Also saturday night, another wild Giraffes & Penguins party in Au Quai! Are you ready once more? 🙂
Get ready for a tribal night with Brussels collective Global Hybrid Records and the Giraffes & Penguins DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop, plus of course our video mapping wizard Maria Ilia.
Global Hybrid is a gathering of artists, music lovers & cultural interbreeding enthousiasts. Event organizers, collective and label, they inject tribal and organic elements to the clubbing culture, surpassing geographic and time borders and displaying a powerful, versatile and trance-inducing music, as well as a refined taste for visual installations and scenography.
Listen here to our Rebel Up radio show on Bruzz (tuesday) with a a special focus on the Festa Afro Tuga >
Silvino Branca Trio * live funaná * (Cabo Verde/Lisboa) Born in the neighbourhood of S. Domingos (Santiago island, Cabo Verde), Silvino Branca is an important figure in modern funaná, part of the generation that inherited the sound of Codé di Dona, Sema Lopi, Julinho, Bitori or Tchota Suari. Like them, Silvino Branca is a ‘homi di gaita’ (accordion man) and fully embodies the new funaná generation raised in the ghettos of Cabo Verde, where he started playing at the tender age of 7. With the inspiration and influence of the old masters, he brings traditional funaná in its newest accelerated style: Cotxi Pó. A wild mix of shorter funaná accordion melodies with abrupt changes and more obvious hypnotism, dropping lyrics and references to times of poverty, drought and persecution experienced by the previous generation. These roots, strength and muscle have made the Cotchi Pó style extremely popular in Cabo Verde. Silvino is joined by bass guitar player Carlos da Veiga (Julinho da Concertina / Pedrinho band) and his wife Maria Das Dores Diop on ferro. Their Cotxi Pó sound is feverishly psychedelic with long trance-like compositions, the pace never slows down. Can you keep up? Puxa! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=codTLJyjNpo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y29W4pvANAk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fn2Zkk_jr4
CelesteMariposa (Lisboa) Wilson Vilares aka Celeste Mariposa started out in the techno scene but the powerful music of the PALOP countries lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of Luso-African music from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and Lisboa. Celeste Mariposa is also a label imprint, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in the Lisboa area such as Chalo Correia and Julinho da Concertina (both played in Bxl the last few years). Expect psychedelic roots funaná, colafunk, electro passada, semba, rebita, kizomba roots and much more! https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa
DJ Kolt (Lisboa/Sao Tomé / Príncipe Discos) Adjalme Noronha aka Kolt is the founding member of the Blacksea Não Maya crew from Lisboa on the other side of the Tejo river, known as Margem Sul. Together with Dj Perigoso, Dj Joker and his younger brother Noronha they have released 2 LP’s on the crunching Principe Discos label from Lisboa. The Blacksea Não Maya sound is an urban blend of Afro Portuguese ghetto beats, spanking percussion and electronic tones, like slower funaná crossed with the rudiments of kuduro, tarraxo and socopé rumba. His younger brother DJ Noronha played at our Festa Afro Tuga #2 night in 2017 and halfway his set the Brussels police stopped the party. that’s how wild it got. This time Kolt will take us till the end! https://soundcloud.com/black-ea-n-o-maya https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/calor-no-frioo-2
Phonetics (54Kolektiv) 54K crew are known in Brussels for their open eclectic parties combined with urban & social activism allover the city, where they counter against empty real estate, racism and human rights. Phonetics is one our brothers who understands the Afro Tuga vibe, playing all between kuduro, afrohouse and the current Afro Lisboa sound. https://soundcloud.com/dj-phonetics/freestyle-afro-mix
Calacas DJ’s DJ duo from Mechelen who are rabid vinyls collectors of all sounds Afro, tropical and PALOP. Expect the finest vinyl tunes from Cabo Verde to Guinné Bissau, Angola, & Sao Tomé. Wild! https://www.mixcloud.com/Calacasdj
CABO VERDE FOOD FROM 20H – 22H30 > CACHUPA!!! Nilza our Cabo Verdian chef friend, will cook a typical Cabo Verde dish. Cachupa is the national stew of slow cooked corn (hominy), beans, sweet potato and meat. Perfect for a night of heavy party. Price: 12 € Please reserve / reservez svp! BEFORE THURSDAY AFTERNOON as the Portuguese say: Quem nao reserva come restos. RESERVATIONS: firstname.lastname@example.org
+ local artisanal beers for 2€ / 3€ + Cabo Verdean grog & ponche shots + snacks during the night + Chill out space + Thai massage corner + VJ mapping by Maria Ilia + Heavy Afro Tuga sound
Tune in this thursday afternoon for another Rebel Up & Friends live session at Kiosk Radio, from 16 to 18h. SebCat will be joined by special guest Celeste Mariposa from Lisboa. Expect a lot of Festa Afro Tuga sounds to promote our big party on saturday. Palop power, puxaaaa!
We didn’t want to end 2018 without seeing your smiles & crazy steps on the dancefloor once more!
With this special Xmas afro edition, Giraffes & Penguins would like to support the super nice project Jouwaii Traditional African Games Festival, that aims at gathering people of different Brussels communities around traditional African games. Therefore we’ll move to the African heart of Brussels for a day & night of African games and music!
PROGRAMME: 15h – 20h (FREE IN) >> Introduction to traditional African games + masks & games diy workshops with the Jouwaii Traditional African Games Festival crew, for young & old alike. More details here.
2018 has been a first & turbulent calendar year of Rebel Up Records. We put out 7 releases in the space of 9 months, 6 vinyls and 1 cassette, not bad ey? To celebrate this we like to offer you a limited Rebel Up bundle of 5 vinyls with a special Xmas / New Year holiday discount of 25% until 2 january. Use the promo code *happynewyear*and the price will magically drop down to 56€. Click on picture above for direct link.
In case you just want to buy our digital releases or cassette, that’s really sweet too. Use the same promo code *happynewyear* to claim your 25% discount on every item.
We got some fresh new Rebel Up radio show and sessions online from the past 2 weeks. scroll below 🙂
Last saturday we did a Rebel Up session at Red Light Radio (Amsterdam) with Akuphone, to promote our Rebel Up night in OCCII with Akuphone & Ko Shin Moon. Tune into our outernational sound. Tune in, click on image above or see video here below >
and earlier this month at Kiosk Radio we had our Rebel Up & Friends session with special guest Yves Taquet of Goulash Disko festival (Croatia). Lots of eclectic global sounds between blues, maloya, African guitars and Indian disco. Tune in, click on image above or see video below.