Sat 14 Dec: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass night, VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

and on Saturday, our Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass party @ VK!

with Ammar 808 (live set) and Ghoula (TN). + DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop, Tropical DJipsies and opening live set by Tsoukina (female gnawa from Bxl!).

We’ll dive together into the infinite richness of arab music and its evolution from traditional forms to contemporary and wild electronic sounds.  

Our special guests:

AMMAR 808 is the electronic alter-ego of the Brussels based producer Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou 08, Kel Assouf). With songs from the Targ, Gnawa,and Raï histories and a TR-808 kicks alongside a distorted guimbri, gasba flutes and zokra bagpipes. His debut album ‘Maghreb United’ on Glitterbeat was a top10 album that changed the perception of contemporary Maghreb music. At the moment he is working on his second album, so expect a lot of new sounds!
LISTEN HERE

Ghoula is a tunisian self-made musician and producer. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ghoula creates genre-defying sets through both acoustics and samples. His debut album ‘Hlib el Ghoula’ was released on Shouka label and is now preparing his second album.
LISTEN HERE

and arabic dance and bass sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies. Warmup acoustic gnawa set by Tsoukina.

Listen here to Rebel Up SebCat’s arabic session at Kiosk Radio last week.

All info > FB event / website

doors 21h / 5€ all night,
part of Festival des Moutons

@ VK Vaartkapoen,
Rue de Manchester 13-15, Molenbeek

Fri 13 Dec: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins, KulturA, Liege

Oh yes, time again for a Giraffes & Penguins weekender in Liege + Brussels.

Starting on friday the 13th (woohoo!) in Liege at the amazing KulturA club.
Arab Bass night with special guest Ghoula from Tunisia and Liege guest Cedric Blavier. hosted by Rebel Up, Le Grand Mechant Loop & Tropical DJipsies.

We’ll dive together into the infinite richness of arab music and its evolution from traditional forms to the most contemporary and wild electronic sounds.

Ghoula (TN/FR)
Ghoula is a tunisian self-made musician and producer. In Tunisia, music has been a generational vehicle for popular symbols, images and myths. Despite its small size, Ghoula sees his native country as a north African crossroad where legacies came to settle. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ghoula creates genre-defying sets through both acoustics and samples. Obsessed with North African multimedia heritage, Ghoula has been digging up vinyls from flea markets and old Tunisian medinas, bringing back vestiges of forgotten music cooked on top of contemporary upbeat dance rhythms. His album Hlib el Ghoula was released on the Shouka label and he is now preparing his second album.
listen here >


Cédric Blavier (Liege)
A music lover, digger and dj, Cédric Blavier makes his weapons in his native Belgium, between Liège and Brussels. Amateur of ultra-dancing ethnic music as well as planing electro downtempo, he succeeds in surprising sets to combine the effective and the experimental, the organic and the synthetic, the modern and the traditional. His musical synthesis meets a growing success in the world of electronic music, with notably appearances noticed in the festivals Nuits Sonores, Chateau Perché (France) or Taka Tuka (Hungary)!
https://soundcloud.com/l-l-phant/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Mathéo/

and Arabic dance and bass sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies.

Full info > FB event / website.
doors: 22h
5€ in

@ KulturA
Rue de Roture 13
Liege

Saturday 7 Dec: Rebel Up SebCat @ Sabi Systeme w/ Radio Frappé & more, Antidote, Bxl

SABI SYSTÈME # 1 is the first evening of a cycle dedicated to the celebration of randomness and singularity, while dancing to sounds from around the globe, and meeting in Brussels.

Hosted by Safari Frappè – a recent fusion between Safari Produções (Lisbon) and Radio Frappè (Bxl / Maastricht) – this evening brings together an energetic line up of DJ and a hectic atmosphere, but also beverages and gastronomy from Cape Verde and from West Africa.

with FOOD!
A great Cape Verde Cachupa (national dish of stew with beans & meat or vege) will be prepared for the occasion! ▲ Attention, only about 50 of dishes will be served, so come early! ▲

LINEUP:
Radio Frappé duo
Henri Safari

Vik’Et
Leonard Gaab
Rebel Up SebCat
Position Soixant-Quatorze DJ team


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5€ in (cash only!)
22h – till late
@ Antidote (Studio City Gate)
Klein Eiland / Rue de la Petite Île 1A, 1070 Bruxelles

Rebel Up & Friends @ Bonnefooi w/ Rafael Aragon, Mango (NL) & Didi of Tropical DJipsies, Bxl

☾☾ 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.

All infp > FB event

23h til 6am
☾ FREE ENTRY. OPEN UNTIL 8AM.
☾ Sound powered by Void Acoustics
☾ Every soul is welcome no matter what
☾ Stop making noise outside! People tryin’ to dance at Bonnefooi

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat / Rue des Pierres
1000 Bxl

Friday 19 July: Rebel Up @ Recyclart Holidays with concerts Echoes Of Zoo + Cyril Cyril, Recyclart, Bxl

yes yes, Recyclart Holidays festival is back again!
in the new venue with the renovated rooms and big pavé courtyard. food, music, drinks and more.

This friday a real special night with 2 live concerts between punk jazz, psyche folk and many other outernational sounds. and a Rebel Up dj set before, between & afterparty.

Echoes Of Zoo (BE)
Belgian jazz cat quartet with a animalistic punk jazz sound. Spearheaded by Nathan Daems (Black Flower), Falk Schrauwen, Bart Vervaeck and Lieven van Pée. Sometimes beastly violent, then again erudite & delicate. The generosity of the band works radically contagious on audiences. With echoes from the Balkans, the middle east but just as much from the nervous urban context. In other words, our village fanfare, which is an ode to the hybridity of Molenbeek. Listen here.

Cyril Cyril (CH)
Ancestral sounds from the underbelly of psychedelic folk. The duo Cyril Cyril (of La Tene / Bongo Joe Records) produces sounds that make you long for a nomadic existence in unknown mountains. Armed with a banjo, guitar, drum kit and prophetic words, they take us like a phoenix to the dance floor. Listen to their album here.

Rebel Up will mix up raw punk with spiritual jazz to outernational psychedelic beauties and ethnic folklore.

21:00 BAR OPEN
22:00>23:30 Rebel Up
23:30>00:45 Echoes of Zoo
00:45>02:00 Cyril Cyril
02:00>05:00 Rebel Up


FB event / website

@ Recyclart
Rue de Manchester 13
Molem

Wednesday 17 July: Babylon Trio @ Zomer Van Antwerpen, Muziek in de Wijk, Stuivenbergplein, Antwerpen

hello hello Antwerpen!

This tuesday evening, Babylon Trio will finally play Antwerpen for the 1st time (yes Antwerpen is very late to the electro arabic sound, we must admit). Respect to Zomer van Antwerpen / Muziek in de Wijk and the folks of Het Oude Badhuis for putting them in their programme.

Catch them live at during the Muziek in the Wijk evening at Stuivenbergplein in Antwerpen Noord. They will play from 18h30 to 19h30, followed by Algerian female chaabi singer Djazia Satour who plays at 20h. Promises to be a special arabic sound evening!

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@ Stuivenbergplein
Antwerpen Noord

Fri 8 March > Giraffes & Penguins Int. Women’s Day global party @ Au Quai, Bxl

This friday, during International Women’s Day >
Let’s celebrate all Giraffes & Penguins from Venus!

For this special night we’ll have a female DJ line-up with DJ Nadia Rodrigues (NL / Cabo Verde), Rrita Jashari (54KOLAKTIV), La Sirocco (Radio Panik), Rebel Up PussyCat, La Grande Méchante Louve, Tropical DJipsies & Maria Ilia (video mapping).

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〰♀〰 DJ Nadia Rodrigues (NL / Cabo Verde) 〰♀〰
Pantropical resident DJ Nadia Rodrigues has been active in the Rotterdam Afro-scene for about seven years now. She switches effortlessly between sounds related to her Cape Verdean roots, Gqom, Afrohouse, and other styles.
https://soundcloud.com/isa89/amsterdam-meets-afrohouse-dj-nadia-rodrigues-liveset-red-light-radio-06-17-2017

〰♀〰 Rrita Jashari (54KOLAKTIV) 〰♀〰
Rrita Jashari is first and foremost a music-passionate-person. She’s been involved in musical projects and has been collecting vinyl for years now. Rrita is one of the founders of the Brussels based 54KOLAKTIV and 54 Sound, a Jamaican style handcrafted soundsystem. In her sets, she blends sounds from various eras and areas, ranging from experimental, ethnical and underground music to dancefloor hits or even more poppy music – all of this depending on her mood, the context, place, public and the things she’s been listening to in that specific phase of her life. As long as the music touches us and makes us groove… No music purism here!
https://soundcloud.com/marla-j

〰♀〰 La Sirocco 〰♀〰
Chroniqueuse et programmatrice musicale à Radio Grenouille à Marseille puis Radio Panik à Bruxelles depuis une dizaine d’années, les sélections de La Sirocco naviguent entre afro, disco, hip-hop et bass music. Déhanchés assurés!
www.chloedespax.com

〰♀〰 Tropical DJipsies〰♀〰
The Tropical DJipsies are las chicas of Giraffes & Penguins – the Bulgarian, the Greek and the Portuguese that are always busy at the entrance, at the video mapping, on the dancefloor and more. Passionate about music, life, world and love, these party animals will kick off the party with a warm-up set that will take you through traditional and contemporary sounds from the four corners of the earth!.Get ready for oriental-gypsy-balkan-afro belly button shaking vibes!

〰♀〰 Maria Ilia (video mapping) 〰♀〰
Maria Ilia is a Greek Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist.
Her experience in architecture came together with her passion for visuals to develop sophisticated and colorful video mapping on handmade structures for events and festivals. Over the last year she’s been a close and frequent collaborators of both Giraffes & Penguins and Global Hybrid Records.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

your hosts: Rebel Up PussyCat & Le Grand Mechant Louve.

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22h – 4h30
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23


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