sun 27 aug > Rebel Up @ Fiesta Latina Festival, Bxl

more Rebel Up latino action in Brussels!

on sunday evening, Rebel Up will play @ Fiesta Latino festival in Bois de la Cambre (Ixelles).

The festival starts on friday 25th and runs until 27th, where we will play at the closing night alongside the band Forro Mior, DJ Odilonn & Vincent Thekal and our buddy Rafael Aragon. on friday & saturday, our friends of Memo Pimiento, Kumbia Boruka, Arumbo and DJ Funky Bompa will play too!

for all info & tickets, see website or FB event.
see you around

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Rebel Up! promotes > concert Sonido Gallo Negro (Mexico) @ Recyclart, Bxl

Sonido Gallo Negro is a nine-piece combo from Mexico City. With Farfisa organ, theremin and a pack of percussion, they combine cumbia sonidera, huayno, boogaloo and chicha with psychedelics and spaghetti western soundtracks, garagerock and 60’s surf. The collective signed in 2011 as the first latino band at Glitterbeat Records (Bombino, Tamikrest, …) and has two wonderful albums in the meanwhile. Exotic, psychedelic, but not to be missed. The black cock will crow! Spooky & hot!

with support by Mexican-Bruxellois Memo Pimiento and cumbialista Gaetano Dub.

21:00 Doors + DJ Gaetano Dub
21:30 Memo Pimiento (Mex)
22:15 Sonido Gallo Nero (Mex)
23:30 DJ Gaetano Dub

5 € only!
FB event
Recyclart site

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Sat 8 Oct > Rebel Up! & friends @ PsychoCumbia, BokalRoyal, Bxl

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Saturday, time to go loco with cumbia again! 🙂
with a lineup of friends.

Memo Pimiento (MX / Bxl)
Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra is a fusion of electro music with the cumbia culture root, analog and digital modified machines supported by an acoustic percussionist, live singer and visuals. Let’s get inside a Mexican Barrio atmosphere!

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
Cumbia cumbia cumbia in all sounds possible, from vintage to heavy bass from allover Latin America.

Pedrolito (AR/Bxl)
Our Argentinian partner in crime who just moved to Bxl, part of the amazing Muevelo crew from Paris. Expect all Latin American dancefloor cumbia & beats.

DJ BARRT (Bxl)
Barrt is an independant dj with a huge selection of music played old school style, turn tables. Genres include electric, acid, house and more to keep your mind wandering untill the sun comes up.

FB event

21h til late….
prix libre / free donation
@ Bokal Royal
Rue Royale 123BXL

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Fri 8 July > Rebel Up! @ Saint Gilles LOVES Cumbia, Parvis St Gilles, *FREE IN*

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This friday, a special night of STRICLY CUMBIA in St Gilles!

18:00: Apero – Tropical cocktail & Music crafts for the little ones.

18:00: Play it Loud CUMBIA: TURIKUMWE
The winner of the Play it Loud battle will surprise you with freshly cut tunes. Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra, El Felino Macabro y los de la Cava, Turikumwe, Los Demonios de la Cumbia & Quantum Café battled for your love and approval in Pianofabriek. The winner: Turikumwe!

19:30 & 21:30: Rebel Up! Dj Sebcat
Party with tropical sounds from the global underground. It’s all about baking a musical cake outside styled borders covered with cumbia sprinkles!

20:30: Patasola
Colombian roots music from the members of ‘La Chiva Gantiva’.
One of the best kept musical secrets in ‘Bruselas’.

@Parvis St Gilles (metro Parvis / Voorplein)

All info > FB Event / Pianofabriek site

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and another mixtape, getting tropical cumbia, Mexican barrio style!

This is the 2nd installment of Rebel Up! LeBlanc’s obsession with Mexican cumbia sonidera. Special attention goes to the position and role of the sonidero in Mexican popular cumbia sonidera. He’s the DJ/MC/entertainer with cult status, permanently on the voice over, close to the laser sounds, jingles and effects… pitched voices, heavy rhythm n bass, endless shifting loops, cheap synth sounds, accordeons galore: welcome to any good old block party in Monterrey, Puebla, DF or LA, *Nueva* York or New Jersey.

Cumbia Sonidera mixtape – Con Sabor vol 2 by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

PURA MUSICA DEL BARRIO! perfect for listening while BBQ in the sun with a crate of chilled beers.

If you feel like more, check out the first volume here: cumbia sonidera mix – con sabor!
dj LeBlanc 4 Rebel Up! devilish sounds

image: Mirjam Wirz, from the amazing photo serie “CUMBIA SONIDERA: Soundsystem Culture in Mexico City and Monterrrey, Mexico, 2010-2011”
check: http://www.flashinstitut.com/index.ph

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