Rebel Up XMAS & NEW YEAR sale, 25% on all items on our Bandcamp page

Hello all,
best wishes from Rebel Up for this new year. We hope you had a nice and relaxing xmas.

Until friday 10 january we have a XMAS & NEW YEAR sale on at our Bandcamp page.
25% discount on all items!

To claim this 25% discount at the checkout, put discount code > > > rebelup2020

Double Bxl wednesday 20 Nov: Rebel Up SebCat @ Autumn Falls festival: Mdou Moctar, Atelier210 + Kaito Winse @ Bonnefooi, Bxl

This wednesday is a double African concert night at Atelier210 and Bonnefooi.

In Atelier210 tamashek rocker Mdou Moctar from Agadez, Niger, will play as part of Autumn Falls festival.
warmup dj set & afterparty Rebel Up SebCat& Funky Bompa.

Mdou Moctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music. His unconventional interpretations of Tuareg guitar have pushed him to the forefront of a crowded scene. Back home in Agadez, he’s celebrated for his original compositions and verbose poetry, an original creator in a genre defined by cover bands. In the exterior, where Saharan rock has become one of the continents biggest musical exports, he’s earned a name for himself with his guitar moves. Mdou shreds with a relentless and frenetic energy that utterly sets him apart. His latest album ‘Ilana The Creator’ is out on Sahel Sounds, listen here >

ticket 14€ presale, 17€ at door
all info > FB event / website

@ Atelier210
Chaussée Saint-Pierre 210
1040 Etterbeek

and for those of you in the city centre and in the mood for some griot music:
Kaito Winse from Burkina Faso will play a FREE concert in Bonnefooi.

His concert is made from 9 songs and 9 shorts stories explaining the message of songs or instrument’s origins, depending on the mood. Chatting with audiences, Kaito Winse takes them to Lankoue, his village of Sourou from Burkina Faso. His songs reveal Samo land and griot traditions from Burkina Faso through ancestors praise, edifying traditional stories (tales). So many topics sung with a powerful and natural voice, which impose listening and silence before convincing by a melodious, bewitching and catchy texture via traditional instruments such as the mouth bow, Fula flutes, calabash and more. In 2020 his solo album will be released on Rebel Up Records. See a short video here.

FB event
showtime: 22:00, FREE IN!

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres

New Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online (Radio Campus Bruxelles), also BRUZZ & guest show Radio Centraal

Fresh new Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online via Radio Campus Bruxelles, songs by Ahmed Ag Kaedy, Tallawit Timbouctou, Alex Figueira on Music With Soul, 6 albums of the month from Western Sahara Polisario freedom songs by El Wali via Sahel Sounds to Somaliland freedom songs by SAHRA Halgan on Buda Musique, Brazilian electrified Xamba coco, afoxé and maculele music from Pernambuco by Grupo Bongar & MAGA BO on Kafundó Records, raw Congolese dub rock via Paris & Kinshasa by Bantou Mentale on Glitterbeat Records, “Electronic Acholi Kaboom” compilation from Northern Uganda on Nyege Tapes and contemporary Arabic electronic compilation “Under Frustration vol 2” on Shouka / InFiné, tune in!

and have some new weekly shows on BRUZZ radio from end of October & November >

Last week, Rebel Up SebCat was invited to Radio Centraal in Antwerp at the longrunning show Huren is voor de Buren by Gregor Terror of Antwerp Gipsy Ska Orchestra. check it here >

Sunday 27.10: rebel Up SebCat warmup for Tinariwen, Het Depot, Leuven

This sunday 27 october,
Rebel Up SebCat dj warmup & afterparty support in Tamashek / Sahara and Sahel selections at the concert of iconic desert rock band Tinariwen in Het Depot, Leuven.

Tinariwen is a group of Malian Tamashek musicians, who were formed in the early 1980s in a Libyan refugee camp. Their hypnotic desert blues is just as unpleasant as it is enchanting. Expelled from their nomadic existence, they sing about political awareness, oppression and freedom.

In 2002 Tinariwen put the African desert rock on the (world) map with the album ‘The Radio Tisdas Sessions’. Since then, members of Tinariwen have released eight more albums, played at festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde, and have won multiple awards, including a Grammy for Best World Music Album.

all info & tickets > FB event / website
Het Depot | Martelarenplein 12

Fri 25 Oct: Nightshop Festa Afro Tuga #6: ANGOLA special @ Recyclart, Bxl

Festa Afro Tuga started in 2016 by the NGHE Mediatheque and Rebel Up as a party in Brussels to celebrate Afro Portuguese music culture, with guests DJ’s from Celeste Marisposa, Principe Discos label and live artists from the Afro Portuguese diaspora. 5 epic & wild editions were held so far in various Brussels venues. This edition in the new Recyclart in Molenbeek melts together with the Nightshop concept as an Angolan special. Gente sabi, puxa!

CelesteMariposa (AO/PT / Lisboa)
is a DJ from Lisbon who has been known for unconventional sets since 2010: rare vinyl pearls from the Lusophone (‘Portuguese-speaking’) African music, inspired by African ‘bailes’ from the 5 former Portuguese colonies (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, San Tomé & Principé). Most of these recordings are totally unknown in the West but afrobaile is the hot swinging cradle of any kind of groove. A powerful selection from instrumental Cape Verde funana to the raw Angolan merengue and semba, as well as gum from Guinea Bissau and Mozambique marrabenta. Simply irresistible.
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

Diron Animal (AO/PT)
Nirox Romao aka Diron Animal brings infectiously rhythmic dance music from the Angolan ghettos, fusing electronic production with traditional music. He is an ex-member of rock kuduro band Throes + The Shine where he played for several years and released his debut album ‘Alone’ in 2017 on the British Soundway label. Now his 2nd album ‘Pair’ has been released on Rebel Up Records just before summer, so his set is a true first premiere for Brussels! He will perform as a power trio, aided by percussion and guitar.
https://dironanimal.bandcamp.com

Lua Preta (AO/PL)
Angolan/Polish duo consisting of vocalist/MC Ms. Gia of Angolan descent and experienced Polish DJ and producer Mentalcut. Together they bring the frenetic mixture of modern electronic music and African genres characteristic not only to Ms. Gia’s native Angola but also to the whole continent – including kuduro, afrohouse, gqom and more. They released various EP’s and remixes in the last 2 years and are now awaiting their forthcoming EP “Polaquinha Preta”.
https://soundcloud.com/luapreta

DJ Nervoso (STP/ Lisboa)
Nervoso was born in São Tomé and Príncipe, but based around Lisbon for more than 2 decades now. As the godfather of the Príncipe label, he is well known for a bare bones approach to rhythm, working the basic hypnotic feel of pounding drums to mesmerizing effect in his permanent quest to make people move. His sound is meant to unite, not divide, the dancefloor. Even before he started producing, Nervoso was quick to perceive that some people were alienated in parties where Angolan kuduro got played, for the simple reason they didn’t command the specific moves associated with the style or its variations. So his production focused on adapting the beats of this much-loved dance music, changing the codes for a more inclusive experience. Some call it techno.
https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/dj-nervoso

+ recup snacks by NGHE during the night

Are you ready? vamos emborra!!! 🙂
Not to be missed, we guarantee.

TIMETABLE
23:00>00:30 CelesteMariposa
00:30>01:30
Diron Animal
01:30>02:30
Lua Preta
02:30>04:00 DJ Nervoso (
Príncipe Discos)
04:00>05:00 Rebel Up


FB event
5€ > 23h – 5am
@ Recyclart
13 Rue de Manchester
1080 Molem!

poster design by Bichel Editions

Fri 7 June: Rebel Up @ Sakili concert afterparty, Muziekpublique, Bxl

This friday, concert of trio Sakili, acoutstic sega & tambour music from the Indian ocean!

Sakili’s music reflects the history of Rodrigues Island, combining European and African influences: waltz, polka, mazurka, schottische, they all blend harmoniously to the rhythms of sega drumming, traditional from the times of African slaves. Moreover, as globalization also influences the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, there are of course, in some of the songs, elements of overlap with the western world or more recent preoccupations.

The Creole sega is sensual music and dance, with African influences, which was, in origin, a cultural form of resistance by slaves against the colonial rulers, but the culture turned little by little into a ritual that has in the end become rooted in tradition and lastingly incorporated in the way of life. The style of performance, sega drumming, is a vibrant mixture of music, consisting mainly of percussion, sin or status.

The Trio Sakili comprises three major ambassadors of Rodrigues sega: Vallen Pierre Louis is a banjoist well known and highly appreciated on the island. Francis Prosper belongs to one of the most important musical clans of the island and is without any doubt the best traditional percussionist and provides, with his warm timbre, the powerful voice of Sakili. Third in the line-up, Ricardo Legentile plays the accordion, the leading local melodic instrument, a heritage of the multiple influences on the island. The repertoire and the subtleties of his playing technique have been handed down from father to son for several generations of the family, while his mother, Yolande Legentile, belongs to the famous singers, the Mareshals of Sega in Rodrigues.

Afterparty in foyer by Rebel Up SebCat & Drache Musicale. Also stand by NGHE Mediatheque with special cassettes between maloya and sega.

FB event / website

doors: 19h, concert at 20h15
@ Muziekpubliek
Metro Porte de Namur

Wed 29 May: Rebel Up @ Luzafrolicious: Fundraiser party for Mozambique, Platform241, Bxl

This wednesday evening, NGO Amigos de Moçambique invite you all to come and dance to Lusophone African music served by Rebel Up DJ’s Sebcat & LeBlanc and DJ Mukambo with live percussion by Rojah Lao.

There will also be a photo & art exhibition, plenty of drinks and room to talk about what happened in Mozambique. The evening starts at 20h with a drink and the vernissage of the expo.

FB event

entry: 10 €
All revenue will go to an association in Beira (Mozambique) to help rebuild the country after the devastating floods & winds caused by cyclone Idai.
Help the victims of the cyclones in Mozambique. Come with lots of friends.

If you can’t come you can still help financially to: BE53 3101 6265 6053 in the name of asbl/vzw Amigos de Moçambique.
Muito obrigada. Kanimambo. Ko shoukoura!

@ Platform241
Rue Royale 241,
1210 Brussels