On Thursday 27.10 in Amsterdam Rebel Up & OK IN /OUT KO! organise a concert evening at the deeply alternative venue OCCII.
with Wau Wau Collectif(Senegal/Sweden) Avant-garde cosmic sounds from Senegal, Wau Wau Collectif’s Yaral Sa Doom is a groundbreaking group whose music album span borders and musical scenes. Inspired from West African tradition, Sufi praise songs, spiritual jazz, and dub rhythms, the effect is a genre-defying entry in outernational sound. “Airy, dreamlike music as generous as it is joyous” – Pitchfork
and warmup by Bhajan Boy & Raga Arkestra aka Ajay Sagger. His second album titled “Shanti Shanti Shanti” will be released at the start of November 2022. He will be joined by his Raga Arkestra, with special guests flying in to join this group. Expect a night of deep spiritual psych jams. and you get the chance to purchase the cassette album before its official release date.
warmup sounds before/between/after by Rebel Up SebCat
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.
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.
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.
Lineup >>>> 22h00 Rrita Jashari 23h00 Schroothoop ‘Live’ 00h00 Rrita Jashari 00h30 Zenobia ‘Live’ 01h30 Acid Arab ‘Dj set’ 03h30 Rebel Up DJs 05h00 end
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! https://soundcloud.com/spilulu
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 https://www.mixcloud.com/deadfresh
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. https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa
Full info > FB event @ Bonnefooi Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres Doors: 8PM DJ Set: 10PM Free entry
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.
Who says August, says sunshine and outdoor DJs. and this saturday 24 degrees and sun is forecasted……
Let’s meet at See U for a partnership and a musical carte blanche by the Rebel Up + Giraffes & Penguins collectives. The opportunity for L’asbl Kwa! aka Jam in Jette to leave the commune of Jette, to make culture resonate in other communes of Brussels.
A special musical program with Bxl global DJ’s 🔥 We will dance between giraffes, penguins and camels 💥
Didi (Tropical DJipsies) Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins) Rebel Up SebCat Hishek Bishek duo Fresh Nunas (Mozambique / AM Roots) Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Love Foundation Brussels)