Sunday 17 Sept > Rebel Up curates Global Street Sounds @ Ancienne Belgique, Brussel

This sunday 17/09, Rebel Up curates the Global Street Sounds festival at the Ancienne Belgique venue and outside on the Rue des Pierres / Steenstraat in various places and spots. A free day of global sounds & colours during the car free sunday, family friendly and good vibes.

It’s a true block party with concerts inside & outside with international artists & DJ’s, with Meridian Brothers (CO), Joey Le Soldat (BF), Altin Gun (TR/NL), Arkan Mushtak Synth Trio (IQ), Ko Shin Moon (FR), Alizarina (FR), D.WattsRiot (BB), Lee Bass (GH/DE), Baylena (BE) and Rrita Jashari (KV/BE). 
sadly Togo All Stars and Chief Boima both had to cancel due to visa problems, they are replaced by Joey Le Soldat and Lee Bass.

TIMINGS:

STEENSTRAAT AB – BLOCK PARTY
14:00-15:10 Rrita Jashari
16:00-17:00 Baylena Selektah
18:00-19:30 DJ Dave Watts
19:30-21:00 Chief Boima

CALLIGRAFFITI / UPCYCLING – De Brusselse Jeugdhuizen / Jeugdhuis De Branding/JHMJ VieWeide
14:00-17:00: The Difference TheFingers Tv Dema Ouno
Street-art, free T-shirt printing, Audio-art, Graffiti and more.
Free gifts included

DARNA
14:30-15:20 Chalo Coreia
16:15-17:00 Chalo Coreia

ELECTROCUTION
17:45-18:30 Arkan Mushtak

MR EGO
16:45-17:30 Ko Shin Moon

OUTLET STORE
15:40-16:20 Alizarina
20:00-20:40 Alizarina

AB BIG HALL
15:10-16:00 Altin Gun
17:00-18:00 Meridian Bros
21:00-22:30 Joey Le Soldat

from 14h30 til 22:30
Full info: AB website / FB event.

Afterparty with Rebel Up & other dj’s at Bonnefooi!
FB event.

Post to Twitter

Wed 26 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus, w/ Meridian Brothers (CO) & Senyawa (ID)

Hello

This Wednesday 26 Oct, Rebel Up! @ Les Ateliers Claus to warm up / between and continue the mid week party with the alternative global bands Meridian Brothers (Colombia) and Senyawa (Indonesia). A night from Bogota to Jogjakarta!!

meridian_brothers_malaria_sonora-8From Bogota, Colombia, the MERIDIAN BROTHERS are an art-combo who mix Latin American rhythms with art noise and unpredictable sonic events. Traditional instruments and computer technology all contribute to this mixture of influences from vintage tropical styles from the Colombian coastal zone, the Caribbean and Peru to electronic folk and Dolly Parton. Imagine the illegitimate offspring of a liaison between the Residents and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and you´ll be close to the sound of the Meridian Brothers. Convincing Latin dance rhythms are overlaid with skeletal guitars and vocal tomfoolery to create a mesmerising confection of minimalism, cumbia, pop, electronica and Afro-funk. The band formed in 1998, spearheaded by leader Eblis Alvarez, and sold cassette recordings in the capital of Colombia before releasing several albums. On their latest album ‘Los Suicidas’ they once again bring their unique, funny & experimental Colombian sound to make you go round and round into sweet delirium. Check out this video.
senyawa-540x300SENYAWA (ID) is an experimental band from Java, Indonesia consisting of Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi. The band has been formed in 2010 in Yogyakarta. The band mixes influences from musical and folklore traditions from the Indonesian archipelago with experimental music. The band neo-tribal sound has been described to mix “punk attitude” with “avant-garde aesthetics”. According to critics, Senyawa has managed to “manage to embody the aural flavours of Javanese music while exploring the framework of experimental music practice, pushing the boundaries of both traditions” to create a sound that is “thoroughly out of this world.”
Shabara provides his extended vocal techniques to Senyawa. The band’s lyrics are in various languages of Indonesia, including Sulawesian, Javanese and Bahasa Indonesia. Senyawa’s music is provided by Suryadi’s self-built musical instruments made from bamboo and traditional agricultural tools from rural Indonesia. Get your demons out! Read this great interview and this video.

Timings >
20h Rebel Up! SebCat
20h30 Meridian Brothers
22h Senyawa
23h DJ SoFa / SebCat

FB event
20h @ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 15
St Gilles Bxl

Post to Twitter

Wed 8 May: Nightshop party w/ Meridian Brothers (CO), Capitol K (UK), Hugo Menzes (Sofrito), Funky Bompa & The Wild, support by Rebel Up! Leblanc

RU Meridian

NIGHTSHOP PARTY !MERIDIAN BROTHERS, straight from Colombia, are ready to bring their mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves to Belgium for the first time. Straddling the line between new and old, this quintet is the creation of Eblis Álvarez, one of the key figures of the experimental music scene in Bogota. A true avant-garde guitar player and composer he also plays in Mario Galeano’s band Frente Cumbiero and was involved in the recording of Ondatrópica. In September 2012 Soundway Records released his album ‘Desperanza’ that features ‘Guaracha U.F.O’, recently selected by Gilles Peterson as his #1 track of 2012.

http://www.meridianbrothers.com/CAPITOL K aka Kristian Craig Robinson has traversed a spectrum of electronic aesthetics throughout 13 years and 5 albums with releases on Planet Mu, XL & Faith & Industry. His 6th album Andean Dub from 2012 is an experimental cumbia masterpiece, influenced by a long road trip through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. http://www.capitolk.com/

HUGO MENDEZ‘ dj style is a unique blend of African, Caribbean and Latin rhythms – a percussive explosion that includes heavy Afro grooves, old school mambo, tropical disco, bouncing samba, calypso funk and heavy cumbia, bringing vintage styles up to date with exclusive dubplate edits and a contemporary club slant.
After some digging trips across the Caribbean, he has put together several top albums for leading record labels, like Strut, Jazzman, Soundway and Nascente. Hugo also produces the cult Rhythmagic Orchestra project with Nostalgia 77, runs the Sofrito Specials label and makes the tropical selections for 22Tracks in Paris.

http://www.sofrito.co.uk/FUNKY BOMPA & THE WILD are tropical music heavy weights from Brussels, crate diggers and vinyl collectors of all things funky, groovy and tropical, from Africa, the Carribean and Latin-America. Mostly old, dusty and rare sounds from a variety of styles like boogaloo, cumbia, calypso, afro funk, tipica, merengue etc.

http://www.funkybompa.com/Recyclart resident & Nightshop Party co-programmer DJ LEBLANC (Rebel Up! collective) will throw a special opening set of Mexican cumbia sonidera, so get in early for an immersion in the suburban vibes of Puebla, DF & Monterreyyyyyyy…
http://www.mixcloud.com/tsc/    http://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

*****************************
5 euro before midnight, 8 euro after!
@ Recyclart, Bxl >  http://www.recyclart.be
*****************************

Post to Twitter