Sunday 17 Sept > Rebel Up curates Global Street Sounds @ Ancienne Belgique, Brussel

This sunday 17/09, Rebel Up curates the Global Street Sounds festival at the Ancienne Belgique venue and outside on the Rue des Pierres / Steenstraat in various places and spots. A free day of global sounds & colours during the car free sunday, family friendly and good vibes.

It’s a true block party with concerts inside & outside with international artists & DJ’s, with Meridian Brothers (CO), Joey Le Soldat (BF), Altin Gun (TR/NL), Arkan Mushtak Synth Trio (IQ), Ko Shin Moon (FR), Alizarina (FR), D.WattsRiot (BB), Lee Bass (GH/DE), Baylena (BE) and Rrita Jashari (KV/BE). 
sadly Togo All Stars and Chief Boima both had to cancel due to visa problems, they are replaced by Joey Le Soldat and Lee Bass.


14:00-15:10 Rrita Jashari
16:00-17:00 Baylena Selektah
18:00-19:30 DJ Dave Watts
19:30-21:00 Chief Boima

CALLIGRAFFITI / UPCYCLING – De Brusselse Jeugdhuizen / Jeugdhuis De Branding/JHMJ VieWeide
14:00-17:00: The Difference TheFingers Tv Dema Ouno
Street-art, free T-shirt printing, Audio-art, Graffiti and more.
Free gifts included

14:30-15:20 Chalo Coreia
16:15-17:00 Chalo Coreia

17:45-18:30 Arkan Mushtak

16:45-17:30 Ko Shin Moon

15:40-16:20 Alizarina
20:00-20:40 Alizarina

15:10-16:00 Altin Gun
17:00-18:00 Meridian Bros
21:00-22:30 Joey Le Soldat

from 14h30 til 22:30
Full info: AB website / FB event.

Afterparty with Rebel Up & other dj’s at Bonnefooi!
FB event.

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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 >
FB event
site Pointculture
site Cinema Nova

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Rebel Up! weekender > in Düsseldorf (DE) w/ Gato Preto & Antwerp 54K Feest in Het Bos

Big thanks for all your support over the weekend at our 10 years of Rebel Up events in Gent, Brussels and Amsterdam! We sure will go on for at least another 10 years 🙂

This coming weekend, Rebel Up! will play in 2 different cities > > >

Friday 17 March @ KIT Café in Düsseldorf (Germany)
Gato Preto album release party
Album release party of our friends Gato Preto, to celebrate their new album ‘Tempo’ out on Kudos Records. Check it out here. At our latest Rebel Up nightshop show we played it as our album of the month.
Gato Preto’s sound is Afro bass & kuduro via Mozambique & Ghana. With Gata Misteriosa on vocals for some pure Afro female power and producer Lee Bass behind the machines. Also they will be aided by female rapper AWA from Zimbabwe.
Here a video on them on Arte’s Tracks.

DJ support by Rebel Up! SebCat. Expect some heavy fire from all these cats!

21h @ Kit Cafe
8€ presale, 10€ at door

more info >
KIT site / FB event

next day
Saturday 18th March @ 54K Feest in Het Bos, Antwerp
Party in Antwerp with our Bxl friends of 54 Kollektiv with a full & eclectic lineup:










Doors: 21:00

More info:
Het Bos site / FB event

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Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary > 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL

9, 10 to 11 March > our Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary!!!!
a 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL

Thu 9 March, De Vooruit, Gent,  Outer Limits Club & Rebel Up!
with Gato Preto (MZ/GH/DE), Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW)
site + FB event

Fri 10 March, Recyclart, Brussels > Nightshop Rebel Up! 10 Years
with Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW) + Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU)
site + FB event

Sat 11 March, OCCII, Amsterdam
with Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU) + Zea & Afework Nigussie (NL/ET)
site + FB event

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Fri 20 Feb > Nightshop party @ Recyclart Bxl w/ Gato Preto, dj Khalab etc


This friday 20 Feb, another wild Nightshop party at Recyclart!

with special live guests Gato Preto, a Mozambican – Ghanaian/German duo of producer Lee Bass & Gata Misterioso who bring kuduro beats with live female MC-ing. Both artist having roots in Africa,their raw yet complex bass is influenced by a broad palette of African musical styles. Wild!

also DJ Khalab will do a special dj set – Afro future beat shake. An ongoing round trip journey between tribes and psyche, desert and spaceships, jungle and skyscrapers. and Flore, tropical bass with complex rhythms and bewitching basslines.

and ofcourse your local rebelious Rebel Up! dj’s will warm up the crowd for the first bit….

23.00-0.30 Rebel Up dj’s! (Bxl)
0.30-01.30 DJ Khalab (It)
01.30-03.00 Gato Preto (Moz/Ghana/Ger/Por) live
03.00-05.00 Flore (F)

only 5€ in
23:00 > 05:00
@ Recyclart
Rue d Ursulines 25
FB event here

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Womex 2014 Santiago de Compostela aftermath

 Last friday our nightly Rebel Up! dj showcase set at Womex went quite well, such fun we had 🙂

Before this in the afternoon, we had an amazing multi dj session at the Wapapura solar disco as part of the Global Club Music network that we are part of, with dj’s such as Kosta Kostov, Boris Viande, Sauvage FM, Darius Darek, Sound Culture, Esta Polyesta, Criolina, Dala Dala, Miriam Kokako music, Evviva Show and even a special guest performance of Carmen (Gato Preto!!) . The whole 2 hour set got recorded, check it out here! (Rebel Up! SebCat at 22 mins)

then our showcase in Sala Capitol. So nice to see all the true party folks staying n dancing until the very end of our rough world hopping set. Near the end we did a special improvisation with our Canadian friends Tamar (vocals) & Briga (on violin) who improvised on our balkan tallava beats.  We will soon upload the mix and some clips of our set. Here some pics >>



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