Saturday 1 December, Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #12 with Gan Gah, Au Quai, Bxl

A weird-looking caravan is progressing slowly through the desert. The Bedu-Penguins are approaching, followed by dozens of robot giraffes carrying their massive soundsystem. They travel from town to town to spread traditional and futuristic arabic sounds, night after night after night… Soon they will reach their next destination – a wild oasis called Au Quai.
Is it a mirage? Come check it out!

The caravan’s members GAN GAH, Rebel Up Sebcat & Duckfood, Le Grand Méchant Loop and Maria Ilia (video mapping) will shake your hips & bellies all night long!

〰🔅〰 GAN GAH (MA/BE)〰🔅〰
Producer/DJ Gan Gah is set to cause a storm on the music scene
with his melting pot fusion of Electronic music and North-African vibes accompanied by rhythmic beats. Gan Gah edges more into Gnawa and Berbers territory with his music like you’ve never heard before, hypnotising his audiences with dancing spells and creating a movement that no other producer has yet to make. The Moroccan born producer is bringing his childhood Agadir roots into Brussels with his memorable sets, effortlessly gathering unity and culture together through his music. In 2015 he released an album dubbed ‘Souktronics.’ The following year was a big one for Gan Gah as he dropped two albums, ‘Moroccan Affair Remixed’ Featuring Jabo, and ‘Chaâbitronics.’ Gan Gah has performed at Dour festival, Sfinks Mixed Festival and the infamous ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). Whether it’s with his production skills or DJing, Gan Gah pushes sonic boundaries and envelopes listeners into his universe.

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood 〰🔅〰
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds in Recyclart, Bonnefooi, Brass, Beursschouwburg and other Bxl venues. Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths!

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. He will take us on a wild journey through the desert, spiced up with live percussion!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/

〰🔅〰 Maria Ilia 〰🔅〰
Maria is a Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist. Her experience in architecture came together with her passion for visuals to develop sophisticated and colorful video mapping on handmade structures for events and festivals. Tonight the visual vibe will be set in Bxl Arabic moods, to surprise the senses.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

all info & RVSP > FB event
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 4h

@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut / Henegouwenkaai 23
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Saturday 17 nov > Rebel Up Records @ Schiev festival label market, Beursschouwburg + @ Sublime Frequencies tour w/ Baba Commandant, Seyawa & Praed @ Het Bos, Antwerpen

yo Brussels + Antwerpen!

this saturday double action > afternoon in Brussels @ Schiev festival label market, evening/night @ Het Bos, Antwerpen

Starting at 14h at the label market of the Schiev Festival in Beursschouwburg.

Rebel Up Records will be present with our latest releases but also the distro. check here and here what we got in stock.
Here all the other labels that will be at the label market > Activities Records, Ångström Records, A1000p, bepotel, Caoutchou, Ediçoes Cn, E42.A8, Ini-itu, Jj funhouse, KRAAK, Lexi Disques, Le Pacifique Records, Meeuw Muzak, Midlife, MONTAGE, Prr! Prr!, Santé Loisirs, Slagwerk, Sub Rosa, Tanuki, Thin Consolation,ThirdTypeTapes (TTT), Vastechoses

Also Rebel Up will be playing a dj set in the bar/market area from 15 to 16h.
The market goes on till 22h, but we will be gone by 18h.

FREE IN
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in the evening/ night, it’s the Sublime Frequencies 15 years tour!
The Rebel Up DJ’s will be doing dj support during the evening & afterparty together with Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies.

Since 15 years, American label SUBLIME FREQUENCIES enriches the music world as a specialist in non-western music. Besides music, they also publish books, documentaries and films. Tonight they present two live artists signed on their label: Senyawa (Indonesia) and Baba Commandant (Burkina Faso), also joined by their friends Praed (Lebanon). DJ support comes from the label owner Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies and the Rebel Up dj’s.

Senwaya
this duo from Yogyakarta is headed by Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryardi. Indonesian traditional music forms the basis, but the duo uses playing techniques from experimental genres to create a completely unique sound. Hardcore metal, improvisation and traditional ritual music played with an intensity as if punk. Singer Shabare uses vocal traditions of the island in his singing but can also heavy metal grunting. Suryardi plays self-built instruments with names like ‘Gary’, ‘Bambu Wukir’ and ‘Aker Mahoni’. During performances, the duo uses homemade electronics to edit the sound of the vocals and instruments live. Their new album ‘Sujud’ has just been released.

https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/sujud

Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band
from Burkina Faso and was born as Mamadou Sanou and earned his spurs as a dancer and then as a singer and musician with groups like Dounia and the accompaniment band of Burkina Faso’s greatest star: Victor Démé. Baba Commandant plays the ‘ngoni’, the traditional instrument of the Donse tribe, traditional hunters in the region of Burkina Faso and Mali. He is aided by his Mandingo band of veteran musicians of the mandinko tradition, enfused with rock. The main influences of the group are Nigerian greats Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade but also Moussa Doumbia, the Malinese response to James Brown. Check their debut album ‘Juguya’ and their afro rocker album ‘Siri Ba Kele’ has which just been released
https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/siri-ba-kele

Praed (Lebanon)
“The band’s body of work mainly explores the terrain of Arabic popular music (“Shaabi”) and its interconnectedness with other psychedelic and hypnotic musical genres in the world, such as free jazz, space jazz, and psychedelic rock among others. Since its inception, Praed has shown a very keen interest in this music as a medium that reflects Egyptian society’s complicated fabric. Through the research it conducted, the band began to discover a strong cultural connection between “Shaabi” sounds and the “Mouled” music that is played in religious trance ceremonies. The hypnotizing psychedelic effect that was embedded in this genre also triggered thoughts around its similarity to other popular music in the world that employ forms of sonic delirium, such as free jazz and psychedelic rock.”
https://praed.bandcamp.com

Tickets: 10 € presale /13 € at door
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doors 20h30
@ Het Bos
Ankerrui 5-7
Antwerpen

Friday 16 Nov > Sublime Frequencies 15 year tour @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ Baba Commandant, Senyawa & more!

This friday Amsterdam people!

Sublime Frequencies tour night in OCCII with 2 international bands; Baba Commandant & his Mandingo Band from Burkina Faso and duo Senyawa from Indonesia, plus duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang.

Since 15 years, American label SUBLIME FREQUENCIES enriches the music world as a specialist in non-western music. Besides music, they also publish books, documentaries and films. Tonight they present two live artists signed on their label: Senyawa (Indonesia) and Baba Commandant (Burkina Faso). Also Canadian-Egyptian duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang will perform an early set. DJ support comes from the label owner Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies, Rebel Up and Papelon Kifesh.

Senwaya
this duo from Yogyakarta is headed by Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryardi. Indonesian traditional music forms the basis, but the duo uses playing techniques from experimental genres to create a completely unique sound. Hardcore metal, improvisation and traditional ritual music played with an intensity as if punk. Singer Shabare uses vocal traditions of the island in his singing but can also heavy metal grunting. Suryardi plays self-built instruments with names like ‘Gary’, ‘Bambu Wukir’ and ‘Aker Mahoni’. During performances, the duo uses homemade electronics to edit the sound of the vocals and instruments live. Their new album ‘Sujud’ has just been released.

https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/sujud

Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band
from Burkina Faso and was born as Mamadou Sanou and earned his spurs as a dancer and then as a singer and musician with groups like Dounia and the accompaniment band of Burkina Faso’s greatest star: Victor Démé. Baba Commandant plays the ‘ngoni’, the traditional instrument of the Donse tribe, traditional hunters in the region of Burkina Faso and Mali. He is aided by his Mandingo band of veteran musicians of the mandinko tradition, enfused with rock. The main influences of the group are Nigerian greats Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade but also Moussa Doumbia, the Malinese response to James Brown. Check their debut album ‘Juguya’ and their afro rocker album ‘Siri Ba Kele’ has which just been released

https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/siri-ba-kele

Canadian-Egyptian & American improv duo Sharif Sehnaoui & Michael Zerang will play a early support set. Improv guitarist Sehnaoui is known from bands such as Dwarfs of East Agouza and Jerusalem Is In My Heart, American percussionist Zerang hails from Chicago and its rich improv scene.
https://soundcloud.com/sharif-sehnaoui/sharif-sehnaoui-michael-zerang

DJ support & afterparty by Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies) and Papelon Kifesh

Expect an ephemeral exhibit showcasing the visual history of the label’s 15 year existence with some artwork, flyers and posters. There will be new and exclusive merchandise available only at this event as well as new albums by Senyawa and Baba Commandant. Please join us for a celebration of Sublime Frequencies!

Doors 20h30
tickets: 8,50€ presale, 10€ at door
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@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

22 + 23 sept > Rebel Up SebCat in Berlin > 4th FreakOuternational Vinyl Market @ Festsaal Kreuzberg & Tropical Timewarp @ Klunkerkranich

Berlin! 2 gigs >

on saturday 22 september, 4th FreakOuternational vinyl market @ Festsaal Kreuzberg.
Summer season ends with the 4th market and a big bang of an after party! As usual they offer vinyl, used and new, as well as equipment, instruments and arts. After dark we celebrate a great summer with all you waxheads, helpers, DJs, artists, regulars, irregulars, visitors, guests, and supporters.

4 pm Biergarten ***FREE ENTRY***
Vinyl market & Pop-Up radio
with DJ Rebel Up SebCat & Freak A§§ E (FreakOuternational)

9.30 pm Kaminzimmer room
Concerts & Party

Live:
Okou (Paris/Berlin)
SAADI (SYR/NYC)
Taha feat. Amer Wakka (SYR/DE)
DJs:
Rebel Up SebCat
Shalaby (EGY)
Freak A§§ E

Okou
Afrofuturistic dance sensation! Singer Tatiana Heintz was born in Cote d’Ivore and has been a musical nomad ever since. She is singing in English, French and Bété, backed by multi instrumentalist Gilbert Trefzger on slide guitar and bass pedal. Third man is Ghost Nebula alias Konaté Thiemöko Alain-Stéphane on electronics.
https://vimeo.com/278151576

SAADI
Born in Syria and raised in the US, Boshra AlSaadi is a typical product of the multicultural music scene of New York. She sang and played bass in bands such as Looker and Teen, as well as a part of the Bubu Gang of the late Janka Nabay, where she also served as musical director. As a solo artists she has released two 45s and will pick up that thread for an exclusive Berlin performance.
saadinyc.bandcamp.com

Taha feat. Amer Wakka
Taha, a Syrian MC and producer, amalgamates postmodern prose, contemporary poetry, Arabic rap, and classical poetry. Taha’s music and texts draw on memory, emanating from displacement, exile, nostalgia, and the politics of home and identity.
Special guest Amer Wakka is a hip hop artist originally from Damascus, who has been gaining recognition in the Arab world after performing in Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and his native Syria. Since his escape in 2015 Amer lives in Germany, but remains true to his mother tongue – Rap Arabi fi Almania – Arab rap in Germany. His first EP “CHAUA” was released earlier this year with “Bezirk Zwo”.
bezirkzwo.de/project/amer-wakka-chaua-ep

Rebel Up SebCat
The Belgian soul brother of Freak A$$ E, with his Rebel Up! collective following the same mission as the FreakOuternational: championing and supporting the network of outernational musicianship, be it on the radio, at parties and concerts, or on wax. His mixes are a wild ride across all borders and fences..

Shalaby (Okou)
Musical Nomad with swiss / egyptian roots and a deep knowledge of all things with strings. He plays electric and acoustic oud, as well as guitars, banjo and pedal bass in various projects including Mando & Gilbert and Okou (see above). As a DJ he journeys with ease between the west and the east. soundcloud.com/gilberttrefzger/mixtape-1-dj-shalaby

Freak S.E. (FreakOuternational)
The DJ with rots in Dub & Drum’n’Bass is hosting the FreakOuternational Radio Show on multicult.fm and the monthly FreakOuternational Vinyl Night at Monarch. He is co-founder of undestructible dub lab X.A.CUTE, plays drums in power duo Atomvulkan Britz and various instruments in the latest incarnation of the Mystical Communication Service.
always a pleasure
mixcloud.com/FreakAssE

Supported by Musicboard Berlin
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@ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Am Flutgraben 2, Berlin

and on sunday 23 september, Rebel Up SebCat will play at the Tropical Timewarp party in the Klunkerkranich rooftop venue in Neukoln area.

Tropical Timewarp is back for another high altitude session at Klunkerkranich! Joining us for some fresh mountain air on the ‘Hinter den Alpen’ upper deck dance floor some very special guests.. Providing an eclectic mix of tropical tunes from Lagos to London via Bogotá >>>

Rebel Up SebCat
David Tinning (Cashmere Radio / Bush of Ghosts / Santuri Safari)
santurisafari.org/soundcloud.com/davidwtinning

The Soulvendor & BestMate? – (Tropical Timewarp)
tropicaltimewarp.orgmixcloud.com/Tropical_Timewarp
soundcloud.com/tropical-timewarp

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from 18 til midnight
@ Klunkerkranich
Karl-Marx-Str. 66, Berlin

Thu 28 June, Rebel Up 2x > Music-o-Jardin @ Elzenhof + Demarrage IV @ C12

Hello Brussels!

This thursday 28 june, 2 events with Rebel Up tunes 🙂

Music-o-Jardin brings summer vibes to the Elzenhof garden in Ixelles.
Come and enjoy the sun and music with cocktails, kids animation and catering by Our House. Free in!

17:00 => 23:00 DJ SebCat (Rebel Up) > vinyl set!
17:00 => 20:00 Activities for children
17:00 => 21:00 Food by Our House Project
20:00 => 21:30 Match Belgium – England (indoor)

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@ Elzenhof, Avenue Couronne 12, Ixelles

and afterwards, playing at the Demarrage IV night in C12 venue. a free party night, also to celebrate the end of the student exam period.

Theme of the night is DJ set in different BPM tempo’s, changing every hour, with a big array of Bxl & BE dj crews, such as Rebel Up, Mentality, Slagwerk, Under My Garage, Deep in House, Break The Silence, Dar, Lait de Coco and more.

Rebel Up SebCat will do 45mins from 100 to 120 BPM, expect lots of cumbia, dancehall, bass, gqom and afrohouse 🙂

Free in, see you there!
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@ C12
Grasmarkt 116, 1000 Bxl