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)
This thursday BRUZZ invites Rebel Up for their Rooftop summer show, where they invite DJ’s to talk about their upcoming open air gigs as well as a live mix.
Rebel Up SebCat & Renaud Arents from Pianofabriek will talk about CHAUD, the closing weekend on friday & saturday with Tropical DJipsies, docu screening of Les Nouvelles Guerilleres, Rebel Up, Le grand Mechant Loop, Rafael Aragon and concert by Kel Assouf.
Here the event of Tropical DJipsies / docu screeningLes Nouvelles Guerilleres on friday > 17:00 – 19:30 music, 19:30 screening Here the event of Rebel Up & Friends / Kel Assouf on saturday > 15:00 – 19:00 music, 19:30 concert
On sunday 20.06 Rebel Up records will participate with a vinyl/merch stand at Beats ‘n’ Roots Keep On event for Fete de la Musique at Circularium in Anderlecht. Circularium is a new creative space for circular economy in Brussels.
Lots of (inter)national artists, live sets and DJ sets. Timetable:
13H : DJ MIMI / VJ BenRichard 14H : concert Clemix 15H30 : DJ Ibaaku / VJ BenRichard 16H30 : concert Esinam 18H DJ Kuna Maze / VJ BenRichard 19H : concert Ozferti