Wedn 10 april > Rebel Up @ Soundway presents: Msafiri Zawose (TZ), Ancienne Belgique, Bxl + Babylon Trio @ Kinky Star, Gent

This wednesday evening, concert of Msafiri Zawose at Ancienne Belgique.

Irresistible dance and trance-go-go music of the Wagogo people from Tanzania in a contemporary electronic way. Msafiri Zawose grew up in a particularly musical family, with his father Hukwe Zawose as the main player. In 2017, Msafiri released his debut album ‘Uhamiaji’ on the international Soundway label, listen here.

DJ support by the Rebel Up dj’s in Eastern African vibes.

FB Event / website
doors 19h > Rebel Up

@ Ancienne Belgique
Anspachlaan 110

and also on wednesday, Babylon Trio will play a live set at the alternative music space Kinky Star in Gent on the Vlasmarkt.

support by Turkish Dutch songwriter Yank and local DJ Kruisbestuiving, a blind dj with an amazing ear & selection!

20h: DOORS
21h: Yank
21h30: Babylon Trio
After: DJ Kruisbestuiving


FREE IN!
all info > FB event / website

Fri 29 March > Rebel Up Sebcat @ Rumbaristas concert, Ancienne Belgique

Rumbaristas is a crazy quartet with Spanish, French and Belgian roots. They present cheery ‘balkanorumba’ and this international explanation is included in that: ‘Rumbaristas stands for an unbalanced lively and colourful mix of Latin American flavour, with the passion of the Balkan music. A pretty senseless mix of Catalan rumba and Sicilian tarantella, spiced up with a touch of ska, folk, reggae, cumbia and even avant-garde.

DJ support from 19h onwards & after the show by Rebel Up SebCat & Miguel Menendez (Rumba Hispano Belga) in rumba sounds to southern european and latin american folk.

all info > FB event / AB website

@ Ancienne Belgique
Anspachlaan 110

Wed 31 Oct > Rebel Up warmup @ sufi qawwali jazz night w/ Fanna-Fi-Allah + Rudresh Mahanthappa Indo Pak Coalition, Ancienne Belgique, Bxl + Record market @ Recyclart

hello!
this wednesday, double Rebel Up evening. take your pick or do both 🙂

Record market at Recyclart + concert Dr Poembak
the Rebel Up distro & label will be present from 16h till 22h >
FREE IN
all info < FB event / website

and in the evening, Rebel Up is supporting as dj warmup at concert night in the Ancienne Belgique.

◊ FANNA-FI-ALLAH
This seven-man company from Pakistan & Canada is celebrating the Pakistani qawwali tradition – an ancient form of Sufi religious music from Asia – such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan did in the 80s-90s. And although they have been active for 20 years, the band seems to break through this year with a wider audience.

◊ RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA & the Indo-Pak Coalition
Pitchfork recently described his style as ‘jaw-dropping’ and called him ‘one of the finest saxophonists going’. AllMusic also lauded and titled: “One of the strongest voices of the jazz scene.” His latest album ‘Agrima’ reflects ‘the vibrant presence of Indian rhythmic and melodic elements in a charged, modern improvisational framework born of the New York jazz scene’.

doors > 19h
19h > Rebel Up dj set
20h > Rudresh Mahantappa
21h30 > Fanna-Fi-Allah

More info & tickets > FB event / website.

Sun 21 May > Rebel Up! @ Ancienne Belgique, Latin Day w/ Systema Solar (CO), La Chiva Gantiva (CO/Bxl), Orkesta Mendoza (MX) and La Negra Albina (ES/Bxl)

This sunday @ Ancienne Belgique > cumbia, mambo, rocknroll, countrytwang, champeta, etceterarara

SYSTEMA SOLAR is a crazy Colombian collective ‘from near the Caribbean’ and you might already know them from other nights & festivals? Apparently they will be bringing ‘berbenautika’ and that is then a cross between the champeta ‘pikos’ soundsystems and the ‘verbena’ parties!? Or, as they say: ‘Whatever. Party!’

LA CHIVA GANTIVA is also of Colombian origin but is known to dancing music-lovers as international, diverse, from Brussels, and even as ‘neighbour to AB’. In 2017, they finally release a 3rd album. We’re happy to repeat it too: with their extra tambore, alegre, llamador and maracones they are sure to get you back on the champeta, chirimia and mapalé!

ORKESTA MENDOZA gathers in Tucson, Arizona, and is linked to Calexico via their frontman Sergio Mendoza. Here is a phenomenally infectious mix of texmex, cumbia, mambo, merengue, ranchero, rock‘n’roll, country-twang, psychedelica & Perez Prado… The whole hot hog, wittily played with class, passion, and pleasure (and released on the brilliant Glitterbeat label!)

LA NEGRA ALBINA, our friend Paula Leon lead this group: as homebase Brussels – on the street or in parks if need be – but most definitely with Latin or Hispanic or South America roots, and what they present is quite simply extra-territorially enjoyable.

DJ support by
Rebel Up & Sugamix

15:00 doors
16:00 La Negra Albina
17:30 Orkesta Mendoza
19:00 La Chiva Gantiva
21:00 Systema Solar
22:30 end

15 € presale / door

More info >
FB event
AB site

Sun 18 Sept > 2x Rebel Up! @ Global Street Sounds, Ancienne Belgique + Afterparty @ Bonnefooi. 2x FREE IN!

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Yo Brussels!

Sunday 18 september is Car Free Sunday, so what better reason to have a street party outside at the Ancienne Belgique venue in the Rue des Pierres. And with a real killer global lineup of true sounds from the global underground! 🙂

with Haitian folklore voudou group Chouk Bwa Libete, Palestinian electro *shamstep* crew 47Soul, eclectic folk group Refugees For Refugees, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Azmari, Daniel Dzidzonu, our friends Memo Pimiento, Gan Gah, Deena Abdelwahed and ofcourse Rebel Up!

Kicking off at 15h til 22h30. FREE IN!
FB event / AB website

+ Afterparty in arab bass spheres in Bonnefooi from 22h, with Deena Abdelwahed, Gan Gah, Rafael Aragon and Rebel Up!. Dance till you drop! FREE IN
FB event

Where?
AB & Bonnefooi
Anspach & Rue des Pierre, Bxl centre