Sun 21 May > Rebel Up! @ Ancienne Belgique, Latin Day w/ Systema Solar (CO), La Chiva Gantiva (CO/Bxl), Orkesta Mendoza (MX) and La Negra Albina (ES/Bxl)

This sunday @ Ancienne Belgique > cumbia, mambo, rocknroll, countrytwang, champeta, etceterarara

SYSTEMA SOLAR is a crazy Colombian collective ‘from near the Caribbean’ and you might already know them from other nights & festivals? Apparently they will be bringing ‘berbenautika’ and that is then a cross between the champeta ‘pikos’ soundsystems and the ‘verbena’ parties!? Or, as they say: ‘Whatever. Party!’

LA CHIVA GANTIVA is also of Colombian origin but is known to dancing music-lovers as international, diverse, from Brussels, and even as ‘neighbour to AB’. In 2017, they finally release a 3rd album. We’re happy to repeat it too: with their extra tambore, alegre, llamador and maracones they are sure to get you back on the champeta, chirimia and mapalé!

ORKESTA MENDOZA gathers in Tucson, Arizona, and is linked to Calexico via their frontman Sergio Mendoza. Here is a phenomenally infectious mix of texmex, cumbia, mambo, merengue, ranchero, rock‘n’roll, country-twang, psychedelica & Perez Prado… The whole hot hog, wittily played with class, passion, and pleasure (and released on the brilliant Glitterbeat label!)

LA NEGRA ALBINA, our friend Paula Leon lead this group: as homebase Brussels – on the street or in parks if need be – but most definitely with Latin or Hispanic or South America roots, and what they present is quite simply extra-territorially enjoyable.

DJ support by
Rebel Up & Sugamix

15:00 doors
16:00 La Negra Albina
17:30 Orkesta Mendoza
19:00 La Chiva Gantiva
21:00 Systema Solar
22:30 end

15 € presale / door

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Fri 8 July > Rebel Up! @ Saint Gilles LOVES Cumbia, Parvis St Gilles, *FREE IN*

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This friday, a special night of STRICLY CUMBIA in St Gilles!

18:00: Apero – Tropical cocktail & Music crafts for the little ones.

18:00: Play it Loud CUMBIA: TURIKUMWE
The winner of the Play it Loud battle will surprise you with freshly cut tunes. Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra, El Felino Macabro y los de la Cava, Turikumwe, Los Demonios de la Cumbia & Quantum Café battled for your love and approval in Pianofabriek. The winner: Turikumwe!

19:30 & 21:30: Rebel Up! Dj Sebcat
Party with tropical sounds from the global underground. It’s all about baking a musical cake outside styled borders covered with cumbia sprinkles!

20:30: Patasola
Colombian roots music from the members of ‘La Chiva Gantiva’.
One of the best kept musical secrets in ‘Bruselas’.

@Parvis St Gilles (metro Parvis / Voorplein)

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Sat 18 april Mixtissage party @ La Tentation, Bxl

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From 20 – 22h before the concert, cold buffet with regional dishes by Italian kitchen crew Retrogusto!
pasta, antipasti, tortillas, bruschetta, salades, desserts & more…..
So all of you, come early if you want to taste some cheap dishes of homemade food to start the party in delicious style!

★ LIVE BAND ★
PATASOLA (CUMBIA / COLOMBIA/BRUXELLES) ●  2 sets between 22h – midnight
Formed in 2012 by 3 members of La Chiva Gantiva (Crammed), Patasola plays and sings afro-caribbean Colombian roots music from the Pacific and Atlantic coast such as classic cumbia, porro, mapalé, puya, currulao, chirimia and vallenato, putting the accent on good energy and Colombian joy. The group is composed by accordeon, marimba, electric bass, percussion, tambour Alegre, Tambora, gouache, guacharacas and maracas. They use existing folkloric compositions but enrich them with different arrangements outside of the traditional path. Pura fiesta tropical!!
http://patasola.bandcamp.com/

+ ★ DJS ★

SEBCAT (BXL / REBEL UP)
Our Rebel Up! Sebcat will mix an underground set of electro-afro-latino sounds without borders, no vaccins, visas or passports needed, all between vintage roots and urban electronic spheres. Rebel Up! played a dj showcase at WOMEX 2014 in Santiago de Compostela.
http://www.rebelup.org/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

CUCURUCHO (ES / GROOVALIZACION)
Co-founder of international Radio Groovalizacion and based in Paris, nomad in sound specialised in tropical sounds of afro, caribbean, latin, arab and indian spheres alike with an urban heartbeat rhythm. This true groove-trotter has played on  nights with international artists such as Bomba Estereo, Seu Jorge, Balkan Beat Box, Salif Keita, Systema Solar, Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan, La Yegros and Chicha Libre and played a WOMEX dj showcase in 2013.
http://www.groovalizacion.com/cucurucho
http://www.mixcloud.com/musicasmigratorias/

JO SELECTOR (VENEZUELA/ BXL)
Between Brussels, Caracas and Kinshasa, he takes music from one continent to another, discovers musical gems everywhere and spreads these on local radio.  He has shared nights with atists such as Bonga, Dj Sargento et Neco Novellas and more…. A heavy cocktail of salsa brava, soukous, electro-caribe, cumbia ninja, raggamuffin beats and guaguancó cósmico is on our way!
www.groovalizacion.com/Ramula

BUMAYE (BXL / ES)
Back from Caracas and now in Brussels. Bumayé: researcher; radio commentator and writer who climbs into the dancefloor boxing ring who will deliver some heavy hits of African Rumba, Caribbean Salsa brava, Cumbia, Chicha psychédélique and many other fine surprise attacks. All dance sounds between Quito,  Bogotá and passing by Madrid, prepare yourself for a musical K.O.

6,5€ presale at La Tentation
8€ before midnight / 5€ after

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