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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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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Fri 25 April > Rebel Up! Soundclash *what king?* night @ OCCII, A’dam w/ Ian Nagoski (US), Cian Nugent & The Cosmos (IE) + dj Eddy De Clercq

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Ahoy folks!
a new Rebel Up! Soundclash night coming up again!  *what king*?

IAN NAGOSKI returns to Europe for another series of his hypnotic interactive lectures on disappearing music of the 20th Century, this time with an exploration entitled “100 Moons: Stories of Great Forgotten Musicians and the Boundaries of Humanness from 78rpm Records”. His label Canary Records (pressed and distributed by Mississippi Records) reissues early 20th century recordings in languages other than English like a modern day Harry Smith. In the past year, he has published acclaimed collections of Hindustani classical vocal music (100 Moons and Kesarbai Kerkar 1944-54), Greek urban folk music (Rita Abatzi – 1933-37), the Austro-Hungarian Empire (Widow’s Joy: Eastern European Immigrant Dances, 1925-30), and published writing in Yeti, Sound American, Ephemerotera Quarterly and The Wire. In recent years, he also published compilations on the Dust-to-Digital (Black Mirror: Reflections in Global Musics) and Tompkins Square (To What Strange Place: Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora) labels. Nagoski’s work is now highly regarded, with high profile admirers ranging from DJ/rupture to Henry Rollins, and you can also still read several interview with and articles by him from 2013 at the Sound American site.   100-moons

‘Lecture’ may seem too formal a term for something so immersive and transporting as one of Ian’s 90-minute explorations of the disappearing music he unearths and its social/cultural roots and routes. Ian shares his love of his findings both in words and by listening to and discussing various carefully chosen shellac gems with you.
CIAN NUGENT & THE COSMOS (NO QUARTER RECORDS)
Debut tour for Cian Nugent & The Cosmos from Ireland; a 5 piece band (guitar, bass, viola, drums, organ) lead by guitar player Cian Nugent, performing material from/based on his album ‘Born With The Caul’ on No Quarter Records, just came out this November 12th.

After exploring the acoustic guitar on his 2011 album “Doubles “, VHF Records, which was acclaimed by the likes of Pitchfork ( http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15618-doubles/ ) and The Wire “(…) Nugent has: already mastered dynamics, articulation and tone. He introduces each new melody and change of emotional tenor at precisely the right moment to keep you on the edge with him”, with “Born with Caul”, Cian has now moved to electric, where he is equally stunning; and his music has enrichened with Blues, Country and Psych Rock influences.

DJ EDDY DE CLERCQ – TOWNSHIP JIVE & KWELA JAZZ VINYL SET (1940-60)
The Belgian but Amsterdam based longtime dj Eddy de Clercq will play his collection of rare vintage South African jive & twisting gems from International Library of African Music (ILAM).This is joyous, irrepressible stuff, which sounds much fresher in its original incarnation than it ever did in American appropriations (yes, Paul Simon, we’re talking to you!). check out his excellent Soul Safari blog!
https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/va-soul-safari-presents

support as ever by the REBEL UP! DJS with special vintage dance tunes with old skool rhythms from all corners of the world, folk & psychedelic alike!

FB event here

Doors: 21:00
7€ in before midnight, 5€ after@ OCCII,
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid

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Sat 12 Oct Rebel Up! @ Beursschouwburg Bxl w/ Shangaan Electro (SA)

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Great concert & global concert & party night coming up this saturday 12 October in the central Brussels Beursschouwburg! This night is organised by Beursschouwburg and the Ancienne Belgique as a cultural collaboration for exciting nights during this cultural year.

Shangaan Electro has already played Brussels 2 times before (at Ateliers Claus and Recyclart) but if you have missed these awesome shows or just want to see and dance again to their wild electro marimba sounds, this is your chance 🙂
This outfit hails from the townships around Johannesburg, South Africa, though originally these folks and their Shangaan/Tsonga music style come from the north-eastern Limpopo area, land of red earth and tribal culture. Started by leader Richard Mthetwa aka Nozinja (or Dog) who stopped his mobile phone business to pursue music with MIDI instruments, warped voice samples and hyperkinetic rhythms with traditional Tsongadisco, Shangaan Electro means full dancefloor action where the Tshe Tsha Boys and Nkata Mawewe will show you their fastest legbending and hipshaking moves. Think you can dance to this? Just try or die, check this out >


support by Belgian indiepop band Témé Tan with their heavy tropical dreamy sounds to kick off the night.

We’ll be playing an eclectic South African set, with unheard Shangaan sounds, Tsonga disco, Soweto funk and more. Perhaps we might already start at 21h to warm up with an eclectic indie/globaldelica set.

timetable:
21:00 doors Zilveren zaal/Silver Room + roof terrace
22:00 Témé Tan
23:00 Shangaan Electro
00:00 DJ set Rebel Up!

For more info, see FB event here.

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Sat. 29 June > Tropical Boobs Mini Boom party #2 w/ Maga Bo (BR) & MC Teba (SA) @ Bouillon Kube, Bxl (St Gilles)

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Couleur Café might be on this weekend in Brussels, but it’s a not so interesting edition and already finishing around midnight. So it’s time for some rougher world colours in a global dancehall and bass style for a real tropical party till the early morning light! Hosted by the all-female Tropical Boobs crew from Brussels, known from their wild global bass nights, in collaboration with Rebel Up! and Silver Canary. Expect everything from roots dancehall to cumbia, afro styles, folkloric beats, baile funk, trap and bass by these artists & crews >

Maga Bo (BR) & MC Teba (SA); ethnic bass & global dancehall
We’re proud to announce 2 special international guests on our night. Globetrotting producer Maga Bo hails from Rio de Janeiro and is one of the godfathers of the ‘global bass’ sound before the name had even been invented, having worked with artists from all around Africa and Latin America. His recent 2012 album *Quilombo do Future* features a modern Brazilian sound where he merged regional Afro folkloric styles from the Nordeste together with modern electronic dancehall beats, a true futuristic melting pot for the global dancefloor! MC Teba from Cape Town, South Africa, will perform duties on the mic during Maga Bo’s live set. Yep, be warned; it’s gonna be hot, steamy and wild.
http://www.magabo.com/

Silver Canary crew + MC´s > straight up roots
The Silver Canary is a Brussel based Soundsystem consisting of a international crew of dj´s and singers who organise roots nights in Matongé and other venues allover the city. The Canary brings you a deadly cocktail of underground Caribbean-Jamaican music to quench you thirst to dance. Everything from rocksteady up to raggamuffin!
http://silvercanary.blogspot.be/

Rebel Up! dj´s > tropical bounce & cumbia bass
Since 2010, the Rebel Up! crew organises not-for-profit Soundclash parties in Brussels as fundraisers for small NGO´s. These rebels dive into many different local music styles from all around the world, whether it be ethnic, urban or a mash of folk, pop and contemporary electronic dance music. On this night their global sound will be all things uptempo bass & tropical.
http://www.rebelup.org/
http://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa

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French dj & organiser of the eclectic wild C pussy nights in Nantes and part of the Tropical Boobs crew. Everything from baile funk, moombahton, trap, bass and beyond.

VJ Groovebox & VJ Brian, all night *tropicalectro* visuals

Also check this article by Benjamin Tollet in the Brussels paper agenda this week. awesome! 🙂

more info > check the FB event here!
23:00 – 5:00
Fee; 3€ before midnight, 4€ after!
@ Bouillon Kube
4 Rue Vlogaert
1060, St Gilles
(metro Porte de Halle/Hallepoort)

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