Sat 14 Dec: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass night, VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

and on Saturday, our Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass party @ VK!

with Ammar 808 (live set) and Ghoula (TN). + DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop, Tropical DJipsies and opening live set by Tsoukina (female gnawa from Bxl!).

We’ll dive together into the infinite richness of arab music and its evolution from traditional forms to contemporary and wild electronic sounds.  

Our special guests:

AMMAR 808 is the electronic alter-ego of the Brussels based producer Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou 08, Kel Assouf). With songs from the Targ, Gnawa,and Raï histories and a TR-808 kicks alongside a distorted guimbri, gasba flutes and zokra bagpipes. His debut album ‘Maghreb United’ on Glitterbeat was a top10 album that changed the perception of contemporary Maghreb music. At the moment he is working on his second album, so expect a lot of new sounds!
LISTEN HERE

Ghoula is a tunisian self-made musician and producer. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ghoula creates genre-defying sets through both acoustics and samples. His debut album ‘Hlib el Ghoula’ was released on Shouka label and is now preparing his second album.
LISTEN HERE

and arabic dance and bass sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies. Warmup acoustic gnawa set by Tsoukina.

Listen here to Rebel Up SebCat’s arabic session at Kiosk Radio last week.

All info > FB event / website

doors 21h / 5€ all night,
part of Festival des Moutons

@ VK Vaartkapoen,
Rue de Manchester 13-15, Molenbeek

Saturday 16 Nov: Babylon Trio @ Jam’in Jette Indoor festival, Centre Culturel Jette, Bxl

This saturday, the indoor festival of Jam’in Jette, 2 stage, lots of live bands, food, drink and more.

Our very own Babylon Trio will be playing a nice late set around 23h. Hope to see you there!

🔥Line-up🔥

19:30 Touko Sari
Reggae //BE

20:00 Studio Shap Shap
Trad-Modern Niger // NE

21:00 Saouta
World // BE

21:45 ROD ANTON & THE LIGERIANS
Reggae-Roots // FR

23:00 Babylon Trio
Iraqi Electro// BE

23:45 Kolonel Djafaar
Afrobeat/Ethio-Jazz // BE

All info > FB event / website

doors 18h > 8€ in
@ Centre Culturel de Jette
(Centre Armillaire)
145 boulevard de Smet de Naeyer
1090 Jette


Metro Simonis / Belgica
Tram 19, 62, 51, 93
Bus 13, 14, 15, 49

Sat 12 Oct: Babylon Trio & Rebel Up @ Habiter L’Exil, Pointculture Botanique, Bxl

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.

Programme:

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.

all info > FB event / website Pointculture

FREE IN @ Piontculture Bruxelles Botanique
Rue Royale 145

Fri 27 Sept > Rebel Up Duckfood @ Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam

Season closing dinner & party by pop up bar Paviljoen aan het Water in Rotterdam, Charlois area, with global tunes by Rebel Up Duckfood from 18h to 22h.

@ Brielselaan 157
3081 AC Rotterdam
FB event

Sunday 28 July: Rebel Up & Babylon Trio @ Gentse Feesten, Trefpunt festival, Gent

ahoy!
Sunday 28 july is the last day / night of the Gentse feesten.

Rebel Up & Babylon Trio will DJ and play at the 50th Trefpunt festival on 2 different locations >

Rebel Up will spin global afterparty tunes at the Baudelohof from midnight til 2h30, after Hungarian band Csangallo. Expect a full sound of balkan tunes,arabic sounds, tropical selections, cumbia, afro and more!

Babylon Trio will play at Walter de Buck square (next to Sint Jacobs church) from 3am to 4am nighttime. Also playing that night is Frente Cumbiero, De Propere Fanfare, El Cis, Kolonel Djafaar, Alek & Les Japonaises and more.

See here the full programme for sunday 28 july.

@ Baudelohof / Walter De Buckplein
Gent

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!

FB event / website

@ Stuivenbergplein
Antwerpen Noord

Thu 4 July: Rebel Up & Crammed Discs present: Zenobia *live* (Palestina) @ Platfom241, Bxl

Crammed Discs, Rebel Up & Platform241 present Zenbobia !

Zenobia are at the forefront of the new, vibrant Palestinian electronic music movement. The duo combines Arabic pop melodies, Palestinian and Syrian dabke rhythms, synths & powerful beats with occasional dubby flavours.Their hypnotic live performances have made a big impression over a short period of time as they started performing in 2018, and have already played in the Middle East, Paris, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, South Korea and Brazil. This will be their first ever Brussels show! Their EP has been released on Acid Arab Records via Crammed Discs. Listen here!

Warm up & after sound support by your Rebel Up DJ’s.

doors 21h
live show 22h
FB event

@ Platform241
Rue Royale 241
Bxl