30.01 – 10.02: Rebel Up on Euro tour w/ Nahawa Doumbia in BE/NL/DE/FR/CH

hello friends,

for the next 2 weeks from 30.01 until 11.02, Rebel Up SebCat will be touring with Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia and her acoustic band. Not as DJ, but managing the band on the road, taking them from venue to venue through Belgium (Antwerp, Gent, Leffinge), Netherlands (Leiden), Germany (Dusseldorf), France (Paris) and Switzerland (Baden, Geneve & Dudingen).

Since the 1970’s, she is one of the main female voices of the Malian Wassoulou style. Check our her recent reissue on the Awesome Tapes from Africa label, it’s pure bliss.
On the tour they will have merch for sale (CD’s and vinyls) at very fair prices.

See the tour dates & venues above, come and say hello!

On saturday 8 Feb, SebCat will spin global tunes in Geneva together with the Bongo Joe team at Chez Jean-Luc cabaret bar into the night. Drop by & swing 🙂

Sat 11 January > Rebel Up x Giraffes & Penguins x Festa Afro Tuga: Adventures #2 @ FFORMATT, Bxl

yes yes y’all!

this saturday 11 January Rebel Up presents another special party night at FFORMATT together with Giraffes & Penguins and Festa Afro Tuga crews.

ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND #2 @ FFORMATT

Entrance 6€ (presale) / 8€ door (CASH ONLY)
With a presale ticket, you can skip the queue plus your place is secured at any moment of the night! Otherwise 8€ at the door from midnight onwards and possible queues.

FB event
Doors 23h00
between Bourse / De Brouckere metro
FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building

Lineup >
DJ Narciso & Nuno Beats (Rsproduções)
PLLOW
Rafael Aragon
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Méchant Loop
Tropical DJipsies


NGHE Mediatheque Balpop + Bichel – editions


Deejay Narciso + Nuno Beats > Rsproduções (PT / Príncipe Discos)
The RS Produçoes (‘Rinchoa Stress’) collective from the Rinchoa northern Lisboa suburb was launched in 2016 by a then 17-year-old Narciso, and is made up of DJ/producer Nuno Beats, DJs Nulo and Lima, producer Farucox and MC Pimenta. Their album ‘Bagdad Style’ on Lisboa label Principe Discos last year features 8 original compositions by DJ Narciso and Nuno Beats and moves from “muscular batida” to “metallic cargaa” via “semi-tarraxos” and ravey house and kuduro jams. The crew plays regular shows at Príncipe’s monthly Noite Príncipe parties in Lisbon and will be playing in Brussels for the 1st time. Quente, puxa!
https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/bagdad-style

PLLOW (Bloom Hill / Kiosk Radio)
PLLOW is a female Cameroonian/Belgian DJ & co-founder of the Brussels music agency Bloom Hill. With this eclectic DJ, you can expect a set between afro rhythms and bassy sounds. After 3 years Djing, she can mention highlights like performing at AFROPUNK in Paris, Dour Festival, The Lot Radio (Brooklyn NY) and being a resident DJ for Kiosk Radio. PLLOW highly values spirituality and the effortless pursuit of good powers. She instantly pricks the ears of her audiences with her selection showing off her versatility as she embraces a variety of melodies and rhythms with her no-nonsense attitude.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Pllow

HOSTED BY > > >

Rebel Up SebCat
Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable!

Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala)
Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience.
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017 with Rebel Up.

Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins)
This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.
https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019

at the entrance all night long / aux entree:
NGHE Mediatheque Balpop sounds + Festa Afro Tuga tshirts by Bichel – editions

in smoking room / chill out:
Liquid Light show by Poiss

All info > FB event

TICKETS:
6€ presale
8€ at door (Cash Only)
23h – 6am

LOCATION:
— FFORMATT —
RUE DU MARCHE AUX POULETS 7
1000 BRUSSELS

– Smoking Room Inside
– Chill Out space
– No noise outside
– All tribes welcome
– No sexism
📸 No pictures / respect the moment

New Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online (Radio Campus Bruxelles), also BRUZZ & guest show Radio Centraal

Fresh new Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online via Radio Campus Bruxelles, songs by Ahmed Ag Kaedy, Tallawit Timbouctou, Alex Figueira on Music With Soul, 6 albums of the month from Western Sahara Polisario freedom songs by El Wali via Sahel Sounds to Somaliland freedom songs by SAHRA Halgan on Buda Musique, Brazilian electrified Xamba coco, afoxé and maculele music from Pernambuco by Grupo Bongar & MAGA BO on Kafundó Records, raw Congolese dub rock via Paris & Kinshasa by Bantou Mentale on Glitterbeat Records, “Electronic Acholi Kaboom” compilation from Northern Uganda on Nyege Tapes and contemporary Arabic electronic compilation “Under Frustration vol 2” on Shouka / InFiné, tune in!

and have some new weekly shows on BRUZZ radio from end of October & November >

Last week, Rebel Up SebCat was invited to Radio Centraal in Antwerp at the longrunning show Huren is voor de Buren by Gregor Terror of Antwerp Gipsy Ska Orchestra. check it here >

Wedn 16 Oct > Rebel Up @ Le Lac w/ Sunn Trio (US), Hussein Rassim solo (IQ) and NGHE dj set, Bxl

Rebel Up, NGHE & Le Lac present: Arizona oriental psyche:

HUSSEIN RASSIM (IQ – BXL) concert time > 20h sharp
Hussein Rassim is a young Iraqi musician and player of the oud (Eastern lute), who studied at Iraq’s best music schools. Hussein is also a member of the bands Solo Baghdad, Arumbo and Nawaris. He has recorded an album titled Amerli with Refugees for Refugees, and Migration with Nawaris.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrSxShVRydU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb_CoQBXwxw

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

19h > Opening set trance – drone – folk – arabic – fez noz expé by NGHE
https://www.mixcloud.com/mediatheque-nghe/compil-du-dimanche-3-__-un-dimanche-dhiver/
https://www.mixcloud.com/mediatheque-nghe/la-compil-du-dimanche/during/after >

After/between concerts: rumble folk sounds by SebCat (Rebel Up)
http://tiny.cc/wvkddz
http://tiny.cc/lckddz
http://tiny.cc/ndkddz

FB event
damage : 7 euros
doors: 19h > NGHE dj set
concerts: 20h + 21h

@ Le Lac
36 Rue de Witte de Haelen
1000 Brussels

Weekend 2-4 Aug > Rebel Up hosts KiosQ stage @ Esperanzah! Festival, Abbaye de Floreffe + dj set @ Barzoen, Turnhout

hello all!

Great news, this weekend Rebel Up is hosting the new KiosQ dj stage at Esperanzah Festival on friday & saturday. We invited Brussels crews Global Hybrid Records and Giraffes & Penguins to join us, for a real special sounds from the global underground vibe.

Also lots of great artists playing at the festival > Ibeyi, Delgres, Babylon Trio, Fanna-Fi-Allah, Saodaj, Pongo, Les Ogres de Barback, Le Motel and so much more. On sunday our friends of Radio Bistrot will take over the KiosQ stage from us.

All info / tickets > FB event / website.

Here the programme of our 2 days @ KioskQ stage >

Friday >
15h-> 18h15 Le Grand Mechant Loop & Global Hybrid crew
19h15->21h45 Rebel Up DJ’s
22h45→00h Alizarina *live (Global Hybrid)
2h30-> 3h30 Rafael Aragon
(Global Hybrid)

Saturday >
12h->16h Giraffes & Penguins marathon

12:00 Tropical Djipsies
13h30 Le Grand Mechant Loop
14:00 Rebel Up
15:30 Rafael Aragon
17-> 19h Giraffes & Penguins apero session

17:00 Beat Brother
17:30 Drache Musicale
18:00 Flux Tendu
18:30 Fanfara Electronica
20h -21h45 Fanfara Electronica *live (Global Hybrid)
22h45→00h15 Rebel Up DJ’s
1h15→2h15 Le Grand Mechant Loop
(Giraffes & Penguins)

We hope to see you there !!!

and on sunday 4 august, Rebel Up SebCat will spin vinyls -real global ‘grooves’- at Barzoen bar in the heart of Turnhout. From 14-19h, free in.
FB event

28-29-30 June > Rebel Up, Babylon Trio and Memo Pimiento Belgian festival weekend! > Brussels, Genk, Gent, Mechelen & Brugge

yes, this weekend, festival season fever has kicked off.

On friday, a triple city programme of Rebel Up & Babylon Trio spread over Brussels, Genk and Gent.

starting at Couleur Cafe, where Rebel Up, Drache Musicale and Le Grand Mechant Loop will play together 3 evenings in a row from 18h until 1am at the secret Drasch bar. Think you can find us? 😉 On friday and saturday night Rebel Up LeBlanc spins and Rebel Up SebCat on sunday.

Meanwhile in Genk (Limburg), Babylon Trio will play a live show before BaBa Zula and Omar Souleyman.
FREE IN, see event here.

and that same friday evening, Rebel Up SebCat will spin from midnight til 2am at Copacobana festival in Gent (St Amandsberg) at Het Kasteel stage. Also a free festival and a great lineup.
FB event / website.

saturday early evening, Babylon Trio will play at Ottertrotter festival in Mechelen, another free festival! see event here.

also saturday night, Memo Pimiento plays a live set in Brugge at the Signaal Radiofestival. Find them at 22h at the outdoor stage at Villa Bota.
FB event here.

and in the night in Brussels, Rebel Up SebCat will spin at the afterparty of the European Bike Messengers Championship at Black Buddah warehouse, organised by 54K soundsystem. See FB event & Black Buddah page.

See you around this loooooong weekend 🙂

Fri 7 June: Rebel Up @ Sakili concert afterparty, Muziekpublique, Bxl

This friday, concert of trio Sakili, acoutstic sega & tambour music from the Indian ocean!

Sakili’s music reflects the history of Rodrigues Island, combining European and African influences: waltz, polka, mazurka, schottische, they all blend harmoniously to the rhythms of sega drumming, traditional from the times of African slaves. Moreover, as globalization also influences the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, there are of course, in some of the songs, elements of overlap with the western world or more recent preoccupations.

The Creole sega is sensual music and dance, with African influences, which was, in origin, a cultural form of resistance by slaves against the colonial rulers, but the culture turned little by little into a ritual that has in the end become rooted in tradition and lastingly incorporated in the way of life. The style of performance, sega drumming, is a vibrant mixture of music, consisting mainly of percussion, sin or status.

The Trio Sakili comprises three major ambassadors of Rodrigues sega: Vallen Pierre Louis is a banjoist well known and highly appreciated on the island. Francis Prosper belongs to one of the most important musical clans of the island and is without any doubt the best traditional percussionist and provides, with his warm timbre, the powerful voice of Sakili. Third in the line-up, Ricardo Legentile plays the accordion, the leading local melodic instrument, a heritage of the multiple influences on the island. The repertoire and the subtleties of his playing technique have been handed down from father to son for several generations of the family, while his mother, Yolande Legentile, belongs to the famous singers, the Mareshals of Sega in Rodrigues.

Afterparty in foyer by Rebel Up SebCat & Drache Musicale. Also stand by NGHE Mediatheque with special cassettes between maloya and sega.

FB event / website

doors: 19h, concert at 20h15
@ Muziekpubliek
Metro Porte de Namur