Listen festival is finally on again this week for 1st time since 2019! Such an amazing programme, 5 nights of music allover Brussels!
On saturday 02.04 Rebel Up & Crammed Discs team up with the VK Vaartkapoen venue with an amazing diverse lineup. Schroothoop trio from Brussels on their instruments made from recycled trash, Palestinian duo Zenobia and their electro-dabke sound and DJ set by Acid Arab, plus Rebel Up & Rrita Jashari on the dj decks for more dancefloor fun.
More than 80% of the tickets are gone, so better hurry up. Get tickets here.
Lineup >>>> 22h00 Rrita Jashari 23h00 Schroothoop ‘Live’ 00h00 Rrita Jashari 00h30 Zenobia ‘Live’ 01h30 Acid Arab ‘Dj set’ 03h30 Rebel Up DJs 05h00 end
And on friday 24.09, SebCat, Didi (Tropical DJipsies) invite DJ Edna Martinez for a vinyl session from 19h until 1am @ Bonnefooi, which has been beautifully revamped and renovated inside, with a dancefloor placed cosy in the back. Come and see!
This thursday BRUZZ invites Rebel Up for their Rooftop summer show, where they invite DJ’s to talk about their upcoming open air gigs as well as a live mix.
Rebel Up SebCat & Renaud Arents from Pianofabriek will talk about CHAUD, the closing weekend on friday & saturday with Tropical DJipsies, docu screening of Les Nouvelles Guerilleres, Rebel Up, Le grand Mechant Loop, Rafael Aragon and concert by Kel Assouf.
Here the event of Tropical DJipsies / docu screeningLes Nouvelles Guerilleres on friday > 17:00 – 19:30 music, 19:30 screening Here the event of Rebel Up & Friends / Kel Assouf on saturday > 15:00 – 19:00 music, 19:30 concert
Congoville is an expo in Middelheim museum park with a focus on contemporary Congo as well as the colonial legacy / wrongs of the past. The expo consists of works by 15 artists, including Sammy Baloji,Jean Katambayi, KinAct Collective, Angela Ferreira, Maurice Mbikayi, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Kapwani Kiwanga and many others. check the expo programme here.
Every friday apero session in the MIKA café garden of Middelheim. Friday 09.07 from 17H – 21H with Rebel Up SebCat & Mambele, diving into the Congolese rumba, soukous, folklore and other styles from the 60’s to now via vinyl & more.
Come and have a drink, also dinner is possible! You can find the kiosk at the Champ du Vert Chasseur side in the middle of the Bois de la Cambre. Find your route here.
And for those staying home or wanting to listen from elsewhere >>> from 22.00 until midnight a pre-recorded Giraffes & Penguins mixtape will be on air at Liege radio station 48FM, with selections by Rebel Up SebCat, Didi of Tropical DJipsies and Drache Musicale.
Join us for a Rebel Up Records saturday at APERODROOM SEE U from 2pm. Relaxing time around our guinguette & food trucks. Album release party of “Awakening Spirits” by Tropikal Camel.
Tropikal Camel (IS / Berlin Arabstazy) Special guest is Tropikal Camel who will live present his new album “Awakening Spirits”, released just before summer on Brussels label Rebel Up Records. The new urban sound of Middle Eastern/North African futurism, an original fusion between traditional Arabic music with cutting edge electronic sounds. It is a quest for a new identity, one which has been released by colonialist thinking. One that has respect to the past but with heads up to the future, urban but tribal, dramatic but minimal, full of contradictions but keeping the balance. Electronic music that has a meaning and a story. https://tropicalcamel.bandcamp.com/album/awakening-spirits https://soundcloud.com/tropikalcamel https://www.rockybb.org/ Interview + mixtape on Tsugi blog (in French) > http://tiny.cc/qq72bz
“Awakening Spirits” will be on sale during the event as normal & colour vinyl edition (15/20€), cassette (8€) and digital download codes (5€), CHOICE!
Tropical DJipsies (Brussels) They united their feminine forces just before 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. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers, attached to their own southern roots and backgrounds as well as sounds from other continents.
Rafael Aragon (Tropikal Masala / Global Hybrid Records, Brussels) Tropikal Masala’s co-founder and resident, member of the Global Hybrid collective, nomadic dj, skilled producer, superb remixer and avid 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. https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro