Fri + Sat 19/20 May > Africa Is / In The Future Festival, Bxl

This friday & saturday >
From the initiative of Point Culture and in collaboration with Goethe Institute Bxl and Cinema Nova, an exploration of African futuristic visions during a two-day festival Africa is / in the future. During the day there are ateliers and presentations in Point Culture, in the evening movies and concerts in Nova > > >

Friday @ Pointculture Botanique > lectures, presentations, concert >
FREE IN
15h00 – 16h00 Lecture > African future urban challenges: Luanda and Nairobi by Fabio Vanin.
16h30 – 17h30 Presentation > “Afrika Sound ” by Rebel Up & NGHE Médiathèque.
Expect a passionate audio-visual session about the ever changing energies of modern African music
18h00 – 19h00 Performance > Ozferti

Saturday afternoon programme @ Pointculture >
FREE IN
14h00 – 15h00 lecture > Afrofuturism with Pascale Obolo and Gato Preto
15h30 – 16h30 Lecture > African Science-Fiction by Oulimata Gueye
17h00 – 18h00 Lecture > Africa between future and hope by Jean-Christophe Servant (Monde Diplomatique)

evening progamme @ Cinema Nova

20h Kin Kiesse + Kingelez > short movies by Mweze Ngangura & Dirk Dumon
4€ / 3€ members)
22h The Tower by Filip de Boeck & Sammy Baloji, with the presence of Sammy Baloji
6€ / 4€ members

Saturday evening programme @ Cinema Nova >

Documentaries curated by Rebel Up!  >
20h I Love Kuduro (Angola) by Mario Patrocinio + Woza Taxi (South Africa) by Tommaso Cassinis

22h Concert > Gato Preto & AWA Rap Queen (MZ/GH/DE/ZW)
0h Afterparty > Rebel Up & Ill Syll

10€ / 8 members

Full info & programme >
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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.
http://guacamayotropical.com/
https://soundcloud.com/guacamayotropical
https://youtu.be/60NMZHXdYqg

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.
https://soundcloud.com/thesillytang_laselva

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!
www.rebelup.org
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/

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.
http://www.lowup.be/
https://soundcloud.com/lowuprecords
https://www.mixcloud.com/LOWUP/mr-orange-dance-till-your-feet-get-wet/

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

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

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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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Sun 2 Apr > *Uproot* book presentation by Jace Clayton / DJ Rupture @ NGHE Mediatheque, Bxl

On Sunday > book presentation & world music 2.0 tunes
*Uproot: Travels in 21st- Century Music and Digital Culture* by Jace Clayton aka DJ Rupture.

In 2001 Jace Clayton was an unknown DJ who recorded a three-turntable, sixty-minute mix and put it online to share with friends. Within weeks, Gold Teeth Thief became an international calling card, whisking Clayton away to play a nightclub in Zagreb, a gallery in Osaka, a former brothel in Sao Paolo and the American Museum of Natural History. Just as the music world made its fitful, uncertain transition from analog to digital, Clayton found himself on the front lines of creative upheavals of art production in the twenty-first century globalized world, where he coined the term *world music 2.0*.

Uproot is a guided tour of this newly-opened cultural space. With humor, insight, and expertise, Clayton illuminates the connections between a Congolese hotel band and the indie-rock scene, Mexican rodeo teens and Israeli techno, and Whitney Houston and the robotic voices in rural Moroccan song, and offers an unparalleled understanding of music in the digital age. With the help of musical examples and video’s, Clayton will present his book to make your musical world hell of a lot richer.

His book Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture was published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
http://uprootbook.com/

Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in Manhattan, also known for his work as Dj Rupture. Clayton uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on low-income communities and the global South.

As DJ /rupture, he has released several critically acclaimed albums and hosted a weekly radio show on WFMU for five years (which was also broadcasted at Radio Panik Bxl). Clayton’s collaborators include filmmakers Jem Cohen, Joshua Oppenheimer, poet Elizabeth Alexander, singer Norah Jones, and guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex).

Recent projects include Sufi Plug Ins , a free suite of music software-as-art, based on non-western conceptions of sound and alternative interfaces; Room 21, an evening-length composition for 20 musicians staged at The Barnes Foundation; and The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, a touring performance piece for grand pianos, electronics, and voice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPaUzuIaRd8
https://vimeo.com/74155229
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64p3AuKQiLE&list=PL342869A09D207048

14:00 DOORS
♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ MUSICA ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
18:30 VEGGIE DINNER
20:00 BOOK PRESENTATION + PROJECTIONS + Q & A

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Prix libre / free price
There will be some food served as well (veggie)

@ NGHE

Schippersstraat 6 Rue des Mariniers
1080 Molem
Metro > Compte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 > Porte de Flandre

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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
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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
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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

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prix libre
@ 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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