Bewogen festival is a 4 day intercultural festival throughout Brussels. *Bal Bougé* is a party of 182 nationalities. Party across boundaries, languages, cultures and nationalities. Immerse yourself in performances and short films, enjoy delicious food and dance to fantastic music. FREE IN!
Babylon Trio will play a live set and an afterparty dj set by Rebel Up SebCat. read below for all info!
a special *Sahel night* with with Studio Shap Shap (Niger)
6 musicians in the sand, under a straw roof. It is in the open air where Studio Shap Shap recorded their live album amidst bird cries and sounds from the capital city of Niamey, Niger. Traditional instruments (douma, talking drums, kindé, molo, komsa), electronic machines, bass, and piano intertwine with their sounds.
The band started off in 2015 as a project that was inspired by a new radio station in Niamey, which was searching for local musicians who could create 27 songs in three days for its broadcast programme. Studio Shap Shap are Oumarou Adamou (Niger), Boubacar Siddo Diallo (Niger), Seyni Halidou (Niger), Haruna Abdou (Niger), Christian Koulnodji (Chad) and Laetitia Cecile (Reunion Island). The six-piece ensemble is known for fusing traditional and contemporary beats, inspired by nature, the communities they live in and the band members’ historical backgrounds. Mixing nature and city, traditional and electro, speech and singing magnify the traditional instruments. Ancient knowledge to rely on and go beyond modernity for a true contemporary African sound. Despite the challenges, the group managed to independently release their debut album ‘Chateau I’. They have been busy recording their 2nd album which soon will be released. Travel with them into the modern sound of the Sahel! listen here > https://studioshapshap.bandcamp.com
with support by Rebel Up DJ’s SebCat & Leblanc in true Sahel spheres.
programme > 20:30 Rebel Up DJ’s 21:30 Studio Shap Shap 22:30 Rebel Up DJ’s
Also saturday night, another wild Giraffes & Penguins party in Au Quai! Are you ready once more? 🙂
Get ready for a tribal night with Brussels collective Global Hybrid Records and the Giraffes & Penguins DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop, plus of course our video mapping wizard Maria Ilia.
Global Hybrid is a gathering of artists, music lovers & cultural interbreeding enthousiasts. Event organizers, collective and label, they inject tribal and organic elements to the clubbing culture, surpassing geographic and time borders and displaying a powerful, versatile and trance-inducing music, as well as a refined taste for visual installations and scenography.
This saturday evening / night, Rebel Up SebCat @ Arumbo album release party in Trefpunt, Gent.
A night of rumba Catalana, flamenco, mestizo rock, cumbia, ska, oempapa, balkan and more!
Catalonia / Belgium based band Arumbo will launch their first full album ‘Camino de Vuelta’ Support by Shaman Festival (ska/oempapa/balkan & more)
AFTERPARTY until 5h with DJ´s Gudari, Feria Bomba & SebCat (Rebel Up!) world, mestizo, bass, cumbia, balkan, ska, roots & more
!Come early because their are only 100 entrances. No reservations! DOORS: 19h – 5am, concerts between 20h30 – 23h Entrance 10€ + Full album Arumbo included Organized in collaboration with bookings agency Number One Entertainment & Trefpunt.
Big thanks to those who came out in full force to our Festa Afro Tuga night, what an amazing night it was!
This thursday, Rebel Up SebCat & Drache Musicale will spin warm up & afterparty tunes at the album launch of Brussels based tuareg rock band Kel Assouf in Ancienne Belgique. On friday 15 feb their album ‘Black Tenere’ will be released on the international label Glitterbeat, so this is the true avant premiere!
About that: After their acclaimed album Tikounen, Kel Assouf return with an even more transformative collection: Black Tenere. Produced by the band’s keyboardist Sofyann Ben Youssef, the mastermind behind the highly touted AMMAR 808, the new album strips things back to a power trio lineup and focuses on the crackling, forward-looking energy of Nigerien front man Anana Ag Haroun’s next level Kel Tamashek (Tuareg) rock songs, aided by percussionist Olivier Penu. Listen here to the opening tune or check out this live video from a few months ago.