Oh yes, time again for a Giraffes & Penguins weekender in Liege + Brussels.
Starting on friday the 13th (woohoo!) in Liege at the amazing KulturA club. Arab Bass night with special guest Ghoula from Tunisia and Liege guest Cedric Blavier. hosted by Rebel Up, Le Grand Mechant Loop & Tropical DJipsies.
We’ll dive together into the infinite richness of arab music and its evolution from traditional forms to the most contemporary and wild electronic sounds.
Ghoula (TN/FR) Ghoula is a tunisian self-made musician and producer. In Tunisia, music has been a generational vehicle for popular symbols, images and myths. Despite its small size, Ghoula sees his native country as a north African crossroad where legacies came to settle. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ghoula creates genre-defying sets through both acoustics and samples. Obsessed with North African multimedia heritage, Ghoula has been digging up vinyls from flea markets and old Tunisian medinas, bringing back vestiges of forgotten music cooked on top of contemporary upbeat dance rhythms. His album Hlib el Ghoula was released on the Shouka label and he is now preparing his second album. listen here >
Cédric Blavier (Liege) A music lover, digger and dj, Cédric Blavier makes his weapons in his native Belgium, between Liège and Brussels. Amateur of ultra-dancing ethnic music as well as planing electro downtempo, he succeeds in surprising sets to combine the effective and the experimental, the organic and the synthetic, the modern and the traditional. His musical synthesis meets a growing success in the world of electronic music, with notably appearances noticed in the festivals Nuits Sonores, Chateau Perché (France) or Taka Tuka (Hungary)! https://soundcloud.com/l-l-phant/ https://www.mixcloud.com/Mathéo/
and Arabic dance and bass sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies.
☾☾ 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.
SUNN TRIO (US) > concert time: 21h00 sharp Sunn Trio hail from Phoenix, Arizona. Surrounded by deserts like the Middle Eastern guitar music that is one of the notable influences on their sound, along with free jazz and harsh exotica and touchstones as disparate as Sonny Sharrock ,John McLaughlin, Sir Richard Bishop and Thinking Fellers Union Local 282. Sunn Trio’s Fayrus album on the Unrock label last year is a kaleidoscope for the ears featuring sax, saron, gong, boning, lap steel, tambura, oud lute and even a Gameboy, echoing from behind a curtain of bitter haze and sun-beaten punk. In the words of Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls), “Wielding Indo-Arabian Saz & white lightning six-string shrapnel amidst an alligator snapping turtle’s rhythm section, this trio-quartet-sextet may also sprout horns, flutes, animal skins, or shadow gamelan to faithfully demolish that whiny and predictable listening experience of today’s tepidly lazy, underachieving experimental music scene. Not a “safe” environment.” https://sunntrio.bandcamp.com/album/fayrus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciZqzZdUaEU
Habiter l’Exil (Living in Exile) festival at Pointculture Botanique. with screenings, expo, concerts and more. FREE IN! On Saturday 12 oct, Rebel Up & Babylon Trio will participate in the musical programme in the event.
Doors 14h :
Expo: Mapa Mundi : animations by MEDEX – Musée éphémère de l’exil La Petite Maison : Occupational Mapping and Dissemination “Migrants’ house news, by » Universal Embassy.
14h00 | Être, venir, aller – radiophonic creation by Caroline Berliner. Production : Le Bruit et la fureur asbl. 15h00 | Projection of the short movie Classe 3 by le Ciré 16h00 | Projection of the film V(n)ous by Pierre Schonbrodt by Medex 17h30 | Plateforme Citoyenne presents ‘Pearls of welcome’, testimonials and experiences by refugee hosts, and a panel talk with 3 refugee hosts. 18h30 | Theater play ‘Le Chef est chef, même en caleçon’, by Dominique Bela 19h30 | Dinner buffet by Medex with DJ set Rebel Up SebCat 21h00 | Concert Babylon Trio (Irak) 22h00 | DJ Set Rebel Up SebCat
with the support of: PointCulture, Le Cinéma-Aventure, La Bellone, Culture & Démocratie, CBAI, Gsara, La Petite Maison, Centre Librex, Medex, Plateforme Citoyenne, Rebel Up!, United Stages et Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
This friday, Rebel Up & Friends evening at Cafe Maison du Peuple in St Gilles.
with special guests: Tropical DJipsies. 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.
FB event FREE IN 22h – 3h Cafe Maison du Peuple Parvis de St Gilles / Voorplein