Monday 8 March > International Women’s Rights Day livestream, all female lineup @ Julie Menuge Textile Design, Marolles Bxl

on the occasion of International Women’s Rights Day *, Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies, Sahara Kitchen, Giraffes & Penguins & Julie Menuge Textile Design are organizing a “Super Mix Veritable” livestream from the window at the Julie Menuge shop, with D’s & artists.

With Tropical DJipsies duo, Raquel Almeida, Heal Estate, Strike Sister choir and Estelle Baldé (live set songwriter), from 13H – 19H30

@ Rue Blaes 154 (close to Place Jeu des Balles / Vossenplein)
livestreaming via:

www.twitch.tv/saharakitchen
www.instagram.com/julie_menuge
www.facebook.com/SuperMixVeritable

See all info & timings in the event.

If you come to the shop, please respect the COVID measures

Saturday 30.01 > Rebel Up party livestream for Connect Music Festival

Tonight 19.30-21.30!
Rebel Up party livestream for Connect Music festival // Beats’n’Roots showcase via Beats ‘n’ Roots, NAFF label & management & VK vaartkapoen.

B2B dj sets with Rebel Up SebCat, Cheb Runner and Rokia Bamba. Visuals by BenRichard.
Tune in via Rebel Up FB page, see part 1 and part 2.
19.30-21.30 Bxl time
FB event

Tuesday 26.01, Rebel Up show @ BRUZZ radio

Tonight tuesday 21-22H live Brussels time, our bi-weekly Rebel Up show at BRUZZ radio with new tunes by GUTA aka Cátia Sá (& interview), SAULT, Chouk Bwa & The Ångströmers, Exile Di Brave & Time Cow, Nkom Bivoué ft Sizeless, Tia Maria Produçoes via Príncipe Discos with Dj Danifox, Lycox & Puto Marcio.

Tune in live on the BRUZZ Mixcloud videostream >>>
https://www.mixcloud.com/BRUZZ

Saturday 12.12 > Rebel Up Nightshop (December) show on Radio Campus Bruxelles

Saturday 12 Dec, +3 hours of Rebel Up Nightshop radio show for December.

With songs and new albums by Selene Saint-Aimé, Altin Gun, Chicha Libre, Derun, Las Lloronas, Groupe Lhssan Bouri, Rustam Quliyev, Liraz, Atangana label, Nkumba System, Raúl Monsalve y Los Forajidos, Max Le Daron, Blanc Manioc label, Kebrada label and more!

Listen to the show here, download link in comment section >>>

Sun 20.09 Rebel Up + Giraffes & Penguins @ Canal It Up day, Saintklet, Bxl

Sunday, Rebel Up plays & curates at Canal It Up / River Cleanup day at the Saintklet terrace. FB event here.

Between 14:00 – 17:00 it the Canal It Up action as part of World River Cleanup day. Want to participate? you can register here.⇣
https://bit.ly/2RrtM20
https://www.facebook.com/events/1687768438028239/

17.00 – 19.00 River Cleanup Brussels apero afterparty with Canal it up
17.00 -23.00, Rebel Up invites: Didi of Tropical DJipsies, Nathan Daems of Black Flower (dj set), Giraffes & Penguins, Le Grand Méchant Loop, Fresh Nunas, Dovecake & more

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)

also Rebel Up Records vinyl stand + Sahara Kitchen african fashion pop up.
https://rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com/music
https://www.facebook.com/sahara.kitchen.98/videos/140552493580266

⁍ Sound provided by HIGH ‘n’ IRIE Sound System
# artisanal drinks & Bxl beers
# free in! with contact registration at entrance.

New release out > African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter fundraiser compilation, 28 tracks!

V/A – African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter

release date: Friday 04.09 Bandcamp Friday
on Bandcamp only > www.rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com


In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests in June allover the globe, followed by a summer with or without holidays, it’s important to keep the flame burning and the discussion going. The road is still long, but united we stand, moving forward together.

The aim of this compilation is to raise funds for various (inter)national NGO’s, anti-rasicm advocacy groups and organisations of black initiative, with all proceedings to be donated to these causes. (Look in press info for full list of carefully selected organiations)

The artists donated their music as a collaboration between Rebel Up Records, the artists and the international labels Nyege Tapes, Syrphe, Bongo Joe Records, Sdban Records, Galletas Calientes, Blanc Manioc, Indigenous Underground, Strut, Earconditioning and 1000Hz Records. On this compilation we brought together mostly electronic African or Afro descendant artists from the worldwide diaspora and artists based in their homelands, from motherland Africa to Latin America to the Caribbean and back to Europe. It’s a vibrant combination of contemporary sounds that showcases the current talent of the artists and producers, combined with awareness for black lives & art and serving as a fundraiser. You can find a list of the supported organisations on the last page. Also info on each of the artists and their Bandcamp pages are included in the notes.

As this compilation is an ongoing process, it’s possible that the tracklist can still grow with a few extra songs in the next weeks. Please support & buy this compilation, let the internal fire burn on.

Also check the amazing support by the blogs Pan African Music and Rhythm Passport with nice articles and words about the compilation!

Rebel Up SebCat’s Afro Tuga ‘Hand of Timba’ mixtape

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.