Sat 20 Jan > Giraffes & Penguins #4, w/ Nuri (TN) @ Au Quai, Bxl


Our 4th edition of Giraffes & Penguins already, we’re super happy to announce a live set by Tunisian percussionist, DJ and producer Nuri, coming from Copenhagen to share his ethnic & colorful (there will be visuals too) musical universe with us in Brussels!

He will also join Rebel Up SebCat & Le Grand Méchant Loop behind the decks to spin global underground tunes that will take control of your body and soul!

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〰🔅〰 Nuri 〰🔅〰
Nuri is an established name on the Tunisian underground scene, where, as drummer, he has been a part of numerous alternative music projects. Also DJ, he is an impeccable selector and a skilled navigator in the universe of beats and sounds, wrapping traditional and world rhythms in a club house clothing.
Nuri has released his first album “Drup” on Shouka in August 2017.

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds in Recyclart, Bonnefooi, BSB, La Tentation, Les Ateliers Claus and many other places. SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curator of countless Bxl parties & nights and he runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds. Soon he will kickstart the Rebel Up label (with releases from Portugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Ghana, Iraq, Mexico and Peru coming up!). Expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino & global sounds.

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is world beats DJ and percussionist. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussions, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!

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Entrance 5€ /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

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Sat 16 dec > Rebel Up @ Se Lover en Lumiere party, Au Quai, Bxl

SE LOVER en Lumière @ Au Quai, an evening with an artisanal anti-xmas market, workshops, dance performances, concerts and global afterparty with Rebel Up, Drache Musicale & Grand Mechant Loop!

doors > 18h
sweet apples/ hot wine / hot chocolate

ANTI-XMAS MARKET for artistic, handmade and atypical gifts!


*18h30-19h/ 19h30-20h
INITIATION Qi Gong & Tai Chi with candles.

PERFORMANCE Professeure Posterieur
Chinese shadow play with poetic mysticism & more

-Japanese bookbinding by Atelier De l’Estran
-Magical painting & handcraft by Sentia Renato
VERDIRIS vegetable garden ideas

All night scenography, light installations, projections and map-it by Au Quai crew.

* 22h-4h PARTY TIME!!
global, grooves, tropical & ethnodelicieux all night long
with Rebel Up SebCat, Drache Musicale duo & Le Grand Mechant Loop
& + live VJ SET by Gilles Empetré

3€ before 22h (free drink offered)
5€ after
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@ Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut
1000 BXL
metro: Compte de Flandre
tram 51, Porte de Flandre

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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

All info, see FB event / website

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 21 Oct > African electronic night @ Au Quai Brussels, with Nyege Nyege Label, Otim Alpha, 808Bantou, Gan Gah & Rebel Up

Rebel Up + NGHE Mediatheque + Edgeryders NGO present:
★ ★ African electronic night with Nyege Nyege Tapes label: Acholitronix ★ ★

▷▷▷ AFRO LINEUP > > > > > > >

Otim Alpha (UG)
Nyege tape DJ’s (UG/EU)
808Bantou (RDC/Bxl)
Gan Gah (MA/Bxl)
Rebel Up (Bxl)

Otim Alpha & Leo Palayeng (UG) *live*
Hailing from the sweltering city of Gulu in Northern Uganda, both Alpha—an ex bare-knuckle boxer and master harp player—and Palayeng are considered pioneers of what’s become a veritable hyper-local electronic scene among the Acholi community. In 2001, Otim Alpha together with his early producer Leo Palayeng began taking traditional Acholi ‘Larakaraka’ wedding songs and reinterpreting them with music software on computers.

Due to the influence of missionaries who thought of them as non-Christian, Acholi traditions were for many years pushed to the periphery, and only preserved and passed down thanks to traditional musicians like Alpha. “When I recorded his traditional folk songs and added my electronic elements, local people loved the sound and it spread like wildfire,” says Palayeng. In his studio, the producer combined the adungu, nanga (both harps), fiddle and flute with synths and electronic drum-kit beats to create sounds that are equally nostalgic and forward-looking. The results are a fast paced poly-rhythmic Acholitronix ready for dance floor madness.

Most of the songs on the Gulu City Anthems are electronic re-interpretations of Larakaraka folk songs that are traditionally performed at weddings. The lyrics were different for each occasion, and would weave the long histories of the clans being united in marriage. “But people were not always able to afford the whole troop of musicians and dancers, so we started recreating the sounds with computers and singing the lyrics over the top—like karaoke,” Palayeng explains.

Released on the Nyege Nyege Tapes label, a Kampala based label exploring, producing and releasing outsider music from around the region and beyond.

808 Bantou (RDC/Bxl) *live*
Eric Mbuyamba aka Dr Kwest provides you with the best medicine. The doctor is influenced by Sun Ra and many others. He started sampling in 2006, has released several Beat Tapes and remixes and also hosts a radio show called Quest For The Beat on Radio Panik. 808Bantou is his project based on traditional and also contemporary Congolese music fused with 808 drums, a lot of percussion and Brussels footwork beats.

DJ support by:

Nyege Nyege Tapes DJ’s Moroto Hvy Indstr + 1at0

Fed by traditional « Gnawa » and Berber rythms ever since he was born in the suburbs of Agadir, young DJ and producer Gan Gah is now based in Brussels.This accomplished musician, who has been performing for many years as a beatmaker under various pseudonyms, knows how to shake a dancefloor with his bewitching beats.

+ Rebel Up SebCat & LeBlanc

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This night is part of the OpenVillage Festival, organised by NGO Edgeryders.

Rebel Up is a Brussels cultural organisation that promotes contemporary *world* music through active parties & concerts.

NGHE Mediatheque is a *sportive* media library in the Molenbeek canal zone, which also promotes contemporary culture through lectures, conferences, presentations, concerts and happenings

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doors: 23h
@ Collectif AuQuai
Quai du Hainaut 23

Metro Comte de Flandre
Tram 51 Porte de Flandre

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Sat 26 March > Baba Dochia Spring Celebration party @ Collectif au Quai, Bxl


Legend is back, like every year, the same story will be repeated: “The old, proud and odious Romanian witch Baba Dochia will lead her goats and sheeps up to the high Carpathians mountains. Almost to the top, freezing between the clouds, she will be transformed into a stream and her animals into flowers…”
Forget about the last days of February: Welcome to the Spring!

In order to celebrate Springtime thru this tale, let’s have an elecro-world music session on 26th of March, shake our body and call the sun !  Global Hybrid Records, Silver Canary & Rebel Up! Soundclash all together at Collectif AuQuai with a special VEGETAL WALL MAPPING !

LARRY SKG (Greece) _ Tropical & Cumbia

RAFAEL ARAGON (Global Hybrid Crew – Paris) _ Oriental Techno

REBEL UP! (Bxl) _ Global Beats

SILVER CANARY SOUND SYSTEM (Bxl) _ Roots & Dancehall

FANFARA ELECTRONICA (Global Hybrid Crew – Bxl) _ Techno Andine
22h – 05H
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Sat 7 Feb > Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Kiss My Paradise, Tropical Boobs party, Collectif Au Quai (1080), Bxl


Time for another super awesome special Tropical Boobs party with our favorite Bxl girlpower collective! this yime at the alternative venue Collective Au Quai.
Expect South African house, cumbia, funk, electro, dance, mendo house and much more….

with dj’s / acts >

Charlotte Pépé
Boobsy Collins
Super Pancho ((DJ LEBLANC/REBEL UP!)
Prad Beat (CPU$$Y)

Dj LovePills

see FB event here.

from 22:00, 4€ in
@ Collectif Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut1080, BXL

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