Sat 16 March > Rebel Up & HAPE Collective present: FOKN Bois (Ghana / live) + Nickodemus (Wonderwheel / NYC) & DJ Buosis (Chad / IT) @ Au Quai Bxl

Rebel Up and HAPE Collective join forces to organise a night of fresh afrobeats & tropical dancefloor madness, with a heavy international cast, presenting two new albums! A Belgian première, don’t miss it!

FOKN BOIS (GH – live)
The Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois is made up of singer/songwriter and producer M3NSA & pidgin rapper Wanlov the Kubolor who have been building a solid reputation as progressive and controversial musicians over the last 8 years. Celebrated for their entertaining performances, they throw sarcastic albeit funny shock lyrics that deal with social-political issues over a unique blend of hip hop, afro beats and Ghanaian hip life and azonto. They’re touring Europe to present their recent 5th (!) album, “Afrobeats LOL”, backed by the Hungarian producer/dj András Weil, and are most happy to put the Brussels crowd on fire! First show in Belgium!
https://foknbois.bandcamp.com/album/afrobeats-lol
https://youtu.be/zsmM4PXMANk

Nickodemus (US) & DJ BUOSIS (IT) presenting the album “Pulo NDJ – Desert to Douala” (Wonderwheel Recordings)
Nickodemus can be easily called one of the ‘world beat’ pioneers, ever since he started organising the “Turntables on the Hudson” parties in New York in the late 90s. Early 2000 he started producing and set up his own label, Wonderwheel Recordings, to release his music and that of like minded producers (Zeb, The Spy from Cairo…), mixing hip hop, funk and house with African, Latin, Brasilian, Arab and Balkan flavours. By signing a new wave of global artists like Chancha Via Circuito, Populous, Thornato, Tremor and Alsarah & The Nubatones, his label stays on top of the international scene.
Invited by the international Hape Collective, he went to Chad to work on a new album with local talented musicians, which resulted in the ecletic-versatile album “Pulo NDJ – Desert to Douala”, a fusion of afrobeat, hip hop, electro and traditional rhythms and instruments, to be released March 29 on Wonderwheel. In avant-première, he’ll present the album (and much more) together with DJ Buosis from Hape!
https://wonderwheelrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/desert-to-douala
https://soundcloud.com/nickodemusnyc

REBEL UP! (Bxl – everywhere)
SebCat & LeBlanc have been active for more than 10 years now, spreading their love for new and less known dance music from all corners of the world, whether it be more traditional folk, global urban club music or fusion experiments in between. They host radio programs on Radio Campus, Bruzz, Kiosk Radio and The Word Radio, organise parties and concerts in different venues in Brussels and deejay all over Belgium and abroad. With an eponymous new record label, the mission to promote new world music and adventurous artists, still continues…

HAPE Collective (Havana – Chad – Brussels – the world)
Born in Havana, Cuba, in 2016, HAPE is a collective of djs and musicians spread around Latin America, Africa and Europe. Lead by an unquenchable thirst for modernizing roots, HAPE has established itself as a major catalyst for Cuban underground musical talents (Yasek Manzano, Dj Jigüe and El Menor, Yissy & Bandancha, El Individuo, Eric Cimafunk, Niño Fony…) while multiplying its collaborations with artists from Chad, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, United States, Belgium, Mexico, Italy and the UK.
https://hapecollective.org
https://soundcloud.com/hapecollective

TIMETABLE:
23-00h: SebCat & LeBlanc – dj
00-01h: FOKN Bois – live
01-03h: Nickodemus solo dj set + B2B dj Buosis
03-04h30: Sebcat & LeBlanc – dj


ALL INFO > FB EVENT

Entrance 8€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h (come early!)

Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
Molenbeek Bxl

Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort



Fri 15 March: Rebel Up SebCat @ Huna Sounds, Giraf Vlasmarkt, Gent

This friday night in Gent.

HUNA Sounds is a music collective constantly unmasking eclectic sounds from around the globe. By organising concerts and parties, they aim to spread their unconditional love for global underground music. For the next HUNA Sounds event, they invited Brussels based collective Rebel Up to play a set at Giraf Vlasmarkt. Cosy club night for the win.

Rebel Up SebCat
Rebel Up is a collective, label & platform that’s all about sounds from the global underground. It’s about creating a global community that leaves behind the post-colonial mindset and embraces multiculturalism in all its artistic forms.

HUNA Sounds
Of course the HUNA residents Kuryakin & Arian Zand will be joining them on their quest for the sound of the global underground.

Entrance is free, so no excuses not to come.
FB event

22h – 5am

@ Giraf
Vlasmarkt 15
9000 Gent

Saturday 15 Dec > Rebel Up Leblanc & Front Chaud @ Bonnefooi, Bxl

We play with fire, it will be very hot. Feet, heart and between the legs. With big sound, by our wholesalers-specialists of tropical nuggets from all over the world. Between folk, pop and electro but especially everything you never hear on the radio or with your pirated streaming subscription.

Rebel Up Leblanc will represent Rebel Up on this night hosted by Front Chaud aka Rico Medeiros of Drache Musicale.


http://drachemusicale.blogspot.com

from 23h til very late…. afterparty hours.
FB event

@ Bonnefooi
Rue des Pierres / Steenstraat 8

Sat 19 May @ Africa Is / In The Future festival, Cinema Nova, Bxl

from 17 to 19 may is the Africa Is / In The Future festival for 3 days in various locations allover Brussels; Pointculture Botanique, Bozar, Cinema Nova and La Bellone. See the full programme here.

On saturday is the final party of the festival at Cinema Nova, with support by Rebel Up.

19:00 Table d’hôtes / veggie kitchen

20:00 > 21:00
Performance DJing, video, 3D
In memory of Logobi :  an installation about the collective black amnesia in France. by Christelle Oriyi, dj, producer, freelance, sound designer and french critic.

Oriyi proposes a multidisciplinary project combined with DJing, video and 3D where she shows the hybrid and unprecedented nature of the urban Logobi music style at the crossroads between Belgian hard-tech and Ivory Coast’s offbeat coupé décaler. It’s the story of an immediate contemporary history that has been voluntarily forgotten. That of the Logobi dance, born in the early 2000s in the neighborhoods of Abidjan in Ivory Coast.

21h > 22h
Concert
MC Black Odhiambo (KY)
Charismatic slammer and rapper, Blak Odhiambo lives in Kibera, the gigantic ghetto south Nairobi, capital of Kenya. Kibera is a lively neighbourhood, from where a good share of the artistic energy of the Kenyan capital emerges. He draws his inspiration from reggae, Kenyan music, rap, but also in unlikely encounters with the sandstone of his urban wanderings. He will present his new multimedia project: Panthera Leo.

22h > 23h30
Dj Raph & Nita (KY/ AT)
Producer, electronic musician and dj from Nairobi. On Sacred Groves, Dj Raph trains complex electronic music and Pan African ethnographic field recordings. His live set is a virtuoso juggling of beats and voices of the past. Sampling and looping on the fly, he creates hypnotic moments of insight into a timeless universe that blends modern electronic bass, African chants, and traditional rhythms. He avoids kitschy or clichéd clothing, but seeks out the essence of African dance music. Live visuals by Austrian VJ Nita.

23h30 > 5h
Afterparty!
Dj Set Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
+ Christelle Oriyi (FR)
+ PAM | PanAfrican Music (FR)
+ DJ Jigüe (CU)

10€ / 8€
@ Cinéma Nova
Rue d’Arenberg 3 | 1000 Bruxelles

All info: FB event, Cinema Nova site + full programme.