Rebel Up & Friends @ Bonnefooi w/ Rafael Aragon, Mango (NL) & Didi of Tropical DJipsies, Bxl

☾☾ 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.

All infp > FB event

23h til 6am
☾ FREE ENTRY. OPEN UNTIL 8AM.
☾ Sound powered by Void Acoustics
☾ Every soul is welcome no matter what
☾ Stop making noise outside! People tryin’ to dance at Bonnefooi

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat / Rue des Pierres
1000 Bxl

Friday 19 July: Rebel Up @ Recyclart Holidays with concerts Echoes Of Zoo + Cyril Cyril, Recyclart, Bxl

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


FB event / website

@ Recyclart
Rue de Manchester 13
Molem

28-29-30 June > Rebel Up, Babylon Trio and Memo Pimiento Belgian festival weekend! > Brussels, Genk, Gent, Mechelen & Brugge

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.

See you around this loooooong weekend 🙂

Sat 8 June NL: Rebel Up Duckfood @ Pantropical x Cinema Colombiana, WORM, Rotterdam

This saturday, Cinema Colombiano teams up with Pantropical in WORM Rotterdam, for a party finale that continues into the small hours. Los Guaqueros, aka renowned DJ’s Mario ‘Gala’ Galeano (Los Pirañas, Frente Cumbiero, Ondatrópica) and Barba Roja, will open their treasure chest of rare vinyl for a unique musical trip through Colombia.

For more than a decade, Mario ‘Gala’ Galeano has been an innovator in the prolific music scene of Bogotá and Colombia at large. The dizzying range of projects he is active in includes Frente Cumbiero’s electronically-augmented vinyl archaeology, Ondatrópica’s Caribbean-Afrocolombian mash-up, and Los Pirañas’ Cumbia-surfpunk hybrid. Together with visual artist and fellow DJ/digger Mateo Rivano, Mario takes on the shape of Los Guaqueros (literally “The Looters”) – tomb raiders who dig their way through decrepit record vaults to find the gems of Colombia’s musical roots, aiming to reintroduce its unique rhythms and styles to audiences.  See, hear & read more here.

Support by Rebel Up Duckfood.

23:00 – 04:00 | presale / door: €5,-
FB event / website

Fri 7 June: Rebel Up @ Sakili concert afterparty, Muziekpublique, Bxl

This friday, concert of trio Sakili, acoutstic sega & tambour music from the Indian ocean!

Sakili’s music reflects the history of Rodrigues Island, combining European and African influences: waltz, polka, mazurka, schottische, they all blend harmoniously to the rhythms of sega drumming, traditional from the times of African slaves. Moreover, as globalization also influences the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, there are of course, in some of the songs, elements of overlap with the western world or more recent preoccupations.

The Creole sega is sensual music and dance, with African influences, which was, in origin, a cultural form of resistance by slaves against the colonial rulers, but the culture turned little by little into a ritual that has in the end become rooted in tradition and lastingly incorporated in the way of life. The style of performance, sega drumming, is a vibrant mixture of music, consisting mainly of percussion, sin or status.

The Trio Sakili comprises three major ambassadors of Rodrigues sega: Vallen Pierre Louis is a banjoist well known and highly appreciated on the island. Francis Prosper belongs to one of the most important musical clans of the island and is without any doubt the best traditional percussionist and provides, with his warm timbre, the powerful voice of Sakili. Third in the line-up, Ricardo Legentile plays the accordion, the leading local melodic instrument, a heritage of the multiple influences on the island. The repertoire and the subtleties of his playing technique have been handed down from father to son for several generations of the family, while his mother, Yolande Legentile, belongs to the famous singers, the Mareshals of Sega in Rodrigues.

Afterparty in foyer by Rebel Up SebCat & Drache Musicale. Also stand by NGHE Mediatheque with special cassettes between maloya and sega.

FB event / website

doors: 19h, concert at 20h15
@ Muziekpubliek
Metro Porte de Namur

Thu 30 May: Nihiloxica drum & dance workshop @ Collectif Au Quai + afterparty @ Café Midpoint, Bxl

Ugandan band Nihiloxica (Nyege Tapes) is back in Brussels after their show at Les Nuits Botanique earlier this month and they will show you the essence of what we do and demonstrate how to get down and dance to it Ugandan style. They will be taking you on a cultural journey from Buganda through all the kingdoms from which they draw their rhythms.

the drum & dance workshop includes:
– Learning of traditional rhythms through both drumming and dancing.
– Playing on our Bugandan drum set.
– Learning techniques of playing hand percussion instruments.
– Q&A and traditional performance from the band.

cost: 12 €
start: 19h to 22h


afterwards afterparty at Cafe Midpoint from 22h onwards! with Nihiloxica dj’s, Rebel Up & le Grand Mechant Loop

FB event

19-22h workshop & dance @ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23


Afterparty @ Cafe Midpoint
189 Rue de Flandre

weekend 27/28 April > Rebel Up @ Lenteluypaard #2 vinyl & clothing market, Allee du Kaai (Luypaard site) + Medex TDM183 Assiestes, Dancing Babylon evening, Schaarbeek + Brussels Soring Record Fair @ Kanal

hello all!

We hope you enjoyed the hot weather last weekend, big up thanks for coming to our wild global sounds evening at Listen Festival in VK Concerts, what a blast!

This weekend however, fresher times again, but also a good moment to get cosy inside and share the love for music, food and more.

First up, saturday afternoon til the late evening (or beyond) > De Toestand organises the Lenteluypaard #2 market, spring sale of vinyls & clothes + afterparty in the Luypaard building (next to Zinzinerie). Rebel Up label & distro will be there with 2 crates of good tunes, come and check it out!

from 14h till ?
Found out more in the FB event

Then in the evening, over to Schaarbeek in La Petite Maison close the Schaarbeek train station, the Dancing Babylon evening, part of the MEDEX Tour du Monde en 183 Assietes. A special Iraqi evening with food, concerts, dj’s, short movies, poetry, stories, expo, afterparty and more.

with concert by Iraqi musicians Saif Al-Qaissy (percussions) and Hussein Rassim (oud).

See full timeschedule in the FB event

Prix libre
Where? La Petite Maison, from 18h til 1am.
Rue Jan Blockx 22-24
1030 Schaarbeek

and on sunday afternoon, the Rebel Up disto will be at the Brussels Spring Record Fair in Kanal.

New & 2nd hand vinyl, mainly focused around Black Music (Soul, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Afro, Latino, Hip Hop, House) with some detours trough Pop and Rock by some sellers.
Also there will be a bike market. Free in!

all info > FB event

from 11h til 18h
@ Kanal Pompidou
Quai des Peniches