Fri 23.09 + Sat 24.08 Rebel Up action in Brussels @ Sounds Jazz Club + Afro Disco party

Hey all,

This weekend action with some gigs!
On Friday night, SebCat will spin jazz, funky & global beat tunes at Sounds Jazz Club in Ixelles after the jazz concert of Jean Alleman from 23H onwards.
Info here or here.

On saturday, a real special African party night: Afro Disco #2, organised by Fresh Nunas.

It promises to be an amazing night of Brussels, African & Congolese sounds from rumba, afrofunk to afrohouse, amapiano and beyond. On the programme a live set by Aziza and Badi, dj sets by Spilulu (special guest from Lumumbashi, Congo!), Fresh Nunas, Baba O Bab, RaqL, Tropical DJipsies and Rebel Up SebCat.

It’s at a secret location, a nice space on the southside not too far from Gare du Midi.
Limited space for 200 or so people, so it will be a cosy party affair.

Buy your tickets here via Eventbrite!
10€
doors 20h, concert 23h, party until 4am

last Bxl gigs before holidays > thursday 21.07 @ Guinguette Gustaaf Guidon + friday 22.07 @ Circle Park, Anderlecht

hello all!
some last Rebel Up gigs before our holiday break.

Thursday 21.07 Belgian National holiday, Rebel Up & Friends @ Fete Nationale at the outdoor Guinguette Gustaaf Guidon (ex Biestebroek / De Koer) behind the Academie of Anderlecht.
Playing with Rafael Aragon, Didi of Tropical DJipsies, SebCat and Le Grand Mechant Loop.
Doors 16h – 01h, prix libre – vrije bijdrage – free price. Food available!

FB event

Place Vaillance / Dapperheidsplein 17
Metro Saint Guidon

and on friday 22.07 we do a Rebel Up x Giraffes & Penguins global rave at the Circle Park outdoor space in Anderlecht, where already many collectives did amazing evenings. With RaQL, SebCat, Didi of Tropical DJipsies and Le Grand Mechant Loop. Also food will be available.

From 16h until 22h, free in (afterparty nearby to be disclosed at the event 😉

FB event

Rue des Goujons / Grondelstraat 156
METRO | Clemenceau – Midi
BUS 78 – Deux Gares / Tweestations

new Rebel Up Nightshop show online #96, June

+3 hours of music with new worldwide sounds by Shabaka Hutchins, Moktar Gania, Rhabdomantic Orchestra, Daniel Villareal, Avalanche Kaito, Nu Genea, Balek Band, Romperayo, Maga Bo and Phelimuncasi.

tune in here >>>

New release on Rebel Up out today 6 may! Muito Kaballa’s new album Little Child

Since the release of the highly acclaimed album Mamari (2021), the Muito Kaballa project has continued to develop.

The new album Little Child is filled with jazz, grooves, funk, afrobeat, soul and electronic remixes.

The compostions on the album tackle complex social problems of today; starting with the hypocrisy of the European refugee policy on ‘Inside Outside’ with the proclaiming voice by German-Nigerian afrobeat activist singer Ade Bantu. ‘Dansez! Dansez!’ is an upbeat song with influence from Congo, Angola and Malian guitar music, with the sweet licks of Belgian guitarist Juresse Amie Tieti Ndombasi.

‘No=No’ has a clear message: “Don’t protect your daughter, educate your son” on the hot topic of sexual consent and shameful male behavior. The next song, ‘Memories’, reveals a completely different side of the band in lush jazz. “Keep in mind, it makes you blind, starring in the sun”

The 8 minute soft soul composition ‘Little Child’ is for comforting one’s own inner child, with beautiful solos played by Benjamin Schneider on guitar and Saskia-Marleen Dahms on trombone.

The album concludes with 4 remixes for the dancefloor, delivered by Belgian producer Kuna Maze, Polish/Angolan duo Lua Preta, French producer La Dame and Brazilian bass producer Badsista, tipping the remix balance into female positivity.

Below you can find the 2 videoclips of ‘Inside Outside’ and ‘Little Child’

Pre-order CD & 2LP vinyl here.

Saturday 02.04 > Listen Festival: Rebel Up x Crammed Discs night @ VK Vaartkapoen with Zenobia, Acid Arab dj set Schroothoop & more

hey all,

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


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On friday 01.04, Instore listening session > Rebel Up & Fresh Nunas will spin vinyls at Tropicall Records in the Marolles area. Also concert by Burkinabé griot musician Kaito Winse.

Come over, free in > bar with artisanal beers, samosa & arancini tapas, piments de fati & more. From 18h to 23h. FB event.

@ Tropical Records
shop
235 Rue Haute
Marolles Bxl

25.03 – 26.03 > Rebel Up weekend in France & Germany

This weekend Rebel Up will be in France and Germany.

Friday 25.03 in Charleville-Mezieres (FR) @ Wintergarten night in Le Forum by the Karlsstadt organisation.
A night with live concerts by Babylon Trio and Tootard, dj set by Rebel Up SebCat.

All info here or here.

On saturday 26.03, release party of the Muito Kaballa ‘Mamari Remixed’ 2LP in Cologne, Germany.

@ Niehler Freiheit autonomous venue, starting at 13h with workshops, dance, panel talks, concert by Muito Kaballa, dj sets by Rebel Up, Lua Preta, DJ Satelite, Catu Diosis, Rafael Aragon, Dr Kwest, Radio Frappé, Didi and more! party with us deep into the night 🙂

All info > FB event

Sat 5 March: TriParty evening by Rebel Up, Camarote & Giraffes & Penguins @ Le Tri Postal, Brussels

TRIPARTY is a collaboration between 3 Brussels collectives Rebel Up, Camarote and Giraffes & Penguins, known for their global parties, concert nights and festivals. An evening with freshly cooked food, concerts and DJ’s, a good way to get together again and restart this cultural season at Le Tri Postal. Expect an evening with global sounds from Cuban jazz to electro-latino live sounds, afrogrooves, cuban beats, global beats, bass and more.

LINEUP & TIMETABLE >>>

TIMETABLE
18:00 Drache Musicale
19:00 Ruben Hernández Quartet – LIVE
20:00 Fresh Nunas

21:00 DJ Zwalla & Sandy Martin percussion
22:00 Susobrino – LIVE
23:00 Le Grand Mechant Loop
00:00 Rebel Up SebCat & Didi


* DOOR: 10€ + free drink

Presale for 50% of the available places. Payment can be done via Paypal to @SebBassleer
Please pay as *Transfer to Friend/Family*, otherwise costs will be calculated and you lose your free drink ticket. Add *TriParty* in the payment description. After payment your name will be put on the list at the door and in case you paid for several places, they will be put as + behind your name. Reservations limited to availabilty. Rest of the tickets will be at the door, so come early and support the artists & collectives!

* Veggie dishes & snacks from 18h onwards by AtomiKitchen
a resourceful kitchen, anti-waste recup and festive (long live the good mood). They defend the principles of sharing and solidarity, all with social ties!
https://www.facebook.com/AtomiKitchenBXL

* CASH ONLY, NO CARDS
Nearest bankmachines can be found on the other side of Gare de Midi, close to track 1

Entry with CST (Covid Safe Ticket)
No mask neede
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Be respectful
Aggression of any form will not be tolerated


FULL INFO > FB EVENT

@ Le Tri Postal
48 Avenue Fonsny, next to Gare du Midi



The artists >>>

Drache Musicale (FR – Bxl)
Drache Musicale is a music programme on Radio Panik by day, DJ mixes by night. All sprinkled with laaaarge global sounds: it’s a Drache Musicale in “Mumu” style. Always on the lookout to give us the temperature of the moment in global sounds, A real watering around the world!
https://www.facebook.com/DracheMusicale
https://www.mixcloud.com/DracheMusicale

Ruben Hernández Quartet (LIVE – Cuban jazz)
Young Cuban jazz project that brings together four musicians drawn from the realms of jazz and world music. Combining the syncopated rhythms of Afro-Cuban culture with the rich harmonies of jazz, the ensemble performs original compositions and arrangements inspired by current musical trends. Always in search of unique sounds, Ruben Hernandez, the trumpeter and leader of the group, expresses his inner world through compositions that evoke the tenderness and freshness of freedom. Their first public appearance was last year at the CubaLandz festival.
https://bit.ly/3puihIz

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. His sets are known to be avantgarde concrete jungle and nu groove, where he seeks out lost musical odds and ends, cutting and pasting favourite moments together to create selections with a soul.
https://soundcloud.com/lemellotron/fresh-nunas-dj-set
http://tiny.cc/nunaskioskradio

DJ Zwalla (IT) & Sandy Martin percussion (CU)
Alessandro Zauli aka DJ Zwalla is a globetrotter, a DJ, musician and respected tastemaker. Based in Brussels and member of the international HAPE collective. On the European music scene for years, he is the soul of HAPE events in Brussels, Venice, Niamey and N’Djamena and performs at several events and festivals. Zwalla is inspired by the emblematic artists of Cuban and Brazilian music, from hip hop to calypso, from rumba to techno and he catalyzes his sets in a harmony and a bomba of rhythm to share. Sandy Martin is a professional percussionist from Cuba. He has been a member of the Cuban bands Lachy and Suprema Ley and has played in Belgium at festival such as Couleur Café and Zomer Van Antwerpen, among others. As a music producer, Sandy has worked for the Italian dance music label Hit Mania Dance.
https://www.facebook.com/hapecollective
https://www.instagram.com/hapecollective

Susobino (LIVE – BE/BO)
Field Recordings, percussion, electronic spice and acoustic instruments; these are the ingredients chosen to create the perfect Belgian Bolivian sound by Susobrino. “Suso” as he is affectively known, has released 4 EP’s so far, “Mapajo” (on Global Hybrid Records), “La Hoja de Eucalipto” (on Rebel Up Records / XXIII), “Seis Estudios Para Guitarra” (San-kofa Rhythm Records) and most recently “Pocualeito” (on Kebrada label of Dengue Dengue Dengue). In the past years he has achieved a double win for the “Champion Sound Beat Battle”, got “Most Promising
Artist” at the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards and played festivals such as Sfinks, TAZ, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide at Leysin, Listen!, La Nature, Global Street Sounds, the Lefto showcase night NCHTWNKEL at AB and others. His lively sound is a vital connection between Bolivian heritage and the complexity of African rhythms, enchanced with electronic beats and effects.
https://soundcloud.com/susobrino
https://www.facebook.com/susobrinomusic
https://www.instagram.com/susobrino

Le Grand Mechant Loop (BE)
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!” Le Grand Méchant Loop (the big bad wolf) is a global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. As a DJ, he loves to build eclectic and surprising DJ sets and to spice them up with live percussion.
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandM%C3%A9chantLoop

Rebel Up SebCat & Didi of Tropical DJipsies (BE/PT)

In the Brussels global scene Rebel Up has become a household name through their many party concepts radio shows and record label. 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. Didi is the founding member of the Tropical DJipsies female cre,w which started at Giraffes & Penguins. From female global sounds to Afro Portuguese music and everything colourful with rhythm and bass.
Expect a wild set of the freshest global sounds, unshazamable!
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa
https://www.facebook.com/TropicalDJipsies
https://www.mixcloud.com/TropiCalDJipsieS