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!

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.

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

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Fri + Sat 19/20 May > Africa Is / In The Future Festival, Bxl

This friday & saturday >
From the initiative of Point Culture and in collaboration with Goethe Institute Bxl and Cinema Nova, an exploration of African futuristic visions during a two-day festival Africa is / in the future. During the day there are ateliers and presentations in Point Culture, in the evening movies and concerts in Nova > > >

Friday @ Pointculture Botanique > lectures, presentations, concert >
15h00 – 16h00 Lecture > African future urban challenges: Luanda and Nairobi by Fabio Vanin.
16h30 – 17h30 Presentation > “Afrika Sound ” by Rebel Up & NGHE Médiathèque.
Expect a passionate audio-visual session about the ever changing energies of modern African music
18h00 – 19h00 Performance > Ozferti

Saturday afternoon programme @ Pointculture >
14h00 – 15h00 lecture > Afrofuturism with Pascale Obolo and Gato Preto
15h30 – 16h30 Lecture > African Science-Fiction by Oulimata Gueye
17h00 – 18h00 Lecture > Africa between future and hope by Jean-Christophe Servant (Monde Diplomatique)

evening progamme @ Cinema Nova

20h Kin Kiesse + Kingelez > short movies by Mweze Ngangura & Dirk Dumon
4€ / 3€ members)
22h The Tower by Filip de Boeck & Sammy Baloji, with the presence of Sammy Baloji
6€ / 4€ members

Saturday evening programme @ Cinema Nova >

Documentaries curated by Rebel Up!  >
20h I Love Kuduro (Angola) by Mario Patrocinio + Woza Taxi (South Africa) by Tommaso Cassinis

22h Concert > Gato Preto & AWA Rap Queen (MZ/GH/DE/ZW)
0h Afterparty > Rebel Up & Ill Syll

10€ / 8 members

Full info & programme >
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site Pointculture
site Cinema Nova

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Fri 28/04 @ Theatre de Liege, afterparty Festival Emulation, Liege

Friday, Rebel Up SebCat will play an afro bass set in Liege at the afterparty of the 7th Emulation Festival, organised by Sioux Festival.

Music from 20h30
DJs from 22h > 1am

⚡️ Hallo Kosmo dj set
⚡️ Rebel Up SebCat dj set

@ Theatre de Liege
Place du Vingt Août 16
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Rebel Up! weekender > in Düsseldorf (DE) w/ Gato Preto & Antwerp 54K Feest in Het Bos

Big thanks for all your support over the weekend at our 10 years of Rebel Up events in Gent, Brussels and Amsterdam! We sure will go on for at least another 10 years 🙂

This coming weekend, Rebel Up! will play in 2 different cities > > >

Friday 17 March @ KIT Café in Düsseldorf (Germany)
Gato Preto album release party
Album release party of our friends Gato Preto, to celebrate their new album ‘Tempo’ out on Kudos Records. Check it out here. At our latest Rebel Up nightshop show we played it as our album of the month.
Gato Preto’s sound is Afro bass & kuduro via Mozambique & Ghana. With Gata Misteriosa on vocals for some pure Afro female power and producer Lee Bass behind the machines. Also they will be aided by female rapper AWA from Zimbabwe.
Here a video on them on Arte’s Tracks.

DJ support by Rebel Up! SebCat. Expect some heavy fire from all these cats!

21h @ Kit Cafe
8€ presale, 10€ at door

more info >
KIT site / FB event

next day
Saturday 18th March @ 54K Feest in Het Bos, Antwerp
Party in Antwerp with our Bxl friends of 54 Kollektiv with a full & eclectic lineup:










Doors: 21:00

More info:
Het Bos site / FB event

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Fri 3 Feb > Rebel Up! & Global Hybrid present: Tribal Tropical @ Kumiko (ex-Bravo), Bxl FREE IN!

a new Bxl basement party in town, free in!
*****deep tropical sounds from the global underground*****
hosted by Rebel Up! Soundclash & Global Hybrid Records

@ Kumiko Izakaya (ex-Bravo bar)

Get ready to immerse yourself into modern ethnic spheres, be taken to imaginary places, dance, sweat, smile and cry, we are all one tribe.

Originator of the Rebel Up! DJ collective, their infamous parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground and beyond. Always bringing the freshest and bounciest global sounds, from ethnic electronic bass to digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel. Tune in to radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. Select global, play local!

Alizarina *LIVE*
From a techno kick to a melodic clarinet, Alizarina mixes different influences: Techno, Klezmer, Gypsy and Balkan beats… Fruit of travels and a strongly developed curiosity, his music will take you on a modern trip through his special Ethno-Techno Tzigane sound. Just a few months ago, he released his debut album ‘Melodic Blossoms’ on Global Hybrid, an album that sublimely bridges tradition with the modern.

TOHM (Fanfara Electronica)
One of the originators of Global Hybrid crew that host many amazingly wild parties in Brussels and part of the Fanfara Electronica. His playground is a free and liberated mix of the electronic universe and world music. Tohm brings deep tribal sounds, a spirit for the freedom of wild electronic celebrations, ethnic sounds to dancefloor with a kicking beat!

Rafael Aragon
Birthday boy Rafael also joins us! His obsessive curiosity has him digging through everything from latin beats to oriental melodies, unearthing unique samples that he (re)mixes, twists and polishes with a watchmaker’s precision. Rafael’s music is demanding but light-hearted, intelligent but down to earth, and overcomes musical language barriers with its lack of stylistic limitations.


20h – 2h30 @ Kumiko Izakaya (ex-Bravo)
Rue de Alost / Aalststraat 7, 1000 Bxl


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16/17 Dec > Rebel Up! Amsterdam weekender @ Alta Cumbia Night, OT301 + Beatroots, Pllek (Nsdm)

alta-cumbiaFriday 16 Dec @ OT301
Alta Cumbia Nite presents:

SebCat Rebel Up! Soundclash (BE) / La Banda Fantastica / D J Rengo Estar / Dj Larva + Special Spicy Hot Guests

This 3rd edition of Alta Cumbia Nite will be hotter than hell. Evil Cumbia vibes are expected on the dance floor and stage blending the hottest cumbia tracks with the dance of sexy devilish creatures. On the line up: Rebel Up! SebCat (BE) is joining us with a huge new collection of chicha vinyl recently brought from Peru, accompanied by sweaty visuals. La Banda Fantastica, the always evolving cumbia band from the Netherlands (Mexico/Argentina/Chile/NL), will bring some evil tracks to make you dance like a demon. And if that’s not enough already, our party partners DJ Larva & DJ Rengo Estar will take care that the temperature stays up all night long! Together with unexpected special guests, this promises to be a very caliente last cumbia night of the year, that you don’t wanna miss!

@OT301, Overtoom 301
Doors 21h

before 22h €5
after €7
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beatrootsand Saturday 17 Dec @ Pllek >

Together with our friends of Pal / Secam and DJ Graham we’ll be spinning global tunes at the Beatroots party from midnight onwards. Expect lots of Afro-Portuguese bouncy tunes and other Afro-electro sweetness.

More info here.
@ Pllek (NSDM werf)
T.T. Neveritaweg 59

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Fri 2 Dec @ Tropical Boobs Voodoo night, Recyclart, Bxl


Voodoo Time!
The Tropical Boobs collective is back! Recyclart will be our sacred pantheon, come join our magical dances and incantations, in the light of the occult forces! Our powerful deities will be there to bewitch you and put you in a trance !!
As headliner: Archipel, a mystical pop group with oceans of echoes tinged with deep spiritism.

ARCHIPEL / Pop mystico-romantique / FR
ILLSYLL / Afro hip hop électro / Bxl
CAVE MAN / KHNG KHAN/ high grade bass music / FR
REBEL UP/ Global Bass / Bxl
FRONT CHAUD/ Dj toilette/ Drache Musicale

LES OISEAUX SANS TËTES/ > Visuals and bits of twine

Lots of games and lots to win, and always a deco of madness!

The Spirit of love will be there to warm us by the union of the masculine and the feminine, that of fire and water, for the forces of the night will guide us for us LIBEREEEEERRRRRRTTTTTTTYYYYYYYYY !!
Youhouhouhou vooodoooo

Doors: 23h, till very late
Price: just 5 euro
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