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.

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.

+ support & host, Rebel Up SebCat

FB event  / Agenda

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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Thu 23 March: Rebel Up! @ Try It Loud Brazil; Clube do Choro de Bxl, Pianofabriek

Pianofabriek goes on a search to find the ideal electro-brazil band for you.
Come to this free Thursday night concerts and vote for your favorite group.
The winner will play on Thursday July 6 a set on the feast of the Flemish Community in an open-air festival in Saint-Gilles.

► Clubedochorodebruxelas
Created in August 2016, the Clube do Choro de Bruxelas plays the Brazilian instrumental music, o Choro! This music was born in Rio in the 19th century, result of the encounter between the music of European dances (polca, mazurka, quadrille, waltz …) and African rhythms imported by slaves (lundu, maxixe …). Still played and studied today in Brazil, and always more developed i, other countries, the Choro, as to its origins, is enriched with multiple influences (jazz, other popular music …).

19:00 – Sebcat (Rebel Up!)
20:00 – Clube do Choro de Bruxelas
21:30 – Sebcat (Rebel Up!)

@ Pianofabriek
Rue du Fort 35, St Gillis

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Rebel Up! @ El Dia de los Muertos party, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp

14310321_1179687095433239_2622647158892493393_oHola Antwerp!

Tomorrow special EL DIA  DE LOS MUERTOS party in the nice Zuiderpershuis venue, organised by Sonico Productions vzw.

With a full programme that starts in the afternoon already (for kids, and well, adults too). From 20h the party will start! and oh, make sure you come dressed up in the most special, bloody or creepy way 🙂

Programme >

14h >  Kids workshops by Wilde Raven vzw, theater & more.
18h > Short movies & dinner

20h > Poets & music
22h > Selva Style (BR/CO/BE)
23h > Rebel Up! SebCat (Tropical)
0h > ‘EXu’ ritual (Afro Brazilian)
0h15 > Rebel Up! SebCat (Brazilian Bass & Cumbia)
2h > Dj Kumbia Beats (BO)

4h end….

FB event
FREE DONATION (minimum 2€)
Waalsekaai 14, Antwerp

☼ƒ☼ With support of the Provincie Antwerpen ☼ƒ☼

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Sat 9 Jan > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam


They are not satanic, they just make God cry.
They don’t play samba, they decompose samba.
They are not a trio, they are a quintet.
So definitely, they are Satanique Samba Trio!
Imagine Tom Zé without vocals!! Or Captain Beefheart in a Brazilian mood!!!

SATANIC SAMBA TRIO was founded in 2002 with the sole purpose of posing as an idiosyncratic force on Brazilian Music landscape (hence, the reference to the word “Satan”, a derivation of the Hebrew expression shaitan, which in turn can be translated as “the adversary” or “stray”). Two years later, the quintet – not actually a trio – released their debut EP, MISANTROPICALIA.
In 2007, the band unearthed the critically acclaimed LP SANGROU, which led its way into Concerts on Brazilian Soil that also featured names as big as Tom Zé and Naná Vasconcelos. After a 3 year-long recording hiatus, as they toured around Brazil (big country, you know the drill), BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #2 was released with undeniable success. The “putrefaction trilogy” had just started: BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #1 from 2011 (yep, one year AFTER #2) and BAD TRIP SIMULATOR #3 (2013) would eventually follow the conceptual path of decay. By the earlier months of 2014, the band put together a digital compilation called BADTRIPTYCH (Far Out Recordings – UK) intended to lump up the “catchier” songs from the aforemented trilogy. Still in the wake of a creative spike, the quintet (remember: not a trio) released a 7-inch (45 RPM) vinyl record called MÓ BAD on 2015. Now they might be hitting your shores.
If you ever wanted to know how traditional brazilian music would sound if it went absolutely bonkers, Satanique Samba Trio is the fastest and coolest way find it out.

Zjakki is thé world music dj of Belgian radio since a few decades through his Cucamonga and Closing Time World radio show on Radio1. A true specialist of Brazilian music, from folkloric to contemporary dance sounds. Expect everything from Afro-Brazilian rhythms to urban sounds and tropical experiments!

to colour the rest of the night into tropical dancefloor bliss and twirling visuals…
6€ in
from 22h30 til 4h
FB event here or see OCCII site.

Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud-Zuid

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Fri 16 Oct > Rebel Up SebCat @ Tropicalia Housewarming, Space Belgica Bxl

This friday a special Tropicalia night at the largely unknown loft space Belgica.

The night is organised by a collective of creative Brazilians from Sao Paulo who welcome everyone to party all night long in their new place. A 600 square meters industrial loft. Friends of friends are also welcome.
Concert by Les Fanfoireux + a variety of DJ sets. Rebel Up! in tropicalia & psychedelic & beats style + many others.

Presence and live painting by Mozart Fernandes and Monica Rodrigues Fernandes. >

FREE IN (with the confirmation list on Facebook)
from 22:00 till ?
Rue François Mus 7, 1080 Molem, Brussels
FB event here


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Sat 13 June > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Out Loud night, Beursschouwburg, Bxl w/ Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant (UK/FR) &Mocambo (BR/BE)

Hello Brussels!


This saturday a sweet night at Beursschouwburg together with kunstencenter De Vooruit from Ghent as part of the yearly Out Loud festival.
British afropunk-poppers Zun Zun Egui sadly had to cancel their show, but Rebel Up! helped arranging some fine replacements for them, 2 bands even, yay!

We´re proud to present French-British outfit Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant and local Brussels & Ghent afro-heroes Mocambo to fill this night with their special global sounds.

Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant specialises in all global styles with a heavy psychedelic sauce. They bring together world rhythms and moody cinematic moments playing blues and dance pieces, with notable influences from Congolese Soukous, African highlife, Ethiopian jazz, cumbia, séga and a whiff of Middle-East and Turkish Psychedelia to make your head & body spin.

will shake you up with their heavy Afro-Brazilian & urban Afrobeat rhythms. It´s the project by rapper Le Tagarel and composer Tartaruga and joined by our own Brussels artist Témé Tan and several other master musicians. Their strong sound takes you from Angola to Brasil in many colours and spheres. Get ready to rumble with this wild band!

Before, between & after global tunes from around the world by Rebel Up! SebCat

and oh yes, IT´S FREE IN!!!!!

22:00 Mocambo
23:00 Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant
00:00 DJ SebCat

Info, check BSB site here or FB event.

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Thu 25 Sept > Rebel Up! Soundclash invites Chico Correa (BR) @ Bonnefooi Bxl, FREE IN!

bonnefooi chico correa
A night of Rootsy Brazilectro coming up thursday 25 sept!


Esmeraldo Marques aka Chico Correa, producer, DJ and musician from tropical Nordeste, Paraiba state – in Brazil. He produces albums under the name of Chico Correa & Electronic Band. As a DJ he plays as a live act, mixing sounds from machines in realtime, some sets are performed with a singer and a guitar player, playing eletrosamba stuff and afrobrazilian elements. His productions are always based on Brazilian folk melodies and rhythms such as coco, baiao, samba, carimbó mixed with modern eletronic sounds and audio processing.  Check out these super special swinging mixes by him!

DJ Chico Correa’s 2014 Mix by Sounds And Colours on Mixcloud

Chico Correa’s Future Brazil Roots mixtape by Movimientos on Mixcloud

as always, your local Rebel Up! Soundclash Dj’s Sebcat & Leblanc will support him throughout the night with global sounds from all corners and colours to make you sweat.


See FB event of Bonnefooi site.
from 22:00 til very late….

@ Bonnefooi bar
Steenstraat 9 Rue des Pierres
1000, BXL

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