28 / 29 / 30 sept > Rebel Up @ Nuits Sonores festival & Allee du Kaai, BRASS + Bozar + La Vallee, Bxl

This weekend, triple Rebel Up action during 3 days of the Nuits Sonores festival in Brussels and the brocante day at Allee du Kaai. Busy programme indeed!

Starting on friday 28 sept > BRASS X REBEL UP, Night #1 / The Loop
Rebel Up curates an electro latino night for Nuits Sonores @ BRASS venue in Forest.

with an international lineup of live acts and deejays from the latin underground:
Nova Materia (CL/FR/ live), Usted (ES/ live), Meneo (GT/ live) and Rebel Up DJ’s, Muevelo DJ’s (AR/CL/FR) and Andr’s R (VZ).

Expect everything from experimental electro latino pop to 8 bit reggaeton, electropical, dembow, cumbia beats, moombahton and beyond!

and oh yeah, it’s FREE IN! 🙂
FB event / website

@ BRASS
Rue Van Volxemlaan 364, 1190 Brussels

Next day, saturday 29 sept, there is the brocante at Allee du Kaai with 2nd hand market, vinyl market, live concerts and dj sets.Rebel Up will be present with the vinyl distro but also spinning tunes during the afternoon on the Giraffe & Penguins soundsystem.

This all from 12h onwards…
See all info in FB event or website.

In the evening:
Nuits Sonores Night #2 > Rebel Up DJ Leblanc @ African Takeover night in Bozar
, Terarken room.

with an international lineup of live acts and deejays from the african underground:
Les Amazones d’Afrique, Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (PT), DJ Nigga Fox (PT / Principe), DJ Kampire (UG / Nyege Tapes) and Rebel Up Leblanc.

from Leblanc, expect an ethnic warm up opening dj set from western africa into the sahel and afterwards all night long global sounds, South-African electronic, western african traditional,  electro – kuduro mix and more.

and also lots of music going on in all the other rooms of Bozar. see lineup below.
FB event / Bozar website.
presale 25€ / 30€ door
@ Bozar

Also on saturday evening, but not part of the festival, Rebel Up artists Babylon Trio will perform at the Ancienne Belgique, in the big room!

It’s the goodbye concert of Belgium’s punk post rock band Madensuyu, after 25 years.
Babylon Trio will open the evening with a live set at 19h, and we might even have some vinyls of their debut album ‘Habibi’ for sale! 🙂

All info in FB event or AB website.

and if all that is not enough and you still have energy >

On sunday 30 sept, day #3 at La Vallée during the last day of Nuits Sonores festival.

Hosted by Bxl collective Les Actionnaires, there will be another vinyl market and the Rebel Up distro will be present.

With art installations of various artists and concerts by Kasparov Not Kasparov and Die Wilde Jagd and DJ’s La souris et l’éléphant b2b Tushen Raï, Nixie’s and Pim’s (Sheitan Brothers) b2b Prince Off.

From 14h onwards. FREE IN!
FB event.
@ La Vallee
38 Rue Alphonse Lavallee
Molenbeek

well, we hope to see you at one of these 5 events, and perhaps even more 🙂

Monday 7 May > Rebel Up @ Cities4Europe evening, Bozar, Bxl

This monday, Rebel Up SebCat will spin at the Cities4Europe evening in Bozar.

Throughout May 2018, EUROCITIES, the network of big European cities, is running the campaign ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’, a platform for local initiatives that engage people, envision new forms of democracy and map out a common future.

Together with BOZAR and the city of Brussels, EUROCITIES is launching this  campaign on 7 May in Brussels with a public debate, featuring a panel of national and European leaders as well as actors of urban change, artists and activists.

This event is open to the public,free entrance! If you wish to participate in the debate, please do! Register via this weblink

Speakers:
Ada Colau mayor of Barcelona.
Philippe Close mayor of Brussels.
Gilles Pargneaux European Parliament
Ingrid Pecquet general and financial director of Recyclart
Saskia Sassen Professor, Columbia University and is member of its Committee on Global Thought
Daniel Termont president of EUROCITIES and mayor of Ghent.
Philippe Van Leeuw Belgian film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.
Philippe Van Parijs, philosopher and economist, professor emeritus at UCL.
Karmenu Vella European Commissioner for the Environment.

From 17h30 til 21h
Rebel Up dj set from 19h15 til 21h

+ expo by Nayra Martin Reyes (EUtopia) and a new painting by street artist BONOM.

More info on Cities4Europe here.
For All info see FB event or Bozar website.

Sat 25 April > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Balkan Trafik, BOZAR Bxl + Foton party @ Beursschouwburg

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This weekend is the Balkan Trafik festival again in BOZAR museum in Brussels, 9th edition already!

On saturday, Rebel Up! SebCat will play a few listening sets in the big Horta hall between the shows of Bosnian folk-jazz group Divanhana, Kosovarian-Turkish singer Suzan Kardes and Greek singer Katerina Tsiridou & Fanouris Trikilis Rembetiko Project. Expect sounds of slavic folklore, balkan beauties, old greek rembetiko vinyls, Turkish spheres and other vintage sounds from beyond the eastern hills.

See the full lineup & info on the Balkan Trafik site.

Get in the mood with this vintage Rebetika mix from 2 years ago >

Rebetika: rough blues & hard times from the Greek peninsula 1922-2012…. mixtape by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

and oh, supertip for saturday night > our friends of Foton organise a nice experimental global/electro night in Beursschouwburg with our good friends Lowdjo and Filastine playing too. Free in, so be there. All info here

Sat 23 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Moussem Sounds, Bozar museum, Bxl

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This saturday all day > Moussem Sounds: twelve hours of non-stop modern Maghreb/Arabic music on three stages in BOZAR.

The Moussem Nomadic Arts Centre has always taken a keen interest in alternative, excellent music from all over the world. We keep up with the latest developments and invite new young bands which emerge in our cities as well as in other countries. Whatever is simmering in the world sooner or later finds its ways to the stage, in innovative sounds and moving texts.
Moussem Sounds is a special mix of rock, hip hop, jazz, electro, blues, oriental and funk. Moussem Sounds is music full of cross-overs from France, Morocco, Greece, Algeria, Belgium, Jordan or Egypt.

We’ll be playing short Rebel Up! sets in the Foyer next to Henry le Boeuf hall, from 15:00 – 15:30, 16:30-17:00, 18:00-18:30 and 19:30-20:00, expect a wild variety of Maghreb and Middle Eastern sounds.

Here’s the roll down all the artists/groups playing >

3.30 pm Andalus
Andalus, a group of musicians from the Iraqi diaspora in Europe, takes you on a poetic musical journey through maqams and traditional and festive music from Iraq.

5 pm Hijaz
The Tunisian master of the oud Moufadhel Adhoum and the Greek-Belgian pianist Niko Deman discovered they shared a passion for improvisation and music with Mediterranean influences. Hijaz is an instrumental dialogue between East and West. Jazz, for these multifaceted musicians, is far more than just a genre: it means a free approach to diverse musical worlds, whatever their origins.

6.30 pm El Morabba3
El Morabba3 translates the bustle of Amman into pure rock. The group sings about the frustrations of life in the big city and about the hopelessness of the world around them, but also about their own determination to change things.

8 pm Imarhan N’Tinezraf
The spiritual and artistic roots of this young group of Tuareg musicians lie in the most arid, rocky area of the Sahara, in the endless plains the Tuaregs call Tinezraf. Their music expresses what it means to be a Tuareg today in poetic compositions that take you by the throat right from the first bars.
@ FOYERS ADJOINING THE HENRY LE BOEUF HALL
DJ sets: Rebel Up ! Soundclash & DJ Chahinaz

@ HENRY LE BOEUF HALL
8.30 pm Hommage à Warda – Samia Sabri & Ensemble Al Boughaz
The Al Boughaz ensemble is a group of Belgian-Arab musicians brought together specially for the occasion. Together with the talented singer Samia Sabri, they present a tribute to “the Rose of Algeria”, Warda El Djazaïria, who died in 2012.

10 pm Houda Saad
The Moroccan superstar Houda Saad was made famous by the Arabic version of the X-Factor TV programme. Her first album, released in 2008, contains songs sung in the dialects of Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, and the Gulf states. At the Centre for Fine Arts, as part of Moussem Sounds, she will present her second album and a selection of the best of modern Moroccan chanson.

@ TERARKEN ROOMS
9 pm Smadj – Fuck the DJ
The versatile musical all-rounder Smadj brings his latest project, Fuck the DJ, to Moussem Sounds. He takes an ironic look at DJs, who so often take the place of live musicians wherever people dance all over the world. Smadj shows us a different way of doing things as he immerses us in his musical world, from Balkan disco to hip hop and from minimal techno to Middle Eastern dubstep. Welcome to the baroque electro world of Smadj!

10 pm NoMoBS
No More Bullshit. Four young rappers, born and bred in the Kiel district of Antwerp. Youngsters who have become wildly popular in their own neighbourhood through their hip hop in a mixture of Antwerp dialect, English, French, and Arabic to world-class beats – with lyrics that mean something.

10.30 pm H-Kayne
Six years ago, H-Kayne gave Moroccan hip hop a shot in the arm. The group is made up of four young guys from Meknès who grew up with the music of Biggie and Tupac, before developing their own style. They combine Western beats with traditional Moroccan instruments and melodies; their lyrics often deal with corruption and individual freedom.

11.30 pm Rim’K
Abdelkarim Brahmi-Benalla, better known as Rim’K, is a French-Algerian rapper who grew up in the banlieue of Vitry-sur-Seine and became known as a member of the rap groups 113 and Mafia K’1 Fry. He has shared a stage with Khaled, Mobb Deep, Sefyu, and Rohff.

12:30 am After-party: DJ Cal (Trill Klan) & DJ Younited

@ WHITEBOX (HORTA HALL)
9 pm meeting and rap session between NoMoBS and H-Kayne
Moderator:
Uman (Manu Istace) 
Uman
is an integral part of the history of Belgian hip hop. A radio entertainment pioneer with a specialization in rap and student of the Saint-Luc art school in Brussels, he quickly joined the Brussels-based trio De Puta Madre, which he left in 1992. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Uman founded the Bass Sound System Culture and perpetuated the spirit of Jamaican dancehall through incendiary performances in clubs, concerts and festivals accross the realm.
Language: French | Dutch

Programme time schedule:

@ HALL M
15:30 Andalus
17:00 Hijaz
18:30 El Morabba3
20:00 Imarhan N’Tinezraf

@ FOYERS ADJOINING THE HENRY LE BŒUF HALL
DJ sets: Rebel Up ! Soundclash & DJ Chahinaz

@ HENRY LE BŒUF HALL
20:30 Hommage à Warda – Samia Sabri & Ensemble Al Boughaz
22:00 Houda Saad

@ TERARKEN ROOMS
21:00 Smadj – Fuck the DJ
22:00 NoMoBS
22:30 H-Kayne
23:30 Rim’K
00:30 Afterparty: DJ Cal & DJ Younited

@ WHITEBOX (HORTA HALL)
21:00 meeting and rap session between NoMoBS and H-Kayne moderated by Uman

From 15:00 – 2:00

@ Bozar museum

Rue Ravenstein
€ 25,00: Day pass
€ 15,00: under 26 years

all info here
FB event

sat 26; triple Rebel Up! in 3 different countries simultaneously! > Netherlands, Belgium & Great Britain

yeah, it’s no hoax or joke; Rebel Up! is divided in three equal parts to go and play at 3 parties on the same night, at the same time!
This never happened before, so it’s a funny fact to remember.  so hope you can choose the party closest and to your liking 😉

RU 26-10-13
first up, our special fundraiser night @ de Vinger in Den Haag, where we will have the mighty awesome Orchestre du Mont-Plaistant (FR/UK) playing their global funk and jazz psychedelica. The night will be hosted by Rebel Up! Palm M who will bring on his best heat 🙂

You’ll get to jive on this four-guy combo from London. They bring back a bit of soundtrack psychedelia from the 60’s and 70’s, with them you’ll also get into some nifty African and Latino sounds. Rebel Up! DJs will wrap it all up to let you bounce some more.

Benefits at the entrance will go for a great cause, the Stahili Foundation, fighting to give a normal life for Kenyan orphans. So every extra cent is worth it.

Damage : 5 euro
Facebook Event
@ de Vinger
Bagijnstraat 25
Den Haag

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Then at the same moment, Rebel Up! Leblanc will be fronting @ de Charlatan in Gent at the Unhail & Trillers night by Klanxong Nights. Expect a good dose of cumbia, tribal, electro afro beats, kwaito house, turkish folk, maroccan chaabi and chaoui, global bass, trap and much more!  The line up further includes a good flurry of dj’s; Thom ∆ DJ-set (Alt-J) , TLP, Latomski and Biggy & Smalls.

Damage: 6 euro presale/ 8 door

Facebook Event
@ Charlatan
Vlasmarkt 6
Gent
wormex
and finally, also at the same moment but in Greenwich mean time; Rebel Up! SebCat will be spinning global sounds @ the Canteen in Bristol during the Wormex night. Main band of the night is Bengali-Cuban-British afrolatindian outfit Lokkhi Terra, hosted by Wormfood. Our busy man SebCat will replace Kosta Kostov who could not make it and will do his best to replace him well.
It’s free in, so lucky you if you are in Bristol!
Facebook Event@ The Canteen
80 Stokes Croft
Bristol
See you around, somewhere!

and oh, check out our upcoming Rebel Up agenda….some fine nights!
thu 31 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Radio Panik 30 years anniversary * tropical maloya sega soiree*, w/ Commandant Cadet & les Pythons de la Fournaise,  Espace Senghor, Etterbeek, Bxl
sat 16 Nov > Rebel Up! Soundclash Cinema Soloriens @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra, US), James Harrar, film of Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies) & more
sat 23 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Moussem Sounds, Bozar museum, Bxl
thu 28 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Bonnefooi Bxl w/ A.J. Holmes – aka Hackney Empire– (UK)