboa: Luso Beat party, La Marbrerie, Montrieul (Paris)

SOUND FROM LISBOA #1 – LUSO BEAT

Lisboa, a cosmopolitan capital with thousands of colors. From Macao to Luanda, from Praia to Rio de Janeiro, the streets of Lisbon dance to the sounds of marrabenta, kuduro, funana, kizomba, samba and many others. A cultural laboratory where technology is combined with tradition in a process of creation, where folklore coexists with electronic music.

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► DJÊU 🇨🇻 (Live) – Cabo Verde
► REBEL UP GATO SEB 🇧🇪 (DJ guest)
► MANUCHO & YORUBA 🇵🇹 / 🇫🇷 (DJ sets)

► DJÊU 🇨🇻 ◄
Djêu – a Capeverdian music group – owes its name to l’Ile aux Oiseaux, which closes the Bay of Porto Grande, a strong symbol for the natives of São Vicente and Santo Antão. The group was born from the meeting between the brothers Elton and Valdir Da Cruz Lima and the singer Mónica Landim, who are gathered around the same desire to share their culture and the heritage of their country using a traditional repertory. Today, the music of the archipelago continues to develop and modernize thanks to the works of remarkable songwriters. It is in this idea of opening to the “current music” that the combo has just recorded his first EP called “Preto I Branco” at La CLEF (Saint-Germain-en-Laye).
https://www.facebook.com/djeumusic/

DJ’s Rebel Up Gato Seb, Manucho & Yoruba
from funana to coladeira, semba, rebita, samba, kuduro, baile funk and beyond.

FB event
8€ presale, 10€ at door
doors 19h30
@ La Marbrerie

21 rue Alexis Lepère, 93100 Montreuil
M° ligne 9 Mairie de Montreuil

Rebel Up! Christmas gift! > A Christmas Special By The King of Juju cassette

Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey

Side A
Odun Keresimesi
Irinse Lojona Obey O Jona
Irin Ajo
Ile Oba To Jo

Side B
Ka So Wo Po
Oro Obi Pelu Iyawo
Oro Oko Pelu Obi
Olatunbosun Banmeke

download zip file here

 

Special holiday greetings from Rebel Up!  as we uploaded a very special vintage cassette for the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog. See the original post here or below.

 

Happy holidays y’all. My best good homie Seb from Brussels (part of the wonderful Rebel Up! outfit) blessed this xmas eve with a crucial Nigerian juju Christmas-themed tape by an Awesome Tapes From Africa favorite guy, check out his description:

 

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas, Nigerian juju style by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers: A Christmas Special By The King of Juju! Since the 50’s Ebenezer Obey had been crafting his special juju-highlife sound, which is a mix of Yoruba percussion, talking drums, electric guitars and vocals in Yoruba. Later in his life he only started playing Christian gospel music (a fate which many Nigerian musicians seems to befall from a certain age onwards) and he passed away in 2011 in Lagos university hospital at the age of 67. 

This tape was recorded sometime in the 60’s with his then-band International Brothers. It was a golden find in one of the many Nigerian stalls around London’s Brixton market last spring. Both sides are filled with heavenly sweet jangling guitars, muffled percussion, talking drums and festive Yoruba singing, with some surprise Christmas melodies played as one continuous medley in lo-fi tropical spheres. As the title already said, the chief was the self-proclaimed king of juju and we can only bow down to his legacy. Listen to these funky Christmas waves and have a great one! A special Christmas gift to you all!