Sat 16 Feb > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins invites Global Hybrid, Au Quai, Bxl

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.

Global Hybrid is represented by:
Alizarina – live set! –
https://soundcloud.com/alizarinamusic
Rafael Aragon
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
Beat Brother
https://soundcloud.com/beat-brother

hosted by Le Grand Mechant Loop & Rebel Up SebCat

full info: FB Event

22h – 4h30
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Sat 9 Feb > Festa Afro Tuga @ Studio CityGate, Anderlecht Bxl w/ Silvino Branca funaná trio (CV/PT), Celeste Mariposa (PT/AN), DJ Kolt (Principe Discos) & more

Festa Afro Tuga #5
Soirée Afro Portugaise, Afro Tuga style, muito quente /+

organised by Rebel Up & NGHE Mediatheque

This special Festa Afro Tuga winter edition night is our biggest up to now, with a funana live band from Cabo Verde / Lisboa, Afro Portuguese DJ’s from Lisboa and a string of local Bxl DJ’s.

Info >
FB EVENT

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

Rebel Up Gato Seb (Bxl)
Brussels global crew Rebel Up! is no secret with eclectic global nights allover town, their monthly radio show Nightshop and Kiosk Radio sessions and their international label. Expect some hot warming up & heating down in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to contemporary LX beats, batidas & funanas do guetto, PALOP style.
https://www.rebelup.org/
https://www.mixcloud.com/PALetSECAM/sebcat-at-pan-amafropeans-sexyland-amsterdam-dj-set/

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Bxl)
Founder of the Giraffes & Penguins party who will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with the genuine PALOP sounds of ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandM%C3%A9chantLoop

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: dianabamaro@gmail.com

+ 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

All info > FB EVENT

5€ before midnight / 8€ after!!!
CASH ONLY / no bancontact


@ Studio CityGate
Grondelstraat 154 Rue des Goujons
Anderlecht Bxl
10min walk from Gare du Midi

directions > https://goo.gl/maps/PmLsDerDuboh

Sat 22 Dec > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins Xmas x Jouwaii fundraiser party, Kuumba, Bxl

⛄️⛄️ HOOO HOOO HOOOOOO ⛄️⛄️

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.

From 22h – 5am (5€ – cash only) >> Giraffes & Penguins African party in the main room with Rafael Aragon, Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Méchant Loop & Maria Ilia (video mapping) + acoustic reggae concert by Touko Sari + Jouwaii Traditional African Games Festival in the bar until 2am.

See you there, for one last party before the holidays!

FB event

@ KUUMBA VLAAMS-AFRIKAANS HUIS,
chaussee de Wavre 78, Matonge (Ixelles)
Metro >> Porte de Namur / Naamsepoort
Bus 71 >> Matonge
Bus 38 >> Trône / Troon


All benefits of this event will go to the Jouwaii growfunding campaign. If you also want to help or contribute, check here: https://www.growfunding.be/fr/bxl/jouwaiii




Holiday discount, new radio show & live sessions online of Rebel Up Nightshop, Kiosk Radio & Red Light Radio.

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 🙂

Here our latest Rebel Up Nightshop sho of December, via Radio Campus Bruxelles and Groovalizacion Radio. With lots of new global tunes from Pakistan, Congo, Madagascar, the African diaspora in Paris and beyond, with KOKOKO! (Transgressive), Fanna-Fi-Allah (Buda Musique), Damily (Bongo Joe Records) Nouvelle Ambiance,Deena Abdelwahed, Telefunksoul (Kafundó Records), Samarana (Tropical Twista Records), MISS RED, Gafacci, NEKI and much much more! Click on image above for listen.

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.