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.

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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.
https://www.mixcloud.com/cocomariamusic/
https://soundcloud.com/cocomariamusic
https://cashmereradio.com/shows/i-dream-of-piranhas/

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!”
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/769384479887424/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

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.
https://www.mixcloud.com/DjChokkou/

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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Sat 23 Sept > Rebel Up @ Sound From Lisboa: Luso Beat party, La Marbrerie, Montrieul (Paris)

SOUND FROM LISBOA #1 – LUSO BEAT

Lisboa, a cosmopolitan capital with thousands of colors. From Macao to Luanda, from Praia to Rio de Janeiro, the streets of Lisbon dance to the sounds of marrabenta, kuduro, funana, kizomba, samba and many others. A cultural laboratory where technology is combined with tradition in a process of creation, where folklore coexists with electronic music.

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► DJÊU 🇨🇻 (Live) – Cabo Verde
► REBEL UP GATO SEB 🇧🇪 (DJ guest)
► MANUCHO & YORUBA 🇵🇹 / 🇫🇷 (DJ sets)

► DJÊU 🇨🇻 ◄
Djêu – a Capeverdian music group – owes its name to l’Ile aux Oiseaux, which closes the Bay of Porto Grande, a strong symbol for the natives of São Vicente and Santo Antão. The group was born from the meeting between the brothers Elton and Valdir Da Cruz Lima and the singer Mónica Landim, who are gathered around the same desire to share their culture and the heritage of their country using a traditional repertory. Today, the music of the archipelago continues to develop and modernize thanks to the works of remarkable songwriters. It is in this idea of opening to the “current music” that the combo has just recorded his first EP called “Preto I Branco” at La CLEF (Saint-Germain-en-Laye).
https://www.facebook.com/djeumusic/

DJ’s Rebel Up Gato Seb, Manucho & Yoruba
from funana to coladeira, semba, rebita, samba, kuduro, baile funk and beyond.

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8€ presale, 10€ at door
doors 19h30
@ La Marbrerie

21 rue Alexis Lepère, 93100 Montreuil
M° ligne 9 Mairie de Montreuil

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Sat 29/04 > Rebel Up @ Akuphone label estafette @ Niko Matcha + Café Midpoint

Rebel Up , NGHE Mediatheque & Drache Musicale present Akuphone label estafette night in Niko Matcha & MIDPOINT CAFE & BAR (neighbour bars), starting in Niko Matcha, afterparty in Midpoint.

Akuphone is a french independant label focused on rare global pop and folk music from the early 1950’s to the late 1980’s, led by Cheb Gero (aka Fabrice Gery) and Tinmar (aka Martin Jay), both record collectors. The label is inspired by the need to release music that has not been released before to western audiences. It aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. Akuphone ambitions to promote “hyphenated music” and its diversity without emphasizing such ambiguous notions as intermixing and hybridity, which can be considered as commonly accepted stances tinted with eurocentrism.
https://akuphone.com/
https://fr-fr.facebook.com/akuphone

Cheb Gero (Akuphone)
Cheb Gero is a collector and a music enthusiast. After being a record dealer for many years, he launched the Akuphone label in an “archives” spirit and a desire to “explore the world in music”. In an approach to musical archeology, he seeks to highlight the work of artists, musicians, singers and singers who, in the so-called Western countries, are ignored or unknown Far from a romantic or fetishist view of extra-Western music, the label’s objective is to articulate these cultural productions with their historical and political context and to re-situate them in their social and cultural conditions of appearance.
https://soundcloud.com/cheb-gero

support / hosts >
Rebel Up SebCat
Drache Musicale
http://drachemusicale. blogspot.be/
https://www.mixcloud.com/DracheMusicale

20h label presentation & sets @ Niko Matcha > prix libre
Rue de Flandre 183

23h afterparty @ Midpoint > FREE IN
Rue de Flandre 189

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Fri 17 June > Festa Afro Tuga @ Quai au Canal, Bxl

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This friday, very special party to start the summer with!
Rebel Up! & Espace Mariniers / NGHE present > FESTA AFRO TUGA

An alternative Afro Portuguese dance night @ Quai Au Canal with special guests from Lisbon + food!
Starting at 19:00 with BBQ > sardines Lisboa style & tapas (croquettes bacalhau etc)
From 22:00 >  a musica!

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Celeste Mariposa (PT / Lisboa)
The duo Francisco Sousa & Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj’s but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured them in and they became true connoisseurs of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde and further. Last year they started a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia (last year in Recyclart!). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba and much much more! See live video here, and their recent Boilerroom session!

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Puto Marcio (PT / Lisboa)

Only 22 years old, Puto Marcio aka Marcio Mendes is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon suburb of Loures (home to DJ Marfox too), originator of the Tia Maria Producoes collective and part of the Principe label scene which includes his friends Marfox, Nigga Fox and Nidia Minaj to name a few. His special urban blend of afrotech and afrobeats comes drenched in Angolan tarraxo, kuduro and batida influences, perfect for a heavy percussive dancefloor vibe. This is his first ever appearance in Belgium! Enjoy a mixtape of him here, or check out the Tia Maria Producoes release on Principe.

Manucho (PT)
No party without an ex-pat Portuguese outside of the homeland. Manucho is part of the afrolatino band Radio Palenke based in Paris, but also a dj who digs deep into the Afro-Portuguese Lisboa & Porto scene for the freshest beats and bass sounds. Get ready for a trip into the Portuguese underground!

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese DJ on the bill as local support to our special guests. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.

Only 5€ in, places are limited, so come early enough! 🙂
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@Quai Au Canal
Quai du Hainaut 23, (close to Dansaert / Comte de Flandre)
1080 Molem / Bxl

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6/7 Nov > Rebel Up! weekender with Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band (Burkina Faso) @ Vooruit, Gent + Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels!

this weekend a special double concert of Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band in Belgium; Gent & Brussels! Rebel Up! helps to organise these nights, and will DJ before/after both shows. fun!

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On friday 6 Nov @ De Vooruit in Gent, a sweet lineup with Baba Commandant and also Alsarah & The Nubatones

Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band
are a contemporary group from Burkina Faso. Coming from Bobo-Dioulasso, the group is steeped in the Mandingue musical traditions of their ancestral legacy. The enigmatic lead singer Baba Commandant (Mamadou Sanou) is an original and eccentric character who is well respected in the Burkinabé musical community. A sort of punk Faso Dan Fani activist for traditional Mandingo music, Baba continues to redefine the boundaries between traditional and modern. In 1981, he joined the Koule Dafourou troupe as a dancer. Later, he embarked on his current musical direction as a singer first in Dounia and then in the Afromandingo Band. His current band — when he’s not playing with the now-famous Burkinabé musician Victor Démé — is the Mandingo Band. At present, he is a practitioner of the Afrobeat style, drawing inspiration from the golden era of Nigerian music. Fela Kuti/Africa 70 and King Sunny Adé are big influences, as is the legendary Malian growler Moussa Doumbia. Baba plays the ngoni, the instrument of the Donso (the traditional hunters in this region of Burkina Faso and Mali). His audience comprises multiple generations and strata of Burkinabé society; he accordingly adapts his repertoire to his surroundings, which range from cabaret Sundays in Bobo-Dioulasso to the sound systems of Ouagadougou and are a formidable force steeped in Ouagadougou’s DIY underground musical culture. Juguya is their sound.

Listen to Baba here! >

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Alsarah & The Nubatones
Born in Sudan, Alsarah is a singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist. She grew up in the capital Khartoum and Taez (Yemen) but since 1994 has called New York her home. The Guardian lauded her as“the new star of Nubian pop”. Together with her band the Nubatones she explores her love for Northern-African and Arabic music from the 60 ‘s & 70’s. Get ready for a heavy taste of eastern instruments, profound melancholic vocals and pentatonic arrangements.

Full info + presale tickets > FB event or Vooruit website.

Then the day after, saturday 7 Nov in Brussels @ Les Ateliers Claus, Baba Commandant will play after Moroccan band Lahcen Akil & the Chaabi Brothers (we saw them in Amsterdam a few weeks back, in one word > mesmerizing!)

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Lahcen Akil and the Chaabi Brothers
Lahcen was born in 1969 in the village of Tamlalte in the Moroccan High Atlas. Influenced by acoustic music and traditional songs, he started music very young. As songwriter, he performed his songs about the beauty of the region. He interprets his songs on a lothar that he made himself, with a wooden handle, a palm soundboard and goatskin. He is regularly accompanied by his brother on percussion.

dj’s Rebel Up! & Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies)
dj & filmmaker Hisham Mayet joins us for a ping pong dj set afterparty, expect african beauties, rough folklore, guitar rock and global pop tunes from this true collector of musical gems!

Full info + presale tickets > FB event here or LAC website

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