Sat 23 June > Festa Afro Tuga #4 *Live* w/ Africa Negra & Celeste Mariposa @ Les Ecuries van de Tram, Schaarbeek

This special summer Afro Tuga *Live* edition is a concert night with a live band all the way from Sao Tomé e Principe, Conjunto África Negra, who bring Rumba, Socopé and Semba!

Africa Negra (Sao Tomé e Principe)
For over 40 years, África Negra holds the musical scepter of Sao Tome and Príncipe, an archipelago off the west coast of Central Africa. They are extremely popular in Portuguese-speaking African countries such as Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Angola and Mozambique, even in Colombia and in the Afro Portuguese diaspora around the world! Their music was a symbol of the first years of independence in 1975. They are idolised for their inimitable line of guitar based Rumba and Socopé from Sao Tome or Congolese Soukous, with also some happy notes of Highlife from Ghana. They are back, without losing their original sound of the 70s and 80s and with most of the original lineup. If you were at their incredible and wild concert last year in Muziekpublique, you know the musical fire they will bring. Puxa pa!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNnP0Ojaekc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCLOiGNj6gc
https://soundcloud.com/filhounico/sets/frica-negra-antologia-tempor

CelesteMariposa (Lisboa)
Wilson Vilares aka Celeste Mariposa started out in the techno scene but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and further. Celeste Mariposa is also a label, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in the Lisboa area such as Chalo Correia and Julinho da Concertina (both played in Bxl the last 2 years). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, electro passada, shaking semba, rebita and much more!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

Rebel Up Gato Seb (Bxl)
Brussels global crew Rebel Up! are no secret with their eclectic global nights allover town, their monthly radio show Nightshop and Kiosk Radios session. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to contemporary LX beats.
https://www.rebelup.org/

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Bxl)
Founder of the Giraffes & Penguins party, he will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandM%C3%A9chantLoop

NGHE Soundsystem (Bxl)
a travel through Luso sounds for the opening & dinner

Special surprise live set > Electro Chouk (Haiti/Bxl)
At the very end of the night

Afro Tuga food / cuisine >
FEIJOADA ANGOLANA!
stew of red beans, cabbage & sausage / ragout avec haricots rouge, chou vert et viande!
if you want to eat > please reserve / reservez svp! > rebeluppa @ gmail com

entree > 8€ (with free beer / avec biere gratuite before midnight!)

FB event

@ Les Ecuries van de Tram
Rue Rubens 95
Schaarbeek
transport: Tram 92 (Pogge), 32, 55 (Liedts)

Fri 22 June Rebel Up double: @ Kiosk X Fete de la Musique, Parc Royal & Yoppeleyeppe #2 party @ Piossonnerie

Friday, double Rebel Up action in Brussels!
Starting with Fete de la Musique organised by Kiosk Radio in the Parc Royal / Warandepark kiosk.

LINE UP:
๏ Live concerts:
Babylon Trio ๏ chobi chobi, dabke, maqam and electronic hybrids
Commander Spoon ๏ mashed up grooves and eclectic sounds
Bombataz ๏ deep groove, vocoders, hip-hop and soul

๏ DJ sets:
DJ Paulão
Rebel Up SebCat
Young Mocro
Kiosk Radio Soundsystem
& More

Timetable >
17:00 – Dj Paulão
18:00 – Bombataz
18:45 – Young Mocro
19:30 – Commander Spoon
20:15 – SebCat Rebel Up
21:00 – Babylon Trio

FREE IN >  FB event.

Afterwards, great afterparty plan for the night > Yoppeleyeppe #2 fundraiser party at La Poissonnerie.

Like last year, they will guide you into a multicultural psychedelic travel around electronic world music passing by different cultures and continents.

This is a solidarity party supporting Borgofuturo, an association based in the small village of Ripe San Ginesio (Marche, Italy). Its action is aimed at reflecting about possible alternative societies and economies out of the consumerist model. Borgofuturo is now committed to inspiring and guiding a sustainable reconstruction after the strong earthquake that hit the area in October 2016.

During the party we will present “Borgofuturo Social Camp #2”, a 3 days gathering made of debates, workshops and live shows where people can meet, share ideas and imagine a more sustainable society.

International line-up:
22:00 : NODEF [Tribal bass](Italy / Iran)
23:30 : Azmari [Psychfunk, Afrobeat, Ethiojazz, Dub] (Sweetly Local) >>
01:00 : Dj Chokkou [Dubbing / Voodoosound] (San Donà di Piave / Anderlecht) >>
02:00 : Rebel Up! SebCat [Global beats] (Sweetly Local) >>
03:00 : Dj Pinchado [Tropical Bass-Cumbia-Psicodelia] (Argentina) >>
04:00 : Dj Notav [Trivial bass] (Pakistan)
Visuals: Liquid Light Show by Pois

Come on board and party with us!

– before 23:00: donation
– after 23:00: 5 €
FB event

@ La Poissonerie
Rue Du Progrès 214, Bxl

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