Wed 7 June > Africa Negra concert @ Muziekpublique, Bxl > Sao Tomé Afro funk

Africa Negra in Brussels!
The legendary Sao Tomé band, only show in Belgium @ Muziekpublique.

The band is extremely renowned in the lusophone African countries and its worldwide diaspora, be it Europe or North and South America (Colombia especially!), and are loved for their own inimitably guitar based style of heavenly mellowed São Tomé Rumba, Soukous or Socopé, with blissful hints of Highlife. Their first three records are highly sought after by record collectors and unsung gems of african insular music. If you are not familiar with it, here are a few of their classics of our own choice > Carambola, Que Santomé, Nao Nao Senhor.

They have undergone through several different formations; but never really stopped and their current formations includes three members from the early days  (the charismatic lead singer João Seria, lead guitar player Leonildo Barros and bass guitarist Albertino). In 2014 they celebrated their 40th anniversary and that brought  the band back to their brother country of Portugal for a few performances (Lisbon at Club B’leza and FMM Festival in Sines), something which hadn’t happened since the early 80’s as well as a historical first appearance at in Berlin at the Weltmusik Festival. They had never played outside of Portugal before; even if they kept busy in their home country. Here the video of their performance on national television.

We made a special Rebel Up edit for this concert, check it here and free to download! 🙂

warmup tunes + afterparty in the foyer by Rebel Up & Le Grand Mechant Loop.

doors @ 20h
concert Africa Negra @ 21h

Best get your tickets before,
7 € members or 9 € presale non-members
12 € at door.

info >
FB event
Muziekpublique website

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Sun 7 June > Rebel Up! @ Matong@ Europe festival, Foot Piknic, Parc Leopold, Ixelles Bxl

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The Matongé-Europe Festival is back, with Foot Piknic on 7 June: a football match with a culinary dimension in parc Léopold, organised by Kuumba and C.I.E. Transitscape.
From 10 am to 8 pm, eight mixed and intercultural teams will challenge each other in the mini-football tournament on the sports ground in parc Léopold. At the same time there will be a family picnic and Rebel Up! dj SebCat will provide the necessary sunny tunes from Africa and further around the world. Sunday promises to be a nice hot day too, so bring your tastiest picnic and come to relax or play!

Foot Piknic aims to bring together residents, workers and users of the Matongé neighbourhood and the European quarter, as also happened at the Matongé-Europe Festival. Enrol here as a volunteer or footballer : info@kuumba.be

and afterwards at 21:00 in Kuumba, we all go watch the friendly football game between France & Belgium!

All info, check with Kuumba or see the FB event.

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