Sat 7 May: Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Fete Parc Bonnevie, Molenbeek + Opening expo Sammy Baloji, WIELS, Bxl

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While Rebel Up! SebCat is in Peru for research & playing, Rebel Up! LeBlanc is ready to take up the decks.

Saturday 7 may >2x Rebel Up! action

DJ set at Fete du Parc Bonnevie n Molenbeek during the afternoon (13-18h), see Molenbeek culture site for all info.

and in the evening he will spin together with Planet Ilunga at the vernissage of the Sammy Baloji & Filip DeBoeck expo Urban Now: City Life in Congo at Wiels art centre, supported by KunstenfestivaldesArts. From 19 til midnight
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Fri 17 July > Puxa: Luso-African Dance Night @ Recyclart Bxl w/ Chalo Correia (AN/PT), Tabanka (CV), Celeste Mariposa dj’s (PT) & Rebel Up!

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On Friday 17th Rebel Up! helps organising a very special night at Recyclart during the always amazing Holidays festival.
as the title says > Puxa: Luso African Dance Night stands for a night filled with African dance music from the Lusophone countries such as Angola and Cabo Verde with styles like Semba, Funaná and more. Expect some serious tropical sounds impossible not to dance to.

‘Puxa’ means ‘pull’ in Portuguese (and not ‘push’ as would seem logical) and is used as a musical shout to pull your dance partner closer to you. Be ready to hear Puxa! night long!

Live concerts by Chalo Correia and Band from Angola via Lisboa, Tabanka from Cabo Verde via Rotterdam and the Celeste Mariposa dj’s from Lisboa.

Chalo Correia is Gonçalves António Correia, an Angolan musician and singer who grew up with Semba music in his blood. Chalo was born in Luanda, the capital of Angola, in 1968. During his boyhood he was fortunate to encounter musicians from revolutionary semba bands like Os Merengues, and Os Kiezos. He moved to Lisboa, Portugal in the beginning of the 90s and started to learn the classical guitar on autodidact and academic level with a strong will to make it by playing vintage Angolan music. His debut album ‘Kudihohola’ has just been released in June by Celeste/Mariposa Discos and is testimony to the development of his remarkable vision on Angolan music. Chalo Correia as a band retains the explosive, organic sounds of Semba and Rebita, but also remains in touch with the modern urban afro music scene in Lisbon. Semba is the swinging afro style from Angola, it comes from the word Masemba, which means ‘belly bumping’, a reference to some serious tight dancing. It’s the original base for styles like Brazilian Samba, Kizomba, Rebita, Kazukuta and it inspired the birth of urban Kuduro sound. Check his new video below for that sweet Semba sound.

Tabanka is a 7 piece Cabo Verdian band from Rotterdam, playing the fast swinging funaná music, thé dance sound of Cabo Verde. Their delirious funaná is ruled by the diatonic accordeon (gaita) and the ferrinho (metal stick) for some scraping rhythms and changing speeds. The group got its inspiration by generational musicians such as Bulimundo and Américo Brito but with their own modern interpretation and sound. Check it out! >

The Celeste / Mariposa dj duo run the famous Afro-Baile dance nights in Lisboa where they bring the Lusophone music culture together in sound. Their research is all about music from the former African Portuguese colonies; Angola, Kaapverdië, Guinee Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tomé & Principé, digging up old vinyls on markets and visiting studio’s in Lisboa. They just started their own label Celeste Mariposa Disco’s on which they released Chalo Correia and for sure more Luso African releases will follow! Want to see how special they make it happen on their night? Check this video >

More african tunes from the Lusophone countries by Rebel Up! SebCat vs Planet Ilunga

Listen here to our latest Rebel Up Nightshop summer episode to hear all about the night > Semba, Funaná and Chalo Correias album!

Rebel Up Nightshop #18: Tiger´s Milk Records, Chalo Correia, Semba Angolana, Mbongwana Star & more by Rebel Up Nightshop on Mixcloud

Timings
22:00 > 23:00 Celeste Mariposa (outside, free)
23:00 > 0:00 Rebel Up! vs Planet Ilunga (inside)
0:00 > 01:15 Chalo Correia & band
01:30 > 02:45 Tabanka
02:45 > 05:00 Celeste Mariposa

Just 5€ in
See all info on Recyclart site or FB event here

PUXA!!!!!

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Rebel Up! SebCat @ Planet ilunga release party, Pianofabriek, St Gilles Bxl

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Planet Ilunga presents ‘Souvenirs from Esengo’

[En] You are all invited to the release party of the second vinyl release of the music label Planet Ilunga. Come and discover the wonderful
78rpm sound of the Congo and beyond! FREE IN!

♪ GUESTS ♪

* Christian (Belgatone): special 78 rpm set with shellac coming from Africa and other places. Expect rare and rocking sounds from labels such as Opika, Gallotone, Elengi, Ngoma, Cefa and so on… Que des merveilles!
http://7511christian.wix.com/belgatone

* SebCat (Rebel Up! Soundclash): old and new world sounds on vinyl (and cassette)

* l’Afrique Danse (Planet Ilunga): Cha-cha-cha, rumba and merengue from the two Congos
https://planetilunga.wordpress.com/

from 18:00 – midnight, free in
@ De Pianofabriek
Fortstraat 35 Rue du Fort
1060 St Gilles

more info, check >
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Thu 21 Aug > Café Congé goes Congo @ Elzenhof, Elsene/Ixelles Bxl

 

hey folks,

congo
Elzenhof,  Kuumba & Rebel Up! present:

this thursday a special Congolese afternoon/evening at the garden of the Elzenhof cummunity centre in Elsene/Ixelles, next to Matongé area.
we´ll be playing from the afternoon and just after midnight, also live concert by local Congolese rumba soukous band Color Rumba and other dj friends + other activities and workshops too, FREE IN!

from 15h music in the garden
16h creative workshop for children
15h – 19h00 Rebel Up! DJ´s (chill african tunes)
19h00 – 20h30 DJ Planet Ilunga (Congolese sounds from the 50’s & 60’s)
17h & 19h workshop Congolese dance
20u30 live concert Yan Koy & Color Rumba (rumba & soukous, Kinshasa/Brussels)
22h00 – 23h30 Dj DocDaddy (RDC/BE) (modern african dance tunes)
23h30 – end Rebel Up! DJ’s  ( african & global dance tunes)

+ cocktail bar & Congolese dishes

Just come and join in, FREE IN!!!

Facebook event here, more info on Elzenhof site

@GC Elzenhof
Kroonlaan 14 Avenue Couronne
1050 Elsene/Ixelles

and in the meantime, check out our amazing Acholi Folk Pop mixtape, made by Rebel Up! LeBlanc.
Acholi is the freshest digital dance (and wedding) music from Northern Uganda where traditional styles collide with modern electronic studio production. Nobody knows these sounds yet, so be lucky. Seriously good and refreshing 🙂

Acholi folk pop by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

 

 

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Sat 28 Dec > FREE african & global party @ Chez Gina/l Astral, BXL

Party chez gina
FREE PARTY!

eclectic African music all night with Rebel Up! and lots of friends.
*last saturday of the year*, going out with a boom!

see FB event here.

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