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€ conseillĂ©)
22h – 7am
@ Barlok
Avenue du Port 53bis

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Thu 29 June > Rebel Up @ Cafe Congé Méditerranée, Bxl

3x Rebel Up action in Brussels from this thursday until sunday!
Starting with this thursday @ GC Elzenhof, Cafe Congé Méditerranée.


16:00-19:00 DJ Miguel Menendez (ES)
Miguel is a spanish DJ and record collector based in Brussels. His sets as “Rumba Hispano Belga” specialise in gypsy rumba and flamenco festif but also in flamenco recordings made by spanish immigrants in Belgium during the 60’s and 70’s.

16:00-18:00 Spanish kids animation, crea/bricolage met Sofia Yero

18:00 Flamenco demo & dance initiation Sofia Yero, (ES/B)
Born in Brussels, Belgium and second-generation Spanish, Sofia Yero started dancing at the age of 5 with her mother, the great Torre de Montijo, who transmitted her the flamenco culture. She continued her training in Madrid, Sevilla and Jerez with the greatest flamenco dancers. At Café Congé she will give a demonstration & flamenco initiation !

19:30 Concert Çapasud (Sud-Italie)
Çapasud veut valoriser et diffuser la connaissance des cultures musicales du sud Italie en explorant les langages musicaux de la tradition orale. Un voyage parmi les diffĂ©rentes regions du sud d’Italie, chaqu’un influencĂ© par leur rapport avec la MĂ©diterannĂ©e et les pays qui la touchent. Çapasud utilise des instruments de musique typique de la tradition de la musique populaire, datant d’une Ă©poque ancienne; comme la “zampogna” cornemuse et le tambourin.

20:30 Concert Arumbo (Rumba fusion, ES/B)
Arumbo is a rumba/fusion group with influences from the middle east bringing danceable songs with melodies from the heart. You will be taken on a sunny trip accompanied by a singer with a warm and generous voice that will caress your ears and knows how to excite your emotions. Arumbo was born in the summer of 2015.
Their first EP is called “Mi Bruselas”.

22:00-23:00 Rebel Up! (B) & Gan Gah (Maroc, souktronics)
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. His first EP “Souktronics” is a declaration of love to his Moroccan roots and to modern electronic music which is more than likely about to make a lot of noise on worldwide dancefloors. Moroccan Bass, you said? Together with Rebel Up! SebCat he will bring a truly pan-mediterranean sound, not just southern europe, the balkan or levant but also northern africa!

+++ COCKTAILS & GREEK FOOD by A Discovering Network +++

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@ Elzenhof,
Avenue de la Couronne 12
Ixelles 1050

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Fri 9 Dec @ Botanique, Afterparty Festival Cinema Méditerranéen > hosted by Rebel Up! with guests Gal Kadan & El Gato Callejero

festival-cinema-mediterraneenThis Friday, Rebel Up! is hosting the afterparty for Festival Cinema Méditeranéen @ Botanique.

We invited some special guests for a true Mediterranean flavour.

Rebel Up! SebCat will be accompanied by Israelian dj/producer Gal Kadan, who is specialised in music from the Levant (Libanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria & Jordan) and also by Spanish Brussels DJ’s El Gato Callejero and I Am Sardina, who will spin Iberian sounds from rumba Catalana to flamenco & mestizo + live percussion.

Expect a wild mix with dance music from the Mediterranean and the Levant > Latino Euro-Arab-Andalus connection!

@ Botanique Witloof bar
From 23h till very late!

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Fri 4 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Le Lac, Molenbeek w/ Phoenician Drive concert


This Friday evening a special evening in underground venue Le Lac (Molenbeek, not to confuse with Les Ateliers Claus)

Phoenician Drive (Bxl)
At the crossroads of Mediterranean folk music and psychedelic rock, Phoenician Drive was formed in summer 2015 by percussionist Diego Moscoso grouping 6 musicians from very different backgrounds (flamenco, Balkan, psychedelic rock’n’roll, jazz, post -punk / new wave) for blending traditional designs with fuzz guitars and oriental rhythms. In the footsteps of Erkin Koray and Orient Express and under the influence of ‘kraut-rock German (Neu !, CAN, Faust etc.) and soundtracks 60’s music, Phoenician Drive Search hypnotic trance by relying on oriental grooves. Two demos were recorded in December 2015 and quickly attracted interest in Brussels (Ateliers Claus WIELS, Recyclart, Atelier 210) and elsewhere (Rockerill, Area B in Paris). An EP is being mixed into the hands of DĂ©bruit (label ICI).

The concert will start at 20h sharp by a prologue without electricity, enlightened by 400 artisanal candles.

dj set before & after by Rebel Up! SebCat, from ethnic folk to psych rock and beyond.

doors 19:00
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Le Lac
82A, Rue Ulens

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Sat 23 April > Rebel Up! @ KICKtapAss Soundystem party, Bxl


this Saturday, party in the awesome KICKtapAss taapas bar, for celebrating the installation of their new soundsystem!

with DJ’s Rebel Up! SebCat, Silver Canary DJ’s and El Gato Callejero.


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from 21h – 3am

Rue de Laeken 54
1000 Bxl

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Fri 11 Dec > Rebel Up! @ Le Grand Bal Salé *Andalucia* fiesta, La Tricoterie, Bxl



This friday, a special Le Grand Bal Salé night > in Spanish fiesta style; *Andalucia!*

With 2 live bands; Juanito MakandĂ© & El Canijo de Jerez present “Canciones Desnudas

Juanito Makandé > 19h45
One of the hottest Spanish singers and most important flamenco underground performer. An excellent singer, guitarist and cajon player that finds his inspiration in youth, life, love and flamenco, playing Andalusian funk that manages to convey his rebellion in each song. His hit song “Niña voladora” has reached 1 million YouTube hits in few months.

El Canijo de Jerez > 20h30
A charismatic, cheerful, easygoing and multifaceted artist, El Canijo is one of the leaders of the Spanish music in what refers to the fusion of flamenco and rock. Former member of the famous band “Los DelinqĂŒentes”, after 12 years he made a step forward and released his own album (La Lengua Chivata 2014) on which he plays his Andalusian rock with touch of pop, reggae, tanguillos, ballads. A real street storyteller “garrapatero” with hot blood in his veins.

Followed by the afterparty in 2 rooms with DJs & more bands!!!

Rebel Up! SebCat vs El Gato Callejero (BE/ES) ➳ Psyche Rumba Flamenca Mestiza cat clash
playing 2 dj sets > from 22h30 till 23h30, and again from 0h30 till 1h30

Chats da Brassala ➳ Spicy Swing Rap n’ Blues Ska (23h)

La Banda Pilusa ➳ Itinerant Rumba Agricola Pizzicata

La Drache Musicale (Radio Panik)  ➳ Musical exploration of cultures by Front Chaud & Miss Sirocco!

Carlositos Wey ➳ Groovie Rumbia Rockera Dj Selecta

Cougars in America ➳ New Alt Folk Pop Sauvage

and there will be delicious food all night, prepared by Andalucian chefs!
Juan Cantero & Daniel Rejano – (Taberna Mayeto)
& Sonia Retamero & Marie Utch (La Cantine du Midi)

MENU Ă  la carte:
— Tagarninas esparragadas con huevo
— Berza gitanas
— Fideos con langostinos
— Empanadas Andalusa

also a course of Ritmo & Palmas “Tango Flamenco” with Miguel Sanchez.

From 19h till late!!!

Presale 12€ ↔ Door 15€ (Limited places for the concert. Book your ticket in advance)é-11Dec2015

Afterparty is just 4€ from 22h30 onwards.

Here the FB event for concert + afterparty, or just the afterparty
More info > Tricoterie site

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Sat 3 Oct > Rebel Up! @ NUIT BLANCHE, La Tentation, Bxl


Rebel Up! plays at Nuit Blanche afterparty in La Tentation, all night long!
This night is organised as a *carte blanche* by the El Pulpo collective that Rebel Up! is part of. Expect a wild night of global sounds in all colours, Africa, Latino, Mediterranean, Balkan, Arabic and more, from ethnic & roots to electronic styles.

with Rebel Up! dj’s & special guest dj Gaetano Dub (Liege).

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