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!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

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!
https://soundcloud.com/black-ea-n-o-maya

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.
https://www.rebelup.org/

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.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Calacasdjs/islands/

7€
23:00 – late….
het Bos,
Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp
site / FB event

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.

6€
23:00 – 5:00
@ Kuumba
Chaussee de Wavre 78, Matongé, IXL
FB eventsite

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

FB event
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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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Sun 7 June > Rebel Up! @ Matong@ Europe festival, Foot Piknic, Parc Leopold, Ixelles Bxl

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The Matongé-Europe Festival is back, with Foot Piknic on 7 June: a football match with a culinary dimension in parc Léopold, organised by Kuumba and C.I.E. Transitscape.
From 10 am to 8 pm, eight mixed and intercultural teams will challenge each other in the mini-football tournament on the sports ground in parc Léopold. At the same time there will be a family picnic and Rebel Up! dj SebCat will provide the necessary sunny tunes from Africa and further around the world. Sunday promises to be a nice hot day too, so bring your tastiest picnic and come to relax or play!

Foot Piknic aims to bring together residents, workers and users of the Matongé neighbourhood and the European quarter, as also happened at the Matongé-Europe Festival. Enrol here as a volunteer or footballer : info@kuumba.be

and afterwards at 21:00 in Kuumba, we all go watch the friendly football game between France & Belgium!

All info, check with Kuumba or see the FB event.

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Thu 21 Aug > Café Congé goes Congo @ Elzenhof, Elsene/Ixelles Bxl

 

hey folks,

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Elzenhof,  Kuumba & Rebel Up! present:

this thursday a special Congolese afternoon/evening at the garden of the Elzenhof cummunity centre in Elsene/Ixelles, next to Matongé area.
we´ll be playing from the afternoon and just after midnight, also live concert by local Congolese rumba soukous band Color Rumba and other dj friends + other activities and workshops too, FREE IN!

from 15h music in the garden
16h creative workshop for children
15h – 19h00 Rebel Up! DJ´s (chill african tunes)
19h00 – 20h30 DJ Planet Ilunga (Congolese sounds from the 50’s & 60’s)
17h & 19h workshop Congolese dance
20u30 live concert Yan Koy & Color Rumba (rumba & soukous, Kinshasa/Brussels)
22h00 – 23h30 Dj DocDaddy (RDC/BE) (modern african dance tunes)
23h30 – end Rebel Up! DJ’s  ( african & global dance tunes)

+ cocktail bar & Congolese dishes

Just come and join in, FREE IN!!!

Facebook event here, more info on Elzenhof site

@GC Elzenhof
Kroonlaan 14 Avenue Couronne
1050 Elsene/Ixelles

and in the meantime, check out our amazing Acholi Folk Pop mixtape, made by Rebel Up! LeBlanc.
Acholi is the freshest digital dance (and wedding) music from Northern Uganda where traditional styles collide with modern electronic studio production. Nobody knows these sounds yet, so be lucky. Seriously good and refreshing 🙂

Acholi folk pop by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

 

 

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Rebel Up! @ Café Congé, GC Elzenhof, Elsene/Ixelles 1050

Hello Brussels!

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During the whole month of august, there are free musical evenings in the garden of the Elzenhof.
On Thu 22 august, Rebel Up! & Radio Campus host an evening with all kinda eclectic and global sounds by the Campus & Rebel Up! dj´s.

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but also a live concert by local Brussels band Orch TP Jean Mikili!
This trio from Brussels specialises in Congolese rumba with fresh indierock while keeping it real for all to swing and shuffle to. It’s gonna be *Tout Puissant* for sure!

Here more info on the happening on the GC Elzenhof site.
and FB event here.

from 18h – midnight
@ GC Elzenhof,
Rue Couronne/Kroonlaan 12

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Wed 6 June; Rebel Up dj’s @ Kuumba cafe (Festival Matongé Europe afterparty), Elsene/Ixelles

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Bit of a last-minute flash;

This wednesday we’ll be dj-ing purely modern & vintage African sounds @ Kuumba cafe (the Flemish-African house) in the Matongé area for Festival Matongé Europe. We’ll be playing from around 20:00 til 23ish and it’s the afterparty of the parade, which starts at Kuumba at 18:00 and returns back around 20:00, check the festival website for more info.

It’s free in, so drop by and take in some couleur locale!

@ Kuumba
Vredestraat 35 Rue de la Paix
1050 Elsene/Ixelles

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