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

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!

Sat 22.02: Rebel Up + Giraffes & Penguins @ S’Aqua Lover, Collectif Au Quai

This saturday Collectif Au Quai is back from their seasonal hibernation.

The crew of auQuai and their abyssal divers will embark us to flee this world and join the SubMarine poetry

food buffet / installations / dance music/ performances / circus / storytelling

Miam Miam buffet – Catch of the day
Poetic Aquatic Installation
PediLove
Fluid Ambient Lay Down
Submarine video’s
Circus AquaRien
Blue stories

Live concert by
Mono siren
https://monosiren.bandcamp.com

From midnight onwards, Afterparty by Giraffes & Penguins with:
Rebel Up
Le Grand Méchant Loop
Tropical DJipsies


INFOS > FB event
5€ in all night / 20h to 4am
Free drink offered to the first 50 people offert aux 50 premiers (who say: PLOUF!)
Food buffet available while it lasts, so come early enough!

@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 25
1080 Molem canal side

Thu 2 June > Rebel Up! SebCat @ AfroFrite Session, Swan Bar Bxl (FREE!)

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This thursday > Afro Latino jam session, °° Acid Special Edition °°  (FREE IN!)
La tercera es la vencida !

with band session & Rebel Up! SebCat to warm up & afterparty….

from 20h
@Swan Bar, St Gery, Bxl
FB event here

Sat. 24 Aug: Rebel Up! Soundclash *Congolese Rumba Special* @ OCCII, A’dam w/ Yan Koy & Kolor Rumba (RDC/BE) & Orch. TP Jean Mikili (BE)

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Yes folks!

finally it’s there after several attempts: our Congolese Rumba Special night on Saturday 24 august.
A whole night filled with marvelous vintage rumba & soukous sounds from Congo!

We’ll have 2 bands playing live on stage to fully lose yourself in this addictive rumba rock sound. Here the roll down > > >

Yan Koy & Kolor Rumba (CO/BE) (on poster)
This Congolese band from Brussels will play vintage Congolese rumba soukous songs from the 60’s to 80’s, led by vocalist Yan Koy along with master members such as Petit Poisson, Pappy Muntu, Alonzo Baba and several others who played in famous Congolese bands such as Franco’s OK Jazz, Zaiko Langa Langa and Ndombe. In a 2 hour live set they will play classic rumba songs and take you into the Congolese underbelly of tropical rock with psychedelic guitar solo’s, hypnotising percussion and polyphonic vocals. Not to be missed!

Orch. TP Jean Mikili (BE)
Belgian trio from Brussels that specialises in Congolese rumba with fresh indierock while keeping it real for all to swing and shuffle along to. It’s gonna be *Tout Puissant* for sure as perfect warm-up to Color Rumba!

Vendredi Tresse, avec l’Orchestre TP Jean Mikili de Bruxelles from Frederic Bourgeois on Vimeo.

dj’s Rebel Up! & friends
swinging African & latino sounds before & after the bands.

Profits on the night will go to Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice, a NGO fighting for the change of mentality for governments that consciously leave open sexual crimes unpunished. For more info about this organization, go to www.iccwomen.org or their twitter account @4GenderJustice.

Doors will already open at 22:00.
As we have 2 bands playing live, it´s 5€ in before 23:00h, but 7€ afterwards, so come early!

Save the date!
Facebook event here

sat 24 august
22:00 – 4:00
@ OCCII, Amsterdam
www.occii.org