Timetable: 17:00 Rebel Up SebCat 18:00 Rebel Up SebCat B2B Didi of Tropical Djipsies 19:00 Nathan Daems (Black Flower) – dj set 20:00 Le Grand Mechant Loop 21:00 Dovecake (Berlin) 22:00 Fresh Nunas (Moçambique)
This mixtape was made by Rebel Up SebCat for Celeste Mariposa‘s radio show Radio Balanço in Lisboa (Vodafone FM) during the April lockdown, as the Festa Afro Tuga party on 10 April in Recyclart got cancelled due to the obvious. The mix is mostly filled with music from the past & present of the Afro Portuguese PALOP scene but not exclusively, with tunes from other African countries and the wider African diaspora included as well, from semba to afrohouse, kuduro, funana and more. Tracklisting can be found in the mixtape comments.
The image used is of the Hand of Timba monument at the Pidjiguiti docks in Porto de Bissau, Guiné-Bissau. The Pidjiguiti massacre was a dock worker strike that took place on 3 August 1959 in which the Portuguese colonial authorities killed about 50 people and put the blame on revolutionary party PAIGC (Partido Africano para a Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde). 3 August is now a public day of remembrance in Guinea-Bissau. Near the docks, a large black fist known as the Hand of Timba was erected as a memorial to those killed.
The current political situation in Guiné-Bissau far from good, with President Umaro Sissoco Embalo having taken power via a military coup earlier this year just before the COVID-19 crisis. Soldiers loyal to Embalo took control of national radio and public television buildings, and several public buildings including the government palace and the Palace of Justice to impose their power and ushering a new era of censorship and political oppression.
Hello all, Are you doing well, moving enough and catching some sun?
Saturday 23.05 > Rebel Up Global Sessions livestream Day #6 already! with DJ;’s Motacilla (Bxl), Mushug of Octa Push (Lisboa) and Giraffes & Penguins special with Ani of Tropical DJipsies and Le Grand Mechant Loop! From 20 til a bit after midnight.
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.
with FOOD! 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! ▲
LINEUP: Radio Frappé duo Henri Safari Vik’Et Leonard Gaab Rebel Up SebCat Position Soixant-Quatorze DJ team
Listen here to our Rebel Up radio show on Bruzz (tuesday) with a a special focus on the Festa Afro Tuga >
Silvino Branca Trio * live funaná * (Cabo Verde/Lisboa) Born in the neighbourhood of S. Domingos (Santiago island, Cabo Verde), Silvino Branca is an important figure in modern funaná, part of the generation that inherited the sound of Codé di Dona, Sema Lopi, Julinho, Bitori or Tchota Suari. Like them, Silvino Branca is a ‘homi di gaita’ (accordion man) and fully embodies the new funaná generation raised in the ghettos of Cabo Verde, where he started playing at the tender age of 7. With the inspiration and influence of the old masters, he brings traditional funaná in its newest accelerated style: Cotxi Pó. A wild mix of shorter funaná accordion melodies with abrupt changes and more obvious hypnotism, dropping lyrics and references to times of poverty, drought and persecution experienced by the previous generation. These roots, strength and muscle have made the Cotchi Pó style extremely popular in Cabo Verde. Silvino is joined by bass guitar player Carlos da Veiga (Julinho da Concertina / Pedrinho band) and his wife Maria Das Dores Diop on ferro. Their Cotxi Pó sound is feverishly psychedelic with long trance-like compositions, the pace never slows down. Can you keep up? Puxa! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=codTLJyjNpo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y29W4pvANAk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fn2Zkk_jr4
CelesteMariposa (Lisboa) Wilson Vilares aka Celeste Mariposa started out in the techno scene but the powerful music of the PALOP countries lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of Luso-African music from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and Lisboa. Celeste Mariposa is also a label imprint, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in the Lisboa area such as Chalo Correia and Julinho da Concertina (both played in Bxl the last few years). Expect psychedelic roots funaná, colafunk, electro passada, semba, rebita, kizomba roots and much more! https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa
DJ Kolt (Lisboa/Sao Tomé / Príncipe Discos) Adjalme Noronha aka Kolt is the founding member of the Blacksea Não Maya crew from Lisboa on the other side of the Tejo river, known as Margem Sul. Together with Dj Perigoso, Dj Joker and his younger brother Noronha they have released 2 LP’s on the crunching Principe Discos label from Lisboa. 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, tarraxo and socopé rumba. His younger brother DJ Noronha played at our Festa Afro Tuga #2 night in 2017 and halfway his set the Brussels police stopped the party. that’s how wild it got. This time Kolt will take us till the end! https://soundcloud.com/black-ea-n-o-maya https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/calor-no-frioo-2
Phonetics (54Kolektiv) 54K crew are known in Brussels for their open eclectic parties combined with urban & social activism allover the city, where they counter against empty real estate, racism and human rights. Phonetics is one our brothers who understands the Afro Tuga vibe, playing all between kuduro, afrohouse and the current Afro Lisboa sound. https://soundcloud.com/dj-phonetics/freestyle-afro-mix
Calacas DJ’s DJ duo from Mechelen who are rabid vinyls collectors of all sounds Afro, tropical and PALOP. Expect the finest vinyl tunes from Cabo Verde to Guinné Bissau, Angola, & Sao Tomé. Wild! https://www.mixcloud.com/Calacasdj
CABO VERDE FOOD FROM 20H – 22H30 > CACHUPA!!! Nilza our Cabo Verdian chef friend, will cook a typical Cabo Verde dish. Cachupa is the national stew of slow cooked corn (hominy), beans, sweet potato and meat. Perfect for a night of heavy party. Price: 12 € Please reserve / reservez svp! BEFORE THURSDAY AFTERNOON as the Portuguese say: Quem nao reserva come restos. RESERVATIONS: email@example.com
+ local artisanal beers for 2€ / 3€ + Cabo Verdean grog & ponche shots + snacks during the night + Chill out space + Thai massage corner + VJ mapping by Maria Ilia + Heavy Afro Tuga sound
A weird-looking caravan is progressing slowly through the desert. The Bedu-Penguins are approaching, followed by dozens of robot giraffes carrying their massive soundsystem. They travel from town to town to spread traditional and futuristic arabic sounds, night after night after night… Soon they will reach their next destination – a wild oasis called Au Quai.
Is it a mirage? Come check it out!
〰🔅〰 GAN GAH (MA/BE)〰🔅〰
Producer/DJ Gan Gah is set to cause a storm on the music scene
with his melting pot fusion of Electronic music and North-African vibes accompanied by rhythmic beats. Gan Gah edges more into Gnawa and Berbers territory with his music like you’ve never heard before, hypnotising his audiences with dancing spells and creating a movement that no other producer has yet to make. The Moroccan born producer is bringing his childhood Agadir roots into Brussels with his memorable sets, effortlessly gathering unity and culture together through his music. In 2015 he released an album dubbed ‘Souktronics.’ The following year was a big one for Gan Gah as he dropped two albums, ‘Moroccan Affair Remixed’ Featuring Jabo, and ‘Chaâbitronics.’ Gan Gah has performed at Dour festival, Sfinks Mixed Festival and the infamous ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). Whether it’s with his production skills or DJing, Gan Gah pushes sonic boundaries and envelopes listeners into his universe.
〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood 〰🔅〰
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds in Recyclart, Bonnefooi, Brass, Beursschouwburg and other Bxl venues. Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths!
〰🔅〰 Maria Ilia 〰🔅〰
Maria is a Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist. Her experience in architecture came together with her passion for visuals to develop sophisticated and colorful video mapping on handmade structures for events and festivals. Tonight the visual vibe will be set in Bxl Arabic moods, to surprise the senses. https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping
all info & RVSP > FB event Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 4h
@ Au Quai
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