Sat 20 Jan > Giraffes & Penguins #4, w/ Nuri (TN) @ Au Quai, Bxl


Our 4th edition of Giraffes & Penguins already, we’re super happy to announce a live set by Tunisian percussionist, DJ and producer Nuri, coming from Copenhagen to share his ethnic & colorful (there will be visuals too) musical universe with us in Brussels!

He will also join Rebel Up SebCat & Le Grand Méchant Loop behind the decks to spin global underground tunes that will take control of your body and soul!

🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧 LINE-UP 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧

〰🔅〰 Nuri 〰🔅〰
Nuri is an established name on the Tunisian underground scene, where, as drummer, he has been a part of numerous alternative music projects. Also DJ, he is an impeccable selector and a skilled navigator in the universe of beats and sounds, wrapping traditional and world rhythms in a club house clothing.
Nuri has released his first album “Drup” on Shouka in August 2017.

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds in Recyclart, Bonnefooi, BSB, La Tentation, Les Ateliers Claus and many other places. SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curator of countless Bxl parties & nights and he runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds. Soon he will kickstart the Rebel Up label (with releases from Portugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Ghana, Iraq, Mexico and Peru coming up!). Expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino & global sounds.

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is world beats DJ and percussionist. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussions, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!

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Entrance 5€ /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

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Sat 16 dec > Rebel Up @ Se Lover en Lumiere party, Au Quai, Bxl

SE LOVER en Lumière @ Au Quai, an evening with an artisanal anti-xmas market, workshops, dance performances, concerts and global afterparty with Rebel Up, Drache Musicale & Grand Mechant Loop!

doors > 18h
sweet apples/ hot wine / hot chocolate

ANTI-XMAS MARKET for artistic, handmade and atypical gifts!


*18h30-19h/ 19h30-20h
INITIATION Qi Gong & Tai Chi with candles.

PERFORMANCE Professeure Posterieur
Chinese shadow play with poetic mysticism & more

-Japanese bookbinding by Atelier De l’Estran
-Magical painting & handcraft by Sentia Renato
VERDIRIS vegetable garden ideas

All night scenography, light installations, projections and map-it by Au Quai crew.

* 22h-4h PARTY TIME!!
global, grooves, tropical & ethnodelicieux all night long
with Rebel Up SebCat, Drache Musicale duo & Le Grand Mechant Loop
& + live VJ SET by Gilles Empetré

3€ before 22h (free drink offered)
5€ after
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@ Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut
1000 BXL
metro: Compte de Flandre
tram 51, Porte de Flandre

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Fri 24 Nov, Rebel Up @ Bruxellongo, Candance Bar, Bxl

New global dance party in Brussels > Bruxellongo!!!

Tomorrow, friday 24 nov, at Candance bar.
every first and last friday of the month you will have an alternative option to listen the new of the worldwide global underground music in the heart of Brussels.

▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ BruXellongo █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁
·.¸¸.·♩♪♫ First Dance Session ♫♪♩·.¸¸.·


KuraqAbe (PE/Bxl) *host*
Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
Sudakah (CO/Bxl)
Le Grand Mechant Loop (Bxl)

Expect everthing from Peruvian bass, chicha, Colombian cumbia & champeta, Latino styles, African beats, Caribbean tropicalism, Arabic sounds and much more!

Free in! + special beer promotions
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22h – 5am
@ Candance Bar
Plattesteen 18,
1000 Bruxelles (3 blocks from “La Bourse”)

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Sat 11 Nov > triple Rebel Up action in Brussels @ Kiosk Radio opening, Giraffes & Penguins #3 party + Bal des Migrants fundraiser

Hello Bxl

a busy saturday coming up on 11/11 with 3 events where Rebel Up will spin global tunes.
Starting at Kiosk Radio opening party in the afternoon.
as of Saturday 11 November a new internet radio will be airing in Brussels, video-streaming live from a wooden kiosk @ Parc Royal, every afternoon, every day of the week! To celebrate this, an opening party from 12 til 22h.

Kiosk Radio will be first and foremost a community of music lovers. Kiosk will be collaborating with some of the finest Brussels & Belgian-based DJs, labels and collectives, also hosting some (really special!) international guests from time to time. Tune in and join our community!  Each month, Rebel Up will host a 2 hour session with special guests and always good global tunes.

Rebel Up SebCat will spin from 15-16h

All info, see FB event / website

Then from 23h onwards, our 3rd Giraffes & Penguins party in alternative space Collectif Au Quai, with special guest duo Pal/Secam from Amsterdam!

Pål/Secam is an Amsterdam based Dutch/French DJ duo, who spread the intercontinental PAN-AMAFROPEANS sound on the local dance floors. The two joined forces in 2011 after dj-ing solo for several years. Their sets are infused by the elements of surprise and excitement, in terms of mixing in another genre, from New York deep disco to early 80’s hip hop, Congolese rumba, oldschool electro, Cape Verdean Funaná or Kenyan Benga music.. There is no end. This is the PAN-AMAFROPEAN sound, as they like to call it. Pål/Secam developed their own style based on groove, international groove. With a mission to break musical boundaries by creating a diverse colourful pattern that tickles ears and feet.

hosted by Rebel Up SebCat & Le Grand Mechant Loop.

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Entrance 5€ /// Doors 11:11pm
Quai du Hainaut 23
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Afterwards, Rebel Up SebCat will also spin the last hour (@ 5am) at Barlok for the NIEMAND IS ILLEGAAL . BAL DES MIGRANTS . BENEFIT

Yearly benefit for the people without borders.  Last year the benefit gathered more than 1500€ for several Collectives without papers. This year they are doing the same!

the eclectic programme of DJ’s & live acts > Capten Hero, JAY MNG, Pipo
FLASHBLASTER Solo, THE END OF ERNIE, Chibida , Rasasawt , Marla J, Rebel up, Riot Porn, Ilia Selecta,…

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Entrance: Free contribution
Barlok, 53b Avenue Du port, 1000 Bruxelles

No Borders, No Nations, No Facism, No Rascism, No Sexism, No Homophobia!

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Fri 20 Oct > Rebel Up double set in Ixelles Bxl @ Bibliotheek Sans Souci + The Crazy Circle bar

On friday 20/10, double Rebel Up action in Ixelles >
Starting at 20h @ Bibliotheek Sans Souci, who are celebrating their 10 year anniversary, a party in the library between the books.
Rebel Up SebCat will spin all global sounds in a roundtrip from 20h til midnight.
Free in, but only condition to enter is: bring a cake or pastry!

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@ Bibliotheek Sans Souci
Rue Sans Souci 131

Afterwards, afterparty in bar The Crazy Circle, just a few blocks away.
Matongé By Bus; a global party night by Le Grand Mechant Loop & Rebel Up, who will take you to all corners of the world with swinging tunes! Ethno grooves, world beat, afro tunes, latino heat and more. Free in.

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@ The Crazy Circle
Rue du Prince Royal 11

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Sat 7 Oct > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #2, Au Quai, Bxl

The second edition of Giraffes & Penguins >>> afterparty of Nanobrasserie de l’Ermitage – Opening Party just nearby in Anderlecht (“à un jet de bière”)

We’ll go on a musical exploration trip from the giraffes’ groovy *highlife* to the penguins’ psychedelic throat songs! The journey will start at 10pm @ Au Quai (next to Dépôt Design).

Your guides will be Coco Maria (Mexico / Berlin), Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Méchant Loop & DJ Chokkou.


special guest:

Coco Maria (MX/Berlin)
Coco Maria is a colourful lady from the north of Mexico shaking down the Berlin tropical scene with her classy and funky record collection mainly from Colombia, Brazil, Peru and beyond. Her upbeat selection will at the very least put a smile on your face but watching Coco Maria enjoy herself on the decks, completes the experience and makes non-believers dance till the sun sets in the new world.

Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
Rebel Up is a household name in Brussels through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds in many venues. Expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino & global sounds.

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Bxl)
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is a DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He’s passionate about world music and has built over the years a large collection of songs from almost everywhere. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussions, where West-African griots meet Colombian gaiteros or Pakistani nomads… So let’s get ready for a musical patchwork full of groove that will move our little pigs’ pawls, because as he says, “I prefer to make pigs dance rather than eat them!”

DJ Chokkou (Bxl)
Poet, eclectic spirit, between Dominican bloodlines and Italian culture, Dany aka Dj Chokkou is a DJ, singer, organisor and radio host. Raised in Trieste (Italy), he moved to Brussels to be part of community radio, start concerts and socio-cultural activities. Expect all dance flavours of afro and latin music.

all info > FB event

5€   /// Doors 10pm – 6am > limited space, so get in early enough!
Quai de Hainaut 23 (next to Depot Design / MIMA)
metro Comte de Flandre
tram 51 Porte de Flandre

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Thu + Fri 24/25 Aug > Rebel Up! @ Bonnefooi + @ Giraffes & Penguins #1, Kuumba, Ixelles

Yo Bxl, 2 party nights in a row, summer style 🙂

on thursday, our Rebel Up Soundclash night in the Bonnefooi with 2 special guests. expect a night from electro cumbia to oriental beats, electro and beyond!

Electromanteca (CL)
This Chilean producer, DJ, and musician based in Buenos Aires (AR) with more than 10 years of focused musical creations (including a love affair with Digital Cumbia). His musical repertoire includes beats like hip-hop, global bass, and electronica mixed with tropical samplers. He founded the Perrera Cultural collective and has been the host of innovative parties in Buenos Aires – such as Boiler Roof and Peput! Currently, he is developing his first EP Nuevacumbiacción, a two-sided release with his own sound on side A and mashups on side B. His unique musical genius inspires and energizes souls worldwide as he journeys across the globe.

Lt.Dan (IL)
His love for music goes way back to his hometown Jerusalem, from making mixtapes to his parents’ parties when he was 10 years old, through working in “The Ear Way” music shop, where he acquired perspective, passion & fine ear for unusual sounds – from jazz, post punk, wave, classic & even pop. This wonderful house of music forged Dan’s sensitivity for esthetic sound and quenched his constant curiosity for new / old school music. After making his name in Tel Aviv with Legotek crew and many party concepts, he moved to the electronic mecca of Berlin, where he led the DonnersDucks party in Ritter Butzke for a few years. He regularly spins his sounds around Europe in cities like Hamburg, Milano, Warsaw, Prague, Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris & Barcelona to name a few, spreading his open minded music world to various dancefloors.

host; Rebel Up SebCat, with all colours from the world.

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@ Bonnefooi, Rue des Pierres 8, Bxl centre
Free in as always,
starting @ midnight

On friday, a new Ethno groove party in town: Giraffes & Penguins, in Matongé Ixelles!

Music travellers of Brussels, massage your feet carefully and place them into your most comfortable shoes as the road on friday 25th will be loooong. We’ll go on a musical exploration trip from the giraffes’ groovy *highlife* to the penguins’ psychedelic throat songs! The journey will start at 10pm @ Kuumba, in the heart of Matongé.

Your guides all night long will be Electromanteca (Chile), Rebel Up Sebcat, Dragan and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

info: FB event.
22h @ Kuumba, Ch de Wavre 78, Ixelles
free before 23h / 5€ after

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