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.

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3-4-5 June > Rebel Up! @ Music Meeting Festival, Nijmegen

This weekend in Nijmegen (NL) the Music Meeting festival, a festival for contemporary global music, in electronic and folk sounds! Rebel Up playing various dj sets over 3 days.

And what a lineup!!! >

Saturday 3 june
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Kondi Band – Love & Revenge – Ibaaku – Maarja Nuut & Hendrik Kaljujärv – Mandala Tribe – Praed – Baobab Utd. – Rebel Up!

Sunday 4 june
Brian Blade ‘Mama Rosa’ – Totó la Momposina y Sus Tambores – Bitori featuring Chando Graciosa – Satanique Samba Trio – Ben Williams & Sound Effect – Africa Negra – African Salsa Orchestra – Pantra Sein Hla Myaing – Amariszi XL, Rebel Up!

Monday 5 june
BCUC invite Shabaka Hutchings – Junun featuring Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express – New York Gypsy All Stars – Banda Magda – Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé – – Los Piranas – Derek Gripper – ArtEZ Big Collective – Bram Stadhouders & The Big Barrel Organ – Paolo Angeli, DJ Safri & Bertu & Socrates, DJ Pralem, Rebel Up!

see video trailer here.

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