This friday, an exciting evening in La Tentation organised by the Brussels collective El Pulpo, filled with klezmer music, fanfares and balkan folk & beats! Walking dinner, 2 Live bands followed by a wild balkan afterparty.
Amsterdam Klezmer Band (NL/RU)
This notorious klezmer band celebrates their 20th anniversary and will play their new album “Oy Oy Oy”. From street musicians with a Jiddish repetoire, they have evolved into an international band who has made a solid name through their energetic live shows. They mix klezmer with other contemporary folk and pop/rock influences as a balance between tradition and pure dance music. It’s party wherever they play!
La Nouvelle Flibuste (Bxl)
A warm up set on the floor by this 20-(wo)men fanfare, a true big band of jazz and trance music from different corners of the world, from the Caribbean to the Balkans! Human energy combined with blowers and snared instruments. Better be ready! Balkan afterparty!
from midnight, the party will continue with Balkan folk & beats into every direction. with special guest Kosta Kostov (BG), one of the leading dj’s of the Balkan movement, also Rebel Up! and Fanfara Electronica on the decks.
Come early > Walking dinner by Dum Tek Veg, with delicious homecooked vegetarian dishes & snacks from the Levant. Falafels, houmous, salads and much more at very fair prices!
Make sure you get your presale ticket at 10€, is cheaper than at the door and for the whole night!
If you have not yet been to the refugee camp at Parc Maximilien (Gare du Nord), do visit and feel welcome to help out if you have some free time. Volunteers are always needed for many different things, from kitchen to cleaning to construction to animation. Check the Platforme Citoyenne De Soutien Aux Refugies Bruxelles on Facebook.
This saturday evening Rebel Up! is helping with organising a musical evening for & by the musicians of the refugee camp (from Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, Afghanistan, Eritrea etc), followed by a afterparty with music from the camp inhabitants. See FB event here.
We are still looking for instruments to borrow; especially percussion, keyboards, djarbouka´s or Arab instruments such as Oud lutes etc. Also microphones, stands and cables are in high demand. And on friday or saturday we need some help constructing a small stage as well, so join up if you like. contact us at rebeluppa -at- gmail.
From 18 – 21h concerts / jam from 21 – 23h DJ afterparty > with dance music selections by the youths of the camp
Please share this in your networks and feel welcome to see the musicians of the camp perform!!!
On Sunday there is the Car-Free Sunday in all of Brussels and let’s celebrate that with music and bike action.
In Schaarbeek at Avenue Louis Bertrand (next to Parc Josaphat), there will be the *Schaarbeek Village* street party with concerts, theatre, food, repair café, Pro velo, workshops and green infostands. Between all this, dj sets by Rebel Up! SebCat, Jean Mikili & Matamore.
From 10 – 17h
with live sets by Velotronix (2 shows at 13 – 15h) Human Jukebox (at 12h in front of café le Barboteur and 14h at l’Espérance) Theatre D’un Jour (at 12 and 16h) La Boite a Luciole (various shows between 10-17h)
and much more!
and straight after at 17:00, another DJ party at the Refugee Camp at Parc Maximilien, again with folk dance selections played by the refugees. Last night was just amazing, such a wild party atmosphere and after this session we just need to do a 2nd session.
From 17:00 til 20:00. Be there if you care. FB event.
From september onwards, we will have new Rebel Up! Soundclash resident night every 2 months at Salle Rogier hosted by SebCat & LeBlanc. Every time with special international guests to make it even more special for all of you, bringing new global sounds to Brussels!
To kick off our first party night at Salle Rogier, we invite two special international guests for a night of cumbiatronics, global bass & digital global folk pop > Capitol K and Rafael Aragon!
Capitol K (UK – live)
The wizard producer of the Total Refreshment Studios and band member of Archie Bronson Outfit (Domino Records) will be performing his latest release “Andean Dub”. A collection of Cumbia Psych and Lofi, born of K’s wanderings through South America. An inspirational, original mix of deep Andean cumbia bass, analogue synth textures, sparkling percussion and spaced out live charango playing. Just check his amazing electronic cumbia sound below!
Rafael Aragon (FR – dj/live) Rafael Aragón aka Rafiralfiro has latin and arabic roots but was born and raised between downtown Paris and its multicultural suburbs. Rafael’s eclectic taste and versatile take on music production, got him obsessed with the idea of mixing traditional folk music with contemporary electronic club music, looking for the perfect balance between the organic and synthetic, the past and the future. Rafael Aragon’s music is mainly club oriented, with heavy basses, infectuous rhythms, yet delicate, well balanced and highly psychedelic. You better be warned!
Rebel Up! dj’s SebCat & Leblanc As residents and hosts of the night, Sebcat & LeBlanc will warm up the night and keep it going till late. Expect as always a diverse and eclectic mix of tunes from around the world. Global bass, digital folk pop, any good beats from the global south, rooted in local traditions… Select global, play local!
Visuals all night by VJ Alerta (CL/NL)
Latin inspired visuals by this Chilean wonder girl, who colourfully mashes traditional and modern latin spheres together into a warm digital psychedelic experience for the eye. http://cargocollective.com/alerta
Spread the word, bring all your global friends and lets make this a crazy global party all together!
CINEMA SOLORIENS – 20th Anniversary Celebration with special guests, acts and multi sets of electro acoustic and electronic odyssey.
Since beginning this ambitious project 18 years ago with Marshall Allen, leader of The Sun Ra Arkestra, filmmaker/musician James Harrar sees Cinema Soloriens as a constantly evolving creative and spiritual learning center. It is a multi-media performance consisting of James Harrar’s experimental and highly personal film and video images with a live musical rendering of soundtracks for each film. The musical concepts are created, directed and performed by Harrar (tenor sax, flute, bulbul tarang, reeds, voice and effects) with Marshall Allen (alto sax, flute, keyboards, EVI and effects) and Rogier Smal (percussion and electronics) plus a stellar changing line-up of gifted musicians such as Anne Laberge, Yedo Gibson, Vasco Trilla and Arvind Ganga.
The project places attention on Artist collaboration, exploring the moving image with live performance and when combined, an attempt to reveal deeper levels of interpretation within Harrar’s visceral film poems. These presentations also celebrate the early beginnings of cinema, providing live music to support and elevate the silent movie experience. Any musical incarnation of Cinema Soloriens reveals a group possessing a penchant for psychedelic rock, outre ethnological improvisations and Marshall Allen approved jazzy stomps of which these performances deliver in equal measure.
set 01 trio : James Harrar – tenor, ethnic reeds, EVI, voice and electronics Marshall Allen – alto, flute, EVI, keyboard and effects Rogier Smal – Drums, percussion.
set 02 big band : James Harrar – tenor, ethnic reeds, EVI, voice and electronics Marshall Allen – alto, flute, EVI, keyboard and effects Rogier Smal – drums, percussion. Anne Laberge. flutes. Yedo Gibson. saxophones. Vasco Trilla. drums. Arvind Ganga guitar.
Sublime Frequencies in North and West Africa: The films of Hisham Mayet
Exhilarating, hallucinatory, harrowing, ecstatic and surreal, Hisham Mayet’s films and audio collections reveal a region’s rituals, rhythm and landscape, with an aesthetic of extra-geography and soulful experience. Employing an unflinching methodology that continues to inspire contemporaries and audience alike, his many documentaries have been redefining the nature of ethnographic film, and continue to provoke and amaze in equal measure.
Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast
A Film By Hisham Mayet
Sublime Frequencies – 50 minutes/2012
Hisham Mayet’s exploration of West African possession ceremonies continues in Benin. The cradle and birthplace of Voodoo, Benin was formerly known as the Slave Coast, and most of the slave industry was exported from its shores. Voodoo worship is integral to the every day lives of the people of Benin. This film, shot in 2010 during the country’s rich Vodoun celebrations, is an impressionistic lens on the myriad ceremonies that this rich and diverse culture has to offer. Showcasing intimate observations of a variety of Voodoo ceremonies: The cult of Sakpata (god of pestilence and healing), Egoun dramas shrouded in magisterial costumes and the secret police of the Zangbeto nightwatchmen, among other highlights. This will be the premiere screening of this visual feast.
Mayet will be premiering this brand new film as well as discussing his methodology and that of Sublime Frequencies, a label he founded with Alan and Richard Bishop in 2003. Highlights will include stories of his experiences with the now legendary clutch of Saharan guitar groups (Group Doueh, Bombino, Inerane) he came upon in the region, as well as sharing his many adventures travelling and documenting possession ceremonies in the Sahel for the last 10 years.
Followed by the AFTERPARTY with Rebel Up! Soundclash dj’s + Hisham Mayet for a rough exploration into global lo-fi rock and pop, unheard ethnographics and exotic dance sounds and other special outerworldly sounds.
programme > door 21:00 – 04:00 Sublime Frequencies film Hisham Mayet + q/a 21:30 – 23:00 Cinema Soloriens (2 x set 30 min) 23:00 – 00:30 Afterparty Rebel Up! Soundclash + Hisham Mayet 00:30 – 04:00
The weekend of 13/14 september we’ll be in great mother Russia as we’re invited to play on 2 festivals in Saint Petersburg & Moscow, yay!
On friday 13 september we’ll be playing a Rebel Up! DJ/VJ set at Ethnomechanica festival in the Kuryokhin centre, Saint Petersburg together with our friends The Ex, De Kift and Skip & Die, who will all join up to Moscow the day after.
Then the next day on saturday 14th, we’ll all be in Moscow in Gork park (apparantly an amusement park!) for the Dutch Days in Moscow festival as it’s part of the Netherlands-Russia cultural year 2013 that the Dutch and Russian governments organise together. Looks like the festival in Moscow is for free for all.
Here’s the timetable for Gorky Park, we’ll be spining 3 hours in total to spread some non-hating global love. fun fun fun! >
16:00-16:30 Rebel Up! (DJ-set) 16:30-18:00 The Ex 18:00-18:30 Rebel Up! (DJ-set) 18:30-20:00 De Kift 20:00-21:00 Rebel Up! (DJ-set) 21:00-22:00 Skip&Die 22:00 -23:00 Rebel Up! (DJ-set)