Fri 22 Feb > Rebel Up @ Studio Shap Shap *Sahel night* @ Recyclart, Bxl

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


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6€
doors 20:30

@ Recyclart
Rue de Manchester 13-15
Molenbeek

Thu 24 + Fri 25 Jan > Rebel Up SebCat in Berlin (DE)

hello folks!


Rebel Up SebCat will be in Berlin for a few days, playing at 2 gig.

First up > African Beats & Pieces guitar special @ Monarch.

African Beats & Pieces ★ is an event series dedicated to the music of Africa and its diaspora.

SIX STRING SPECIAL: THE MAGICAL SOUNDS OF AFRICAN GUITARS

From Congolese rumba’s intricate guitar lines to Mali’s evocative three-chords blues, in Africa the guitar is king. Rebel Up SebCat & DJ Mixanthrope will spend a whole night exploring the countless genres prominently featuring the six-stringed instrument: High-Life, Soukous, Benga, Rumba, Jùjú, Chimurenga, Afrobeat, Tuareg, Ndombolo, Coladeira, Coupé-Décalé, Bikutsi & more!

There is a wide a range of dynamic finger-picking legends to pay tribute to: Djelimady Tounkara, Diblo Dibala, Ali Farka Touré (featured on the banner!), King Sunny Adé, Ebo Taylor, Oliver Mtukudzi, Franco Luambo, Docteur Nico, Koo Nimo, Souzy Kasseya & more! The dancefloor will be kept in motion with guitar-driven grooves and electrifying riffs all night long!

Full info > FB event

from 22h to 5am
@ Monarch
Skalitzerstrasse 134 / 1st floor
10999 Berlin



and on friday 25th, SebCat will spin global sounds at the magical Trickster with an array of international Berlin friends.
it’s all hush hush, so if you want to come, send us an email 🙂


Saturday 15 Dec > Rebel Up Leblanc & Front Chaud @ Bonnefooi, Bxl

We play with fire, it will be very hot. Feet, heart and between the legs. With big sound, by our wholesalers-specialists of tropical nuggets from all over the world. Between folk, pop and electro but especially everything you never hear on the radio or with your pirated streaming subscription.

Rebel Up Leblanc will represent Rebel Up on this night hosted by Front Chaud aka Rico Medeiros of Drache Musicale.


http://drachemusicale.blogspot.com

from 23h til very late…. afterparty hours.
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@ Bonnefooi
Rue des Pierres / Steenstraat 8

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
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