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.

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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.

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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





Wedn 10 april > Rebel Up @ Soundway presents: Msafiri Zawose (TZ), Ancienne Belgique, Bxl + Babylon Trio @ Kinky Star, Gent

This wednesday evening, concert of Msafiri Zawose at Ancienne Belgique.

Irresistible dance and trance-go-go music of the Wagogo people from Tanzania in a contemporary electronic way. Msafiri Zawose grew up in a particularly musical family, with his father Hukwe Zawose as the main player. In 2017, Msafiri released his debut album ‘Uhamiaji’ on the international Soundway label, listen here.

DJ support by the Rebel Up dj’s in Eastern African vibes.

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doors 19h > Rebel Up

@ Ancienne Belgique
Anspachlaan 110

and also on wednesday, Babylon Trio will play a live set at the alternative music space Kinky Star in Gent on the Vlasmarkt.

support by Turkish Dutch songwriter Yank and local DJ Kruisbestuiving, a blind dj with an amazing ear & selection!

20h: DOORS
21h: Yank
21h30: Babylon Trio
After: DJ Kruisbestuiving


FREE IN!
all info > FB event / website

Tue 5 March > Rebel Up support @ Kokoko! concert, Het Bos, Antwerpen

this tuesday 5 march, a special concert of KOKOKO! in Het Bos, the best underground venue in Antwerp or even Flanders!

Rebel Up SebCat takes care of the support in Afro spheres via vinyl to the newest digital tunes.

KOKOKO! is a collective born in Kinshasa, a creative collision of different artists which fused at a block party. The collective consists of musical instrument inventors from the Ngwaka neighbourhood, electronic producer débruit, Makara Bianko (aka the Lingwala devil) and his dancers bursting forth from the Lingwala neighbourhood.

They’re best known for creating a contemporary aesthetic all their own by re-wiring and up-cycling materials such as metal, cans, engine parts and plastic containers found in Kinshasa’s streets into vital sculptural resonant dance music. Their distorted fast rhythms and spontaneous lo-fi electric sounds provide the chaotic soundtrack for the city’s harsh yet abundantly creative realities. It’s a brand new scene – radical, dangerous and thriving in a country whose political instability is felt first and most urgently on the streets of Kinshasa, an urban patchwork stretching further than the eye can see in Africa’s 3rd largest capital city. KOKOKO! is the spectacular sonic backdrop, the new, no holds barred aesthetic emanating from the downtown clubs (in between the government-imposed power cuts).

Sadly the concert is already SOLD OUT for some weeks now, but check the FB event to see if there are some tickets flowing around.

doors 20h – midnight
@ Het Bos
Ankerrui 5-7
2000, Antwerpen



Fri 1 March > Rebel Up Soundclash *Sahel special* with Studio Shap Shap (NE) & Pal/Secam @ OCCII, Amsterdam

Sounds from the Global Underground | Sahel Special

Another special Rebel Up Soundclash night in the OCCII, where we invite the band Studio Shap Shap for their only NL show this tour. Not to be missed!

Studio Shap Shap 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). The six-piece ensemble is known for fusing traditional and contemporary beats, inspired by nature, the communities they live in and the band members’ musical backgrounds. Mixing nature and city, traditional and electronic techniques, spoken word and vocals magnify the traditional instruments. Ancient knowledge to rely on and beyond modernity for a true contemporary African sound. Despite the challenges, the group managed to independently release their debut album ‘Chateau I’, which was recorded outside and under a hut and with the sound of birds and city noise around them. They have grown a lot since their first album and have been busy recording new songs. This is their only show in Netherlands. Travel with them into the modern sound of the Sahel!
https://studioshapshap.bandcamp.com/album/chateau-1

Support before & after the concert by Rebel Up DJ’s & Pal/Secam in Sahel & sunny Afro spheres.

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8€
doors 20h30 / concert 22h
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid