Wedn 1 Nov > Eclectric Roots night @ Au Quai, Bxl w/ Kel Assouf, Desir Fiorini, Esinam & Ibaaku, Angstromers and Rebel Up

This is the first evening curated by Brussels organisation/agency Enthusiast Music. A blend of incredible bands nourished by diverse visions of the world. Authenticity, complexity, groove, love. Fighting through music and culture against any kind of border.
PART ONE, AN EXTREME DIALOG

DESIR FIORINI (HA/IT)
What if Viennese composer Franz Schubert would have travelled to Haiti and met the spirits of vodou in Carrefour la Mort ? What if we would travel back to an imaginary mixed XIXth Century ?
With their hyper-classical formula of a piano and a voice, Belgian piano player Fabian Fiorini and Haitian singer Renette Désir summon the spirit of German romantic composers together with vodou trance. They pay a twofold tribute to contemporary Haitian poetry and to the language of the Haitian of the street: Creole. At this concert Fiorini will perform on a Fender Rhodes. Exclusive!

KEL ASSOUF (NG/TN/Bxl)
Kel Assouf means both “nostalgia” and “son of eternity” in Tamashek, the language of the Sahara nomads. Kel Assouf currently work on a new album to be released in 2018 with an unconventional trio formula. Drummer Olivier Penu and keyboard player Sofyann Ben Youssef support singer and guitar player Anana Harouna. They add a layer of freedom and contrasts to the heavy rock sound typical of their last album Tikounen. Spirit of Woodstock in the desert ?

PART TWO, A JOURNEY INTO ECLECTRIC ROOTS

ESINAM – IBAAKU (GH/SN)– RELEASE!
Multi-instrumentalist Esinam recalls the spirit of her Ghanaian roots in a ballet of instruments slightly sustained by almost invisible loop machines. Born in Brussels, she finds inspiration in her journeys all over the world and encounters with different cultures. In her solo set, she uses electronic machines and turns into a « one-woman band ». She composes, plays and performs her own contemporary music with flute, percussions, vocals as well as traditional and modern instruments. She invites Ibaaku, the Senegalese free-spirit and eccentric code-breaker at the vanguard of African avant-garde. Ibaaku assimilates multiple genres for digital deconstruction and reconstitution as soundtracks for wildly inventive visual narratives full of buzzing cosmic mysticism. first live performance of Esinam’s new single, produced by Ibaaku! And more!

THE ANGSTROMERS (Bxl)
The first release of Chouk Bwa & the Ångstromers combines a new dub sensitivity with a Haitian rhythm science. It is a new collaboration between the traditional Haitian vodou band, Chouk Bwa, and the abstract sound engineering of the Ångstromers. The result is a very distinctive blend: a kind of future-leaning Vodou dub.
The Ångstromers will perform some live mix of recordings captured in Haiti in April 2017 with a specific approach they call “Future Chouk”.  their 7inch “Electric Mambo” will be available!

PART THREE, THE NIGHT BELONGS TO REBEL UP SebCat!
global beats into the beyond.

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 5€ < 22h30 > 8€ > CASH ONLY!
doors 20h
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
metro Comte de Flandre
tram 51 porte de Flandre

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25-28 Oct > Rebel Up @ Womex, Katowice, Poland

This week, Rebel Up will be at WOMEX in Katowice, Poland, as part of the ever amazing Global Club Music Network, a network of international global DJ’s, producers and bookers. Meet all the movers and shakers of the scene! Find us at stand # 185

The Global Club Music Network has just released a Remix compilation of Womex showcase artists last year, and Rebel Up made a remix for Portuguese/Angolan kuduro rock band Throes + The Shine > grab it HERE for free!

On wednesday 25/10, Rebel Up will play at the pre-Womex opening party of Global Club Music Network at the Magazyn club, together with Kosta Kostov, Darius Darek, DJ Makala, DWattsRiot, Preto EL, Polyesta, Will Villa, Kokako Music and Stonetree Records.
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If you are at the Womex expo fair during those days, come to our Global Club Music Network Meeting on friday 27/10, our 5th at Womex already! Link with professionals of the DJ, club and global scene, talk with bookers of the more interesting electronic global sounds and more. FB event

The Womex showcase festival on thursday, friday & saturday has an amazing lineup > some of our friends have been selected to perform, like Gato Preto (MZ/GH/DE), King Ayisoba (GH), Ifriqiyya Electrique (TN/FR), Ibaaku & Esinam (SE/BE/GH), Black Flower (BE), Sonido Gallo Negro (MX), Pixvae (CO/FR), Meta Meta (BR) and Bitori (CV), but also Orlando Julius (NG), Orchestre Les Mangalepa (KT/RDC), Barda (AR), The Busy Twist (UK), Super Parquet (FR), Waldemar Bastos (AN/PT), Qwanqwa (ET), La Dame Blanche (CU), Dakh Daughters (UA), Aux (KO) and much more!

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@ Katowice, Poland
various venues.
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3-4-5 June > Rebel Up! @ Music Meeting Festival, Nijmegen

This weekend in Nijmegen (NL) the Music Meeting festival, a festival for contemporary global music, in electronic and folk sounds! Rebel Up playing various dj sets over 3 days.

And what a lineup!!! >

Saturday 3 june
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Kondi Band – Love & Revenge – Ibaaku – Maarja Nuut & Hendrik Kaljujärv – Mandala Tribe – Praed – Baobab Utd. – Rebel Up!

Sunday 4 june
Brian Blade ‘Mama Rosa’ – Totó la Momposina y Sus Tambores – Bitori featuring Chando Graciosa – Satanique Samba Trio – Ben Williams & Sound Effect – Africa Negra – African Salsa Orchestra – Pantra Sein Hla Myaing – Amariszi XL, Rebel Up!

Monday 5 june
BCUC invite Shabaka Hutchings – Junun featuring Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express – New York Gypsy All Stars – Banda Magda – Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé – – Los Piranas – Derek Gripper – ArtEZ Big Collective – Bram Stadhouders & The Big Barrel Organ – Paolo Angeli, DJ Safri & Bertu & Socrates, DJ Pralem, Rebel Up!

see video trailer here.

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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)
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Fri 10 March, Recyclart, Brussels > Nightshop Rebel Up! 10 Years
with Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW) + Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU)
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Sat 11 March, OCCII, Amsterdam
with Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU) + Zea & Afework Nigussie (NL/ET)
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