Tonight, Festa Afro Tuga special #2 livestream hosted by Blacksea Não Maya Official (Príncipe Discos / Lisboa, margem sul) with DJ Kolt, Noronha & Petit > starts at 21H CET / 20H Tuga time on our Twitch channel.
FB event here
SABI SYSTÈME # 1 is the first evening of a cycle dedicated to the celebration of randomness and singularity, while dancing to sounds from around the globe, and meeting in Brussels.
Hosted by Safari Frappè – a recent fusion between Safari Produções (Lisbon) and Radio Frappè (Bxl / Maastricht) – this evening brings together an energetic line up of DJ and a hectic atmosphere, but also beverages and gastronomy from Cape Verde and from West Africa.
A great Cape Verde Cachupa (national dish of stew with beans & meat or vege) will be prepared for the occasion! ▲ Attention, only about 50 of dishes will be served, so come early! ▲
Radio Frappé duo
Rebel Up SebCat
Position Soixant-Quatorze DJ team
5€ in (cash only!)
22h – till late
@ Antidote (Studio City Gate)
Klein Eiland / Rue de la Petite Île 1A, 1070 Bruxelles
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.
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.
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”.
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.
+ recup snacks by NGHE during the night
Are you ready? vamos emborra!!! 🙂
Not to be missed, we guarantee.
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
5€ > 23h – 5am
13 Rue de Manchester
poster design by Bichel Editions
Afro Tuga time again! After our 1st super successful party in Brussels last June, it is time for Afro Tuga #2 and this time 2 nights in 2 cities: Antwerp & Brussels.
Amazing artwork for both made events by Bichel Editions.
Friday 24 March in Het Bos in Antwerp >
With 2 special guests from Lisboa, Portugal, for a night of true Afro Portuguese music styles from vintage styles to urban afro tech & beats >
Celeste Mariposa (Lisboa / PT) /
Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and further. Last year a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia, Julinho da Concertina (both in Recyclart last 2 years). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba, rebita and much much more!
DJ Noronha – BlackSea Não Maya crew- (Principe, Lisboa / PT)
Only 24 years old, DJ Noronha aka Fabio d’Alva Noronha is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon southside Bairro da Jamaica area, across the river Tejo river. Part of the Blacksea Não Maya crew together with Dj Kolt, Dj Perigoso & Dj Joker who have released 2 LP’s already on Principe Discos. The Blacksea Não Maya sound is an urban blend of Afro Portuguese ghetto beats, spanking percussion and electronic tones, like slower funaná crossed with the rudiments of kuduro. Alien rumba for ballroom dance matinées. Puxa pa!
Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese dj on the bill as local support. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction for those who come to their underground global nights. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.
Calacas DJ’s (Mechelen)
Driven by their love for the analog sound, DJ duo Calacas explores the world of tropical grooves as cadencelypso, cumbia, guaguanco, afro disco and more. Their ultra-danceable sets leave no dance floor unmoved! Immerse yourself in a heavy sweaty trip through the Creole univers.
Next day, Saturday 25 March > Brussels time!
Festa Afro Tuga #2, organised together with NGHE Mediatheque.
same lineup as above!
In a sweaty basement + upstairs bar in the Kuumba venue, Flemish-African house in the heart of the Matongé area, Ixelles. Expect all the wonder of the Afro Portuguese music, from vintage funaná & semba from Cabo Verde, Angola & diaspora to the contemporary Afrotech of Lisboa’s suburbs via Principe Discos label.
On Sunday, *afterparty* chill style in Brussels.
We will end the Festa Afro Tuga in the NGHE mediatheque in Molenbeek with a presentation & label talk by Celeste Mariposa & a special documentary about music in Cabo Verde (1hr).
Open door & mediatheque from 14:00
Label talk & Cabo Verdian docu from 19:00
@ NGHE Mediatheque
Rue des Mariniers 6
tram 51 (Porte de Flandre / Ch de Gand)
metro Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
9, 10 to 11 March > our Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary!!!!
a 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL
Thu 9 March, De Vooruit, Gent, Outer Limits Club & Rebel Up!
with Gato Preto (MZ/GH/DE), Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW)
site + FB event
Fri 10 March, Recyclart, Brussels > Nightshop Rebel Up! 10 Years
with Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW) + Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU)
site + FB event
An alternative Afro Portuguese dance night @ Quai Au Canal with special guests from Lisbon + food!
Starting at 19:00 with BBQ > sardines Lisboa style & tapas (croquettes bacalhau etc)
From 22:00 > a musica!
Celeste Mariposa (PT / Lisboa)
The duo Francisco Sousa & Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj’s but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured them in and they became true connoisseurs of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde and further. Last year they started a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia (last year in Recyclart!). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba and much much more! See live video here, and their recent Boilerroom session!
Puto Marcio (PT / Lisboa)
Only 22 years old, Puto Marcio aka Marcio Mendes is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon suburb of Loures (home to DJ Marfox too), originator of the Tia Maria Producoes collective and part of the Principe label scene which includes his friends Marfox, Nigga Fox and Nidia Minaj to name a few. His special urban blend of afrotech and afrobeats comes drenched in Angolan tarraxo, kuduro and batida influences, perfect for a heavy percussive dancefloor vibe. This is his first ever appearance in Belgium! Enjoy a mixtape of him here, or check out the Tia Maria Producoes release on Principe.
No party without an ex-pat Portuguese outside of the homeland. Manucho is part of the afrolatino band Radio Palenke based in Paris, but also a dj who digs deep into the Afro-Portuguese Lisboa & Porto scene for the freshest beats and bass sounds. Get ready for a trip into the Portuguese underground!
Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese DJ on the bill as local support to our special guests. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.
Only 5€ in, places are limited, so come early enough! 🙂
@Quai Au Canal
Quai du Hainaut 23, (close to Dansaert / Comte de Flandre)
1080 Molem / Bxl
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
✭ SHETAHR (BXL) > LIVE!
FRESHEST PUNK ASS POWER TRIO
✭ CELESTE / MARIPOSA DJ’S (LISBOA / PT)
AFRO SOUNDS FROM THE LUSOPHONE WORLD
✭ DRACHE MUSICALE (FR / BXL)
TROPICAL POTPOURRI FUN
✭ SILVER CANARY SOUNDSYSTEM (BXL)
DANCEHALL STEPPAS +++
✭ REBEL UP! SEBCAT
DEEP NIGHT B-DAY SET
✭ CACTUS MOUTH INFORMER
CRANK ‘N ROLL
✭ THE WILD
+ MAYBE MORE FRIENDS TBC!!!!
FROM 21H TILL LATE
@ CAFE MIDPOINT
VLAAMSE STEENWEG 189 RUE DE FLANDRE
FREE IN – GRATIS – ENTREE LIBRE
but small donation for all the artists / dj’s
kleine donatie voor alle artiesten / dj’s
petit contribution pour les artistes / dj’s