Fri 17 Nov > 2x Rebel Up action in Brussels at Festival Rumba Town #2 (Au Quai) + Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Barlok)

Double Rebel Up action this friday in Au Quai and Barlok > Molenbeek canal side is the hottest multicultural place in Brussels right now 🙂

2nd edition of the Festival Rumba Town, with 3 bands & several dj’s. Noche de mucho gusto.

Programme + lineup >

Canela ‘n Drama (ES/CT, Barcelona)
Spanish Catalan duo Canela N’Drama takes you on a journey through a magical and varied latino landscape. Ever since they met in the streets of Barcelona, they entertain many audiences with passionate bossa music that dances to the sweetness of Yolanda’s voice. Carried by Alexis’ passionate guitar playing

Arumbo (ES/BE)
Brussels and Barcelona are bursting with music. For this band the perfect base to grow their fusion between rumba and worldgroove into something beautiful, something danceable and at the same time something fragile. Text and music straight from the heart and irresistible for your limbs. What at first sight seems soft and fragile, turns out to be a true popular party. Arumbo serves southern sounds and melodies where nobody can stand still.

Shaman Festival (BE)
It brings more than just music. It is a belief, a lifestyle in which freedom, celebration and mysticism are central. They themselves describe their music as kermispunk or turbofestiv, even though this is actually in short supply. Their mix of ska, reggae, cumbia, gipsy beats, Eastern rhythms, South-American, mariachi music and polka-punk, supplemented by a number of graceful belly dancers, leaves nobody unmoved. All compositions are performed by a horn section, cajon and percussion, Rumba guitars, electric guitar riffs and a lot of positive energy. Shaman Festival was founded in 2006 and has played more than 150 performances ever since. Shaman festival will present their latest EP “Open” at Rumba Town.
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DJ’s between bands + afterparty in rumba, bass & global sounds >

DJ Miguel Menendez
from collective Rumba Hispano Belga
Rebel Up SebCat

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7€ in
20h – 3am

@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
1000 BXL

and for those more into electropical sounds, or as a perfect afterparty to Rumba Town, there is the Tiger In A Tropical Storm party in Barlok, running til 7am

Organised by the party feminist crew of Tropical Boobs, who have been doing the better wild electro & global beats parties in Bxl since 5 years now.

Embrace the tiger’s lips with blood and blow on the musical strings. What is the song of the tribal drums for this mythological night? Come as children of your games and your laughs of ivory mix hearts and souls to the crazy rhythms of the bass. Singers and musicians with a sweaty charisma perform on an attractive altar and promise a meteoric rise in temperature. Free spirits and possessed bodies, come and enjoy this tropical storm.

Lineup >>>

Dj Salinger (IT)

Ill Syll (NG/Bxl)

Shungu (Bxl)

Ikan Hyu (CH)

Cavemen (FR)

Rebel Up Leblanc & SebCat (Bxl)

Frond Chaud (FR)

+ much more surprises!!!!

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Prix libre (5€ conseillé)
22h – 7am
@ Barlok
Avenue du Port 53bis

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Sat 6 May > Rebel Up! & NGHE present: T R O P I C O U L O S @ Barlok Bxl

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ! ! ! ! T R O P I C O U L O S ! ! ! ! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

▬▬▬▬▬▬ sweat til you drip drip drop ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

NGHE Mediatheque & Rebel Up present a burning hot night of cumbia, afrolatin, dub, ancestral folklore, tropical beats and global bass > Fiesta!

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Guacamayo Tropical (CO / Madrid)
The Colombian duo Guacamayo have been taking all the afrolatin flavour in their suitcase, spreading the sweaty love in their wild Guacamayo Tropical parties in Madrid and their Festival Guacamayo in the mountains near Madrid. Their sessions are characterized by the integration of organic musical instruments such as Colombian gaita, tamboras and djembe, and even typical and native dances switched up with digital beats. Also, they explore new sounds created from traditional roots with a slightly digital edge. Hearty, lively rhythms and flood the crowd with a colorful wave of love, joy and Cumbia! Inspired by earthly ancestral trips, they show us a path, an idea and a project aimed at challenging the senses on all fronts, shooting out sounds explosively charged with good vibes, light and hope.

The Silly Tang (UK/FR – Madrid)
The Silly Tang has been ripping parties for the last 5 years all accross the UK channel and into latino spheres. Playing alongside names such and Randall and J-Man in the Jungle music scene and rocking up some Gypsy Folk next to names such as Balkan Hotsteppers or Innamorati. He has now settled to live tangly in Madrid, Spain to start continue producing more delightful tangoloid sounds, between dub, cumbia and ancestral latino folklore. He has released dubby cumbia tunes on Andalucian label Caballito and on Chilean label Regional. Also he’s part of the La Selva crew known for their tropical sweaty sounds.

Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
The infamous Rebel Up! parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground, for over 10 years promoting new sounds where possible. From the freshest and bounciest global tunes, to ethnic electronic bass and digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel in their tapes, remixes and the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. This year will also mark the birth of Rebel Up! Records, a vinyl & digital label for special global sounds. Expect urban folk & electronic tunes from the global south and diaspora. Select global, play local!

Mr Orange (Lowup, Bxl)
a Brussels based music aficionado and founder of both the infamous Los Hermanos Brothers and Lowup. His musical universe is broader then broadway and he’s also active as a sound designer for theater and film. In his more informal playing moments he’s also known as Carrot or El sñr Naranja. Groovy tropicalism with a pinch of the unexpected and some tongue-in-cheek humour. Good music is timeless.

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▷▷▷ ENTRY: 23h…
Prix Libre (minimum 3€)
Beers : 1,50€
Special cheap cocktails by NGHE mishmash loca crew!

Place : Barlok, Av du Port 53bis
1080 Molenbeek, Bruxelles

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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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Fri 9 Dec @ Botanique, Afterparty Festival Cinema Méditerranéen > hosted by Rebel Up! with guests Gal Kadan & El Gato Callejero

festival-cinema-mediterraneenThis Friday, Rebel Up! is hosting the afterparty for Festival Cinema Méditeranéen @ Botanique.

We invited some special guests for a true Mediterranean flavour.

Rebel Up! SebCat will be accompanied by Israelian dj/producer Gal Kadan, who is specialised in music from the Levant (Libanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria & Jordan) and also by Spanish Brussels DJ’s El Gato Callejero and I Am Sardina, who will spin Iberian sounds from rumba Catalana to flamenco & mestizo + live percussion.

Expect a wild mix with dance music from the Mediterranean and the Levant > Latino Euro-Arab-Andalus connection!

@ Botanique Witloof bar
From 23h till very late!

Info here

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Sat 12 March; Rebel Up! @ Grand Bale Salé, La Tricoterie, Bxl

a festa bal sale

This saturday, concert + afterparty at La Tricoterie > Le Grand Bal Salé Portugal!

Rebel Up! SebCat will be playing at the afterparty with many dj friends, gonna be some good global dance tunes with a view on Portugal and Lusophone Africa.

Concert by Terrakota (Lisboa, PT)
Afro World Mestizo Explosion from Lisbon!
Transformation, creation & influences from the Portuguese colonies with a huge variety of rhythms, sounds from black Africa, a fusion of reggae and a wide range of instruments from various parts of the world. Started in 1999 in Lisbon. The ‘cidade do fado’ is being more and more open and multicultural, and no one better represents that cultural diversity than Terrakota, influenced by the rising cultural diversity brought by the immigrant populations and musicians from the ancient Portuguese colonies. Nominated a world music best bands by Songlines magazine in 2011. Not to be missed. We advice to buy your ticket in advance.
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Come early enough for the concert and also to taste some Portuguese specialties:

Bacalhau à Portuguesa: 6 €
Caldo Verde: 4 €
Almofada de legumes: 4 €
Pastel de nata: 2 €

17h30 Percussion & dance Workshop by Nathaniel Melo (Terrakota)
19h00 Typical Food, Bio Bar, Dance, Music and Culture!
21h30 Live Concert TERRAKOTA ♪ ♫
22h40 « A Fiesta du Grand Bal Salé » (Afterparty)

Afterparty in the hot n sweaty basement!
# Line Up:
Daniel Dzidzonu ➳ Afro Funk Jazz Fusion (Live Concert) ▪
▷ DJ Mukambo & Bruselo (Groovalicious) ➳ Groove from Urb’n’Jungle ▪
▷ DJ Sebcat Rebel Up! Soundclash ➳ Afro Tropical Mestizo Global Bass ▪
Dj Wait&See ➳ Warm Swinging Eclectic World Groove ▪
Fanfara Electronica ➳ (Global Hybrid) Ethno World Tribal Vibes ▪

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tickets concert + afterparty > 10€ presale > 12€ door
afterparty > 5€

@ La Tricoterie
158 Rue T. Verhaegen,
1060 Saint-Gilles Bruxelles


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Sat 12 Sept; Rebel Up! SebCat @ Alternatiba festival, La Tentation, Bxl


This saturday & sunday > Alternatiba movement arrives in Brussels around Place St Catherine & La Tentation, 2 days of alternative ways to change the world for a better climate!

On saturday there´s a special FREE music night at La Tentation, also curated by the El Pulpo collective that Rebel Up! is part of.

Timings >
20h30: Moune
21h15: Tommygreen & The Blues Machine – Collectif El Pulpo
22h30: DJ Sebcat – Collectif El Pulpo
00h: DJ Bruselo

See FB event here, or check full programme on Alternatiba website.

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Sat 27 June > Rebel Up! @ La Tentation, El Pulpo Collective night w/ Onda Vaga (AR), Riso Patate ‘n Folk (IT) & dj’s SebCat + Pedrolito

onda vaga 27 06 15Hello all,

This saturday a special night at La Tentation Bxl as organised by El Pulpo, a new international Brussels collective with Belgians, Italians, Spanish and Venezuelans. Also Rebel Up! has become part of El Pulpo for these global concert & partynights.

Special band of the night is Onda Vaga from Buenos Aires, Argentina!!!
One of Buenos Aires finest bands is coming back to Europe. The best thing about it: they will be in Brussels for their only show in Belgium.
Their sound is a heavy flurry of styles, flirting with cumbia, reggae, rumba, mestizo rock and even some tango. Check their Take Away video’s made by Vincent Moon a few years ago >

and this video for a wild crowd of thousands in Colombia!

Also our favorite Italian Brussels band Riso Patate ‘n Folk will kick off the night with a mediterranean gypsy jazz and Italian folk set.

After the wild Onda Vaga show, the party will kick off further deep into night with Groovalizacion Radio dj´s Pedrolito (AR / Paris) & your local Rebel Up! SebCat.

+ Cold buffet of homemade Italian food by Retrogusto, from 20h onwards!
+ artisanal Sicilian handcraft jewelry stand

Timing >
20:00 doors (& buffet)
20:30 Riso Patate ‘n Folk
22:30 Onda Vaga
0:00 Groovalizcion Radio dj`s Pedrolito & Rebel Up! SebCat.

12€ (presale) or 15€ at door.
All info here or FB event

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