Mon 6 May > Rebel Up Soundclash w/ Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla duo (Sahel Sounds) @ OCCII, Amsterdam + live session at Red Light Radio + Tue 7 May @ Pantropical, WORM, Rotterdam

This monday evening at OCCII Amsterdam, special concert by Mauritanian duo Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla from Sahel Sounds!

First up, from 16 to 17h we will do a Rebel Up x Sahel Sounds livestream session at Red Light Radio, tune in online and see/hear it all.

In the evening at the OCCII, synth freakout from the Sahara. Mauritanian WZN (literally “instrumental music”) has emerged as pop music, blaring out of taxi cabs and cassette shops throughout the country. Ahmed Lowla is one of the country’s biggest stars. Performing in lavish weddings of Nouakchott with a troupe of percussionists, Ahmed’s signature style is dynamic and ambitious, shredding over the keys with flourishes (like playing with his elbows and head!). Hypnotic and tranced out, Ahmed Lowla transports Mauritanian classical music into technological futures, like a drug-free baroque rave under the open air of the Sahara.

Listen to the the new album ‘Terrouzi’ here – released by Sahel Sounds in time of the tour and some video’s

dj support Rebel Up & Sahel Sounds
all info: FB Event / website.
doors: 20h30
@ OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134, Oud Zuid, A’dam

in case you can’t catch them in Amsterdam or live further away > no fear, they play next day on tuesday 7 may @ WORM in Rotterdam.

Pantropical organises this fine night, with support by Rebel Up Duckfood and Chulengo.

doors 20h30
all info > FB event / website
@ Worm
Boomgaardstraat 71
Rotterdam

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

Friday 16 Nov > 2x Rebel Up @ Schiev festival panel talk + @ Stoemp w/ Babylon Trio, De Koer

Friday 16 November, 2 Rebel Up actions in Bxl >>>
from 18.00 – 19.00: Rebel Up SebCat will moderate a panel talk at Schiev festival @ Beursschouwburg > “New electronic aesthetics in Maghreb and the Middle East” a conversation between ZULI (eg), GAN GAH (be/ma), Soumaya Phéline (be) & DJ Dziri (be).
More info + free in.

After this, the music will be ON at Stoemp! Live evening at De Koer in Anderlecht, curated by Rebel Up Records.

with a live set by Babylon Trio, our amazing Iraqi Brussels electro arab trio who play the wildest street rave melodies and hipshaking beats. Also Nicolas Hauzeur & friends with their Brussels Balkan orchestra sound. Support by the Rebel Up Nightshop dj’s.

FREE IN!
more info > FB event / website

from 19h to 22h30
@ De Koer
Dapperheidsplein 21
Anderlecht (metro Saint-Guidon)

5 + 6 Oct > Babylon Trio on tour in western France (Angers + Nantes) and Memo Pimiento last 2018 Bxl concert at Bokal Royal

hola Brussels & France!

This friday night, Memo Pimiento and his electric orchestra will play at the Bokal Royal. It will be his last Bxl concert of 2018 before leaving Brussels for Mexico to flee the winter and coming back a few months later.

It’s an eclectic night with a diverse lineup of live artists & dj’s.
> with Why The Eye, Dr Chipote, Manta and Pute-Acier

All info, see FB event.
from 21h til 4am

and for those in France > Babylon Trio is doing their very 1st mini France tour!

On friday 5 oct they will play in Angers at La Bamboche party in Le Heron Carré.
Promises to be wild!
FB event here.

On saturday 6 oct, they will play in Nantes at the alternative La Bonneterie venue for the High Five party, who are celebrating their 5 years~!
and a nice lineup too, with Kenji Minogue, Tara Larson of Prince Rama, The Brain dj and Maison Acid. And it’s a dress up party too, so put on your grooviest/weirdest combinations 🙂

all info > FB event

Sat 6 Jan: Club Méditerranéen curated by Rebel Up ! w/ Tropikal Camel & Rafael Aragon @ Le Sucre, Lyon (FR)

a night curated by Rebel Up @ Le Sucre club, Lyon, rooftop culture & club!

A rich musical heritage and community, the territory of the Mediterranean is a breeding ground in which many new artists find their inspiration. East and West have never been so close when the sounds of Tunis, Istanbul or Cairo and the electronic diaspora seize electronics to revisit and transform their oriental influences.

For this first Club Méditerranéen night of the year, we can expect electro-Arab sets of rough and hypnotizing sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Tropikal Camel and Rafael Aragon.

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» Tropikal Camel (Shouka / Jerusalem/Berlin)
Behind the ironically exotic alias of Tropikal Camel lies Roi Assaya, producer and MC from Jerusalem. He adopted this artist’s name when he moved to Berlin in 2013 and began a musical and political approach. As a true cultural archivist, he collects traditional music from North Africa and the Middle East, then recomposes these polyrhythms on Ableton, precipitates them in a future bass climate and “shamanic sound textures”.
https://soundcloud.com/rocky-b

» Rafael Aragon (Babylon Records / Global Hybrid / Paris/Bxl – FR/AL)
Rafael Aragón is a DJ / producer whose roots extend into Arab and Latin cultures, growing up in the Parisian suburbs in a cosmopolitan world that has shaped it. He started producing beats at the age of 20, obsessed by the idea of mixing folk music with more electronic patterns and creating a balance between organic and synthetic.
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro

» Rebel Up SebCat (Rebel Up / Bruxelles – BE)
SebCat breaks the boundaries to represent youth and socio-political developments from around the world, through cosmopolitan music of the diaspora merged with (inter)local traditions.
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa

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FB event / website

▸ 23:00 — 05:00
6€ presale, 10€ at door

Le Sucre,
50 quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon
Ⓣ Tram T➊ : arrêt Hôtel de Région
Ⓑ Bus S➊ : arrêt La Sucrière
Ⓥ Velo’v : arrêt Confluence – Les Docks
Ⓥ Vaporetto : arrêt Confluence

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