Fri 9 Feb > Rebel Up & NGHE present: Tropicoulos #2, Barlok, Bxl with Sisso Sounds, Jhonny Haway + more…

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NGHE Mediatheque & Rebel Up present Tropicoulos #2, a burning hot night of ancestral folklore, global psicotropicalia, African mashup beats and other experiments. Better get ready!

Nyege Nyege Tapes is a label based in Kampala, Uganda,
exploring, producing and releasing contemporary electronic & outsider music from central & eastern Africa. In February Tanzanian duo Sisso Sounds will tour and are playing a showcase at the Berlin CTM festival, afterwards to pass by Bxl.

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Sisso Sounds *live set* (Tanzania)
For the past 15 years the Tanzanian megalopolis of Dar Es Salaam has had one of the most exciting underground electronic music scenes in East Africa. A constellation of micro-scenes from Mchiriku, Sebene and Segere all the way to its latest mutation of Singeli that after years of lurking in the underground finally has exploded into the mainstream and taken over Bongo Flava as the music of choice amongst Tanzania’s youth. Born in the sprawling working class neighborhoods of Tandale and Manzese, Singeli’s signature sound consists of fast paced frantic loops interlocking with each other, with influences from Zanzibars Tarab music all the way to South African afro-house coupled with mc’s who often spit satirical lyrics about the challenges facing Tanzania’s youth, from police corruption to the complications of dating girls when you are broke. If there is one studio that stands out amongst the hundreds that dot Dar es Salaam’s musical landscape it is SISSO RECORDS. Sisso have remained uncompromising in their sound, always raw, fast with a punk DIY aesthetic that can at times verge on noise and gabber, to produce a spell binding music that is like no other soundsystem culture in the region. Expect a live set dancehall horns, sirens and heavy MC rapping. For lovers of ravey Afro sounds such as balani, shangaan and gqom.

Johnny Haway *live set *
Johnny is a creator of sonic labyrinths combining sounds from an eclectic palette. Using electronics, modified samples from sundry source and environmental sounds, he make music that rides on boundaries of the genres and styles.

Aymeric de Tapol *live set + DJ set*
“RON RON DES ESPRITS” residents dans les cassettes et machine électronique.

Moroto Hvy Indstr (Nyege Nyege DJ)
Head of the Nyege Nyege label and resident at Boutiq Electroniq Sound System, Moroto plays some deep grooves and slamming African bass-tech-house mutations.

Rebel Up SebCat
Resident of Tropicoulos & Afro Tuga, Rebel Up has become a household name in Bxl. SebCat hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, runs a global vinyl distro and curates countless nights & parties. Soon Rebel Up Records will be kickstarted, with releases from Ghana, Portugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Iraq, Mexico and Peru coming up! Expect the freshest African sounds.

Drache Musicale (Radio Panik meteo)
Tropicul grave, african disco + bombastick + séga + gnawa + cumbia +kamba + zoukbass + serveurs efficaces …

from 20h til 6am

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Prix Libre: 5€ conseillé
Beers : 1,50€
Special cheap tropical cocktails by NGHE mishmash crew!

Place : Barlok, Av du Port 53bis
1080 Molenbeek, Bruxelles

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Fri 17 Nov > 2x Rebel Up action in Brussels at Festival Rumba Town #2 (Au Quai) + Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Barlok)

Double Rebel Up action this friday in Au Quai and Barlok > Molenbeek canal side is the hottest multicultural place in Brussels right now 🙂

2nd edition of the Festival Rumba Town, with 3 bands & several dj’s. Noche de mucho gusto.

Programme + lineup >

Canela ‘n Drama (ES/CT, Barcelona)
Spanish Catalan duo Canela N’Drama takes you on a journey through a magical and varied latino landscape. Ever since they met in the streets of Barcelona, they entertain many audiences with passionate bossa music that dances to the sweetness of Yolanda’s voice. Carried by Alexis’ passionate guitar playing

Arumbo (ES/BE)
Brussels and Barcelona are bursting with music. For this band the perfect base to grow their fusion between rumba and worldgroove into something beautiful, something danceable and at the same time something fragile. Text and music straight from the heart and irresistible for your limbs. What at first sight seems soft and fragile, turns out to be a true popular party. Arumbo serves southern sounds and melodies where nobody can stand still.

Shaman Festival (BE)
It brings more than just music. It is a belief, a lifestyle in which freedom, celebration and mysticism are central. They themselves describe their music as kermispunk or turbofestiv, even though this is actually in short supply. Their mix of ska, reggae, cumbia, gipsy beats, Eastern rhythms, South-American, mariachi music and polka-punk, supplemented by a number of graceful belly dancers, leaves nobody unmoved. All compositions are performed by a horn section, cajon and percussion, Rumba guitars, electric guitar riffs and a lot of positive energy. Shaman Festival was founded in 2006 and has played more than 150 performances ever since. Shaman festival will present their latest EP “Open” at Rumba Town.
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DJ’s between bands + afterparty in rumba, bass & global sounds >

DJ Miguel Menendez
from collective Rumba Hispano Belga
Rebel Up SebCat

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7€ in
20h – 3am

@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
1000 BXL

and for those more into electropical sounds, or as a perfect afterparty to Rumba Town, there is the Tiger In A Tropical Storm party in Barlok, running til 7am

Organised by the party feminist crew of Tropical Boobs, who have been doing the better wild electro & global beats parties in Bxl since 5 years now.

Embrace the tiger’s lips with blood and blow on the musical strings. What is the song of the tribal drums for this mythological night? Come as children of your games and your laughs of ivory mix hearts and souls to the crazy rhythms of the bass. Singers and musicians with a sweaty charisma perform on an attractive altar and promise a meteoric rise in temperature. Free spirits and possessed bodies, come and enjoy this tropical storm.

Lineup >>>

Dj Salinger (IT)

Ill Syll (NG/Bxl)

Shungu (Bxl)

Ikan Hyu (CH)

Cavemen (FR)

Rebel Up Leblanc & SebCat (Bxl)

Frond Chaud (FR)

+ much more surprises!!!!

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Prix libre (5€ conseillé)
22h – 7am
@ Barlok
Avenue du Port 53bis

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Sat 11 Nov > triple Rebel Up action in Brussels @ Kiosk Radio opening, Giraffes & Penguins #3 party + Bal des Migrants fundraiser

Hello Bxl

a busy saturday coming up on 11/11 with 3 events where Rebel Up will spin global tunes.
Starting at Kiosk Radio opening party in the afternoon.
as of Saturday 11 November a new internet radio will be airing in Brussels, video-streaming live from a wooden kiosk @ Parc Royal, every afternoon, every day of the week! To celebrate this, an opening party from 12 til 22h.

Kiosk Radio will be first and foremost a community of music lovers. Kiosk will be collaborating with some of the finest Brussels & Belgian-based DJs, labels and collectives, also hosting some (really special!) international guests from time to time. Tune in and join our community!  Each month, Rebel Up will host a 2 hour session with special guests and always good global tunes.

Rebel Up SebCat will spin from 15-16h

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Then from 23h onwards, our 3rd Giraffes & Penguins party in alternative space Collectif Au Quai, with special guest duo Pal/Secam from Amsterdam!

Pål/Secam is an Amsterdam based Dutch/French DJ duo, who spread the intercontinental PAN-AMAFROPEANS sound on the local dance floors. The two joined forces in 2011 after dj-ing solo for several years. Their sets are infused by the elements of surprise and excitement, in terms of mixing in another genre, from New York deep disco to early 80’s hip hop, Congolese rumba, oldschool electro, Cape Verdean Funaná or Kenyan Benga music.. There is no end. This is the PAN-AMAFROPEAN sound, as they like to call it. Pål/Secam developed their own style based on groove, international groove. With a mission to break musical boundaries by creating a diverse colourful pattern that tickles ears and feet.

hosted by Rebel Up SebCat & Le Grand Mechant Loop.

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Entrance 5€ /// Doors 11:11pm
Quai du Hainaut 23
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Afterwards, Rebel Up SebCat will also spin the last hour (@ 5am) at Barlok for the NIEMAND IS ILLEGAAL . BAL DES MIGRANTS . BENEFIT

Yearly benefit for the people without borders.  Last year the benefit gathered more than 1500€ for several Collectives without papers. This year they are doing the same!

the eclectic programme of DJ’s & live acts > Capten Hero, JAY MNG, Pipo
FLASHBLASTER Solo, THE END OF ERNIE, Chibida , Rasasawt , Marla J, Rebel up, Riot Porn, Ilia Selecta,…

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Entrance: Free contribution
Barlok, 53b Avenue Du port, 1000 Bruxelles

No Borders, No Nations, No Facism, No Rascism, No Sexism, No Homophobia!

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Sat 6 May > Rebel Up! & NGHE present: T R O P I C O U L O S @ Barlok Bxl

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NGHE Mediatheque & Rebel Up present a burning hot night of cumbia, afrolatin, dub, ancestral folklore, tropical beats and global bass > Fiesta!

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Guacamayo Tropical (CO / Madrid)
The Colombian duo Guacamayo have been taking all the afrolatin flavour in their suitcase, spreading the sweaty love in their wild Guacamayo Tropical parties in Madrid and their Festival Guacamayo in the mountains near Madrid. Their sessions are characterized by the integration of organic musical instruments such as Colombian gaita, tamboras and djembe, and even typical and native dances switched up with digital beats. Also, they explore new sounds created from traditional roots with a slightly digital edge. Hearty, lively rhythms and flood the crowd with a colorful wave of love, joy and Cumbia! Inspired by earthly ancestral trips, they show us a path, an idea and a project aimed at challenging the senses on all fronts, shooting out sounds explosively charged with good vibes, light and hope.

The Silly Tang (UK/FR – Madrid)
The Silly Tang has been ripping parties for the last 5 years all accross the UK channel and into latino spheres. Playing alongside names such and Randall and J-Man in the Jungle music scene and rocking up some Gypsy Folk next to names such as Balkan Hotsteppers or Innamorati. He has now settled to live tangly in Madrid, Spain to start continue producing more delightful tangoloid sounds, between dub, cumbia and ancestral latino folklore. He has released dubby cumbia tunes on Andalucian label Caballito and on Chilean label Regional. Also he’s part of the La Selva crew known for their tropical sweaty sounds.

Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
The infamous Rebel Up! parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground, for over 10 years promoting new sounds where possible. From the freshest and bounciest global tunes, to ethnic electronic bass and digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel in their tapes, remixes and the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. This year will also mark the birth of Rebel Up! Records, a vinyl & digital label for special global sounds. Expect urban folk & electronic tunes from the global south and diaspora. Select global, play local!

Mr Orange (Lowup, Bxl)
a Brussels based music aficionado and founder of both the infamous Los Hermanos Brothers and Lowup. His musical universe is broader then broadway and he’s also active as a sound designer for theater and film. In his more informal playing moments he’s also known as Carrot or El sñr Naranja. Groovy tropicalism with a pinch of the unexpected and some tongue-in-cheek humour. Good music is timeless.

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▷▷▷ ENTRY: 23h…
Prix Libre (minimum 3€)
Beers : 1,50€
Special cheap cocktails by NGHE mishmash loca crew!

Place : Barlok, Av du Port 53bis
1080 Molenbeek, Bruxelles

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