Thu 9 Feb > Rebel Up! @ Fumaça Preta & Yôkaï, Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl

This thursday 9 Feb a special concert night @ Les Ateliers Claus.
Double concert for lovers of psychedelic tropicalia punk & afro jazz

Fumaça Preta: An psychedelic tropicalia noise fuzz rock quartet via Venezuela, Brighton (UK) and Amsterdam. A Deep throat organ over fuzzy funk drumming, then passionate ranting in Portuguese – Pupilas Dilatadas lays out its stall right from the start: a mad love for 1960s Braziian psych rock stirred up with European humour. The wild harmonized guitar chords remain unleashed till four minutes in, and the track is an impressive mix of discipline and righteous craziness. “Toda Pessoa” is even better, a concise and coolly configured mesh of bass and guitar lines strutting towards a chorus whose dumbness verges on perfection. The music shifts easily from pomp rock riffs to lounge moments, with space echo and other FX splashed generously about. Espelhos Fundidos is a casually brilliant throwaway: a high bassline, cello and bass clarinet taking turns on melody, while waves of insane laughter and echo crash over the top. This is record collection rock, if you like, but from people with very special collections. It’s amazing that the whole steaming, tropical concoction has emerged from a tiny Amsterdam studio.
http://www.fumacapreta.com
https://fumaca-preta.bandcamp.com

Yôkaï: is pure tribal jazz. They play groovy composition in the style of Ethio master Mulatu Astatke, but also with more quiet moments where Fred Becker exchanges his sax for the ney flute. All in all a pleasant and broody afro-ethio atmosphere. For Les Ateliers Claus they will perform a special set where they” work around tribal compostions.
https://www.facebook.com/yokaisound
https://yokaibxl.bandcamp.com

+ dj support Rebel Up! SebCat

10€ > Get your ticket soon, very likely that it will sell out…

FB event / LAC website
doors: 20h
@ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 13,  St Gilles

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Thu 2 June > Rebel Up! SebCat @ AfroFrite Session, Swan Bar Bxl (FREE!)

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This thursday > Afro Latino jam session, °° Acid Special Edition °°  (FREE IN!)
La tercera es la vencida !

with band session & Rebel Up! SebCat to warm up & afterparty….

from 20h
@Swan Bar, St Gery, Bxl
FB event here

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Thu 24 April > Rebel Up! @ Contrabanda w/ DJ Cucurucho (PT), Bonnefooi, Bxl

Yo folks,

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Another fun Contrabanda night coming up in Bonnefooi for all sounds latino, afro & global!
After our last fully packed night with Uproot Andy, we like to present > > >

DJ Cucurucho (ES/PT) (Groovalizacion Radio)
DJ Cucurucho, co-founder and selector of international Groovalizacion Radio, designs a DJ SET blending contemporary ethnic music all over the world from the vintage sounds to the tropical bass. Best contemporary and classic dance music together from wildly different times and places, connecting “East” and “West”, acoustic and electronic, traditional and hyper-modern, Dj Cucurucho creates hybrid sets, making “Ancient-Futurist” groove collages!



http://www.mixcloud.com/musicasmigratorias

https://www.facebook.com/djcucurucho?fref=ts
http://www.groovalizacion.com/

Support by the Rebel Up! dj’s.
what Bonnefooi says about us: These guys are some of Brussels’ most underestimated Global Groove Dj’s, with a musical network from Rajasthan to New Yorkistan and a musical selection that goes even farther and deeper into tropicalism and obscure global dance music. Sebcat is also a fulltime musical nexus, the way he blends his global grooves together in a party he also re-arranges, feeds and stimulates musical culture: as a re-distributor of records (importing Sahel Sounds records of Sublime Frequencies), in writings and research (check his writings for Gonzo Circus or his compilation on Sublime Frequencies titled *Rajasthan Street Music*) or as a curator of countless parties and concerts. Leblanc is an experienced dj & collector for the more rougher contemporary street dance music from around & below the equator. Also a distributor of African field recording records, curator of global music documentaries and a darn great cook of global dishes. Whatever you will get from him, in sound or food, it will be filled with specials spices and hotness. Caliente!

check our latest mixtape, Panama stylee! >

Panama city street beats by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

Free in as always….from 22:00 til very late….
 See FB event here

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 9 / Rue des Pierres
1000, Bxl

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Sun 20 April special *Peruvian Chicha Cumbia* vinyl set by SebCat @ Bonnefooi, Bxl

hey folks,

SebCat came back from Peru with lots of good vinyl > about 35 LP’s and 60 singles of Chicha Cumbia from 60’s & 70’s.
This sunday afternoon, he’ll be playing a special chicha cumbia vinyl set at the Bonnefooi from 16:00 til 20:00.
Free in as always, and there should be some special Peruvian cocktail deals (pisco sour & chilcano). and maybe even some ceviche tapas portions!

cult band Los Shapis

cult band Los Shapis

Chicha cumbia is the Peruvian style of psychedelic cumbia originated in the Amazonian north and taken to the big cities, becoming famous allover the country and stil is! In those times, the chicha cumbia was looked down upon by many people (of higher so-called *sophisticated* classes), seeing it as music for the poor, the drunk, the criminals, the immigrants from the north or highlands. Indeed, it was the music of the poor labourers, those who lived & worked in shantytowns, music that sung about their hardships, giving them inspiration at the same time. All this makes for a wonderfull vintage style that possesses a special power through enchanting melodies, tremolo guitars and strong lyrics.

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The biggest bands of that era were Los Destellos, Los Diablos Rojos, Los Mirlos, Los Shapis, Chacalón Y La Nueva Crema, Juaneco Y Su Combo, Los Wemblers de Iquitos and many more. If you like to get this music, we can highly recommend the excellent Roots of Chicha compilations on Brussels label Crammed Discs or the refined Cumbia Beat compilations on Vampisoul.

see/hear some clips here >


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwAu4-ccqh8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRih_Qgivx8

FB event here

@ Bonnefooi bar
Streenstraat 9 (Rue des Pierres)
Bxl

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Tue 19 + Wed 20 March: 2 concerts of Manou Gallo & Women Band (ex-Zap Mama) @ Mercelis Theater, Elsene/Ixelles

Hello Brussels, flyer_kkw19200313

The musical week already starts early.  Ivorian singer Manou Gallo & her Women Band will be playing 2 nights in a row in the Mercelis Theater, Elsene/Ixelles, hosted by KultuurKaffee as part of the KK World nights. Manou Gallo started her career with Belgian afro-funk band Zap Mama and since a few years she has embarked on her own project where she mixes various Western African styles together in a full modern female sound. More info and sounds can be found on her personal website.

On both nights we’re doing some Rebel Up! support before & after the show with some special african sounds of all things folky and slow swinging, Sebcat will spin on Tuesday and Leblanc on Wednesday evening.

IMPORTANT; Wednesday 20th is already sold out, but there are still tickets left for the concert on Tuesday 19th, so be quick if you like to be there!  Presale is just 10€.

Doors open at 20h, concert starts at 21h. See flyer above or KK site for all info.

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