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 >
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Fri 28/04 @ Theatre de Liege, afterparty Festival Emulation, Liege

Friday, Rebel Up SebCat will play an afro bass set in Liege at the afterparty of the 7th Emulation Festival, organised by Sioux Festival.

Music from 20h30
DJs from 22h > 1am

⚡️ Hallo Kosmo dj set
⚡️ Rebel Up SebCat dj set

@ Theatre de Liege
Place du Vingt Août 16
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24/25/26 March: Festa Afro Tuga #2 weekend in Antwerp & Brussels

Afro Tuga time again!  After our 1st super successful party in Brussels last June, it is time for Afro Tuga #2 and this time 2 nights in 2 cities: Antwerp & Brussels.
Amazing artwork for both made events by Bichel Editions.

Friday 24 March in Het Bos in Antwerp >
With 2 special guests from Lisboa, Portugal, for a night of true Afro Portuguese music styles from vintage styles to urban afro tech & beats >

Celeste Mariposa (Lisboa / PT) /
Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and further. Last year a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia, Julinho da Concertina (both in Recyclart last 2 years). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba, rebita and much much more!

DJ Noronha – BlackSea Não Maya crew- (Principe, Lisboa / PT)
Only 24 years old, DJ Noronha aka Fabio d’Alva Noronha is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon southside Bairro da Jamaica area, across the river Tejo river. Part of the Blacksea Não Maya crew together with Dj Kolt, Dj Perigoso & Dj Joker who have released 2 LP’s already on Principe Discos. The Blacksea Não Maya sound is an urban blend of Afro Portuguese ghetto beats, spanking percussion and electronic tones, like slower funaná crossed with the rudiments of kuduro. Alien rumba for ballroom dance matinées. Puxa pa!

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese dj on the bill as local support. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction for those who come to their underground global nights. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.

Calacas DJ’s (Mechelen)
Driven by their love for the analog sound, DJ duo Calacas explores the world of tropical grooves as cadencelypso, cumbia, guaguanco, afro disco and more. Their ultra-danceable sets leave no dance floor unmoved! Immerse yourself in a heavy sweaty trip through the Creole univers.

23:00 – late….
het Bos,
Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp
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Next day, Saturday 25 March > Brussels time!
Festa Afro Tuga #2, organised together with NGHE Mediatheque.

same lineup as above!

In a sweaty basement + upstairs bar in the Kuumba venue, Flemish-African house in the heart of the Matongé area, Ixelles. Expect all the wonder of the Afro Portuguese music, from vintage funaná & semba from Cabo Verde, Angola & diaspora to the contemporary Afrotech of Lisboa’s suburbs via Principe Discos label.

23:00 – 5:00
@ Kuumba
Chaussee de Wavre 78, Matongé, IXL
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On Sunday, *afterparty* chill style in Brussels.

We will end the Festa Afro Tuga in the NGHE mediatheque in Molenbeek with a presentation & label talk by Celeste Mariposa & a special documentary about music in Cabo Verde (1hr).

Open door & mediatheque from 14:00
Label talk & Cabo Verdian docu from 19:00

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@ NGHE Mediatheque
Rue des Mariniers 6
1080 Molem
tram 51 (Porte de Flandre / Ch de Gand)
metro Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen

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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:
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Fri 20 Jan > Rebel Up! @ Muevelo, Universal Club, Bxl

Muevelo has finally landed in Brussels, this is their 1st party and surely not the last! 

The party originally hails from Paris, with monthly residences in venues such as l’Alimentation Générale or l’International and always a flurry of special guests from Latin America & elsewhere. The parties specialise in furious *tropical* music, the biggest shakers from Latin America, the Caribbean & beyond.

Rebel Up!, Max le Daron, Grandpamini, Pedrolito et MC C-Imperatriz will put the dancefloor on fire with Reggaeton, Merengue, Moombahton, Cumbia, Dancehall, Tropical Bass and more.
Heat allover, that’s MUEVELO mami ! Ya tu sabes.

The Muevelo triple crew  >

(Muevelo / Pigalle Paris Radio)
French-Chilean producer & DJ, his soundculture started with salsa and hiphop, but quickly changed into new African & Latin-American sounds which he puts in his all out party mix. Former DJ resident of the legendary “Ghetto Tiers Monde” parties, famous for his mashup blends of rough sounds with unknown tunes of cumbia, kuduro, merengue and coupé décalé.

(Muevelo / Groovalizacion Radio)
Recent Brussels resident & instigator of Muevelo here, Argentinian DJ/selector Pedrolito is what we call a real digger of tropical beats and cumbias. He has mixed with Sergent Garcia, Fauna, Uproot Andy, Miss Bolivia, El Hijo de la Cumbia, the Soul Jazz Orchestra, RKK de Radio Nova, Alika, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Chancha Via Circuito, Geko Jones and many more. Hosting his radio shows and mixtapes on various radio’s and podcasts, he always brings the best latino vibes. This “pibe” will make you shake in pure urban latino style.

MC C-Imperatriz
(Muevelo / Pigalle Paris Radio)
Secret legend of the tropical scene of Paris with perhaps the most absurd pseudonym to boot, MC C-Imperatriz is always connecto to the Caribbean, South America & Africa through his wildest musical finds of the moment. His slogan for the night? Dale duro!

Max le Daron
(Lowup Records)
Young Brussels producer & DJ Max le Daron specialises in electronic global & tropical music, heavily influenced by UK bass music. Since 2008 he plays in clubs and festivals allover the city & country and his played with the likes of Diplo, Buraka Som Sistema, Steve Aoki, Toddla T, Daniel Haaksman, Djedjotronic, Noisia, Schlachthofbronx, to name a few. Expect an electronic trip from Afrika up to Latin America!

Rebel Up! SebCat (BE/ Bxl)
Expect a storm of digital cumbia, tribal guarachero,
Attendez-vous à une rafale de cumbia digitale, de tribal guarachero, sonidera, rebajada, chicha, latin bass, roots mashups, reggaeton, dembow, speedmambo, bachata trap & more. Latino overdrive time !

5 € with a free shot of rum  🙂

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23h – 6h
@ Universal Club
Rue de Malines 38
1000 BXL

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Rebel Up! @ El Dia de los Muertos party, Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp

14310321_1179687095433239_2622647158892493393_oHola Antwerp!

Tomorrow special EL DIA  DE LOS MUERTOS party in the nice Zuiderpershuis venue, organised by Sonico Productions vzw.

With a full programme that starts in the afternoon already (for kids, and well, adults too). From 20h the party will start! and oh, make sure you come dressed up in the most special, bloody or creepy way 🙂

Programme >

14h >  Kids workshops by Wilde Raven vzw, theater & more.
18h > Short movies & dinner

20h > Poets & music
22h > Selva Style (BR/CO/BE)
23h > Rebel Up! SebCat (Tropical)
0h > ‘EXu’ ritual (Afro Brazilian)
0h15 > Rebel Up! SebCat (Brazilian Bass & Cumbia)
2h > Dj Kumbia Beats (BO)

4h end….

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FREE DONATION (minimum 2€)
Waalsekaai 14, Antwerp

☼ƒ☼ With support of the Provincie Antwerpen ☼ƒ☼

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Fri 17 June > Festa Afro Tuga @ Quai au Canal, Bxl



This friday, very special party to start the summer with!
Rebel Up! & Espace Mariniers / NGHE present > FESTA AFRO TUGA

An alternative Afro Portuguese dance night @ Quai Au Canal with special guests from Lisbon + food!
Starting at 19:00 with BBQ > sardines Lisboa style & tapas (croquettes bacalhau etc)
From 22:00 >  a musica!

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Celeste Mariposa (PT / Lisboa)
The duo Francisco Sousa & Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj’s but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured them in and they became true connoisseurs of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde and further. Last year they started a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia (last year in Recyclart!). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba and much much more! See live video here, and their recent Boilerroom session!

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Puto Marcio (PT / Lisboa)

Only 22 years old, Puto Marcio aka Marcio Mendes is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon suburb of Loures (home to DJ Marfox too), originator of the Tia Maria Producoes collective and part of the Principe label scene which includes his friends Marfox, Nigga Fox and Nidia Minaj to name a few. His special urban blend of afrotech and afrobeats comes drenched in Angolan tarraxo, kuduro and batida influences, perfect for a heavy percussive dancefloor vibe. This is his first ever appearance in Belgium! Enjoy a mixtape of him here, or check out the Tia Maria Producoes release on Principe.

Manucho (PT)
No party without an ex-pat Portuguese outside of the homeland. Manucho is part of the afrolatino band Radio Palenke based in Paris, but also a dj who digs deep into the Afro-Portuguese Lisboa & Porto scene for the freshest beats and bass sounds. Get ready for a trip into the Portuguese underground!

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese DJ on the bill as local support to our special guests. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.

Only 5€ in, places are limited, so come early enough! 🙂
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@Quai Au Canal
Quai du Hainaut 23, (close to Dansaert / Comte de Flandre)
1080 Molem / Bxl

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