Wed 15 Feb @ Niko Matcha > concert SweeT & Ria Kuga (China / Japan)

On wedn 15th, Bxl collective Mecanic Voodoo hosts two pop-jazz duos from China and Japan “SweeT & Ria Kuga” and the opening of SunnyJ’s exhibition “Shell” in their freshly opened pop-up saloon Niko Matcha in Rue de Flandre 183B next to café Midpoint. You are kindly invited to share with us the eastern vibes coming directly to us from the land of the rising sun and the land of the Dragon.

Doors 18:00, concert at 20:00.
19:00 Food at -prix libre-

18:00 : Exhibition opening “Shell” by Sunny J
“My art would not be complete without the sinister fondness of symbolism. My works are full of words, images, and actions that carry veiled meanings. Through rich historical references, ornate details, and witty play of words, I discreetly lure my audience into a game of decryption.” Sunny-J

20:00- 22:00 :♪♫ SweeT & Ria Kuga ♫♪
SweeT :
An acoustic duo, based in Shanghai, writing intra-cultural songs about life, love, daily experiences, both in English and Chinese.

Ria Kuga :
私の名前は [Je m’appelle] (My name is) 久我{くが} [(Kuga)] 理亜{りあ} [(Ria)] です
From Kawasaki-shi Japan

22:00- 23:00 DJ Rebel Up! SebCat : will play some asian selections for you

See you tonight, beautiful souls.
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@ Niko Matcha
Rue de Flandre 183B (next to Midpoint)

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Thu 9 Feb > Rebel Up! @ Fumaça Preta & Yôkaï, Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl

This thursday 9 Feb a special concert night @ Les Ateliers Claus.
Double concert for lovers of psychedelic tropicalia punk & afro jazz

Fumaça Preta: An psychedelic tropicalia noise fuzz rock quartet via Venezuela, Brighton (UK) and Amsterdam. A Deep throat organ over fuzzy funk drumming, then passionate ranting in Portuguese – Pupilas Dilatadas lays out its stall right from the start: a mad love for 1960s Braziian psych rock stirred up with European humour. The wild harmonized guitar chords remain unleashed till four minutes in, and the track is an impressive mix of discipline and righteous craziness. “Toda Pessoa” is even better, a concise and coolly configured mesh of bass and guitar lines strutting towards a chorus whose dumbness verges on perfection. The music shifts easily from pomp rock riffs to lounge moments, with space echo and other FX splashed generously about. Espelhos Fundidos is a casually brilliant throwaway: a high bassline, cello and bass clarinet taking turns on melody, while waves of insane laughter and echo crash over the top. This is record collection rock, if you like, but from people with very special collections. It’s amazing that the whole steaming, tropical concoction has emerged from a tiny Amsterdam studio.

Yôkaï: is pure tribal jazz. They play groovy composition in the style of Ethio master Mulatu Astatke, but also with more quiet moments where Fred Becker exchanges his sax for the ney flute. All in all a pleasant and broody afro-ethio atmosphere. For Les Ateliers Claus they will perform a special set where they” work around tribal compostions.

+ dj support Rebel Up! SebCat

10€ > Get your ticket soon, very likely that it will sell out…

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doors: 20h
@ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 13,  St Gilles

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Thu 13 Oct > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Bonnefooi w/ Fanfara Electronic & Pedrolito

12916276_1275543565795200_6050833110536514666_oThu 13 Oct, our Rebel Up! Soundclash night in Bonnefooi, replacing the Fortuna label crew who sadly had to cancel.

We got some great local guests in to make you bounce to global beats all night long!

THOMSCAT & BAM (Fanfara Electronica)
Originators of Global Hybrid Records, the playground of Fanfara Electronica with DJ producers Thomscat & BAM is a free and liberated mixture of the electronic universe and world music. The very essence of this digital fanfare blows up every constraint and prejudice. Their remixes bring ethnic sounds to dancefloor with a kicking beat!

Part of the crazy fun Muevelo crew from Paris, DJ at Radio Groovalizacion, Radio Pigalle, Radio CapSao, Radio Anáhuac Mayab and DJ/Digger who’s crazy about tropical bass. He especially loves to dig on nueva cumbia and share his discoveries with his “Dale amor” mixtapes. Ya tu sabes!

REBEL UP! (host)
Always bringing the freshest and bounciest global sounds, from ethnic bass to digital folklore roots, it’s all there to hear and feel.

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Rue des Pierres 8
1000 Bxl

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Fri 7 Oct > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Haunted Folklore, Recyclart Bxl

Marisa fire 1

This Friday, Haunted Folklore concert night at Recyclart.
Rebel Up! SebCat will play spiritual & ethnic listening tunes before & after the concert.

Marisa Anderson (US – Portland)
All traditional American guitar styles played in virtuoso and amazing ways! A mixture of improvisation and fluid compositions, with references ranging from minimalism and drone gospel, blues, country and jazz. At nineteen, Marisa began to wander through the US to eventually settle, years later, in Portland, Oregon. Basically she followed a classical guitar training, but has created her unique own style by playing in country music groups, jazz and even the circus. In 2009 she released her first album, ‘The Golden Hour’, followed by ‘Mercury’ (2011), ‘Traditional and Public Domain Songs’ (2013) and ‘Into the Light’ (2015). Recently she was asked to make recordings for Beth Ditto and soundtracks fro films. Let yourself be transported by this hypnotic music!

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20h30 doors
@ Recyclart
Rue d Ursulines 25

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Thu 8 Sept > Rebel Up! @ Dutch Delta Sounds festival, Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam


This Wednesday & Thursday, the Dutch Delta Sounds festival hosts a number of global bands & artists who reside in the Netherlands. The festival takes places in Bimhuis (7 sept) and Paradiso Noord (8 sept).

On Thursday Rebel Up! will be playing a DJ/VJ set at the afterparty in Paradiso Noord (also known as Tolhuistuin). Bands & artists playing that night as well >
Ronald Snijders Band, Minyeshu, Koffie, Rumbatá Beat Band, The Dubbeez, Boi Akih, Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble, Tiltan, Voodrish, Antimufa & DJ Goldfinger

Music from all parts of the globe: arabicana, latin, salsa, tango, kaseko, ethio-pop, jazz cross-overs, reggae, afrobeat, global beats, exotica & more!

We can make 4 people happy by giving them 50% discount on their ticket for Thursday. Interested? Just write us an email > rebeluppa (at) gmail (dot) com

For all info & tickets, see the Dutch Delta Sounds website here.
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from 20:30
@ Paradiso Noord
IJpromenade 2

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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 31 July > Rebel Up! SebCat @ dj SoFa´s b-day bash, Café Central + Recyclart Holidays night with Ogoya Nengo, Umeme Afrorave & Poté

Heya Brussels,

This friday some good stuff coming up.

Our good Brussels dj buddy SoFa is throwing a wild b-day bash at Café Central with lots of dj friends playing. Our Rebel Up! SebCat will play a global ping-pong set from 23:00 til a bit after midnight. See FB event here!

ogoya nengo
Then afterwards at Recyclart, it´s already the last Holidays festival night awww, but with a seriously good line-up > Bxl improv jazz outfit Going, a set by German duo Sven Kacirek & Schneider, the Kenyan ethnic folk of the 80 year old Ogoya Nengo & Dodo Women group, our friends Umeme Afrorave from Amsterdam with their afro electro sound and London DJ Poté for some heavier african bass til the end. Not to miss!

Timeschedule >

22:00 > 23:00 GOING (outside – free)
23:00 > 00:30 DJ MUKAMBO
02:30 > 03:30 UMEME AFRORAVE
03:30 > 05:00 POTÉ

FB event here, or see Recy site



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