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

Thu 17.03 > Rebel Up & Friends @ Bonnefooi w/ special guest Spilulu (DRC) & Fresh Nunas (MZ – Bxl)

Rebel Up collective is back this week at Bonnefooi for a set that’ll get the week started properly ! Don’t miss out Fresh Nunas & Spilulu coming right from the Rebel Up family who are ready to set the stage on fire with live percussion !

Line up:

Spilulu (DRC / Lumumbashi)
Originally from Lubumbashi / Katanga Democratic Republic of Congo, Spilulu is famous for his afrohouse blends and more!
https://soundcloud.com/spilulu

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. He will play his set together with Cuban percussionist Sandy Martin
https://www.mixcloud.com/deadfresh

hosted by Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
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.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa

Full info > FB event
@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
Doors: 8PM
DJ Set: 10PM
Free entry

Rebel Up @ WOMEX, Porto (PT)

Rebel Up SebCat will be at WOMEX in Porto this week, for the expo, showcase and as part of the Global Club Music Network. An amazing lineup with lots of international global artists in various venues in the Porto city center. See here for tickets to the festival evening & night showcases.

Every year the GCMN hosts a free afterparty for all on the Womex opening night. On wednesday 27.10 pre/afterparty at Ferro Bar (next Sao Bento train station) from 18h to 4am, on 2 DJ levels (rooftop & main room) with this lineup:

Kosta Kostov (DE/BG)
DJ Ali T (DE/MR)
DJ Makala (ES)
Darius Darek (DE/PL)
Oonga (Montreal, CA)
David Chávez aka Sound Culture (Chicago, US)
Rebel Up Sebcat (Brussels, BE)
DJ Chris Tofu (London, UK)
Boris Viande (FR)
& more TBC

On friday 29.10 (16h30-17h30) the GCMN has their annual networking session at the Womex conference, to meet people from our global club scene and make connections. Info here.

Sunday 05.09 > Rebel Up & Friends @ Saintklet, Bxl w/ Cami Layé Okún, Edna Martinez, Fresh Nunas & SebCat

After last year’s fun, Rebel Up & Friends are coming back at Saintklet summer outdoor terrace on the Bxl canalside! with a great international lineup of special guests DJ Cami Layé Okún, Edna Martinez & Fresh Nunas, hosted by SebCat.

Cami Layé Okún (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban DJ/selector who collects vinyl records from allover the world as a way of sharing stories through music with similar organic roots. Her sound spans from the tropical to the tribal; think African and Caribbean rhythms mixed with a Latin soul and sensibility, engaging audiences and dancefloors with Cuban disco, Afro-Caribbean rarities and tropical Amazonian funky grooves. Currently based in Havana, she is so far the only local DJ that produces and promotes events in a 100% vinyl format. Since 2020 Cami hosts her own monthly show ‘Insolar’ on London’s NTS Radio where she curated sunny music from different parts of the world.
https://www.mixcloud.com/cami-lay%C3%A9-ok%C3%BAn/

Edna Martinez (Cartagena, Colombia / Berlin)
DJ / curator, artist and radio host from the Colombian Caribbean based in Berlin, Germany. Her musical selection is linked to her artistic research in which she explores autobiographical migratory routes with the concept of resistance as its axis. Her sound involves Afro-Caribbean organic rhythms, jazz bases, tribal polyrhythm, Arabic folklore, and more. She is the woman behind projects such as “Latinarab” a trip from Jaffa to the Arab Caribbean, and “El Volcán El Orgullo de Berlin”, the only soundsystem picó party in Germany. She also moderates monthly radio shows on Radio Alhara (Palestine), Worldwide FM (London) and Boxout.fm (India).
https://www.mixcloud.com/ednamartinezdj
https://soundcloud.com/ednamartinezdj

+ afrogrooves by Fresh Nunas (Mozambique/Bxl) & eclectic global sounds by Rebel Up SebCat.

16h – 22h, free donation (2€ advised)
@ Saintklet
Quai des Peniches / Akenkaai


All info

3 Rebel Up radio sessions online from August > Kiosk Radio, Lusophonica & East Side Radio

hey all,
in the past few weeks we did some sessions in Portugal and Brussels.
Check the sessions out below!

On sunday 08.08 we did a session at Cascais web radio/bar Lusophonica, SebCat & Didi.

Followed a few days later with a session at East Side Radio in Lisboa, a B2B between SebCat & Didi as well as a guest set by margem sul’s DJ Kolt of Blacksea Nao Maya / Principe Discos in pure afro portuguese electronic vibes via tarraxo, batida, afrotech and more!

and here our recent Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio, with SebCat & special guest Nacion Ekeko from Argentina who played a live set!

Rebel Up & Friends @ Kiosk Radio session online (July) with special guest Ibaaku (Dakar/ Senegal)

Last thursday we had another Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio, with SebCat and special guest Ibaaku from Dakar, Senegal. Global sounds on a deep afro vibe, from melodic moods to heavy bass. Ibaaku also played some tunes from his new album Neo Dakar vol.1.

Listen to the sessions here >>>