Sat 18 Nov > El Pulpo Collective goes Afro Latino @ La Tentation, w/ Ussu N’djai + Pigmaliao

On saturday, the return of El Pulpo collective with Rebel Up in La Tentation.
A very special Afro Latino concert & party night with an Afro Portuguese touch, with the band Ussu N’Djai & The New Balansa from Guinee Bissau/Senegal/Amsterdam and producer/DJ Pigmaliao from Brasil and more surprises.

Ussu N’djai & The New Balansa
the Amsterdam-based group of Ussumane ‘Balansa’ N’djai brings an exciting mix of different West-African music styles (m’balax, m’gumbeh, Afro-Mandingo, Carribean reggae, salsa and funk.) Balansa composed the songs with texts in different West-African languages such as Wolof, Mandingo, Creole, French, English and Portugese, a true afro latin mixture with cultural roots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x787Aen9mq4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DNQc6bxgT0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DP0h91sW4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpQ3XwPkx8g

Pigmalião (BR)
Pigmalião is the materialization of the reference from the label Frente Bolivarista and remains in constant transformation alongside the label release narrative. Frente Bolivarista has made a stellar rise over the past year to be one of the labels to watch for the future of Latin America music.  Brazilian musical legacy has always seemed somewhat set apart from the rest of the continent but the label, alongside the growing links between booming São Paulo and Buenos Aires, Quito or Lima shows that the tide is changing. It is indeed the becoming, and going even further than, the musical version of Bolivar’s dream: a global collaboration of new, inter infected, border hopping sounds shaping the future of Latin American music.
https://soundcloud.com/piglion
https://soundcloud.com/frentebolivarista
https://frentebolivarista.bandcamp.com/

+ support & host, Rebel Up SebCat

FB event  / Agenda

Presale tickets available, cheaper than at the door!
Presale: 10€ / 13€ at door
La Tentation members: 8€
Afterparty from midnight: 5€

21h – 2am
@ La Tentation / Centro Galego de Bruxelas
Rue de Laeken 28
1000 Bxl

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Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary > 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL

9, 10 to 11 March > our Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary!!!!
a 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL

Thu 9 March, De Vooruit, Gent,  Outer Limits Club & Rebel Up!
with Gato Preto (MZ/GH/DE), Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW)
site + FB event

Fri 10 March, Recyclart, Brussels > Nightshop Rebel Up! 10 Years
with Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW) + Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU)
site + FB event

Sat 11 March, OCCII, Amsterdam
with Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU) + Zea & Afework Nigussie (NL/ET)
site + FB event

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Thu 21 Feb > Rebel Up! dj’s @ KultuurKaffee w/ Samba Django (SN), Bxl

sambadjango

this thursday evening another KK World edition in KultuurKaffee with a concert of Senegalese musician Samba Django.

Samba Django is an autodidactic guitarist with musical influences from African blues and Afrobeat. He comes from a musical family, his uncle Baba Maal even belongs to one of the most famous artists from Senegal. Since 2002 Samba lives in Brussels and lets himself be inspired by every day events and composes songs about themes such as racism and violence against women. He has worked together with Belgian artists for different projects, like the compilation ‘Art in Exile’ in 2006, ‘Le Monde est un village’, Didier Melon and the RTBF in 2009 and ‘Radio Transit’ with the Brussels group Jaune Toujours.

the Rebel Up! dj’s will start and close the evening with swinging African rythms & more.

@ KultuurKaffee, VUB Campus
doors: 20:00, concert at 21:00
5€

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wed. 30 november Rebel Up! dj’s @ KK World w/ Karikatura & Jupiter Diop – KultuurKaffee, Bxl

This wednesday, a nice midweek evening in Brussels at KultuurKaffee with 2 worldly bands and the Rebel Up! dj’s playing global tunes before/inbetween & after for your enjoyment.

The ensemble Karikatura from Brooklyn, NY, plays a dance mix of gypsy latin and reggae styles with heavy funk influences.

Jupiter Diop & Ma Shi Fai hail from Senegal but live in Brussels since many years where they spread their musical message of protest. Pure African reggae in rastafari mood!

Come if you like! for more info see FB event or below on KK site.

KultuurKaffee @ VUB university campus
21:00 – midnight
5€

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Rebel Up! Soundclash #23, Saturday 25th of april; awareness night for the Schipholbrand; Free Ahmed Isa!

Time for Rebel Up! again!

Free Ahmed Isa!
~Schiphol brandt voort / Schiphol burns on~

It has been more than 3 years ago that the immigration detention centre at Schiphol airport burned down. An illegal government prison without fireproof materials, so it was a disaster just waiting to happen. 11 people died that october night in 2005. Libian immigrant Ahmed Isa is suspected of starting the fire by flicking a cigarette butt -say what?- He has been in jail ever since that night and still without trail. Testimonies by many of his immigrant inmates have proven that Ahmed Isa is innocent and that the insecure fire facilities are to blame. The government however, chose to turn him into a scapegoat. Normally his trial should have taken place this week, hoping that this night could be celebrated as his night of freedom. Unfortunately his trial has been postponed till august. Instead, let’s shake the  shackles.
We say: Free Ahmed Isa!
www.vertrokkengezichten.net



During the night we will have Senegalese and Ghanese immigrant artists playing live & dj-ing alonside us. They were in that detention centre and survived that fire. We will give them a stage to spread their message, whether in words or music. We hope you want to listen and think deeply to them. Please tell your friends, family and come along to support!

Please note that we will open a little bit earlier, at 22:00


The lineup:
Black Lion (tribal animal dance from Senegal) site
Sali (African hiphop (Ghana))
DJ Papa Sakho (Senegalese dance music)
Wontanara Takkita (various Guinean drums played by global folks)

Profits of the night will go to the immigrants of the uprising in Block L, which happened last february. Most of them still need legal help, phone credit to call their family and other items that can make their life in detention centre a bit more bearable. See here for the information: Block L uprising information site

Rebel Up! Soundclash (#23)
Diasporic sounds from the global underground…..
a global culture mashup of rougher world music and visuals,

Saturday 25th of april @ OCCII
(http://www.occii.org/)
Amstelveenseweg 134 (tram #1 (stop Overtoomsesluis) or #2)
doors open 22:00 till late,
4 Euro fee. ~Profit goes to charity~!

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