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Sat 6 May > Rebel Up! & NGHE present: T R O P I C O U L O S @ Barlok Bxl

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ! ! ! ! T R O P I C O U L O S ! ! ! ! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

▬▬▬▬▬▬ sweat til you drip drip drop ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

NGHE Mediatheque & Rebel Up present a burning hot night of cumbia, afrolatin, dub, ancestral folklore, tropical beats and global bass > Fiesta!

▷▷▷ LINEUP > > > > > > >

Guacamayo Tropical (CO / Madrid)
The Colombian duo Guacamayo have been taking all the afrolatin flavour in their suitcase, spreading the sweaty love in their wild Guacamayo Tropical parties in Madrid and their Festival Guacamayo in the mountains near Madrid. Their sessions are characterized by the integration of organic musical instruments such as Colombian gaita, tamboras and djembe, and even typical and native dances switched up with digital beats. Also, they explore new sounds created from traditional roots with a slightly digital edge. Hearty, lively rhythms and flood the crowd with a colorful wave of love, joy and Cumbia! Inspired by earthly ancestral trips, they show us a path, an idea and a project aimed at challenging the senses on all fronts, shooting out sounds explosively charged with good vibes, light and hope.

The Silly Tang (UK/FR – Madrid)
The Silly Tang has been ripping parties for the last 5 years all accross the UK channel and into latino spheres. Playing alongside names such and Randall and J-Man in the Jungle music scene and rocking up some Gypsy Folk next to names such as Balkan Hotsteppers or Innamorati. He has now settled to live tangly in Madrid, Spain to start continue producing more delightful tangoloid sounds, between dub, cumbia and ancestral latino folklore. He has released dubby cumbia tunes on Andalucian label Caballito and on Chilean label Regional. Also he’s part of the La Selva crew known for their tropical sweaty sounds.

Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
The infamous Rebel Up! parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground, for over 10 years promoting new sounds where possible. From the freshest and bounciest global tunes, to ethnic electronic bass and digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel in their tapes, remixes and the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. This year will also mark the birth of Rebel Up! Records, a vinyl & digital label for special global sounds. Expect urban folk & electronic tunes from the global south and diaspora. Select global, play local!

Mr Orange (Lowup, Bxl)
a Brussels based music aficionado and founder of both the infamous Los Hermanos Brothers and Lowup. His musical universe is broader then broadway and he’s also active as a sound designer for theater and film. In his more informal playing moments he’s also known as Carrot or El sñr Naranja. Groovy tropicalism with a pinch of the unexpected and some tongue-in-cheek humour. Good music is timeless.

FB event
▷▷▷ ENTRY: 23h…
Prix Libre (minimum 3€)
Beers : 1,50€
Special cheap cocktails by NGHE mishmash loca crew!

Place : Barlok, Av du Port 53bis
1080 Molenbeek, Bruxelles

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Thu 4 August > Rebel Up! Soundclash summer night @ Bonnefooi Bxl

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This Thursday 4 Aug, our Rebel Up! Soundclash night in Bonnefooi,
with 2 special guests from Argentina & Colombia with Barrio Lindo (AR) & Ephniko (CO).

It will be their first time playing in Brussels, for a late night session into afro latino & electro folklore flavours!

Barrio Lindo is the project of Augustine Rivaldo, luthier by trade. In 2012, after a stay of three years in Colombia, Augustine decided to explore the world of digital music influenced by South American folklore. It all begin after he participated in a workshop production of musical guided by fellow Argentinian musician Pedro Canale a.k.a. Chancha via Circuito (Crammed / Wonderwheel). Since then he has released two EP via Bad Panda Records: “Free” (Ep, 2013) “Respiratory System” (EP 2012) and a LP published by the Project label: “Mooncircle” (2014) in double cassette & vinyl format. He has also made two EPs in collaboration with Argentinian producer Barda and English producer El Buho called “History of Color” recently published by ZZK Records. He has performed in venues and festivals in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil and the United States and will now play Brussels for the 1st time

Ephniko hails from Barranquilla, Colombia, via Miami, Ephniko is an emcee, songwriter, global funk selector and producer whose music is rooted in the repetitive groove of hiphop and bass while expanding into the unpredictably eclectic. As a selector Ephniko moves crowds by combining African roots music from around the world with the electromechanical vibrations of the first world inner cities where he found his musical voice. He baptized his style of global dance as “Soundcocho.” He has performed in multiple festivals and concerts from Miami, Caracas, New York City and San Francisco to Capetown and Thailand.

Rebel Up! SebCat is originator of the local Rebel Up! crew who bring the underground global flavour to Brussels nightlife in all global dance styles possible. Host of the night and he will surf the soundwaves from everywhere to neverthere. Just 1 night before Rebel Up’s appearance at Esperanzah festival, SebCat is always ready to play Bonnefooi for those who love the throbbing heartbeat of folklore mashed with electronics.

more info > FB event

from 22:00 onwards…

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Thu 2 June > Rebel Up! SebCat @ AfroFrite Session, Swan Bar Bxl (FREE!)


This thursday > Afro Latino jam session, °° Acid Special Edition °°  (FREE IN!)
La tercera es la vencida !

with band session & Rebel Up! SebCat to warm up & afterparty….

from 20h
@Swan Bar, St Gery, Bxl
FB event here

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Sat 30 April > Rebel Up! @ El Pulpo Mixtissage night, La Tentation Bxl


Si si, Saturday 30 april, El Pulpo presents big Mixtissage party @ La Tentation!

Mixtissage is a musical trip between Africa and Latin America, the blend of underground sounds and world music.

With 2 live bands, afterparty & food!

Radio Palenke (CO / FR / PT)
This band is a musical journey between Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. It is through the world of Afro-Caribbean music where Radio Palenke expresses itself with swaying guitars and intoxicating rhythms. Everything between soukous, soca, Colombian champeta, palenke, cumbia and reggaeton. These five musicians and their high energy create a 100% tropical atmosphere to dance in.

El Felino Macabre y los de la Cava (AR/ UR / CB / CL / MX / Bxl)
Argentinian Singer-guitarist Leandro Capello and his Latin American friends had the nice idea to combine their music sessions in Brussels with musical energy and dynamism of all the band members. Expect a very festive opening set with Latino rock and *Whisky* cumbia.

Afterparty from midnight with international DJ’s!

DJ Cucurucho (ES)
Spanish DJ and founder of web Radio Groovalizacion, as a selector he always guarantees a sunny tropical set between Latin and African spheres.

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
Resident DJ El Pulpo and ofcourse Rebel Up!. Expect a wild mix of the most swinging tropical sounds!

Manucho (PT)
DJ of Radio Palenke and he will give you a danceable set, filled with electronic global beats from Africa to Colombia!

Sugamix (CO)
Pure Colombian selections of this Brussels Colombian to put the audience on fire, from cumbia to champeta and much more!

++++++ Visuals by BenRichard ++++++++

● Also Food! > Ecuadorian tapas by Si Sa all night long! ●
El Menu >
★ Ceviche de pescado Ecuatoriano
★ Yucas fritas con salsa
★ Empanadas (vege / carne)

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20u > DJ Warmup & Food
21u30 > El Felino Macabre y de la Cava
22u30 > Radio Palenke
23u45 > Afterparty!

FB Event or Tentation website
All night 5€
20h – 4am

@ La tentation
Rue de Laeken 28
1000 Bxl

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Thu 28 Nov > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Contrabanda w/ special guest AJ Holmes solo set (Hackney Empire, London) > FREE IN!!!!

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Ahoy Brussels!!!

Ready for some live one-man soukous action?

the Contrabanda world night offers an excellent live band and dj’s to keep the party going the whole night. Live band of the night: East London musician A.J. Holmes (Hackney Empire) plays a marriage of afro-pop and soukous paired with traditional pop sensibilities and will play a special solo set in Bonnefooi on guitar, voice and dj decks at the same time for a unique approach to the swinging African sound. Curious? Do come and check it out and swing into the night with us.

Afterparty with global dance sounds from Rebel Up! Sondclash Dj’s and AJ Holmes!

As always, FREE IN!
See FB event here.

@ BonnefooiSteenstraat 9 Rue des Pierres, Bruksels centre



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Sat. 8 June: Oyé! *CUMBIA DANCEHALL Fiesta* @ Bouillon Kube, Bxl

Rebel Up! & Silver Canary crews present:
Oyé! *CUMBIA DANCEHALL Fiesta* @ Bouillon Kube
a night of cumbia & dancehall flowing together in one strong Afrolatino sound, connecting the Caribbean isles to the Latin continent without borders.


The Bouillon Kube is an old Galician restaurant which in olden days was also used as a resting place by pilgrims who travelled the Camino de Santiago. Now it has been turned into a global cultural spot for the St Gilles neighbourbood, where the focus is put on southern music, arts, poetry and film. They operate as a non-profit place where prices are fair, with drinks are much cheaper than elsewhere in town and so we make it a cheap night for all!

Silver Canary crew + MC´s > straight up roots
The Silver Canary is a Brussel based Soundsystem consisting of a international crew of dj´s and singers who organise roots nights in Matongé and other venues allover the city. The Canary brings you a deadly cocktail of underground Caribbean-Jamaican music to quench you thirst to dance. Everything from rocksteady up to raggamuffin!

Rebel Up! crew > cumbia, bass & tropical bounce
Since 2010, the Rebel Up! crew organises not-for-profit Soundclash parties in Brussels as fundraisers for small NGO´s. These rebels dive into many different local music styles from all around the world, whether it be ethnic, urban or a fusion of folk, pop and contemporary electronic dance music. On this night the sound will be all things uptempo Caribbean & streetstyle latino bass.

Chico Parany (AR) > cumbia & latino bass
our international guest Chico Parany from Córdoba, Argentina is a dj, selektor, remixer and investigator of folkloric rhythms and alternative, rebel and mestiza music from around the world. A trip of sounds that synthetize a rhythmic encounter between South America and Eastern Europe, blending gypsy with cumbia, Latin bases with Arabic melodies, Balkan-Beats, Tarantella, Punk, “Paso Doble”, … a revolution of senses, in search of a revolutionary and universal sound. During May until August he is based in Brussels and doing his “LA TRAMPA – EUROPE TOUR 2013”

FB event here
Doors n sound from 22:00 – 5:00h
Damage: 3€
@ Bouillon Kube
4 Rue Vlogaert
1060, St Gilles
(metro Porte de Halle/Hallepoort, just next to friterie Fontainas)

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Sat 23 March; Rebel Up! @ Tropicalia Grooves party in Toulouse (FR)

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For those of you around the South of la belle France;  for the first time some Rebel Up! sounds will come your way down south in Toulouse!

Rebel Up! Sebcat has been invited by the Guachafita & Ikebana folks of Tropicalia Grooves, one of the best party nights during the Latin Film Festival in Toulouse. It will be on a boat/peniche called Le Cri De La Mouette.

It promises be a super sweet night of special sound,  all the way c-a-l-i-e-n-t-e chicos n chicas!
More info, check @ Ikebana Music or check the FB event.

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Rebel Up! at Gelatina w/ Isa GT @ Magic Mirrors, Brussels

Hola chicos & chicas!

This friday in Brussels, Rebel Up! has been invited to play at GELATINA, the most suave underground electrolatino party of the city and beyond!

♥•*¨☠*•♫♪ GELATINA presents ISA GT! ♪♫•* ☠¨*•♥ from Jellyfish on Vimeo.

Rebel Up! dj *El Gato Seb* (SebCat in latino mood) will do a special set of the latest sounds from the latino underground with Bolivian tecnopop, Andino electro and the freshest Amazonian tecnobrega.

But ofcourse all ears & eyes go to special guest Isa GT, the most caliente DJ/MC/music producer from Medellin, Colombia! She will present her brand new EP “Leyenda”. After her debut “Pa Chikirri” EP (Man Recordings), Isa continues her desire to showcase her Latin heritage through the prism of her London life. Discover a mash-up of Cumbia, Baile funk, Champeta and Dubstep. Her tasty performance will make you shake your culito at Magic Mirrors!

Etor001 Isa GT – Leyenda EP preview by etoro

Support by resident dj & Gelatina jefe Ricky Corazon and neon-tropical visuals by Jellyfish.
Don’t miss it!

For more info, check the Gelatina blog or see the facebook event.

23:00 – late… € 5 < midnight < € 8 Magic Mirrors (next to Tour & Taxis) – Avenue du Port, 86
1000 Brussels – Bus 12/88 – Armateurs

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