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 >
FB event
site Pointculture
site Cinema Nova

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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  >

Grandpamini
(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.
https://www.facebook.com/Grandpamini

Pedrolito
(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.
www.mixcloud.com/Pedrolito/

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!
http://www.mixcloud.com/mccimperatriz/

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!
http://flavors.me/maxledaron

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 !
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

5 € with a free shot of rum  🙂

FB Event
23h – 6h
@ Universal Club
Rue de Malines 38
1000 BXL

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Fri 18 July > Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Recyclart Holidays *Spooky Afrobeat* night

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Yo folks,

this friday a special night at Recyclart as part of the Holidays festival, where Rebel Up! LeBlanc will be playing an electronic african set after the concert of Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen until the end. Get ready to swing yourself into a heavy sweat or get lost in psychedelic guitar trance.

here’s the roll down >

DJ Mukambo
Global roots from the Urb’n’Jungle: afrobeat, Brazilian vibes, soukouss, reggae, Afro-Latin, world fusion, arabesque, global hiphop…

Spookhuisje
“Pscychedelic surf trance” with drones, psychedelica, eastern maqam, bedoïn trance, desert blues, echos from the Anatolian mountains, urban hectics, a camel caravan out of Rajasthan…

Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen
This hyperactive Brussels group brings afrofunk and groove from the West-African 70’s back to life with a bang, They are joined by Oghene Kologbo, guitarist of Fela Kuti’s band and also by by legendary drummer Tony Allen of the same late Fela Kuti. Like he says > “when I play it’s like an orchestra in itself”. Expect fireworks of pure african big band sound on stage.

 

Rebel Up! LeBlanc
will play the dance sounds of digital Africa; the new computer music with melodic and rythmic echoes of local music traditions in modern times. This is what young Africa dances to right now >  hip hop, naija, kuduro, couper décaler, azonto, dancehall, shangaan disco, afrohouse, soukous, funana, kwaito, balani & more…

timings >
22.00-23.00 DJ Mukambo (BE – dj) – outside, free
23.00-24.00 DJ Mukambo    >  inside
24.00-01.30 Spookhuisje (BE – live)
01.45-03.30 Oghene Kologbo & World Squad feat. Tony Allen (BE/NIG – live)
03.30-05.00 DJ LeBlanc (BE – dj)

 

just 5€ in
See FB event here or the Recyclart site.

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Thu 12 June > Rebel Up! & Lowup present: Akwaaba Soundsystem night @ Bonnefooi, Bxl

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Yo folks,

this thursday,  a special Akwaaba Soundsystem night hosted by Rebel Up! & Lowup, with special guest BBrave straight from Ghana!

Dj BBrave alias Benjamin Lebrave is the man behind Akwaaba Music – THE label to promote all kinds of new African electronic dance music from the source. Since a few years, the label is running from Accra, Ghana and it’s aim is to support young & upcoming musicians. There will be Coupé Décalé! Hiplife! Azonto! Kuduro! Naija! Don’t know any?! Don’t worry come and let the rhythm take you!
www.akwaabamusic.com/category/artists/bbrave-artists/

Max Le Daron – Young producer and DJ from Brussels (Belgium) of the Lowup crew, Max le Daron distils a mix of electronic music from all over the world, with a huge influence of the UK Bass music culture.
http://flavors.me/maxledaron
http://www.lowup.be/

BBrave & max Le Daron will play together as their new Akwaaba Soundsystem project!

Leblanc – Experienced Brussels DJ of the eclectic Rebel Up! crew with a fresh approach to global beats from the global underground!

 

See Bonnefooi site for more info or check the facebook event.

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Rebel Up! Christmas gift! > A Christmas Special By The King of Juju cassette

Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey

Side A
Odun Keresimesi
Irinse Lojona Obey O Jona
Irin Ajo
Ile Oba To Jo

Side B
Ka So Wo Po
Oro Obi Pelu Iyawo
Oro Oko Pelu Obi
Olatunbosun Banmeke

download zip file here

 

Special holiday greetings from Rebel Up!  as we uploaded a very special vintage cassette for the Awesome Tapes From Africa blog. See the original post here or below.

 

Happy holidays y’all. My best good homie Seb from Brussels (part of the wonderful Rebel Up! outfit) blessed this xmas eve with a crucial Nigerian juju Christmas-themed tape by an Awesome Tapes From Africa favorite guy, check out his description:

 

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas, Nigerian juju style by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His International Brothers: A Christmas Special By The King of Juju! Since the 50’s Ebenezer Obey had been crafting his special juju-highlife sound, which is a mix of Yoruba percussion, talking drums, electric guitars and vocals in Yoruba. Later in his life he only started playing Christian gospel music (a fate which many Nigerian musicians seems to befall from a certain age onwards) and he passed away in 2011 in Lagos university hospital at the age of 67. 

This tape was recorded sometime in the 60’s with his then-band International Brothers. It was a golden find in one of the many Nigerian stalls around London’s Brixton market last spring. Both sides are filled with heavenly sweet jangling guitars, muffled percussion, talking drums and festive Yoruba singing, with some surprise Christmas melodies played as one continuous medley in lo-fi tropical spheres. As the title already said, the chief was the self-proclaimed king of juju and we can only bow down to his legacy. Listen to these funky Christmas waves and have a great one! A special Christmas gift to you all!

 

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