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 20 Jan > Rebel Up! @ Muevelo, Universal Club, Bxl

Muevelo has finally landed in Brussels, this is their 1st party and surely not the last! 

The party originally hails from Paris, with monthly residences in venues such as l’Alimentation Générale or l’International and always a flurry of special guests from Latin America & elsewhere. The parties specialise in furious *tropical* music, the biggest shakers from Latin America, the Caribbean & beyond.

Rebel Up!, Max le Daron, Grandpamini, Pedrolito et MC C-Imperatriz will put the dancefloor on fire with Reggaeton, Merengue, Moombahton, Cumbia, Dancehall, Tropical Bass and more.
Heat allover, that’s MUEVELO mami ! Ya tu sabes.

The Muevelo triple crew  >

(Muevelo / Pigalle Paris Radio)
French-Chilean producer & DJ, his soundculture started with salsa and hiphop, but quickly changed into new African & Latin-American sounds which he puts in his all out party mix. Former DJ resident of the legendary “Ghetto Tiers Monde” parties, famous for his mashup blends of rough sounds with unknown tunes of cumbia, kuduro, merengue and coupé décalé.

(Muevelo / Groovalizacion Radio)
Recent Brussels resident & instigator of Muevelo here, Argentinian DJ/selector Pedrolito is what we call a real digger of tropical beats and cumbias. He has mixed with Sergent Garcia, Fauna, Uproot Andy, Miss Bolivia, El Hijo de la Cumbia, the Soul Jazz Orchestra, RKK de Radio Nova, Alika, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Chancha Via Circuito, Geko Jones and many more. Hosting his radio shows and mixtapes on various radio’s and podcasts, he always brings the best latino vibes. This “pibe” will make you shake in pure urban latino style.

MC C-Imperatriz
(Muevelo / Pigalle Paris Radio)
Secret legend of the tropical scene of Paris with perhaps the most absurd pseudonym to boot, MC C-Imperatriz is always connecto to the Caribbean, South America & Africa through his wildest musical finds of the moment. His slogan for the night? Dale duro!

Max le Daron
(Lowup Records)
Young Brussels producer & DJ Max le Daron specialises in electronic global & tropical music, heavily influenced by UK bass music. Since 2008 he plays in clubs and festivals allover the city & country and his played with the likes of Diplo, Buraka Som Sistema, Steve Aoki, Toddla T, Daniel Haaksman, Djedjotronic, Noisia, Schlachthofbronx, to name a few. Expect an electronic trip from Afrika up to Latin America!

Rebel Up! SebCat (BE/ Bxl)
Expect a storm of digital cumbia, tribal guarachero,
Attendez-vous à une rafale de cumbia digitale, de tribal guarachero, sonidera, rebajada, chicha, latin bass, roots mashups, reggaeton, dembow, speedmambo, bachata trap & more. Latino overdrive time !

5 € with a free shot of rum  🙂

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23h – 6h
@ Universal Club
Rue de Malines 38
1000 BXL

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Sat 19 July > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Why Not??? African/Global party, Café Midpoint, Bxl



DJ’s > > > >
TOMMY (Les Ateliers Claus)
SEBCAT (Rebel Up!)
RICO (Café Central + R.I.C.O. INC.)

Welcome….FREE IN. Be there or stay square.
@ Café Midpoint
RUE DE FLANDRE 189, 1000 Bxl

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Fri 18 July > Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Recyclart Holidays *Spooky Afrobeat* night

Yo folks,

this friday a special night at Recyclart as part of the Holidays festival, where Rebel Up! LeBlanc will be playing an electronic african set after the concert of Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen until the end. Get ready to swing yourself into a heavy sweat or get lost in psychedelic guitar trance.

here’s the roll down >

DJ Mukambo
Global roots from the Urb’n’Jungle: afrobeat, Brazilian vibes, soukouss, reggae, Afro-Latin, world fusion, arabesque, global hiphop…

“Pscychedelic surf trance” with drones, psychedelica, eastern maqam, bedoïn trance, desert blues, echos from the Anatolian mountains, urban hectics, a camel caravan out of Rajasthan…

Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen
This hyperactive Brussels group brings afrofunk and groove from the West-African 70’s back to life with a bang, They are joined by Oghene Kologbo, guitarist of Fela Kuti’s band and also by by legendary drummer Tony Allen of the same late Fela Kuti. Like he says > “when I play it’s like an orchestra in itself”. Expect fireworks of pure african big band sound on stage.


Rebel Up! LeBlanc
will play the dance sounds of digital Africa; the new computer music with melodic and rythmic echoes of local music traditions in modern times. This is what young Africa dances to right now >  hip hop, naija, kuduro, couper décaler, azonto, dancehall, shangaan disco, afrohouse, soukous, funana, kwaito, balani & more…

timings >
22.00-23.00 DJ Mukambo (BE – dj) – outside, free
23.00-24.00 DJ Mukambo    >  inside
24.00-01.30 Spookhuisje (BE – live)
01.45-03.30 Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen (BE/NIG – live)
03.30-05.00 DJ LeBlanc (BE – dj)


just 5€ in
See FB event here or the Recyclart site.

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Thu 12 June > Rebel Up! & Lowup present: Akwaaba Soundsystem night @ Bonnefooi, Bxl

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Yo folks,

this thursday,  a special Akwaaba Soundsystem night hosted by Rebel Up! & Lowup, with special guest BBrave straight from Ghana!

Dj BBrave alias Benjamin Lebrave is the man behind Akwaaba Music – THE label to promote all kinds of new African electronic dance music from the source. Since a few years, the label is running from Accra, Ghana and it’s aim is to support young & upcoming musicians. There will be Coupé Décalé! Hiplife! Azonto! Kuduro! Naija! Don’t know any?! Don’t worry come and let the rhythm take you!

Max Le Daron – Young producer and DJ from Brussels (Belgium) of the Lowup crew, Max le Daron distils a mix of electronic music from all over the world, with a huge influence of the UK Bass music culture.

BBrave & max Le Daron will play together as their new Akwaaba Soundsystem project!

Leblanc – Experienced Brussels DJ of the eclectic Rebel Up! crew with a fresh approach to global beats from the global underground!


See Bonnefooi site for more info or check the facebook event.

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Sat 8 Feb > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam w/ A.J. Holmes (of Hackney Empire, London) & Alex Figueira (Vintage Voudou)

ahoy folks!

Another Rebel Up! Soundclash night coming up with a sweet line up of afrolicious guests.

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East London musician A.J.Holmes is the founding member & singer of The Hackney Empire band, who play a marriage of afro-pop and soukous paired with traditional pop sensibilities as a serious warm vibe. A.J. learned to play African *palm wine* guitar music from Folo Graff who played with Sierra Leonese legend S.E. Rogie (the king of palm wine guitar music) and from that moment on he got totally sucked into African music which also resulted into co-organising the succesfull Secousse club nights of tropical madness in London together with global electronic duo Radioclit (M.I.A., The Very Best, Amadou & Mariam). On this night he will play a solo palm wine guitar set as warmup, followed by a super special set with guitar & dj decks at the same time for a unique approach of his mixed African sound. We can only say; not to be missed! Listen to his mixtape & songs of what to expect.

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dj Alex Figueira, born in Venezuala with Brazilian roots, has a BIG passion for vinyl; he is the co owner of the Vintage Voudou vinyl shop in A’dam, a grand collector of vintage African and Latin vinyls, runs the Music With Soul label and plays in the bands Fumaça Preta & Conjunto Papa Upa. This passionate spinning man will sure make you bounce & swing with his special delicious selections from the tropics. and oh, it’s his birthday party!!!

Support as ever by your interlocal Rebel Up! dj’swith all kinda fruity & spicy global dance tunes.

A night with vintage & latest dance tunes from Africa, Latin America & Carribean by Rebel Up! dj’s, A.J. Holmes & Alex Figueira!

doors: 22:30
6€ in, profits go to charity!
Brazilian NGO Tiaozinho >  a sports project for children and adolescents in one of the Sao Paulo favela’s

Sat 8 Feb @ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134

Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

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Thu 16 Jan > Rebel Up! & Low Up present; Uproot Andy (Brooklyn/NY) @ Bonnefooi Bxl

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Brussels finest global bass and world beats collectives unite to invite Uproot Andy (Brooklyn/NY) to Brussels for a serious night of cumbia & bass!


As a co-founder of the monthly tropical clubnight Que Bajo and the Que Bajo Label, UPROOT ANDY is a pioneer dj producer of the global bass movement. His productions and remixes of cumbia and global bass are always top quality and played by many global dj’s with good taste. Get ready for his fast mixing, tropical bounce and a serious dance fever! 🙂

Rebel Up! Soundclash & Lowup will provide the wildest contemporary global dance hits from the Caribbean to Latin America, Africa and beyond! DJ’s representing Rebel Up! are SebCat & Leblanc and Max Le Daron & dj Mellow will be showcasing the bouncy LowUp sound.

and ofcourse as always at Bonnefooi > FREE IN!
FB event here.
from 22:00 till………
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres,
1000, BrxHell

Tropical Bass / Cumbia / Dancehall / Future Afro y mas…

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