Rumbaristas is a crazy quartet with Spanish, French and Belgian roots. They present cheery ‘balkanorumba’ and this international explanation is included in that: ‘Rumbaristas stands for an unbalanced lively and colourful mix of Latin American flavour, with the passion of the Balkan music. A pretty senseless mix of Catalan rumba and Sicilian tarantella, spiced up with a touch of ska, folk, reggae, cumbia and even avant-garde.
DJ support from 19h onwards & after the show by Rebel Up SebCat & Miguel Menendez (Rumba Hispano Belga) in rumba sounds to southern european and latin american folk.
a new Rebel Up mixtape and some new radio shows online!
Last week Rebel Up SebCat played a dj set at the Norouz evening in la Serre Brussels and recorded it, here to listen in +2 hours to celebrate the Persian new year of 1398. It already hit #2 spot in the World chart on Mixcloud 🙂
and a new Rebel Up Nightshop is online via Radio Campus Bxl, episode #59: March, with albums of the month by Kel Assouf, FOKN Bois, Gan Gah and This Is Fra Fra Power compilation plus so much more new tunes!
here our latest weekly show on BRUZZ radio, with tunes by Ammar 808, Les Freres Jackfruit & La Troupe Amezray Smnid, Sauvage FM & more >
and our latest Rebel Up & Friends livestream session on Kiosk Radio, with special guests Mente Organica (Colombia) and the Tropical Djipsies! tune in 🙂
Rebel UpandHAPE Collective join forces to organise a night of fresh afrobeats & tropical dancefloor madness, with a heavy international cast, presenting two new albums! A Belgian première, don’t miss it!
FOKN BOIS (GH – live) The Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois is made up of singer/songwriter and producer M3NSA & pidgin rapper Wanlov the Kubolor who have been building a solid reputation as progressive and controversial musicians over the last 8 years. Celebrated for their entertaining performances, they throw sarcastic albeit funny shock lyrics that deal with social-political issues over a unique blend of hip hop, afro beats and Ghanaian hip life and azonto. They’re touring Europe to present their recent 5th (!) album, “Afrobeats LOL”, backed by the Hungarian producer/dj András Weil, and are most happy to put the Brussels crowd on fire! First show in Belgium! https://foknbois.bandcamp.com/album/afrobeats-lol https://youtu.be/zsmM4PXMANk
Nickodemus (US) & DJ BUOSIS (IT) presenting the album “Pulo NDJ – Desert to Douala” (Wonderwheel Recordings) Nickodemus can be easily called one of the ‘world beat’ pioneers, ever since he started organising the “Turntables on the Hudson” parties in New York in the late 90s. Early 2000 he started producing and set up his own label, Wonderwheel Recordings, to release his music and that of like minded producers (Zeb, The Spy from Cairo…), mixing hip hop, funk and house with African, Latin, Brasilian, Arab and Balkan flavours. By signing a new wave of global artists like Chancha Via Circuito, Populous, Thornato, Tremor and Alsarah & The Nubatones, his label stays on top of the international scene. Invited by the international Hape Collective, he went to Chad to work on a new album with local talented musicians, which resulted in the ecletic-versatile album “Pulo NDJ – Desert to Douala”, a fusion of afrobeat, hip hop, electro and traditional rhythms and instruments, to be released March 29 on Wonderwheel. In avant-première, he’ll present the album (and much more) together with DJ Buosis from Hape! https://wonderwheelrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/desert-to-douala https://soundcloud.com/nickodemusnyc
REBEL UP! (Bxl – everywhere) SebCat & LeBlanc have been active for more than 10 years now, spreading their love for new and less known dance music from all corners of the world, whether it be more traditional folk, global urban club music or fusion experiments in between. They host radio programs on Radio Campus, Bruzz, Kiosk Radio and The Word Radio, organise parties and concerts in different venues in Brussels and deejay all over Belgium and abroad. With an eponymous new record label, the mission to promote new world music and adventurous artists, still continues…
HAPE Collective (Havana – Chad – Brussels – the world) Born in Havana, Cuba, in 2016, HAPE is a collective of djs and musicians spread around Latin America, Africa and Europe. Lead by an unquenchable thirst for modernizing roots, HAPE has established itself as a major catalyst for Cuban underground musical talents (Yasek Manzano, Dj Jigüe and El Menor, Yissy & Bandancha, El Individuo, Eric Cimafunk, Niño Fony…) while multiplying its collaborations with artists from Chad, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, United States, Belgium, Mexico, Italy and the UK. https://hapecollective.org https://soundcloud.com/hapecollective
TIMETABLE: 23-00h: SebCat & LeBlanc – dj 00-01h: FOKN Bois – live 01-03h: Nickodemus solo dj set + B2B dj Buosis 03-04h30: Sebcat & LeBlanc – dj
Entrance 8€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h (come early!) Au Quai Quai du Hainaut 23 Molenbeek Bxl Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort
** Norouz ** – Persian New Year at La Serre! ** عید نوروز *
Feel, taste, listen to Iran and celebrate with us the new year and the beginning of spring! “Norouz” is the name given to the Iranian new year (but also Afghan, Tajik, Azeri, Kurdish, Yezidi) that begins every spring. We will be soon entering the year 1398!
– Concert, DJ, poetry, projection, workshops, calligraphy and Persian video art. – Handicraft market made in Iran – You can also taste Iranian and Afghan dishes, drink a scented tea or enjoy cocktails like those served in Tehran cafes …
from 12h onwards, food, bar & Persian handicrafts market (jewels, bags, accessories, slippers, books, illustrations …) made in Iran.
17h : CONCERTS de musique iranienne Ehsan Yadollahi (Târ), Pooyan Ramezani (poésie improvisée) / Rohab Ashourlou (Setâr)
——- 18h30 : PROJECTION de films d’animation (court-métrages) d’avant et après la révolution
From 19h30 to 21h30 Rebel Up SebCat will serve Persian sounds from Azerbaijan to Iran, Kurdistan and all neighbouring countries.
Khosh âmadid ! (welcome!) > FREE IN!
See full info in FB event. @ La Serre, Rue Gray 171 1050, IXL
Thursday 7 March, another Rebel Up & Friends livestream at Kiosk Radio in Brussels and ofcourse on the web!
with special guests Tropical Djipsies, a new female global dj collective who are sharpening their musical knives for International Women’s Day and their dj set at Giraffes & Penguins. They will spin a 30mins set together with Rebel Up SebCat.
In the 2nd hour Colombian dj / producer Mente Organica will take over for a shine on his world of shamanic electronic sounds. Tune in from 16 to 18h via www.kioskradio.com
Later in the evening Mente Organica will be performing live at cosy new venue Le Tipi, see FB event here, limited places!