Sat 18 Nov > El Pulpo Collective goes Afro Latino @ La Tentation, w/ Ussu N’djai + Pigmaliao

On saturday, the return of El Pulpo collective with Rebel Up in La Tentation.
A very special Afro Latino concert & party night with an Afro Portuguese touch, with the band Ussu N’Djai & The New Balansa from Guinee Bissau/Senegal/Amsterdam and producer/DJ Pigmaliao from Brasil and more surprises.

Ussu N’djai & The New Balansa
the Amsterdam-based group of Ussumane ‘Balansa’ N’djai brings an exciting mix of different West-African music styles (m’balax, m’gumbeh, Afro-Mandingo, Carribean reggae, salsa and funk.) Balansa composed the songs with texts in different West-African languages such as Wolof, Mandingo, Creole, French, English and Portugese, a true afro latin mixture with cultural roots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x787Aen9mq4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DNQc6bxgT0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DP0h91sW4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpQ3XwPkx8g

Pigmalião (BR)
Pigmalião is the materialization of the reference from the label Frente Bolivarista and remains in constant transformation alongside the label release narrative. Frente Bolivarista has made a stellar rise over the past year to be one of the labels to watch for the future of Latin America music.  Brazilian musical legacy has always seemed somewhat set apart from the rest of the continent but the label, alongside the growing links between booming São Paulo and Buenos Aires, Quito or Lima shows that the tide is changing. It is indeed the becoming, and going even further than, the musical version of Bolivar’s dream: a global collaboration of new, inter infected, border hopping sounds shaping the future of Latin American music.
https://soundcloud.com/piglion
https://soundcloud.com/frentebolivarista
https://frentebolivarista.bandcamp.com/

+ support & host, Rebel Up SebCat

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Presale tickets available, cheaper than at the door!
Presale: 10€ / 13€ at door
La Tentation members: 8€
Afterparty from midnight: 5€

21h – 2am
@ La Tentation / Centro Galego de Bruxelas
Rue de Laeken 28
1000 Bxl

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Sat 21 Oct > African electronic night @ Au Quai Brussels, with Nyege Nyege Label, Otim Alpha, 808Bantou, Gan Gah & Rebel Up

Rebel Up + NGHE Mediatheque + Edgeryders NGO present:
★ ★ African electronic night with Nyege Nyege Tapes label: Acholitronix ★ ★

▷▷▷ AFRO LINEUP > > > > > > >

Otim Alpha (UG)
Nyege tape DJ’s (UG/EU)
808Bantou (RDC/Bxl)
Gan Gah (MA/Bxl)
Rebel Up (Bxl)

Otim Alpha & Leo Palayeng (UG) *live*
Hailing from the sweltering city of Gulu in Northern Uganda, both Alpha—an ex bare-knuckle boxer and master harp player—and Palayeng are considered pioneers of what’s become a veritable hyper-local electronic scene among the Acholi community. In 2001, Otim Alpha together with his early producer Leo Palayeng began taking traditional Acholi ‘Larakaraka’ wedding songs and reinterpreting them with music software on computers.

Due to the influence of missionaries who thought of them as non-Christian, Acholi traditions were for many years pushed to the periphery, and only preserved and passed down thanks to traditional musicians like Alpha. “When I recorded his traditional folk songs and added my electronic elements, local people loved the sound and it spread like wildfire,” says Palayeng. In his studio, the producer combined the adungu, nanga (both harps), fiddle and flute with synths and electronic drum-kit beats to create sounds that are equally nostalgic and forward-looking. The results are a fast paced poly-rhythmic Acholitronix ready for dance floor madness.

Most of the songs on the Gulu City Anthems are electronic re-interpretations of Larakaraka folk songs that are traditionally performed at weddings. The lyrics were different for each occasion, and would weave the long histories of the clans being united in marriage. “But people were not always able to afford the whole troop of musicians and dancers, so we started recreating the sounds with computers and singing the lyrics over the top—like karaoke,” Palayeng explains.

Released on the Nyege Nyege Tapes label, a Kampala based label exploring, producing and releasing outsider music from around the region and beyond.
https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/gulu-city-anthems
https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/04/06/nyege-nyege-tapes-feature/
https://www.nts.live/shows/guests/episodes/nyege-nyege-tapes-25th-august-2017

808 Bantou (RDC/Bxl) *live*
Eric Mbuyamba aka Dr Kwest provides you with the best medicine. The doctor is influenced by Sun Ra and many others. He started sampling in 2006, has released several Beat Tapes and remixes and also hosts a radio show called Quest For The Beat on Radio Panik. 808Bantou is his project based on traditional and also contemporary Congolese music fused with 808 drums, a lot of percussion and Brussels footwork beats.
https://drkwest.bandcamp.com/album/808-bantou

DJ support by:

Nyege Nyege Tapes DJ’s Moroto Hvy Indstr + 1at0
https://www.mixcloud.com/moroto-hvy-indstr/
https://soundcloud.com/lugezigezi/nyege-nyege-sounds-like-ft-moroto-heavy-industries

GAN GAH (MA/Bxl)
Fed by traditional « Gnawa » and Berber rythms ever since he was born in the suburbs of Agadir, young DJ and producer Gan Gah is now based in Brussels.This accomplished musician, who has been performing for many years as a beatmaker under various pseudonyms, knows how to shake a dancefloor with his bewitching beats.
https://soundcloud.com/gangahsnj

+ Rebel Up SebCat & LeBlanc
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/acholi-folk-pop/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa

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This night is part of the OpenVillage Festival, organised by NGO Edgeryders.

Rebel Up is a Brussels cultural organisation that promotes contemporary *world* music through active parties & concerts.

NGHE Mediatheque is a *sportive* media library in the Molenbeek canal zone, which also promotes contemporary culture through lectures, conferences, presentations, concerts and happenings

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5€
doors: 23h
@ Collectif AuQuai
Quai du Hainaut 23

CASH ONLY / PAS DE BANCONTACT /
Metro Comte de Flandre
Tram 51 Porte de Flandre

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Thu + Fri 24/25 Aug > Rebel Up! @ Bonnefooi + @ Giraffes & Penguins #1, Kuumba, Ixelles

Yo Bxl, 2 party nights in a row, summer style 🙂

on thursday, our Rebel Up Soundclash night in the Bonnefooi with 2 special guests. expect a night from electro cumbia to oriental beats, electro and beyond!

Electromanteca (CL)
This Chilean producer, DJ, and musician based in Buenos Aires (AR) with more than 10 years of focused musical creations (including a love affair with Digital Cumbia). His musical repertoire includes beats like hip-hop, global bass, and electronica mixed with tropical samplers. He founded the Perrera Cultural collective and has been the host of innovative parties in Buenos Aires – such as Boiler Roof and Peput! Currently, he is developing his first EP Nuevacumbiacción, a two-sided release with his own sound on side A and mashups on side B. His unique musical genius inspires and energizes souls worldwide as he journeys across the globe.
https://soundcloud.com/electromanteca

Lt.Dan (IL)
His love for music goes way back to his hometown Jerusalem, from making mixtapes to his parents’ parties when he was 10 years old, through working in “The Ear Way” music shop, where he acquired perspective, passion & fine ear for unusual sounds – from jazz, post punk, wave, classic & even pop. This wonderful house of music forged Dan’s sensitivity for esthetic sound and quenched his constant curiosity for new / old school music. After making his name in Tel Aviv with Legotek crew and many party concepts, he moved to the electronic mecca of Berlin, where he led the DonnersDucks party in Ritter Butzke for a few years. He regularly spins his sounds around Europe in cities like Hamburg, Milano, Warsaw, Prague, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris & Barcelona to name a few, spreading his open minded music world to various dancefloors.
https://soundcloud.com/ltdanfreak
https://www.mixcloud.com/djltdan/

host; Rebel Up SebCat, with all colours from the world.

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@ Bonnefooi, Rue des Pierres 8, Bxl centre
Free in as always,
starting @ midnight

On friday, a new Ethno groove party in town: Giraffes & Penguins, in Matongé Ixelles!

Music travellers of Brussels, massage your feet carefully and place them into your most comfortable shoes as the road on friday 25th will be loooong. We’ll go on a musical exploration trip from the giraffes’ groovy *highlife* to the penguins’ psychedelic throat songs! The journey will start at 10pm @ Kuumba, in the heart of Matongé.

Your guides all night long will be Electromanteca (Chile), Rebel Up Sebcat, Dragan and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

info: FB event.
22h @ Kuumba, Ch de Wavre 78, Ixelles
free before 23h / 5€ after

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Fri/Sat 18 & 19 Aug, Rebel Up NL weekender > Amsterdam @ De Ruimte + Leeuwarden @ Psy-Fi Festival

Hello NL!

This friday & saturday we’ll play a free gig in Amsterdam and at the psychedelic Psy-Fi in the Friesland nature near Leeuwarden.

Friday @ alternative venue De Ruimte in Amsterdam-Noord. During the summer they have their terrace open with live acts and DJ’s.

With Rebel Up we’ll host friday evening with global tunes and hopefully also a live act! Free in! from 20h til midnight.
FB event.

Then next day, saturday, we’ll go up north to Friesland province, for the Psy-Fi festival in a natural park area of De Groene Ster with lakes and such, nature bliss!

Psy-Fi calls itself a psychedelic festival, so not a typical Goa trance festival as there is much more on offer. From yoga, tantric & body awareness and artistic area’s to several music stages of which also a world music stage called the Global Theatre with live acts & DJ’s and the place where we will play a dance set 🙂
Also our Brussels friends of live act Memo Pimiento will join us, wepa! For sure it will be a psychedelic, colourful experience, fingers crossed for sun!

see for full info, timetables & tickets on the Psy-Fi website and FB event

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Sat 15 july > Festa Afro Tuga #3 @ Barlok, Bxl, with Celeste Mariposa & LiloCox

Afro Tuga #3, Afro Portugese style, muito quente /+
after the very succesfull 1st & 2nd Festa Afro Tuga organised by Rebel Up & the NGHE Mediatheque, it’s time for #3, in the Barlok venue this time.

Celeste Mariposa (PT)
Wilson Vilares started out in the techno scene but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and further. Last year a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia, Julinho da Concertina (both in Recyclart last 2 years) and next week in Recyclart with band Conjunto Contratempo > Holidays: Conjunto Contratempo / Celeste Maripose +Extras ! !. Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba, rebita and much much more!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

LiloCox (Principe Discos label, PT)
Once more we invite one of the young producer talents of the Lisboa label Principe Discos. LiloCox has been part of the Principe family since the early beginnings, supported by the scene’s godfathers Nervoso, Marfox and Nigga Fox. Together with Firmeza and Maboku, LiloCox is part of the Os P.D.D.G crew (Piqueno DJ’s Do Guetto / Little DJ’s from the ghetto), formed out of admiration for their elders and their sound. A sound that was followed through by these young kids from the rough Quinta do Mocho neighbourhood, not far from Lisbon airport’s main runway. Expect batida’s, kuduro, deep sexy house, traditional African melodies (evocative Funaná accordions), epic horns calling to a love battle on the dancefloor.
https://soundcloud.com/deejay-lilocox

Rebel Up Gato Seb (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese on the bill as local Bxl support. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction for those who know their underground global nights. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to contemporary LX beats.

fique a vontage !!

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@ Barlok, Avenue du Port 53, Bxl
23h – 5h
Prix libre > 5€ desired / conseillé
CASH ONLY / NO BANCONTACT

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