Monday, 26 March 2007

Party aftermath

Hi all,

-a week of radio silence, broken-

first, thanks to all you out there for coming out to the OCCII on the 17th!! You made this debut party a real success and by this feat we managed to raise about 300 sweet euro's! This will surely give the people at Grassroots Projects a sincere push in their Chiapas cause.

We truly had not expected this many people with happy feet, creating such a superb atmosphere. We counted more than 100 people after midnight, who turned the dancefloor into a sea of bodies, rocking straight till the end!
We are especially glad you folks enjoyed our diverse diasporic tunes and hereby once and for all acknowledging that world music styles should not be pigeonholed into ethnical corners or themes, but played with blood, sweat and tears!

Stay tuned here on the blog for more fun, as we are planning more nights in May and June!!
Plus, renowned international guest dj's who are fronting this diasporic style will join too!

April on the other hand, seems to be a inactive month, sorry for the wait.
But the blog will keep itself updated through audio and words. Perhaps a mix somewhere too.

Please pass the word onto your friends and so on. Keep in touch, drop us a line, whatever
Many thanks again.

ps: has anyone made photo's at the night? We would surely like to post them up here.

Wednesday, 14 March 2007


Hi all,

We have a charity!

The profits made on saturday will be donated to the Chiapas Indians in Southern Mexico, who are struggling to support their families and their livelihood, since the Mexican government does not take sufficient care of this remote part of the country. The Indians have to build all their schools and hospitals themselves and for this they need support from the outside world.

Maybe some of you will have heard about the Zapatista movement uprising, which can be seen as one the first antiglobalists who stepped up for their rights when their govenment did not act on their issues. We at Rebel Up! feel that we need to support these rebelling indians in their righteous cause.

At the moment a hospital is being built nearby La Realidad, which is situated in the autonome area that is not controlled by the Mexican army anymore. Funding is seriously needed for the construction of this hospital and that's the chosen route our money will follow. This project is coordinated by Grassroots Projects, please scrobble their website for more info. We hope to see you saturday.

Let's go latino-coustic for now!

Trio Los Camperos De Valles - La Rosa

The Alvarados - Yo Soy Chicano

Sr. Zambrana - Assucar

Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Look uppa here!

.....and so it begins.

Saturday 17th of March, we will hold our 1st Rebel Up! Soundclash party at OCCII Amsterdam, which shall be our adopted base from now on. Hopefully bi-monthly.

It will kick off at 22:30 and will go on till late. Doors close at 4ish. The damage is 4 euro's but if you come in before 23:30 it's free in, though as profits will go to an earnest charity it would be great to make a donation instead. We leave people free in this choice, willfully and unrestricted.

The charity still has to be decided but if any of you fellow nomads and sympathizers know about a good social cause through your global perception, please leave a comment or contact us at Rebel Up! Speaking. Any recommendation is really appreciated and anticipated!

The flyer is arriving, steadily rolling from the presses as we speak and voila, result! -click click click to see full size-

Watch this space during the next 10 days. A mishmash ratatouille of songs, dances and stomps will soon appear to lift your spirits and to be taken into your own travel bag through empee's downloads. It's all out there really; strolling through the neverending mazes of global music, tucked-away, old and new alike, lurking to be discovered.

A bientot, hasta luego, bis bald, ate logo, tot snel......