Thu 21 June > Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ The Dwarfs Of East Agouza & Babylon Trio

This thursday evening, a night of Arabic soundclash, choubi choubi & electro chaabi

The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة
Instrumental / Improvisation-based / North African percussion loops / Shimmering keys / West African tinged free jazz guitar / Krautrock-style acoustic bass.

Hailing from the Agouza district of Cairo, Egypt, this brilliant trio consists of Alan Bishop (Acoustic Bass & Alto Sax), Maurice Louca (Keyboards & Drum Machine) and Sam Shalabi (Electric Guitar). In collaboration with Annihaya records, the Akuphone label is very proud to present “Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers” the long-awaited second album by the Dwarfs of East Agouza.

Following their acclaimed first album “Bes “, this new long play is composed of two hypnotic journeys: “Rats Don’t Eat Synthesizers” and “Ringa Mask Koshary” which was recorded in Cairo in September of 2015. Mesmerizing electric guitar parts, frenetic beats, both supported by the deep sound of Alan’s acoustic bass create a new magical Egyptian soundscape. Vinyl version is a limited edition with a beautiful hot-foil stamped sleeve that magnifies the red metallic rats and a wonderful printed inner sleeve.

Maurice Louca (keyboards/electronics) (Lekhfa, Alif, Bikya)
Sam Shalabi (electric guitar/synth) (Land of Kush, Shalabi Effect)
Alan Bishop (guitar/saxophone/vocals) Sun City Girls, The Invisible Hands, Alvarius B., SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
https://soundcloud.com/annihaya-records/the-dwarfs-of-east-agouza-rats-dont-eat-synthesizers-edit

Babylon Trio (IQ)
Iraqi music, contemporary music, Arabic music, choubi choubi, experimental, electro chaabi, electro arabic. Babylon Trio is a young Iraqi trio based in Brussels, Belgium that plays electrified contemporary Iraqi music, from choubi choubi to dabke and classical styles. The three Iraqi musicians of Babylon Trio arrived in Belgium in 2015-2016 as refugees of the war in Iraq. Arkan Mushtak hails from Baghdad, where since his childhood has has been shaped into a gifted keyboard/piano player by Iraqi master composer Noor Sabah. He is accompanied by fellow Baghdad musicians Saif Al-Qaissy (darbouka, percussion, backing vocals) and Walaa Saad (vocals). Together they play an electrified mix of contemporary Iraqi and Arabic music styles such as chobi chobi, dabke, maqam and electronic hybrids that put the dancefloor on fire. Recently they released a limited edition cassette of their live show at Nuits Sonores Brussels festival in 2017. After the summer, the trio will release their debut album titled ‘Habibi.be’ on Rebel Up Records, with the help op cultural venue Les Ateliers Claus and Angstrom studio in Brussels. This year will mark the rise of the contemporary Iraqi sound through Belgium and beyond.
https://www.facebook.com/babylontrio/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPvsdSEDk9Y
https://babylontrio.bandcamp.com/

support: Rebel Up DJ’s

All info > FB event / website

€8 | Tickets at door only, No pre-sale!
doors: 21h – 1am

@ OCCII, Amsterdam
Amstelveenseweg 134

Sat 16 June > Rebel Up 2x in Wallonie! @ Festival Bucolique (near Liege) + Turkitsch

On saturday afternoon, evening & night > Bucolique Festival!
A sweet, organic, cosy, global, artistic micro festival in the countryside near Liège from the afternoon til deep into the night. Rebel Up SebCat will play an afternoon vinyl dj set around 15h.

< LINE UP > 14h – 6am…
Calme Oublié
DJ SebCat (Rebel Up)
Duo de nous deux (Michel Feilner)
Najib Amazigh
Cariban
Mnd-Exp (Global Hybrid Records)
Ultimo Viene Il Corvo
Las Lloronas
Beat Brother
Cedric Blavier (Love is the Answer)
and much more TBC

< PRICE >  7 €

< PLACE >
Cerexhe-Heuseux (between Liège and Verviers)
– 15min from Liège, 1h from Bruxelles
– Parking possible – Free camping – Toilettes – Bar – Food – Special decoration – Good vibes

All info > FB event

address >
Rue du Curé 31,
4632 Soumagne

Then saturday evening > Rebel Up will travel down to the industrial Le Rockerill venue in Charleroi.

a special day in celebration of Turkish culture, with expo, theater, concerts and dj sets. Experimental art by Turkish-Carolo artist Omer Oczetin and traditional Turkish shadow theater Karagöz ve Hacivat by Shems.

══ Concerts ══

Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek
This Turkish singer / multi-instrumentalist has an unheard voice, imbued with both melancholy and desire. She is accompanied by Grup Şimşek musicians and their hypnotic psyche pop from Anatolia. A cocktail of Turkish folk, groove and psychedelism that balm to the heart.

Ko Shin Moon
This duo mixes instrumental and digital compositions, contemporary electronic sounds, traditional music and samples from field recordings, Ko Shin Moon blurs the boundaries.

Lopenstraat
This instrumental sextet from Istanbul integrates bits and pieces of experimental music, an improvised structure and to our greatest happiness, the psyche of Anatolia!

❂ Rebel Up Nightshop DJ’s SebCat & Front Chaud ❂
Turkish delights from the past & present

14h00: Ambiance musicale avec DUKE vs Curver
18h00: shadow theater Shems
20h00: Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek
21h00: Ko Shin Moon
22h00: Lopenstraat
23h00: Rebel Up  Nighshop dj set

► Turkish specialities (buffet)
► Entry: 5€ from 18h
►  website / FB event

Friday 15 June Brussels double bill > Rebel Up @ Cantine Iraq, Le Lac + @ Gqom Oh! label night party, Beursschouwburg

This friday, double music action in Brussels, Rebel Up style
Starting in the early evening is the Iraqi canteen night at Le Lac venue.

Special Iraqi dinner prepared by our Iraqi friends, either meat (chicken) or vegetarian choices. So hurry up and reserve your Iraqi dish by sending an email to >
nghemediatheque @ gmail.com

10€ for dinner + concert.
See some memories from last years Iraqi dinner here.

On the programme:
19h doors with some entry music by Rebel Up
20h dinner upstairs
– solo on oud by Walaa Saad
– solo on synthesizer by Arkhan Mushtak
21h30 tunes by NGHE
22h30  Babylon Trio *live* in the downstairs room

10€ dinner & concert
5€ concert

More info > FB event
@ Le Lac
36 rue de Witte de Haelen, Bxl
(next to Petit Chateau / Klein Kasteeltje)


Afterwards in Beursschouwburg, a special Gqom Oh! label night with South Africa’s newest ghetto house wave from Durban. This South African club music is a sultry mix of hip-hop, footwork and kwaito house with a heavy Xhosa identity.

First real Gqom night in Brussels!

Gqom Oh! is a new label set up by Italian dj and researcher Nan Kole to display the fresh sounds coming out of Durban, by talented and often very young producers from the townships. Griffit Vigo is one of the main figures of the scene, still young but veteran producer is already the inspiration and godfather for many.

with:

Griffit Vigo (SA) (dj set)
Nan Kolè (IT)
+ Dr Kwest AKA 808 Bantou (Bxl) (live set)
+ Rebel Up dj’s (Bxl)

Check the Gqom Oh! label output and dive into their sounds.
Listen here to a live Gqom mix on Radio Panik on Quest for the Beat show.

FREE ENTRY, LIMITED CAPACITY!
rooftop terrace / zilveren zaal
as part of Voetbalfestivaldefootball with Spain – Portugal on big screen

More info > FB event / website.

doors 22h – 3am
@ Beursschouwburg
Rue Orts 20, Bxl

Friday 8 June > Rebel Up @ Tchala’s Band & afterparty, Ixelles

Friday evening, there is a concert in Ixelles of Cabo Verdian singer Tchala, who brings coladeira and morna songs. His music sounds sweet like this and this.

also with afterparty with DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat, Wait’n’See & Diyei Pituto.
food & drinks available at real fair prices.

It’s a private evening in a nice big cosy attic close to Maelbeek / place Jourdain, so if you want to come, please send us a message > rebelluppa gmail

Thu 7 June, Rebel Up & Friends session w/ Bleepolar (CO) @ Kiosk Radio, Bxl

yes, another Rebel Up & Friends livestream session at Brussels Kiosk Radio, in Parc Royal.

For this session we invited Colombian producer/remixer Bleepolar, one of the most interesting ethnic electronic producers of Bogota! He’s been reinventing afro-colombian rythms such as Cumbia and Champeta with a subtle and classy touch by fusioning it with house music, african techno and dancehall elements. It’s his first time touring in Europe and we’re thrilled to have him.

Our session will run from 16 to 18h, starting with SebCat and Bleepolar straight after.
Tune in on the livestream, or follow the Rebel Up FB page.

Next day on friday 8 june, Bleepolar will perform live at the Deep Tribal South America Special party night by our friends of Global Hybrid in Zodiak Club with a real nice South American lineup. For all info see FB event. Don’t miss out.