Wednesday 19 Oct, the Global Club Music Network will celebrate their 10 years anniversary with a yearly opening afterparty at the Womex showcase festival.
The GCMN is a network of international DJ’s, producers, organisers and booking agents who work in the field of global club music, which Rebel Up is part of too.
The party will be at Titanic Sur Mer, an iconic riverside venue which can hold up to 200-250 people. There will be a live concert by Miroca Paris & band, a live dj set by Colombian DJ Guitto and dj sets by Rebel Up SebCat B2B Didi of Tropical Djipsies, Kosta Kostov, Makala, D Watts Riot, David Chavez Soundculture, Oonga, Boris Viande, Ali T, Chief Boima and more… plus also a jam outside on the riverside terrace.
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.
Eighty-year-old Dona Onete, the great singer of the Amazon culture, shows with her new album Rebujo that quality is not an age. While the Brazilian government is turning its back on the minorities in Brazil, Onete embraces diversity – especially in its state of Pará – which, in its opinion, is “the most diverse in Brazil with its mix of colors, rhythms and tastes”. Dona Onete, a former teacher, political activist for indigenous cultures and culture minister, started her music career ten years after she had officially “retired”. She first encouraged people with her challenging texts.
At her concerts she wraps everyone up with carimbós, dance music with a strong African groove, and bangues, dancing with a ska-like rhythm; supplemented with cumbia, brega and samba.
warmup & afterparty support by Rebel Up SebCat & Drache Musicale. and during, a dance demonstration by Patricia Tambeur.
☾☾ Rebel Up & Friends invites Mango (NL), Rafael Aragon & Didi of Tropical DJipsies.
For more than 10 years Brussels collective Rebel Up brings underground global sounds to Brussels nightlife through events and parties in venues allover Brussels and festivals such as Esperanzah, Recyclart Holidays, Listen Festival, Forest Sounds, Nuits Sonores, Out Loud, Atlas Electronic, Goulash Disko and more and is also part of the wild Giraffes & Penguins nights.
Special guest: ☾☾ Mango (NL / Baobab Music) Dutch roots but a global soul, Mango has been actively promoting and Djing with the Baobab Music Foundation since 2014. Having started in a humble venue, Baobab has now spread throughout the Netherlands and further afield with the main goal of sharing his diverse musical taste. With a vinyl bag that’s constantly changing, he keeps his sets interesting and worth listening to time and time again. Expect a 100% tropical vinyl set. https://www.mixcloud.com/Baobabmusic
☾☾ Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Brussels) Tropikal Masala’s co-founder and resident and also part of Global Hybrid collective. As experienced dj, producer, remixer and globe-trotter Rafael Aragon provides a wide range of global electronic sounds, an avalanche of sweaty psychotropical waves, voodoo percussions and trippy oriental house stompers. His production output never stops and every time he has new sounds to share with his nightly audience. https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com
☾☾DJ Didi (Tropical DJipsies) Feminine force since the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from various countries and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX – Musée éphémère de l’exil . DJ Didi will play a set between Afro Portuguese sounds, feminist activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.
yes yes, Recyclart Holidays festival is back again! in the new venue with the renovated rooms and big pavé courtyard. food, music, drinks and more.
This friday a real special night with 2 live concerts between punk jazz, psyche folk and many other outernational sounds. and a Rebel Up dj set before, between & afterparty.
Echoes Of Zoo (BE) Belgian jazz cat quartet with a animalistic punk jazz sound. Spearheaded by Nathan Daems (Black Flower), Falk Schrauwen, Bart Vervaeck and Lieven van Pée. Sometimes beastly violent, then again erudite & delicate. The generosity of the band works radically contagious on audiences. With echoes from the Balkans, the middle east but just as much from the nervous urban context. In other words, our village fanfare, which is an ode to the hybridity of Molenbeek. Listen here.
Cyril Cyril(CH) Ancestral sounds from the underbelly of psychedelic folk. The duo Cyril Cyril (of La Tene / Bongo Joe Records) produces sounds that make you long for a nomadic existence in unknown mountains. Armed with a banjo, guitar, drum kit and prophetic words, they take us like a phoenix to the dance floor. Listen to their album here.
Rebel Up will mix up raw punk with spiritual jazz to outernational psychedelic beauties and ethnic folklore.
21:00 BAR OPEN 22:00>23:30 Rebel Up 23:30>00:45 Echoes of Zoo 00:45>02:00 Cyril Cyril 02:00>05:00 Rebel Up
yes, this weekend, festival season fever has kicked off.
On friday, a triple city programme of Rebel Up & Babylon Trio spread over Brussels, Genk and Gent.
starting at Couleur Cafe, where Rebel Up, Drache Musicale and Le Grand Mechant Loop will play together 3 evenings in a row from 18h until 1am at the secret Drasch bar. Think you can find us? 😉 On friday and saturday night Rebel Up LeBlanc spins and Rebel Up SebCat on sunday.
Meanwhile in Genk (Limburg), Babylon Trio will play a live show before BaBa Zula and Omar Souleyman. FREE IN, see event here.
and that same friday evening, Rebel Up SebCat will spin from midnight til 2am at Copacobana festival in Gent (St Amandsberg) at Het Kasteel stage. Also a free festival and a great lineup. FB event / website.
saturday early evening, Babylon Trio will play at Ottertrotter festival in Mechelen, another free festival! see event here.
also saturday night, Memo Pimiento plays a live set in Brugge at the Signaal Radiofestival. Find them at 22h at the outdoor stage at Villa Bota. FB event here.
and in the night in Brussels, Rebel Up SebCat will spin at the afterparty of the European Bike Messengers Championship at Black Buddah warehouse, organised by 54K soundsystem. See FB event & Black Buddah page.