on saturday 2 July, Giraffes & Penguins will host several dj slots at the 3 day jazz & folk Brosella festival at the Osseghem park (Atomium). Didi of Tropical Djipsies, Rebel Up SebCat and Fourmi Rouz will play varied 1 hour sets at 16h30, 19h30, 22h and 23h30.
On sunday 3 July is the free Amsterdam Roots Open Air festival in Oosterpark. Rebel Up SebCat will play a dj set at 16h in the Solar tent run by Oedipus brewery.
Deli Teli performs at 17h30 at the World stage. Also concerts by Deli Teli, Miroca Paris, Groupe RTD Dancing Devils of Djibouti, Aquafaba, Ayom and Alogte Oho and his Sounds of Joy, Ami Yerewolo, Yallah Yallah party and more.
Every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up gathers alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.
This night is curated by Tropical DJipsies.
Live concerts by:
Sina Kienou Sina Kienou is a young musician from a large family of griot-musicians, from the late chief of the griots of Burkina Faso, Baba Kienou Abdoulaye. https://www.facebook.com/kalzakienou
Raluca Apetria Raluca’s style of music is characterized by warm and colourful sonorities, slightly melancholical tones and cinematic moods. The imprint of impressionism, folklore and jazz can be perceived in her musical universe. (Jojo Demeijer will join Raluca and add percussions and even more colors to this trip) https://www.facebook.com/RalucaApetriaMusic https://ralucaapetria.bandcamp.com
We have a new concert residency at Bonnefooi > Rebel Up Alive sessions. On every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up will gather with alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.
Wednesday 9 march is our first evening, where we invite the NGHE Mediatheque from Molenbeek, with live concerts by Chien Fer and Mott Flyf.
MOTT FLYF Mott Flyf thinks singing is everywhere. In puddles, landfills, forests and stomachs. He believes that to capture it, one must be endowed with a powerful mediumistic love. So he falls in love and plays tunes and songs as the melody comes walking. His ritornellos walk, sad and full of hope, next to time and beg the sun to beat him up. Friend of the rain, he falls asleep in the mud, dark, rainbow. He sings to the sounds of zouk, bossa nova, baile funk, new wave and urban pop love songs. https://soundcloud.com/mott-flyf
DJ support by Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies and NGHE soundsystem.
FB event Doors 20h FREE IN @ Bonnefooi Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
Another Rebel Up & Friends session at Bonnefooi, all nighter on a wednesday night? Sure deal, as thurday is armistice day / wapenstilstand / jour d’armistice, so you have the day off!
Hosted by SebCat, with special guest Cami Layé Okún (Havana, Cuba) who is almost at the end of her European tour before she returns to Cuba. Check out her latest Insolar show on NTS radio. Here is SebCat’s latest Kiosk radio session from last week.
Vinyls & tunes from all swinging corners of the globe, from the tropics to the discotheques
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 wednesday is a double African concert night at Atelier210 and Bonnefooi.
In Atelier210 tamashek rocker Mdou Moctar from Agadez, Niger, will play as part of Autumn Falls festival. warmup dj set & afterparty Rebel Up SebCat& Funky Bompa.
MdouMoctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music. His unconventional interpretations of Tuareg guitar have pushed him to the forefront of a crowded scene. Back home in Agadez, he’s celebrated for his original compositions and verbose poetry, an original creator in a genre defined by cover bands. In the exterior, where Saharan rock has become one of the continents biggest musical exports, he’s earned a name for himself with his guitar moves. Mdou shreds with a relentless and frenetic energy that utterly sets him apart. His latest album ‘Ilana The Creator’ is out on Sahel Sounds, listen here >
and for those of you in the city centre and in the mood for some griot music: Kaito Winse from Burkina Faso will play a FREE concert in Bonnefooi.
His concert is made from 9 songs and 9 shorts stories explaining the message of songs or instrument’s origins, depending on the mood. Chatting with audiences, Kaito Winse takes them to Lankoue, his village of Sourou from Burkina Faso. His songs reveal Samo land and griot traditions from Burkina Faso through ancestors praise, edifying traditional stories (tales). So many topics sung with a powerful and natural voice, which impose listening and silence before convincing by a melodious, bewitching and catchy texture via traditional instruments such as the mouth bow, Fula flutes, calabash and more. In 2020 his solo album will be released on Rebel Up Records. See a short video here.
☾☾ 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.