On saturday evening, Rebel Up, Giraffes & Penguins & Tropical DJipsies at the Experignon mapping installation at Skatepark Ursulines at Place de la Chapelle / Kapellekerk, during Bright Brussels festival of Light.
A live video mapping performance by Maria Ilia, on a large scale mapping installation, that flows in harmony with the sounds of a thoughtfully selected line-up, invites the greater public of Brussels to experience a festive atmosphere during the 4 evenings of Bright Brussels Festival of Lights!
This friday night, Rebel Up curates the opening night of the Art Truc Troc festival at Bozar museum.
Art Truc Troc & Design is a yearly art festival under the motto: “Support contemporary ART, recycle your TRUC and feel free to make a TROC ”.
A large selection of artists will present works made from recycled materials or around the theme of recycling and of the great environmental challenge. Plus many workshops that raise awareness of environmental issues and recycling will also await you in the exhibition.
Rebel Up curates the opening party with DJ’s and an art expo around the dj booth by Brussels artists Yaya Recycle and Pierre Ow.
We invited our good friend, dj & producer Ion Din Anina from Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain. Ion din Anina is a multi-faceted DJ, producer and organiser of amazing global parties in Sevilla and around. Music of the past, present and future; from traditional global music to new electronic currents, spanning from Latin America to the Carpathians; generating a global sound where the rhythms of this and other planets have a place. Soundcloud / Mixcloud
Brussels local support by Rebel Up DJ’s SebCat & LeBlanc, Drache Musicale (Radio Panik) and Didi & Ani of the Tropical DJispies. Expect some global eclectic sounds to bounce to!
FB event / website dj sets from 21:00 to 03:00 @ Bozar Museum, Rotonde Bertouille
Saturday 8 Feb > Rebel Up Soundclash! present: FARIDA AMADOU& FRIENDS (ex-Cocaine Piss) | SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) | REBEL UP! DJ’S OCCII do-it-yourself mysticism | musical ritualism | €8 in before 22:00 / €10 after! No presale,
FARIDA AMADOU& Friends (BE, ex-Cocaine Piss) Farida Amadou is a Liège, Belgium based bass player, most well known for being part of the punk band Cocaine Piss and for her free improv sets with Steve Noble. Since 2014, she has performed with many musicians all over Europe, including Linda Sharrock, Balasz Pandi, Jasper Stadhouders, Peter Brötzmann, Mette Rasmussen and Thurston Moore, TONiGHTS FRiENDS Include; Terrie Hessels (The Ex) on Guitar & Frank Rosaly (US) on Drums. Listen here and here.
SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) Giving birth via impromptu instrumentals to glimpses of synchronistic magic, these Spiritczualics remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely charlatans? Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outernational movement. A traveling nexus collecting dozens of participants to explore alchemical realms of sonic ritualism. Fusing DIY electronics with experimental improvisation and traditional instruments, recurring collaborators have studied under masters of Andalusian music, ethno-music research as well as important underground venues in Berlin and Hamburg’s musical scenes. Visual artist Dima Rabik contributes his miniature ink drawing style to all Spiritczualic releases – as well as a live-drawing projection during performances.
Spiritczualic (“cz” borrowed from the Polish / tʂ / hard “tch”) – a word-melange of “ritczualic” and spiritual, reflects upon the ancient practice of musical ritualism. As an idea, it greatly predates the physical occurrence of the Enhancement Center – on Christmas 2017, when an Ottoman building below the Gates of Jerusalem provided itself for a remarkable meeting. The trespassing people who happened to be there – admittingly bizarre participants synchronized by state-of-mind rather than tune or scale – began exploring sonic sessions of do-it-yourself mysticism. Witnesses of its ritualistic gatherings have indeed reported moments of divination – and possibly sorcery. This raises the question, will the audience once again behold the allurement of Higher Sources – or rather testify to trickery.“ Listen here and here.
Rebel Up DJ’s Before, inbetween & after, DJ’s Duckfood & Spliff will take you on a trip through the global underground
for the next 2 weeks from 30.01 until 11.02, Rebel Up SebCat will be touring with Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia and her acoustic band. Not as DJ, but managing the band on the road, taking them from venue to venue through Belgium (Antwerp, Gent, Leffinge), Netherlands (Leiden), Germany (Dusseldorf), France (Paris) and Switzerland (Baden, Geneve & Dudingen).
Since the 1970’s, she is one of the main female voices of the Malian Wassoulou style. Check our her recent reissue on the Awesome Tapes from Africa label, it’s pure bliss. On the tour they will have merch for sale (CD’s and vinyls) at very fair prices.
See the tour dates & venues above, come and say hello!
On saturday 8 Feb, SebCat will spin global tunes in Geneva together with the Bongo Joe team at Chez Jean-Luc cabaret bar into the night. Drop by & swing 🙂
This saturday, 25/01, Giraffes & Penguins land for the first time in the warm and cosy Antidote bar with a bunch of global Belgian vinyl DJs that will take you for a trip through wild afro, latino and PALOP sounds!
Behind the decks: DJ XOGN, Calacas duo (Mechelen) and resident DJs Le Grand Méchant Loop, Rebel Up SebCat and the Tropical DJipsies. Come early, full of love & energy. Places are limited during the night as Antidote can only hold up to 200-250 people max. FULL = FULL!
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 5am 15 minutes walk from Midi Station FB event
@ Antidote Rue de la petite île 1A 1070 Anderlecht
Nikanor – Bajo El Sol (RUP015) releases 15 january on vinyl, CD & digital Chicha cumbia, cumbia Amazonica and psychedelic rock from Peru via Brussels.
Nikanor is a Peruvian band based in Brussels, fronted by vocalist Marx Sánchez Sosa and guitarist Angel Loaiza. Together they play Chicha cumbia, a unique genre based on Andean melodies blended with tropical percussion and psychedelic rock.
The first Chicha cumbia bands appeared in Peru during the mid-1960’s and was very popular until the mid-1980’s. In recent years, ‘la Chicha’ is experiencing a renaissance, with bands and audiences from around the world (re)discovering its power and sound. Taking the big names and bands from the Chicha cumbia era as a reference, Nikanor started in 2016 as a cover band, to play the most remarkable and strongest songs to gain recognition in the Belgian scene. Since then the band has evolved into a group that writes their own music and songs.
Nikanor’s songs are a mix of rock, Chicha cumbia, tropical cumbia and Andean folk. Songs like ‘La Bajada del Kuraka’, with its Afro-Peruvian rhythms, or ‘Cóndor Blanco’, with its Quenas (Andean panpipes), make this album a trip in sound into Peru. Listening to the songs you feel like flying through landscapes and rhythms from all around the country. All of this in a rock structured format that invites to dancing and partying in a live setting.