Thursday, 18 October 2007

Tamsarya project and warm autumn sounds!

hey all,

On saturday we will donate the profits and collected money to Stichting Tamsarya. This organisation for Nepal has been shaped bya caring dutch woman over 10 years ago after she passed the region on bicycle and now has formed into a solid foundation, aimed to help the inland people of the mountain area of central Nepal. Huge mountain ridges and deep valleys make this region very inaccessible and therefore neglected by the state.

Many projects have already been succesfully completed or are still running smoothly. Money is ofcourse always needed to inject more funds into current projects or start new ones. Perhaps we can make it possible that more children from poor villages get education in better conditions. There is a school project that needs funding as the school has a lack of decent commodities while the pupils have to wade in ankle deep water. Repairs and renovations are already in the making, but our role here is to raise funds for school uniforms and supplies for the children. We hope to collect a fair sum to make this happen...and beyond. Do read more at

here some photo's to give an impression:

Below, as always, some warm pre sounds to warm up the ears...

Unknown Artist - Unknown Song (Sublime Frequencies: Folk and Pop sounds of Sumatra vol1)
Ni Ni Win Shwe - My Darling's Love Arrow (SF: Folk and Pop sounds of Myanmar/Birma vol1)
Judge Dread - Wine or Grind
Sobanza Mimanise - Kiwembo (V/A - Congotronics #2 Urb'n' Rumble)
Goran Bregovic - Kalasnjikov (OST Underground)

see you, soon.

Friday, 12 October 2007

Rebel Up Soundclash, saturday 20th of October :

Hi there all,

Thanks for coming out last time, lots of new faces and a good atmosphere to boot!

On Saturday the 20th we will return with more global fun as ever, lucky #7 eh!
This night marks a temporary last party for 2 of of our Rebel Up nomads, as they will pack their bags, burn everything behind them and set off to India for 6 months. So feel free to come and wave them goodbye with the white handkerchief. We are hoping to open up earlier this time around 21 ish to have a prolonged leaving party, which means more partytime and sweatiness for you!

There will be a special live performance by Malorix, who will play his broken beats alongside sounds of Bollywood queens, Berber kings and distorted Arabic pop shamboozle. The mishmash never stops ( Also, we'll be joined by Rotterdam nomad Roberto from the deep end of global sounds. This time we have lured him away from his radio show, here and here, to be with us in the flesh. yay.

Proceedings of the night will go to a charity still to named. We do are looking eastwards, with our eyes set on either a Nepalese, Bangladeshi or Indian organisation. We hope to know more by next week and fill you in about their social cause.

Hope to see you!

No worry though about the future, Rebel Up will steadily continue and new folks will step in to help the crew to keep the flame burning.
Next Rebel Up, possibly november 24th...stay tuned.

Ok below, you know the drill, the info bit... pass it on to friends and all, the word of mouth and touch of send button really helps us.

Saturday, 20th of October @ OCCII, Amsterdam (
Amstelveenseweg 134 (tram #1 (stop Overtoomsesluis) or #2)
doors open 21ish till late, free in before 23:30, 4 Euro fee after.

Rebel Up! Soundclash (lucky #7)
Diasporic sounds from the global underground.....
a global culture mashup of rougher world music and visuals,
(in ways of Southern European Mestiza and Gypsy beats, old skool Roots and further styles from Africa, Arabia & Asia plus gritty electronics.)

Please forward this to your interested friends, family, and network buddies, through word of mouth, digitally and so on. we hope to see you there! :)