on saturday 2 July, Giraffes & Penguins will host several dj slots at the 3 day jazz & folk Brosella festival at the Osseghem park (Atomium). Didi of Tropical Djipsies, Rebel Up SebCat and Fourmi Rouz will play varied 1 hour sets at 16h30, 19h30, 22h and 23h30.
See for full programme & tickets here.
in the evening from around 22h onwards, Rebel Up & Friends at Le Reservoir bar in les Marolles. with dj sets by Freedo Figh & Roza (54 Sound), Didi, RaQLand Fresh Nunas
FB event here.
On sunday 3 July is the free Amsterdam Roots Open Air festival in Oosterpark.
Rebel Up SebCat will play a dj set at 16h in the Solar tent run by Oedipus brewery.
Deli Teli performs at 17h30 at the World stage. Also concerts by Deli Teli, Miroca Paris, Groupe RTD Dancing Devils of Djibouti, Aquafaba, Ayom and Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy, Ami Yerewolo, Yallah Yallah party and more.
see all info & lineup here.
After our night in OCCII, Rebel Up is staying in Netherlands for a bit longer and doing a ‘mini tour’ 😉
DJ sets on thursday, friday & saturday!
Thursday 5 May, which is liberation day in Netherlands, Rebel Up SebCat will play with Papelon Kifesh at the Kashmir Lounge coffeeshop bar. From 20h onwards.
@ Jan Pieter Heijestraat 85
Amsterdam (Overtoom / Vondelpark)
See event here.
On friday 06.05 Rebel Up SebCat will do a 2 hour session at the Oedipus beer Badhuis cafe for Oedipus Radio from 19 – 21h. Maybe with a special guest even. Come hang in the Oedipus old bathing house and taste their artisanal beers, or tune in via their online radio.
@ Javaplein 21
Amsterdam (Indische Buurt)
and on saturday 07.05, Cumbia Salvaje party by Baobab United in Nijmegen.
Place to be is Strandbar Stek, a beach right next to De Waal river.
A nice lineup with Brussels cumbia acts & dj’s > Memo Pimiento, Rafael Aragon, Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies + Baobab Utd.
See event here.
Beforehand around 17h / 18h, Rebel Up & Rafael Aragon will do a streaming session at Open Source Radio. Tune into the videostream here.
Every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up gathers alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.
This night is curated by Tropical DJipsies.
Live concerts by:
Sina Kienou is a young musician from a large family of griot-musicians, from the late chief of the griots of Burkina Faso, Baba Kienou Abdoulaye.
Raluca’s style of music is characterized by warm and colourful sonorities, slightly melancholical tones and cinematic moods. The imprint of impressionism, folklore and jazz can be perceived in her musical universe. (Jojo Demeijer will join Raluca and add percussions and even more colors to this trip)
DJ sets after concerts by Tropical DJipsies with DiDi & RaqL in global sounds.
Free in / entree libre / gratis
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
Listen festival is finally on again this week for 1st time since 2019! Such an amazing programme, 5 nights of music allover Brussels!
On saturday 02.04 Rebel Up & Crammed Discs team up with the VK Vaartkapoen venue with an amazing diverse lineup. Schroothoop trio from Brussels on their instruments made from recycled trash, Palestinian duo Zenobia and their electro-dabke sound and DJ set by Acid Arab, plus Rebel Up & Rrita Jashari on the dj decks for more dancefloor fun.
More than 80% of the tickets are gone, so better hurry up. Get tickets here.
22h00 Rrita Jashari
23h00 Schroothoop ‘Live’
00h00 Rrita Jashari
00h30 Zenobia ‘Live’
01h30 Acid Arab ‘Dj set’
03h30 Rebel Up DJs
On friday 01.04, Instore listening session > Rebel Up & Fresh Nunas will spin vinyls at Tropicall Records in the Marolles area. Also concert by Burkinabé griot musician Kaito Winse.
Come over, free in > bar with artisanal beers, samosa & arancini tapas, piments de fati & more. From 18h to 23h. FB event.
@ Tropical Records shop
235 Rue Haute
Rebel Up collective is back this week at Bonnefooi for a set that’ll get the week started properly ! Don’t miss out Fresh Nunas & Spilulu coming right from the Rebel Up family who are ready to set the stage on fire with live percussion !
Spilulu (DRC / Lumumbashi)
Originally from Lubumbashi / Katanga Democratic Republic of Congo, Spilulu is famous for his afrohouse blends and more!
Fresh Nunas (MZ – Bxl)
Mozambican DJ Fresh Nunas is a multimedia artist who started his pro dj cultural career in New York City. Fresh is a veteran DJ of afro sounds, always keeping them grounded in the continent, for club audiences across the globe. He will play his set together with Cuban percussionist Sandy Martin
hosted by Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
SebCat is a full time nexus, taking sounds from all corners and styles into his wildcat dj sets, performing at parties & festival on several continents.
Full info > FB event
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
DJ Set: 10PM
This tuesday evening Rebel Up & Les Ateliers Claus present: Etran de l’Aïr!
The name Etran de L’Aïr translates to “the Stars of the Aïr,” the mountainous region of Northern Niger. They are based in the town of Agadez, an urban center renowned for the electric guitar and the western named “desert blues” music. In the Sahara, this electric guitar genre is intertwined with social function. It’s a lucrative commerce, and gigging bands make their living in weddings, baptisms, and political events. Etran de L’Aïr is one of Agadez’s longest playing groups on the circuit since 1995. Yet they are also a band that has remained on the fringes, stars of the Agadez working class.
Etran de L’Aïr play a style that captures the contemporary sound of Agadez, incorporating vastly different musics into their repertoire. While Tuareg guitar follows a predictable format, Etran breaks convention and throws a third guitar into the mix. The two lead guitars solo on top of one another, in constant dialogue, with a crashing response from the drum. There is a bubbly underwater warble that emerges from reverb and crackly amps. It’s electric party music, surf rock, from a place that is all beach. They differentiate themselves from the other wedding bands: “We play our own folklore, not like the other artists in Agadez. Our music is based around traditional Takamba…and we listen to a lot of Malian music. Not Tinariwen, but musicians like Ali Farka Touré and Oumou Sangaré.” Etran de L’Aïr is not just a musical group, but a family collective.
+ DJ support Rebel Up SebCat
Tickets presale: 8€ under 26/ unemployed – 10€ normal. Buy here.
concert @ 20h30
@ Les Ateliers Claus
15 Rue Crickx
FB event / website