Thu 2 Feb @ Yallah Bye!, VK, Molenbeek Bxl

This Thursday evening, concert + dj support by Rebel Up! @ VK.

Tunisian singer-songwriter Jawhar, known for his critically acclaimed album Qibla Wa Qobla, surprises us with yet an entirely new project: hypnotic, psychedelic and avant-garde electro-chaâbi music with a twist. Yallah Bye! is a rather unlikely musical encounter between an international icon of Rom culture, Mónika « Mitsou » Miczura (Ando Drom, Bratsch, Fanfare Ciocarlia) and the oriental folk/pop musician Jawhar. Based largely on new songs that Jawhar created for Yallah Bye! as well as pieces of Mitsou’s repertoire, this new creation is so much more than a clash of cultures.
Line Up:
Jawhar Basti: banjo vocals // Mitsou: vocals // Louis Evrard: Programming // David Picard: Keys // Yannick Dupont: Bass // Sep François: Percussions

contemporary Arabic tunes by Rebel Up! SebCat

See more at: http://www.vkconcerts.be/en/concerts/yallah-bye

@ VK
Schoolstraat 76, Molem
DOORS: 19:30
Tickets: 10/13€
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Sunday 10th @ Ô de Molenbeek Family Street festival. FREE IN!

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Then next day on sunday, Rebel Up! plays on the street at the free Ô de Molenbeek festival. Ô’de Molenbeek is a cozy street theater festival in the heart of Molenbeek. The square at metro station Graaf Van Vlaanderen for one day turned into a scene of circus, street theater, animation and initiation of clowning to real acrobatics for the young (at heart)! Food, drinks and much more.

Rebel Up! djs SebCat & LeBlanc will play warm up, cool down and freestyle street dance tunes inbetween all the acts!

Info see >FB event

from 13:30 til 19h
@ Sint Mariastraat

Molenbeek  / metro Comte de Flandre

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Sat 31 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Café Quartier XXL Tuareg rock night, VK, Molenbeek w/ Terakaft & Mdou Moctar

dear Brussels lovers of desert blues!
This saturday a nice double concert by Tuareg bands Terakaft & Mdou Moctar!

12015097_933056410102814_9192639241464048125_oMolenbeek! A cultural and artistic melting pot, a young and dynamic neighborhood filled with action and movement. Café Quartier is a meeting place where a stage is presented to (young) talent, ideas and initiatives.

Café Quartier XXL is a new concept: an expansion of the profile of the VK. Its main idea is to offer a true cross-over, in music, on stage and in the crowd. The bands on the stage will provide a mix between underground and Maghrebi music and will offer an experience which represents the spirit of Molenbeek!

terakaftTERAKAFT (ML)
Hailing from Mali the Tuareg band Terakaft (meaning “The Caravan”) are regarded as the pioneers of desert rock. No other band from the desert is closer to Tinariwen than Terakaft.
‘Alone’ is the fifth album of Terakaft. Recorded partly at the famous Real World Studios, the album was produced by Justin Adams, the British musician/ producer who has delved deep into Tuareg music, and is known through his work with Robert Plant, Tinariwen and Juldeh Camara. In these troubled times, they have made an album together, that presents the deep Saharan rhythms as a vital contemporary heartbeat. Standing on the ruins of their people’s dreams they sing to their brothers and sisters about true friendship and tolerance.
https://terakaft.bandpage.com/
https://www.facebook.com/terakaft

11-06-mdou-moctar-3-by-jerome-fino-2014-loresMDOU MOCTAR (NG)
In the somewhat crowded scene of Tuareg guitarists, Mdou stands apart from his peers. One of the few original singer/songwriters willing to experiment and push the boundaries of the genre, his unconventional styles have won him accolades both in Niger and abroad. Mdou Moctar hails from Abalak, in the Azawagh desert of Niger.
In 2013, he released his first international album, “Afelane”, rocking and raw sessions recorded live at his hometown in Niger and earlier this year his fictional biography movie “Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai”, an amazing rockfilm in the Tamasheq language.
http://sahelsounds.com/mdou-moctar/
https://www.facebook.com/mdoumoctarofficial

Rebel Up! DJ’s SebCat & LeBlanc will warm the café with traditional & modern sounds from the Sahel, Sahara, Maghreb and beyond, like a scorching hot sirocco wind.

@ VK Concerts
Schoolstraat 76 Rue de l’Ecole 1080 Molem Bxl

12 euro presale / 15 at door

Doors: 19:30
Mdou Moctar: 20:15
Terakaft: 21:30

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Sun 3 May > Rebel Up! SebCat arabic hiphop dj set @ VK – Dälek / Lorn / Moodie Black concert

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This sunday it will get hot n rough in the VK venue in Molenbeek with industrial hiphop, heavy underground beats and powerful lyrics.

VK + BUZZ ON YOUR LIPS PRESENT….
AS PART OF BUZZ ON YOUR LIPS 8TH B-DAY !

◢◤ DÄLEK (US – IPECAC)
Dälek’s music is dark, noisy and atmospheric, equally inspired by industrial music like Einstürzende Neubauten, the layered noise of My Bloody Valentine and the dense sound collages of Public Enemy. Their sound is often constructed through sampling and a musical base atypical of most hip hop, making it difficult for people to classify their sound. They have been described as trip-hop, glitch-hop, metal, shoegaze, and hip-hop, as well as being criticized for their broad range of sound. This recent video is about the American police agression against black Americans.

◢◤ LORN (US – NINJA TUNE, BRAINFEEDER)
Marcos Ortega, better known by his stage name Lorn, is an American electronic musician. The name also means lonely and abandoned, which best describes the music from this artist. Lorn signed with Flying Lotus’ label, Brainfeeder, in 2009 and released his debut album, Nothing Else, in June 2010. He released his second album, Ask The Dust, on Ninja Tune in 2012. He recently released three series of “The Maze To Nowhere”, a dozen songs collection, between 2014 and 2015.

◢◤ MOODIE BLACK (US – JARRING EFFECTS)
Nestling snugly in the annals of contemporary rap history between Anticon’s reinvention of hip-hop and Kanye’s postscript to the genre lies the formation of Arizona’s noise rap duo Moodie Black!

◢◤ our very own Rebel Up! SebCat will play between the groups with a special selection of underground beats & Arabic mutant hiphop from Lebanon, Palestina, Jordania, Egypt, Turkey, Libya, Algeria and further….
to hear some of these sounds, check this Rebel Up! Nightshop radio show below, or this episode >

Rebel Up Nightshop #8: Planet ilunga, Capitol K, Filastine, l’African Jazz, Arabic hiphop & more by Rebel Up Nightshop on Mixcloud

Sunday 3 may @ VK, Schoolstraat, Molenbeek
Doors 19:30

Tickets 13€ presale / 16€ after
More info & timings, see VK site or see FB event here.

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Saturday 18 May > double Rebel Up! fun in Molenbeek, 1080 BXL *free in*

Hey Brussels,

Saturday afternoon, we’ll be spinning various soft n folky global sounds in Molenbeek as part of the local Wijkfeest/Fete du Quartier in (Parc) Bonneviepark, with lots of animation and activities for children. It runs from 13:00 – 18:00 and it’s free in for young and old.

More info & full programme, see facebook event here.

and for those of you who like to go fun dancing on Saturday night, we’ll be playing cumbia and tropical global tunes at the *Cumbia meets Balkan* party in the new Chez Jacques music club together with our Argentinian friend Chico Parany. It’s also free in, which makes 4 free Brussels events in a row where we play, what are the odds 😉

More info > see facebook event.

soiree cumbia meets balkan

see ya around pibes! 😉

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