this thursday a special Congolese afternoon/evening at the garden of the Elzenhof cummunity centre in Elsene/Ixelles, next to Matongé area.
we´ll be playing from the afternoon and just after midnight, also live concert by local Congolese rumba soukous band Color Rumba and other dj friends + other activities and workshops too, FREE IN!
from 15h music in the garden 16h creative workshop for children 15h – 19h00 Rebel Up! DJ´s (chill african tunes) 19h00 – 20h30 DJ Planet Ilunga (Congolese sounds from the 50’s & 60’s) 17h & 19h workshop Congolese dance 20u30 live concert Yan Koy & Color Rumba (rumba & soukous, Kinshasa/Brussels) 22h00 – 23h30 Dj DocDaddy (RDC/BE) (modern african dance tunes) 23h30 – end Rebel Up! DJ’s ( african & global dance tunes)
and in the meantime, check out our amazing Acholi Folk Pop mixtape, made by Rebel Up! LeBlanc.
Acholi is the freshest digital dance (and wedding) music from Northern Uganda where traditional styles collide with modern electronic studio production. Nobody knows these sounds yet, so be lucky. Seriously good and refreshing 🙂
Rebel Up! SebCat will be busy 2 days touring Netherlands festivals with the Congolese Brussels band Yan Koy & Color Rumba and also dj-ing on the side. Fun fun fun!
On friday 18 july the fun starts in Nijmegen at the Valkhof festival, when at 21:00h Yan Koy & Color Rumba will play their heavy rumba & soukous sound at De Boog stage. At 22:30 Rebel Up! Sebcat will be playing all kinda vintage, modern & electronic global tunes at De Tuin area untill 1am as closing set of the festival in the park. The festival is FREE, so just come along!
If you have seen Color Rumba in action at our night in Amsterdam last year or in Rotterdam, you know how wild it can get 🙂
check out this Color Rumba video from their awesome energetic May show in Rotterdam > > > >
here the lineup & timings of De Boog stage > 19:15- 20:00 Villa Zeno 21:00 – 21:50 Yan Koy & Color Rumba 22:45 – 23:30 Fumaca Preta
Tuin stage > 22:30 – 1:00 Rebel Up! Sebcat
Then Saturday followed by the amazing Welcome To The Village festival in Leeuwarden at Groene Ster nature area, where Color Rumba will warmly shake up all those northern Frysian folks in the afternoon (15:30) at the Blessum stage. SebCat will warm up the crowd with some classic rumba & soukous selections before & after their set. Also good bands like Combinatie XVI and our Ghanaian buddy King Ayisoba and friends of Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamps will be playing there, as well as DJ’s Zea + TP OK!
Timings of Blessum stage > HERREK 14.10 – 14.50 YAN KOI 15.30 – 16.20 COMBINATIE XVI 17.20 – 18.10 ORCHESTRE TPMD 19.00 – 19.50 KING AYISOBA + ZEA 21.00 – 22.00 DJ ZEA + TPOK 22.00 – 01.00
Sad to say, but the 35€ day tickets for saturday are already sold out…..
This coming friday 16 May, Pantropical organises a super special Congolese night in Worm are totally psyched to finally be able to host a rare LIVE show by Color Rumba! They are masters at playing classic Congolese rumba soukous from the sixties to the eighties; super infectious and dancable music! Some of their bandmembers performed with famous Congolese bands such as Franco’s Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz, Zaiko Langa Langa and Demba. Don’t miss out on this one!
• Yan Koy & COLOR RUMBA (RDC/BE)
This band’s mastery of the Congolese soukous from the 1960s to 1980s will bring you to dance! Rumba is a genre of dance music that originated from Cuban Rumba in the Belgian and French Congo during the 1940s and later garnered popularity throughout Africa, followed by the Soukous style with a more modern upbeat sound from the late 70’s onwards. Led by singer Yan Koy, Color Rumba is a band with a revolving cast of members such as luminaries Petit Poisson (guitar), Pappy Muntu (bass), Alonzo Baba (drums) and others who played in famous Congolese bands like Franco’s TPOK Jazz and Zaiko Langa Langa. In their two hour live set, Color Rumba will take you to the Congolese nirvana of tropical rock with beautifully cascading, sparkling guitar melodies, a super tight and hypnotic rhythm section and polyphonic vocals. Absolutely essential!
• ALEX FIGUEIRA (VE – Vintage Voudou, Music with Soul)
Venezolan/Portugese Alex Figueira is a pleasantly obsessed vinyl junkie, label man, musician and dj. He is a true music specialist on afro-venezuelan culture and runs the Vintage Voudou vinyl shop in the midst of Amsterdam’s red light district; a treasure trove of obscure 2nd hand tropical gems. Alex also puts out 45’s on his label Music With Soul and plays in the bands Papa Upa and Fumaça Preta. At Pantropical, Alex will spin the dopest African and Caribbean music. Raw but dancable stuff, vinyl only! http://www.vintagevoudou.com/ http://musicwithsoulrecords.com/
• SEBCAT (BE – Rebel Up!)
This boss man selector operates from Bruxelles; unearthing, filtering and mixing the best diasporic & rougher sounds from the global underground. He’s the motor behind many great party and concert nights in wellknown clubs like the Recyclart and Bonnefooi. Sebcat also writes for Gonzo magazine and recently honoured the seminal Sublime Frequencies label with the ‘Rajasthan Street Music’ 2lp compilation. http://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/ https://www.rebelup.org/
• LA PANTHЀRE NOIRE (CIV/NL)
Upbeat local kid Dani who once twiddled knobs and rearranged cable salads at Worm as part of the technical team. Using the same moniker for his paintings, he will do the buildup of this night, with a mix of soukous and afrohouse. More of the latter.
+ live images VJ Alerta (CL/NL)
Boomgaardsstraat 71, 3012 XA Rotterdam, Netherlands
22:00 – 05:00
presale: 7 euro / door: 8 euro
finally it’s there after several attempts: our Congolese Rumba Special night on Saturday 24 august.
A whole night filled with marvelous vintage rumba & soukous sounds from Congo!
We’ll have 2 bands playing live on stage to fully lose yourself in this addictive rumba rock sound. Here the roll down > > >
Yan Koy & Kolor Rumba (CO/BE) (on poster)
This Congolese band from Brussels will play vintage Congolese rumba soukous songs from the 60’s to 80’s, led by vocalist Yan Koy along with master members such as Petit Poisson, Pappy Muntu, Alonzo Baba and several others who played in famous Congolese bands such as Franco’s OK Jazz, Zaiko Langa Langa and Ndombe. In a 2 hour live set they will play classic rumba songs and take you into the Congolese underbelly of tropical rock with psychedelic guitar solo’s, hypnotising percussion and polyphonic vocals. Not to be missed!
Orch. TP Jean Mikili (BE)
Belgian trio from Brussels that specialises in Congolese rumba with fresh indierock while keeping it real for all to swing and shuffle along to. It’s gonna be *Tout Puissant* for sure as perfect warm-up to Color Rumba!
dj’s Rebel Up! & friends
swinging African & latino sounds before & after the bands.
Profits on the night will go to Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice, a NGO fighting for the change of mentality for governments that consciously leave open sexual crimes unpunished. For more info about this organization, go to www.iccwomen.org or their twitter account @4GenderJustice.
Doors will already open at 22:00.
As we have 2 bands playing live, it´s 5€ in before 23:00h, but 7€ afterwards, so come early!
It´s that good summertime of the year again in Brussels; RECYCLART HOLIDAYS festival is kicking off once more, a much better option than Couleur Cafe, if we must say.
This Friday the 1st party of the festival will be a CUMBIA & SOUKOUS PARTY!!!
The evening rolls like this >
(outdoor dj set, for free)
22:00 > 23:00 CHICO PARANY (AR – dj)
“gypsy cumbia bass”
(then party starts inside the venue, only 5 euros in!)
01:00 > 03:00 YAN KOY & COLOR RUMBA (CG/BE – live)
“The real sound of Congolese rumba & soukous from Matongé, with legendary players like Petit Poisson from Zaïko Langa Langa. On descend!”
03:00 > 04:00 JEAN MIKILI & BRIAN HAINAUT (BE – dj)
“Vinyl selections of Congolese rumba & soukous.”
04:00 > 05:00 REBEL UP! LEBLANC (BE – dj)
“Old & new guitar & folk pop from the African continent.”
+ EXTRAS around/outside the venue:
19:00 > 01:00 Orgasmorama: exhibition of original filmposters from the Sexploitation cinema from the 50s, 60s & 70s (Vitrin 21)
21:00 > 02:00 Piz-Aziz: pizza for the people (outside)
21:00 > 02:00 BBQ Bike: Barbecue for the people (outside)
ALL DETAILS ON WWW.RECYCLART.BE