Rebel Up @ WOMEX, Porto (PT)

Rebel Up SebCat will be at WOMEX in Porto this week, for the expo, showcase and as part of the Global Club Music Network. An amazing lineup with lots of international global artists in various venues in the Porto city center. See here for tickets to the festival evening & night showcases.

Every year the GCMN hosts a free afterparty for all on the Womex opening night. On wednesday 27.10 pre/afterparty at Ferro Bar (next Sao Bento train station) from 18h to 4am, on 2 DJ levels (rooftop & main room) with this lineup:

Kosta Kostov (DE/BG)
DJ Ali T (DE/MR)
DJ Makala (ES)
Darius Darek (DE/PL)
Oonga (Montreal, CA)
David Chรกvez aka Sound Culture (Chicago, US)
Rebel Up Sebcat (Brussels, BE)
DJ Chris Tofu (London, UK)
Boris Viande (FR)
& more TBC

On friday 29.10 (16h30-17h30) the GCMN has their annual networking session at the Womex conference, to meet people from our global club scene and make connections. Info here.

Sat 2 Oct, Opening Bis (Cicularium) + Africa Is In The Future Festival (Cinema Nova)

this saturday 02.10 Opening Bis event at Circularium, space of ciruclar economy in Cureghem, Anderlecht.

Tours, workshop, activies for young & old, repair cafรฉ, music and much more.
Apero DJ set by Rebel Up SebCat, concert by Brussels experimental rock band Don Kapot.

Free in
All info here

In the evening, the closing festival night of Africa Is In The Future at Cinema Nova, about African Club Culture, with short movie screenings, panel talk, concert & afterparty.

at 20h Rebel Up SebCat & Guillaume Maupin will moderate a panel talk with visual artist, photographer and filmmaker ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™–๐™ข ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™๐™–๐™ข๐™ข๐™ค๐™™๐™ช ๐™ˆ๐™ช๐™™๐™ž ๐™”๐™–๐™๐™–๐™ฎ๐™– (Nigeria) the ๐™‰๐™ฎ๐™š๐™œ๐™š ๐™‰๐™ฎ๐™š๐™œ๐™š label, festival & collective (Uganda) and journalist ๐™๐™ก๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™Ž๐™ž๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ (Ten Cities, Germany)

22h MC Yallah & Debmaster (live) + afterparty with Nyege Nyege crew

10โ‚ฌ in
see full festival info here or closing night FB event

Thu 23.09 + Friday 24.09, Rebel Up action at Buvette ABY (Abbaye de Forest) + Bonnefooi

Thursday 23.09, SebCat & XOGN will play a vinyl session from 18h until 22h @ Buvette ABY in the historal, green and spacious Abbaye of Forest.

It’s the last few days of the Buvette ABY, so come for those last outdoor musical moments.

FB event

And on friday 24.09, SebCat, Didi (Tropical DJipsies) invite DJ Edna Martinez for a vinyl session from 19h until 1am @ Bonnefooi, which has been beautifully revamped and renovated inside, with a dancefloor placed cosy in the back. Come and see!

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Rebel Up & Friends session @ Kiosk Radio w/ Cami Layรฉ Okรบn & Edna Martinez!

Yesterday we did a Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio with Sebcat, Cami Layรฉ Okรบn & Edna Martinez. Tune in here for their selections between jazz, latin, afro, chutney soca and global sounds!

Sunday 05.09 > Rebel Up & Friends @ Saintklet, Bxl w/ Cami Layรฉ Okรบn, Edna Martinez, Fresh Nunas & SebCat

After last year’s fun, Rebel Up & Friends are coming back at Saintklet summer outdoor terrace on the Bxl canalside! with a great international lineup of special guests DJ Cami Layรฉ Okรบn, Edna Martinez & Fresh Nunas, hosted by SebCat.

Cami Layรฉ Okรบn (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban DJ/selector who collects vinyl records from allover the world as a way of sharing stories through music with similar organic roots. Her sound spans from the tropical to the tribal; think African and Caribbean rhythms mixed with a Latin soul and sensibility, engaging audiences and dancefloors with Cuban disco, Afro-Caribbean rarities and tropical Amazonian funky grooves. Currently based in Havana, she is so far the only local DJ that produces and promotes events in a 100% vinyl format. Since 2020 Cami hosts her own monthly show โ€˜Insolarโ€™ on Londonโ€™s NTS Radio where she curated sunny music from different parts of the world.
https://www.mixcloud.com/cami-lay%C3%A9-ok%C3%BAn/

Edna Martinez (Cartagena, Colombia / Berlin)
DJ / curator, artist and radio host from the Colombian Caribbean based in Berlin, Germany. Her musical selection is linked to her artistic research in which she explores autobiographical migratory routes with the concept of resistance as its axis. Her sound involves Afro-Caribbean organic rhythms, jazz bases, tribal polyrhythm, Arabic folklore, and more. She is the woman behind projects such as “Latinarab” a trip from Jaffa to the Arab Caribbean, and “El Volcรกn El Orgullo de Berlin”, the only soundsystem picรณ party in Germany. She also moderates monthly radio shows on Radio Alhara (Palestine), Worldwide FM (London) and Boxout.fm (India).
https://www.mixcloud.com/ednamartinezdj
https://soundcloud.com/ednamartinezdj

+ afrogrooves by Fresh Nunas (Mozambique/Bxl) & eclectic global sounds by Rebel Up SebCat.

16h – 22h, free donation (2โ‚ฌ advised)
@ Saintklet
Quai des Peniches / Akenkaai


All info

Saturday 04.09 > Festival time! Rebel Up @ La Nature Festival (Vielsalm, BE) + Rebel Up Records artists @ Forest Sounds festival (Abbaye de Forest, Bxl)

This weekend the La Nature festival takes place from friday to sunday, an amazing electronic alternative festival in the Ardennes forest with 5 stages and a special lineup of Belgian and international artists and curated by several collectives, including Rebel Up.

On saturday we curate the Dome stage with Rebel Up style with DJ’s & live artists in jazz, global sounds, latino electronic, afrogrooves and hypnotic bass. Amazing stuff & vibes.
Our lineup & timetable:

12:00 Tig & Axl
13:30 Drache Musicale
14:30 Beat Brother
15:30 Le Grand Mechant Loop

17:00 KAU trio (live)
18:00 Tropical DJipsies (Didi)
19:00: Pso Man
20:30 ESINAM (live)
21:30 Rebel Up SebCat
23:00 Susobrino (live)
00:00 La Dame B2b Xtanki
01:30 Rafael Aragon


There are still some tickets left for saturday & sunday, see all info & tickets via the website.

For those who stay in Brussels, there is the Forest Sounds festival, this year a smaller version at the cosy setting of Abbaye de Forest! With a great (inter)national lineup, also with a good hint of Rebel Up as 3 artists from our label will be performing; Schroothoop, Susobrino and Kaito Winse. Free in.

See all info here

See you around, wherever you may be ๐Ÿ™‚

Rebel Up @ Inauguration sculpture with long jump athlete Mike Powell, metro Houba-Brugmann, Bxl

Not your average dj event, one for the athletic/olympic sports fans.

This thursday Rebel Up will play a dj set outside at metro station Houba-Brugmann for the inauguration of the sculpture ’30 august 1991, Tokyo’ of Mike Powell’s world record long jump at the 1990 Tokyo olympics.

American athlete Mike Powell will be present and do a long jump for the public and give a speech. The sculpture is made by Pierre Larauza of Brussels dance/performance collective CIE Transitscape.

from 16 – 19H @ entrance of metro Houba Brugmann

More info FB event / website