Sat 8 June: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins + HAPE w/ Poirier (CA), Au Quai, Bxl

This saturday, Giraffes & Penguins and HAPE collective are joining forces for a night of underground african, caribbean and hip-shaking dancehall vibes with legendary DJ/producer Poirier (CA), Rebel Up, Le Grand Mechant Loop, Tropical DJipsies and Doctor Pepper (JM/BE)!

with special guest Poirier (Montreal, Canada)
Specializing in warm electronic music, Poirier is a prolific, creative and eclectic Canadian producer/musician/DJ. Constant in his albums and performances is a desire to build bridges between different languages, communities, and cultures. Active in Montreal, his successful monthly dance party Qualité de Luxe is dedicated to African and Caribbean music, attracting capacity crowds for over five years. Poirier is also the man behind Bounce le Gros and Karnival, parties with legendary status in Montreal nightlife history. He produced a total of 10 albums and many EPs with labels such as Wonderwheel Recordings and Ninja Tune. In 2017, he followed up with “Be Alright”, an EP inspired by Afro house music and featuring a collaboration with the Mozambican-Canadian singer Samito on the anthem “Sowia”. 2019 will see the release of several new songs inspired by Poirier’s travels abroad and his beloved city of Montreal.

+ Rebel Up SebCat
+ Le Grand Mechant Loop
+ Dr Pepper
+ Tropical DJipsies

and live videomapping by Maria Ilia!

FB event
doors 22h – 4h / 5€ in
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
1080 Molem

Thu 30 May: Nihiloxica drum & dance workshop @ Collectif Au Quai + afterparty @ Café Midpoint, Bxl

Ugandan band Nihiloxica (Nyege Tapes) is back in Brussels after their show at Les Nuits Botanique earlier this month and they will show you the essence of what we do and demonstrate how to get down and dance to it Ugandan style. They will be taking you on a cultural journey from Buganda through all the kingdoms from which they draw their rhythms.

the drum & dance workshop includes:
– Learning of traditional rhythms through both drumming and dancing.
– Playing on our Bugandan drum set.
– Learning techniques of playing hand percussion instruments.
– Q&A and traditional performance from the band.

cost: 12 €
start: 19h to 22h


afterwards afterparty at Cafe Midpoint from 22h onwards! with Nihiloxica dj’s, Rebel Up & le Grand Mechant Loop

FB event

19-22h workshop & dance @ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23


Afterparty @ Cafe Midpoint
189 Rue de Flandre

Sat 4 May double date: Rebel Up @ Open the Gate, Studio CityGate (Anderlecht) + Yoppeleyeppe fundraiser party, Au Quai (Molenbeek)

Rebel Up double date on saturday 4 May >

Starting at the Studio CityGate >
It’s open doors at the CityGate the whole weekend, free in and lots going on, from BBQ to open studios, expo, workshops, live painting to performances, and also live sessions by the Berlin & Israel based freejazz group Spiritczualic Enhancement Center, Daniel Dzidzonu and many deejays. Rebel Up will play a 1,5 hour global dj set from 23h til 0h30.

see the full programme in their FB event.
doors from 12h in afternoon
@ Studio CityGate, Petite Ile 1, Anderlecht

Afterwards Rebel Up SebCat will go & spin at the Yoppeleyeppe fundraiser party in Collectif Au Quai. Fundraiser for the yearly social camp & festival Borgofuturo in Italy.
During the party we will present “Borgofuturo Social Camp #3”, a 3 days gathering made of debates, workshops and live shows where people can meet, share ideas and imagine a more sustainable society.

They guide you into a multicultural psychedelic travel around electronic world music passing by different cultures and continents.

with live concerts by Bob Corn (IT), Lava Lamp (AR) and much more.
See all info in FB event.

5€
doors 19h – 4am
@ Collectif Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
1080 Molenbeek




Saturday 1 December, Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #12 with Gan Gah, Au Quai, Bxl

A weird-looking caravan is progressing slowly through the desert. The Bedu-Penguins are approaching, followed by dozens of robot giraffes carrying their massive soundsystem. They travel from town to town to spread traditional and futuristic arabic sounds, night after night after night… Soon they will reach their next destination – a wild oasis called Au Quai.
Is it a mirage? Come check it out!

The caravan’s members GAN GAH, Rebel Up Sebcat & Duckfood, Le Grand Méchant Loop and Maria Ilia (video mapping) will shake your hips & bellies all night long!

〰🔅〰 GAN GAH (MA/BE)〰🔅〰
Producer/DJ Gan Gah is set to cause a storm on the music scene
with his melting pot fusion of Electronic music and North-African vibes accompanied by rhythmic beats. Gan Gah edges more into Gnawa and Berbers territory with his music like you’ve never heard before, hypnotising his audiences with dancing spells and creating a movement that no other producer has yet to make. The Moroccan born producer is bringing his childhood Agadir roots into Brussels with his memorable sets, effortlessly gathering unity and culture together through his music. In 2015 he released an album dubbed ‘Souktronics.’ The following year was a big one for Gan Gah as he dropped two albums, ‘Moroccan Affair Remixed’ Featuring Jabo, and ‘Chaâbitronics.’ Gan Gah has performed at Dour festival, Sfinks Mixed Festival and the infamous ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). Whether it’s with his production skills or DJing, Gan Gah pushes sonic boundaries and envelopes listeners into his universe.

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood 〰🔅〰
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds in Recyclart, Bonnefooi, Brass, Beursschouwburg and other Bxl venues. Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths!

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. He will take us on a wild journey through the desert, spiced up with live percussion!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/

〰🔅〰 Maria Ilia 〰🔅〰
Maria is a 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. Tonight the visual vibe will be set in Bxl Arabic moods, to surprise the senses.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

all info & RVSP > FB event
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 4h

@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut / Henegouwenkaai 23
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Sat 14 April > Giraffes & Penguins #6 @ Au Quai, Bxl

and saturday 14 april, another amazing fun Giraffes & Penguins party!
🌶🎵 GL🌎BAL UNDERGR🌎UND 🎵🌶

Party animals, dancefloor travellers and global music lovers, it’s time to meet again 😁
Diego Armando (Barcelona) and Dragan (Bxl) will be our special guides for this 6th musical exploration trip around the wildest places on earth, together with Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧 LINE-UP 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧

〰🔅〰 Diego Armando 〰🔅〰
Xavier Riembau aka Diego Armando is a dj from Barcelona playing an eclectic mix of groovy tunes from around the world.
A 24 h digger moving from Jamaica To Cuba across New Orleans and back to Gypsy rumba Barcelona. His specialty is dancefloor killers from the afroamerican music, exotic themes from Brasil to Africa, & also Disco & Acid house anthems. A true visceral dj who plays vinyls since 20 years active in Barcelona & Catalunya. His name is an hommage to the best football player of the planet aka Diego Armando aka La Mano de Dios. Mani (bass player from Stone Roses /Primal Scream) gave him this name after a big party in La Costa Brava. He played festivals like Sónar, Faraday, Rock Circus (Italy), Mostra Sonora i Visual & venues like Razzmatazz (BCN) and Sala Apolo (BCN). He also opened for The Streets, Ike Turner, Mdou Moctar, Mammane Sani, KIng Ayisoba or Maceo Parker to name a few. He is part of the Finis Africae collective and also has an experimental & ethnological project called Wunderkammer with Enrique Doza a venezuelan artist. A clash between roots & electronic music.
http://diegoarmandodj.com/
http://www.mixcloud.com/DiegoArmando/
http://wunderkammer.bandcamp.com/

〰🔅〰 Dragan 〰🔅〰
(LaVallée – GranKrew – Radio Panik 105.4 FM – Collectif Z!)
Since the age of 16, Dragan has been listening to and playing a broad range of musical genres, from jazz to techno, soul, funk, beats, world,…
After a pause in his digging fever, he’s back to his first love. Since the end of 2015, he’s been busy spinning in various places such as Esperanzah! festival, Vk Concerts LaVallée, Antitapas, Bravo Bxl, Walvis, Bonnefooi, Quest For the Beat.
He’s also part of the team that put up the biggest free outdoor festival in Brussels, the Jam’in Jette festival.
http://www.radiopanik.org/emissions/flux-tendu/
https://www.mixcloud.com/VanMarkic/f-l-u-x-t-e-n-d-u-0-0-0-4-radiopanikorg-brussels/

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
as always, expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino & global sounds.

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is world beats DJ and percussionist. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

FB event

doors 22h til 4am
@ Au Quai,
Quai du Hainaut 23

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