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
www.canelandrama.com

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.
www.arumbo.com

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)
https://soundcloud.com/d-j-salinger

Ill Syll (NG/Bxl)
https://soundcloud.com/illsyll

Shungu (Bxl)
https://soundcloud.com/shungubeatmaker

Ikan Hyu (CH)
http://www.ikanhyu.ch/IKANHYU/index.html

Cavemen (FR)
https://www.mixcloud.com/TropicalBoobs/cavemen-tropical-boobs-jurassic/

Rebel Up Leblanc & SebCat (Bxl)
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/stream/

Frond Chaud (FR)
/https://www.mixcloud.com/DracheMusicale/

+ much more surprises!!!!

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

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Thu 9 Nov > Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Luka Productions (Mali / Sahel Sounds) & dj Zé Karlo

This thursday, a last minute Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII with a very special guest from Mali > > >

LUKA PRUDUCTIONS (Mali / Sahel Sounds)
Luka Guindo, rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist and one of the most sought after producers of contemporary Malian Hip Hop. Working from a small bedroom sized studio alongside a busy street in the Malian capital city, Luka has built a reputation as one of the most prodigious beatmakers. Working with artists such as Supreme talent show, Ami Yerewolo, Iba One, van baxy and Sidiki Diabaté, Luka productions officiel is a household name in Bamako’s Hip Hop scene. New age music from West Africa. Lush and hypnotic dreamscapes combine traditional instrumentation with sweeping electronics, field recordings, and soothing affirmations. Bamako based composer Luka Productions delves into avant-griot, transforming ancient music into the 21st century. The songs are meditative and sage, as voices guide the listener through ways of living, from the village life to the modern world. Inspired from early electronic music, library records, and new age, this is easily one of the most left field recordings to ever come out of Mali.

RebelUp SebCat says; “amazing subtle album of afro-electronic moods, between the city & the bush. Modern Malian music from the young generation like you never heard…”

Available from Sahel Sounds
http://www.sahelsounds.com/shop/
and Bandcamp
https://sahelsounds.bandcamp.com/album/fasokan

dj support > > >

Rebel Up DJ’s (hosts)
DJ Zé Karlo (A’dam)
https://www.mixcloud.com/djZerkalo/

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5€ BEFORE / 7€ AFTER 23:00 , no presale
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam
Tram 1 / 2 (Overtoomsesluis / Amstelveenseweg)

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Sat 4 Nov > Rebel Up @ Dia de los Muertos, De Centrale, Gent

For the third year in Ghent we are proud to bring to you one of the most beautiful and soulful traditions of Mexico. Come and celebrate with us on 4 Nov, be a part and have a taste of this very special night where we celebrate our departed with some good music, best costume contest, makeup stand and more surprises to come…

LINE UP > > >

21:00 – Rebel Up Sebcat (Bxl)

23:30 – Sindicato Sónico (MEX) (CU) (CHI) (BE)
The sound of Sindicato Sonico can only be described as FIESTA music. The eight musicians come from different parts of Latin America (Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba). Each one of them smuggled in their own traditional Latin American style, culture and sound in the mix of the group. They consider themselves a Latin crossover group. Basically, they are sexy and explosive on stage while allowing cross pollination of traditional rhythms like funk, ska and rock. Add to that a dash of dance, and you know why Sindicato Sonico is one of those rare groups that always come back to wherever they play.
https://vimeo.com/152368170
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1tOReYggcg

00:30 – THE RUDIES (BE)
The Rudies are 2 wildchild Dj’s that cross musical borders wherever they do their thing. Surprising, inventive and eclectic but with a clear vision. What they rave about: badass beats, fat grooves and grinding sounds but they are also such big lovers of worldmusic, swingjazz, baile funk and bhangra. Earopening dancemusic that’s what this is about!
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rudies/

Produced by RUN Bookings, Zephyrus music vzw and De Centrale
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@ De Centrale
Kraankindersstraat 2, Gent

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Wedn 1 Nov > Eclectric Roots night @ Au Quai, Bxl w/ Kel Assouf, Desir Fiorini, Esinam & Ibaaku, Angstromers and Rebel Up

This is the first evening curated by Brussels organisation/agency Enthusiast Music. A blend of incredible bands nourished by diverse visions of the world. Authenticity, complexity, groove, love. Fighting through music and culture against any kind of border.
PART ONE, AN EXTREME DIALOG

DESIR FIORINI (HA/IT)
What if Viennese composer Franz Schubert would have travelled to Haiti and met the spirits of vodou in Carrefour la Mort ? What if we would travel back to an imaginary mixed XIXth Century ?
With their hyper-classical formula of a piano and a voice, Belgian piano player Fabian Fiorini and Haitian singer Renette Désir summon the spirit of German romantic composers together with vodou trance. They pay a twofold tribute to contemporary Haitian poetry and to the language of the Haitian of the street: Creole. At this concert Fiorini will perform on a Fender Rhodes. Exclusive!

KEL ASSOUF (NG/TN/Bxl)
Kel Assouf means both “nostalgia” and “son of eternity” in Tamashek, the language of the Sahara nomads. Kel Assouf currently work on a new album to be released in 2018 with an unconventional trio formula. Drummer Olivier Penu and keyboard player Sofyann Ben Youssef support singer and guitar player Anana Harouna. They add a layer of freedom and contrasts to the heavy rock sound typical of their last album Tikounen. Spirit of Woodstock in the desert ?

PART TWO, A JOURNEY INTO ECLECTRIC ROOTS

ESINAM – IBAAKU (GH/SN)– RELEASE!
Multi-instrumentalist Esinam recalls the spirit of her Ghanaian roots in a ballet of instruments slightly sustained by almost invisible loop machines. Born in Brussels, she finds inspiration in her journeys all over the world and encounters with different cultures. In her solo set, she uses electronic machines and turns into a « one-woman band ». She composes, plays and performs her own contemporary music with flute, percussions, vocals as well as traditional and modern instruments. She invites Ibaaku, the Senegalese free-spirit and eccentric code-breaker at the vanguard of African avant-garde. Ibaaku assimilates multiple genres for digital deconstruction and reconstitution as soundtracks for wildly inventive visual narratives full of buzzing cosmic mysticism. first live performance of Esinam’s new single, produced by Ibaaku! And more!

THE ANGSTROMERS (Bxl)
The first release of Chouk Bwa & the Ångstromers combines a new dub sensitivity with a Haitian rhythm science. It is a new collaboration between the traditional Haitian vodou band, Chouk Bwa, and the abstract sound engineering of the Ångstromers. The result is a very distinctive blend: a kind of future-leaning Vodou dub.
The Ångstromers will perform some live mix of recordings captured in Haiti in April 2017 with a specific approach they call “Future Chouk”.  their 7inch “Electric Mambo” will be available!

PART THREE, THE NIGHT BELONGS TO REBEL UP SebCat!
global beats into the beyond.

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 5€ < 22h30 > 8€ > CASH ONLY!
doors 20h
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
metro Comte de Flandre
tram 51 porte de Flandre

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Tue 31 Oct > Rebel Up desert night @ Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl, with Ifriqiyya Electrique & Les Filles de Illighadad

Rebel Up! and Les Ateliers Claus present: a special night of spiritual desert spheres with Ifriqiyya Electrique, Les Filles de Illighadad & Gernas Haj Shekhmous.

Ifriqiyya Electrique (TN/FR/IT)
More than a concert, Ifriqiyya Electrique is the real adorcist rite of Sidi Marzûq practised by the Banga community in Djerid, between the salt desert and the oases of the Tunisian South. The Banga is a key annual event in the lives of the black communities of the oasis towns of southern Tunisia, descendants of the Hausa slaves transported from sub-Saharan Africa. It is a ritual of adorcism not of exorcism: of accommodating the possessing spirit rather than expelling it. The invitation has been issued by the rûwâhîne themselves, the spirits from whom the record borrows its title, and is taken up primarily in the streets and in private houses.
The band is fronted by 3 Tunisian musicians, Tarek Sultan, Yahia Chouchen and Youssef Ghazala on vocals, krakeb handcymbals and drums. French avant-garde guitarist François Cambuzat and Italian bass player Gianna Greco, both of Putan Club and Lydia Lunch fame.

“The devils are communicating with computers & electric guitars to recompose this ancient adorcist rite of possession and trance. No music note and no tempo were changed, for a transcendental now postindustrial ceremony.”  The spirits possess bodies, asking to be fed through a music of obvious modernity. Their debut album ‘Rûwâhîne‘ on the Glitterbeat label is a powerhouse of deep dark sound.
https://ifriqiyya-electrique.bandcamp.com/

Les Filles de Illighadad (NG)
Added last minute to this lineup, Les Filles will make a surprise warmup appearance for the start of their Euro & Moroccan tour. The superb Sahel Sounds label (see too: Mdou Moctar, Mamman Sani and the excellent compilation ‘Music For Saharan Cellphones’) released the acclaimed debut album of guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali and singer Alamnou Akrouni, together: Les Filles de Illighadad. Side A of that album is full of dreamy, minimalistic desert blues; on Side B you can hear a recording on which all the women from their village of birth – in the Nigerian countryside – combine polyphonic vocals with repetitive percussion. They have just released their follow-up album ‘Eghass Malan’, which takes their traditional sound into a more powerful guitar driven direction. Les Filles send a breath of fresh air through the male dominated genre of Tuareg guitar bands. They return to the essence of the genre, armed only with voice and guitar – complemented live by two extra musicians (including Mdou Moctar guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane).
https://lesfillesdeillighadad.bandcamp.com/album/eghass-malan

Gernas Haj Shekhmous (Kurdistan/Bxl)
traditional Kurdish and sufi percussion with floating visuals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LabrnvGFHPM

DJ support by Rebel Up & BP

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8€
Doors 20h
@ Les Ateliers Claus
Rue Crickx 13
St Gilles / Bxl

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