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.

Thu 23 Nov: Turkish Pyschedelic Groove night with Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek concert, afterparty with Rebel Up, Radio Martiko & Front Chaud

A very special night of Bonnefooi Invites, in collaboration with Rebel Up, with some very special guests
Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/DE/FR/IT/GB)

Young singer/multi-instrumentist Derya Yıldırım teams up with fantastic drummer Greta Eacott (G-Bop Orchestra / One-Take records) and 3 quarters of Catapulte Records’ Orchestre du Montplaisant (Antonin Voyant, Graham Mushnik, Andrea Piro). With members originating from Turkey, Germany, France, Italy and Great Britain, Grup Şimşek (pronounce « Shimshek ») encapsulates the Outernational generation.

Upon hearing Turkey’s Derya Yildirim, it only takes a few seconds until your soul willingly allows itself to be bowled over. This singer/multi-instrumentalist namely possesses a unique voice that exudes both melancholy and longing. Musically, she is accompanied by Grup Şimşek that excels with its hypnotic Anatolian psych-pop. Turkish folk, grooves and psychedelica. Aside from own compositions, Derya Yildirim also interprets gems by Turkish artists like (protest)singer Selda Bağcan, rock pioneer Barış Manço, Moğollar and the Turkish poet Nazım Hikmet. After their amazing performance at the 10 Years of Rebel Up party in Recyclart last march and more recently at the Feeerieen festival by Ancienne Belgique in August, be sure to get in on time for a good spot to shake & cry with us.

Listen to her 4 song EP ‘Nem Kaldi’ , co-released by Les Disques Bongo Joe & Catapulte Records in early 2017, to capture her deeply melancholic voice and the eloquently groovy sounds by Grup Şimşek.
https://lesdisquesbongojoe.bandcamp.com/album/nem-kaldi

DJ Support & afterparty by Rebel Up SebCat, Radio Martiko & Front Chaud of Drache Musicale
Eastern vinyls & sounds in Turkish, Greek, Gypsy, Tsifteteli, Sefardic, Yugo etc folk, pop & rock sounds and much more global tunes from beyond the everlasting horizon.
http://www.radiomartiko.be/
https://www.mixcloud.com/radiomartiko/stream/
https://soundcloud.com/radio-martiko
https://www.mixcloud.com/DracheMusicale/

FREE IN, get in early to grab a good spot 

FB event
@ Bonnefooi

Rue des Pierres / Steenstraat 8

Sat 18 Nov > El Pulpo Collective goes Afro Latino @ La Tentation, w/ Ussu N’djai + Pigmaliao

On saturday, the return of El Pulpo collective with Rebel Up in La Tentation.
A very special Afro Latino concert & party night with an Afro Portuguese touch, with the band Ussu N’Djai & The New Balansa from Guinee Bissau/Senegal/Amsterdam and producer/DJ Pigmaliao from Brasil and more surprises.

Ussu N’djai & The New Balansa
the Amsterdam-based group of Ussumane ‘Balansa’ N’djai brings an exciting mix of different West-African music styles (m’balax, m’gumbeh, Afro-Mandingo, Carribean reggae, salsa and funk.) Balansa composed the songs with texts in different West-African languages such as Wolof, Mandingo, Creole, French, English and Portugese, a true afro latin mixture with cultural roots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x787Aen9mq4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DNQc6bxgT0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DP0h91sW4U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpQ3XwPkx8g

Pigmalião (BR)
Pigmalião is the materialization of the reference from the label Frente Bolivarista and remains in constant transformation alongside the label release narrative. Frente Bolivarista has made a stellar rise over the past year to be one of the labels to watch for the future of Latin America music.  Brazilian musical legacy has always seemed somewhat set apart from the rest of the continent but the label, alongside the growing links between booming São Paulo and Buenos Aires, Quito or Lima shows that the tide is changing. It is indeed the becoming, and going even further than, the musical version of Bolivar’s dream: a global collaboration of new, inter infected, border hopping sounds shaping the future of Latin American music.
https://soundcloud.com/piglion
https://soundcloud.com/frentebolivarista
https://frentebolivarista.bandcamp.com/

+ support & host, Rebel Up SebCat

FB event  / Agenda

Presale tickets available, cheaper than at the door!
Presale: 10€ / 13€ at door
La Tentation members: 8€
Afterparty from midnight: 5€

21h – 2am
@ La Tentation / Centro Galego de Bruxelas
Rue de Laeken 28
1000 Bxl

Fri 14 July Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII, A’dam w/ *live band* Apichat Pakwan (Thailand) + more

What a great vibe in Rotterdam last thursday at Pantropical / Los Mirlos concert and sunday the Wundergarten at Ruigoord. This friday is our final night in OCCII before they close for the holidays.

Special 10″ EP release party concert of Thai/Dutch group Apichat Pakwan + afterparty.
Apichat Pakwan is a group of musicians from Thailand & The Netherlands. They make what they call Esantronics, a hybrid mix of molam (folk music of the ethnic Lao, of whom the largest population is living in Esan, another name for Northeast-Thailand), dub, hiphop & electro.

The Thai musicians of the group are known as the most talented molam musicians of the new generation: Pongsapon Upani (1991) & Artit Krajangsree (1989). At the same time, they are well-respected innovators of the genre who mix new technologies with the original acoustic instruments of Lao folk music. Furthermore, Pongsapon is the regular kaen-player (mouthorgan that is the main instrument in molam) of legendary artists Chaweewan Dumnern & Angkanang Khunchai, and a gifted molam-singer himself. Named after last-mentioned molam-diva, Apichat Pakwan is completed by Thai percussion-player Angkanang Pimwankum (1992), with her 25 years the youngest member of the group.

Apichat Pakwan released their first vinyl single ‘Angkanang’ in 2016 on Animist Records, a record label founded by Olivier Schreuder. Their second 10” single ‘E-Ong Muan Sun’ (meaning ‘Delicious Nutritious Banana’) will be presented on this night in OCCII and will be for sale during the night!
https://soundcloud.com/apichat-pakwan
http://www.animist.nl/
Red Light Radio session
DJ support by Rebel Up! + Dj Pinchado (AR)
Pinchado is a specialist excavator of the finest cumbia and other tropical gems from the vaults of half-molten record jungles across Latin America as well as gamelan music from Indonesia. He edits these into fun lo-fi mixes, or leaves them lovingly intact on 7″, to be played in clubs around the globe.
https://soundcloud.com/djpinchado

FB event / OCCII site

doors 21h > 8€ in
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam

Fri 28/04 @ Theatre de Liege, afterparty Festival Emulation, Liege

Friday, Rebel Up SebCat will play an afro bass set in Liege at the afterparty of the 7th Emulation Festival, organised by Sioux Festival.

🌴 AFROBEAT PARTY 🌴
Music from 20h30
DJs from 22h > 1am

⚡️ Hallo Kosmo dj set
⚡️ Rebel Up SebCat dj set

@ Theatre de Liege
Place du Vingt Août 16
FB event.