Wednesday 17 July: Babylon Trio @ Zomer Van Antwerpen, Muziek in de Wijk, Stuivenbergplein, Antwerpen

hello hello Antwerpen!

This tuesday evening, Babylon Trio will finally play Antwerpen for the 1st time (yes Antwerpen is very late to the electro arabic sound, we must admit). Respect to Zomer van Antwerpen / Muziek in de Wijk and the folks of Het Oude Badhuis for putting them in their programme.

Catch them live at during the Muziek in the Wijk evening at Stuivenbergplein in Antwerpen Noord. They will play from 18h30 to 19h30, followed by Algerian female chaabi singer Djazia Satour who plays at 20h. Promises to be a special arabic sound evening!

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@ Stuivenbergplein
Antwerpen Noord

5-13 May, Northern Europe > Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo tour x Rebel Up

from 5 to 13 May, Rebel Up SebCat will be touring along Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo from Mauritania and Sahel Sounds label allover Northern Europe and ending in Bucharest.

In Amsterdam (6th), Rotterdam (7th) and Berlin (9th), expect some Rebel Up warmup dj sets, and perhaps more.

Give us a shout if you are in town on one of those nights! 🙂
View the full tour with FB events via the Sahel Sounds page.




Saturday 17 nov > Rebel Up Records @ Schiev festival label market, Beursschouwburg + @ Sublime Frequencies tour w/ Baba Commandant, Seyawa & Praed @ Het Bos, Antwerpen

yo Brussels + Antwerpen!

this saturday double action > afternoon in Brussels @ Schiev festival label market, evening/night @ Het Bos, Antwerpen

Starting at 14h at the label market of the Schiev Festival in Beursschouwburg.

Rebel Up Records will be present with our latest releases but also the distro. check here and here what we got in stock.
Here all the other labels that will be at the label market > Activities Records, Ångström Records, A1000p, bepotel, Caoutchou, Ediçoes Cn, E42.A8, Ini-itu, Jj funhouse, KRAAK, Lexi Disques, Le Pacifique Records, Meeuw Muzak, Midlife, MONTAGE, Prr! Prr!, Santé Loisirs, Slagwerk, Sub Rosa, Tanuki, Thin Consolation,ThirdTypeTapes (TTT), Vastechoses

Also Rebel Up will be playing a dj set in the bar/market area from 15 to 16h.
The market goes on till 22h, but we will be gone by 18h.

FREE IN
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in the evening/ night, it’s the Sublime Frequencies 15 years tour!
The Rebel Up DJ’s will be doing dj support during the evening & afterparty together with Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies.

Since 15 years, American label SUBLIME FREQUENCIES enriches the music world as a specialist in non-western music. Besides music, they also publish books, documentaries and films. Tonight they present two live artists signed on their label: Senyawa (Indonesia) and Baba Commandant (Burkina Faso), also joined by their friends Praed (Lebanon). DJ support comes from the label owner Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies and the Rebel Up dj’s.

Senwaya
this duo from Yogyakarta is headed by Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryardi. Indonesian traditional music forms the basis, but the duo uses playing techniques from experimental genres to create a completely unique sound. Hardcore metal, improvisation and traditional ritual music played with an intensity as if punk. Singer Shabare uses vocal traditions of the island in his singing but can also heavy metal grunting. Suryardi plays self-built instruments with names like ‘Gary’, ‘Bambu Wukir’ and ‘Aker Mahoni’. During performances, the duo uses homemade electronics to edit the sound of the vocals and instruments live. Their new album ‘Sujud’ has just been released.

https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/sujud

Baba Commandant & The Mandingo Band
from Burkina Faso and was born as Mamadou Sanou and earned his spurs as a dancer and then as a singer and musician with groups like Dounia and the accompaniment band of Burkina Faso’s greatest star: Victor Démé. Baba Commandant plays the ‘ngoni’, the traditional instrument of the Donse tribe, traditional hunters in the region of Burkina Faso and Mali. He is aided by his Mandingo band of veteran musicians of the mandinko tradition, enfused with rock. The main influences of the group are Nigerian greats Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade but also Moussa Doumbia, the Malinese response to James Brown. Check their debut album ‘Juguya’ and their afro rocker album ‘Siri Ba Kele’ has which just been released
https://sublimefrequencies.bandcamp.com/album/siri-ba-kele

Praed (Lebanon)
“The band’s body of work mainly explores the terrain of Arabic popular music (“Shaabi”) and its interconnectedness with other psychedelic and hypnotic musical genres in the world, such as free jazz, space jazz, and psychedelic rock among others. Since its inception, Praed has shown a very keen interest in this music as a medium that reflects Egyptian society’s complicated fabric. Through the research it conducted, the band began to discover a strong cultural connection between “Shaabi” sounds and the “Mouled” music that is played in religious trance ceremonies. The hypnotizing psychedelic effect that was embedded in this genre also triggered thoughts around its similarity to other popular music in the world that employ forms of sonic delirium, such as free jazz and psychedelic rock.”
https://praed.bandcamp.com

Tickets: 10 € presale /13 € at door
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doors 20h30
@ Het Bos
Ankerrui 5-7
Antwerpen

24/25/26 March: Festa Afro Tuga #2 weekend in Antwerp & Brussels

Afro Tuga time again!  After our 1st super successful party in Brussels last June, it is time for Afro Tuga #2 and this time 2 nights in 2 cities: Antwerp & Brussels.
Amazing artwork for both made events by Bichel Editions.

Friday 24 March in Het Bos in Antwerp >
With 2 special guests from Lisboa, Portugal, for a night of true Afro Portuguese music styles from vintage styles to urban afro tech & beats >

Celeste Mariposa (Lisboa / PT) /
Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and further. Last year a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia, Julinho da Concertina (both in Recyclart last 2 years). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba, rebita and much much more!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

DJ Noronha – BlackSea Não Maya crew- (Principe, Lisboa / PT)
Only 24 years old, DJ Noronha aka Fabio d’Alva Noronha is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon southside Bairro da Jamaica area, across the river Tejo river. Part of the Blacksea Não Maya crew together with Dj Kolt, Dj Perigoso & Dj Joker who have released 2 LP’s already on Principe Discos. The Blacksea Não Maya sound is an urban blend of Afro Portuguese ghetto beats, spanking percussion and electronic tones, like slower funaná crossed with the rudiments of kuduro. Alien rumba for ballroom dance matinées. Puxa pa!
https://soundcloud.com/black-ea-n-o-maya

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese dj on the bill as local support. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction for those who come to their underground global nights. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.
https://www.rebelup.org/

Calacas DJ’s (Mechelen)
Driven by their love for the analog sound, DJ duo Calacas explores the world of tropical grooves as cadencelypso, cumbia, guaguanco, afro disco and more. Their ultra-danceable sets leave no dance floor unmoved! Immerse yourself in a heavy sweaty trip through the Creole univers.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Calacasdjs/islands/

7€
23:00 – late….
het Bos,
Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp
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Next day, Saturday 25 March > Brussels time!
Festa Afro Tuga #2, organised together with NGHE Mediatheque.

same lineup as above!

In a sweaty basement + upstairs bar in the Kuumba venue, Flemish-African house in the heart of the Matongé area, Ixelles. Expect all the wonder of the Afro Portuguese music, from vintage funaná & semba from Cabo Verde, Angola & diaspora to the contemporary Afrotech of Lisboa’s suburbs via Principe Discos label.

6€
23:00 – 5:00
@ Kuumba
Chaussee de Wavre 78, Matongé, IXL
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On Sunday, *afterparty* chill style in Brussels.

We will end the Festa Afro Tuga in the NGHE mediatheque in Molenbeek with a presentation & label talk by Celeste Mariposa & a special documentary about music in Cabo Verde (1hr).

Open door & mediatheque from 14:00
Label talk & Cabo Verdian docu from 19:00

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prix libre
@ NGHE Mediatheque
Rue des Mariniers 6
1080 Molem
tram 51 (Porte de Flandre / Ch de Gand)
metro Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen

Rebel Up! weekender > in Düsseldorf (DE) w/ Gato Preto & Antwerp 54K Feest in Het Bos

Big thanks for all your support over the weekend at our 10 years of Rebel Up events in Gent, Brussels and Amsterdam! We sure will go on for at least another 10 years 🙂

This coming weekend, Rebel Up! will play in 2 different cities > > >

Friday 17 March @ KIT Café in Düsseldorf (Germany)
Gato Preto album release party
Album release party of our friends Gato Preto, to celebrate their new album ‘Tempo’ out on Kudos Records. Check it out here. At our latest Rebel Up nightshop show we played it as our album of the month.
Gato Preto’s sound is Afro bass & kuduro via Mozambique & Ghana. With Gata Misteriosa on vocals for some pure Afro female power and producer Lee Bass behind the machines. Also they will be aided by female rapper AWA from Zimbabwe.
Here a video on them on Arte’s Tracks.

DJ support by Rebel Up! SebCat. Expect some heavy fire from all these cats!

21h @ Kit Cafe
8€ presale, 10€ at door

more info >
KIT site / FB event

next day
Saturday 18th March @ 54K Feest in Het Bos, Antwerp
Party in Antwerp with our Bxl friends of 54 Kollektiv with a full & eclectic lineup:
… ALL PLAYING THE MIGHTY 54 Soundsystem

LINEUP:

DJ LILOCOX (PT) – PRINCIPE DISCOS
https://soundcloud.com/deejay-lilocox

STIKSTOF (BXL) – LIVE
http://stikstofbrussel.be/

FUNGI (EXILES) – LIVE
https://soundcloud.com/fungitek

NETWERK (ANTWERP) – LIVE
https://soundcloud.com/n-e-t-w-e-r-k

BASSTET (REBEL UP! – BXL)
https://www.rebelup.org/

BEATSFORBEACHES (54KOLAKTIV)
https://www.beatsforbeaches.com/

PHONETICS (54KOLAKTIV)
https://soundcloud.com/dj-phonetics

LIVITONES (54KOLAKTIV)
https://www.mixcloud.com/Livitones/

Doors: 21:00
5€
PROFITS GO TO TOESTAND INTERNATIONAL PROJECT

More info:
Het Bos site / FB event