Rebel Up action in Brussels & Amsterdam June/July > 30.06 / 02.07 + 03.07

Thursday Rebel Up & Friends night at Bonnefooi from 23h onwards.
with Sebcat & special guest Fourmi Rouz (Mauritius island).

FB event here.

on saturday 2 July, Giraffes & Penguins will host several dj slots at the 3 day jazz & folk Brosella festival at the Osseghem park (Atomium). Didi of Tropical Djipsies, Rebel Up SebCat and Fourmi Rouz will play varied 1 hour sets at 16h30, 19h30, 22h and 23h30.

See for full programme & tickets here.

in the evening from around 22h onwards, Rebel Up & Friends at Le Reservoir bar in les Marolles. with dj sets by Freedo Figh & Roza (54 Sound), Didi, RaQLand Fresh Nunas

FB event here.

On sunday 3 July is the free Amsterdam Roots Open Air festival in Oosterpark.
Rebel Up SebCat will play a dj set at 16h in the Solar tent run by Oedipus brewery.

Deli Teli performs at 17h30 at the World stage. Also concerts by Deli Teli, Miroca Paris, Groupe RTD Dancing Devils of Djibouti, Aquafaba, Ayom and Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy, Ami Yerewolo, Yallah Yallah party and more.

see all info & lineup here.

Rebel Up in Netherlands > thu 05.05 / fri 06.05 + sat 07.05

Hello all!
After our night in OCCII, Rebel Up is staying in Netherlands for a bit longer and doing a ‘mini tour’ 😉

DJ sets on thursday, friday & saturday!

Thursday 5 May, which is liberation day in Netherlands, Rebel Up SebCat will play with Papelon Kifesh at the Kashmir Lounge coffeeshop bar. From 20h onwards.

@ Jan Pieter Heijestraat 85
Amsterdam (Overtoom / Vondelpark)
See event here.

On friday 06.05 Rebel Up SebCat will do a 2 hour session at the Oedipus beer Badhuis cafe for Oedipus Radio from 19 – 21h. Maybe with a special guest even. Come hang in the Oedipus old bathing house and taste their artisanal beers, or tune in via their online radio.

@ Javaplein 21
Amsterdam (Indische Buurt)

and on saturday 07.05, Cumbia Salvaje party by Baobab United in Nijmegen.

Place to be is Strandbar Stek, a beach right next to De Waal river.
A nice lineup with Brussels cumbia acts & dj’s > Memo Pimiento, Rafael Aragon, Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies + Baobab Utd.

Door 19h30
See event here.

Beforehand around 17h / 18h, Rebel Up & Rafael Aragon will do a streaming session at Open Source Radio. Tune into the videostream here.

Wedn 04.05 > Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ Monsieur Doumani (Cyprus)

hello all!

After a 2,5 years covid absence, our Rebel Up Soundclash night will be back where it all started @ OCCII venue in Amsterdam on wednesday 4th of may.

It will be a concert evening with special guest Monsieur Doumani, a trio of psychedelic folk rock from Cyprus!!! Check out their amazing recent album ‘Pissourin’ on Glitterbeat.
Played with tzouras (small bouzouki) trombone and acoustic guitar and using electronics, effects and loop pedals to venture into a world that is refreshing and exciting.

Also warm up support by Drone Alone, the project of a Cyprus-Amsterdam musician.
DJ support in levantine & maghreb vibes by Rebel Up SebCat and Papelon Kifesh

8€ in
doors 20h
FB event / website

Thu 21.04 > Rebel Up SebCat @ Landbier launch party, Taverno Willi Becher, Amsterdam Noord (NL)

Thursday at Taverno Willi Becher in A’dam Noord > it’s Rebel Up SebCat’s 1st dj set in Amsterdam again since 2,5 years(!). Playing at beer launch of Oedipus Brewing, after concert of MUNGO BUNGO DJ sets of Pal/Secam, Hippies Punch Cats and more. FREE IN!

Doors 17H / ends at midnight
FB event

@ Taverno
Papaverhoek 31
Amsterdam Noord

08.02 Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, Farida Amadou & Friends and Terrie ‘Ex’ Hessels & Frank Rosaly @ OCCII, Amsterdam

Saturday 8 Feb >
Rebel Up Soundclash! present:
FARIDA AMADOU & FRIENDS (ex-Cocaine Piss) | SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone) | REBEL UP! DJ’S
OCCII do-it-yourself mysticism | musical ritualism | €8 in before 22:00 / €10 after!
No presale,

FARIDA AMADOU & Friends (BE, ex-Cocaine Piss)
Farida Amadou is a Liège, Belgium based bass player, most well known for being part of the punk band Cocaine Piss and for her free improv sets with Steve Noble.
Since 2014, she has performed with many musicians all over Europe, including Linda Sharrock, Balasz Pandi, Jasper Stadhouders, Peter Brötzmann, Mette Rasmussen and Thurston Moore, TONiGHTS FRiENDS Include; Terrie Hessels (The Ex) on Guitar & Frank Rosaly (US) on Drums.
Listen here and here.

SPIRITCZUALIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER (Akuphone)
Giving birth via impromptu instrumentals to glimpses of synchronistic magic, these Spiritczualics remain agnostic: are they magicians, or merely charlatans?
Spiritczualic Enhancement Center is an outernational movement.
A traveling nexus collecting dozens of participants to explore alchemical realms of sonic ritualism. Fusing DIY electronics with experimental improvisation and traditional instruments, recurring collaborators have studied under masters of Andalusian music, ethno-music research as well as important underground venues in Berlin and Hamburg’s musical scenes. Visual artist Dima Rabik contributes his miniature ink drawing style to all Spiritczualic releases – as well as a live-drawing projection during performances.

Spiritczualic (“cz” borrowed from the Polish / tʂ / hard “tch”) – a word-melange of “ritczualic” and spiritual, reflects upon the ancient practice of musical ritualism. As an idea, it greatly predates the physical occurrence of the Enhancement Center – on Christmas 2017, when an Ottoman building below the Gates of Jerusalem provided itself for a remarkable meeting. The trespassing people who happened to be there – admittingly bizarre participants synchronized by state-of-mind rather than tune or scale – began exploring sonic sessions of do-it-yourself mysticism. Witnesses of its ritualistic gatherings have indeed reported moments of divination – and possibly sorcery. This raises the question, will the audience once again behold the allurement of Higher Sources – or rather testify to trickery.“
Listen here and here.

Rebel Up DJ’s
Before, inbetween & after, DJ’s Duckfood & Spliff will take you on a trip through the global underground

Info > FB event / website

door 20:30
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
Amsterdam Oud West

Sunday 16 June: Babylon Trio @ 1 Ander Festival, Schijndel + Rebel Up @ Zerzura movie screening, Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam

This sunday, double action in Netherlands.

Brussels Iraqi band Babylon Trio will play at the free 1 Ander Festival in Schijndel (Noord Brabant).
free festival without borders and with a nice lineup between latino bands, rock and roots. Catch them live from 19:25 to 20:15

All info > FB event / website

Meanwhile in Amsterdam >
OCCII ON TOUR – Rebel Up & Filmhuis Cavia present:
FILM: ZERZURA + REBEL UP! DJ’s, SL’OCCii & Papelón Kifesh

In Tamashek with English subtitles; 84 minutes, 2017, Sahel Sounds.
Directed by Christopher Kirkley with Rhissa Koutata & Ahmoudou Madassane.

The first-ever ethnographic acid Western! In a genre-defying film, Zerzura follows a young man from a small village in Niger who leaves home in search of an enchanted oasis. His journey leads him into a surreal vision of the Sahara, crossing paths with djinn, bandits, gold seekers, and migrants. Zerzura is a modern folktale transposed onto an acid Western, equal parts Jodorowsky and Jean Rouch. Written and developed with a local Tuareg cast, Zerzura mixes ethnofiction with the genre picture, exploring themes of migration and exoticism through a collaborative approach.

FB event / website

@ Filmhuis CAVIA
adress: Van Hallstraat 52-1HG, 1051 HH Amsterdam
Doors: 20:00 – 00:00 | Donation For OCCii’s Soundsystem