Sat 7 March: Kali’s Time (Intersections) @ VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

To celebrate the International Women’s Rights Day, Rrita Jashari (VK) and Diana Barreto (Tropical DJipsies) programme & curate a special ALL FEMALE night in VK Vaartkapoen.

20:00 – Doors open! come early and enjoy dinner and magic…
African dinner by Cafe Congo, massages by the hands of Angélique , caravan Meditative Makeup, Le Pornomatic!, creative photo activities by Oiseaux Sans Tête, documentaries by 40Braids,activist concer & stand by Collecti.e.f 8 maars

21:30 – 22:00 TSouKina (live concert of Brussels female Gnawa group)
22:00 – 23:30 Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins / Rebel Up / Festa Afro Tuga)
23:30 – 00:30 La Sirocco (Radio Panik)
00:30 – 02:30 M I M I ( Lait de Coco / The Word) b2b Rrita Jashari (54kolaktiv / Kiosk Radio / VK)
02:30 – 04:00 Nidia Minaj (PT / Príncipe Discos)

Incredible video mapping by Maria Ilia and live dancers on stage throughout the night!

FB event / VK website for presale tickets!

This event is part of ‘Intersections’, presented by Psst Mlle in various venues allover Brussels on 7 + 8 March.
Intersections, as in the circuit between six venues.
Intersections, as in the intersectionality feminism needs so bad.
Intersections, as in the mix between music genres.
Intersections, as in the connection between female programmers.

from 20h til 4am
@ VK Vaartkapoen
Rue de Manchester 13-15
Molenbeek

Fri 21.02: Rebel Up SebCat @ Tropical Sound System party, Atelier 210, Bxl

The original TROPICAL parties are back ! and for the first time in Atelier 210.

Funky Bompa & The Roots Corner Soundsystem are teaming up for this special edition. DJ Tom B. (Paris, compiler of the Leve Leve Sao Tomé e Principé 2LP on Bongo Joe Records) is headlining an all-local tropical line-up starring DJ XOGN, Radio Martiko, Rebel Up SebCat, Holy Mutants and the Tropical ambassador Funky Bompa himself.

Expect a mighty selection of hurricanes and pearls from tropical and exotic regions. Cumbia, island funk, ethiojazz, samba, highlife, soukous, semba, rebita, benga, puxa, funana, coladeira, afro boogie, guaguanco, guaracha, mambo, merengue, cadence, kompa, disco calypso, maloya, sega & mucho mas.

Rebel Up SebCat is kicking off the night, so be there early! 🙂

TIMETABLE
21:00 Rebel Up SebCat
22:00 Funky Bompa
23:00 Radio Martiko
00:00 DJ XOGN
01:00 DJ Tom B
02:00 Holy Mutants

All info & presale > FB event / website
++ Doors 20:30 / Party 21:00 ++
++ Presale 5€ / @ Door 8€ ++

@ Atelier 210
Chaussée Saint-Pierre 210
1040 Bxl Etterbeek

Fri 20 Dec: Rebel Up SebCat @ Blikken & Blozen, De Koer, Gent

a sparkling party & screening with and for the benefit of Cine Rio, your favorite Gent cinema. Screening of the live concert film “Stop Making Sense” by the Talking Heads. After that, some of the best DJs in the country to heat up the dance floor.

20:00 DJ, Neo Rej
Happy tunes from dark cities

21:00 Talking heads – Stop making sense
The title says it all, Talking Heads do it for you on the big screen, live from 1984!

22:30 DJ, Jeff Nice
In addition to being a painter and a painter, the collector of the black gold. Spends several hours on Discogs resulting in a collection of musical treasures peppered with synthesizers, vocoders and other premature technological effects.

00:30 DJ, Rebel Up SebCat
For more than 10 years, Rebel Up has been bringing global underground vibes and colors to the Brussels nightlife with events with “global sounds” or contemporary world music and fringe styles. He will make you surf the sound waves from everywhere to nowhere through the worldwide underground.

03:00 DJ, Da’s seg(h)ers da

more info >
FB event / website

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2O8CVeX
Presale €8 / at door €10 / UiTPAS kansentarief €1,60
Website: https://bit.ly/2XEX1R1

Sat 14 Dec: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass night, VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

and on Saturday, our Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass party @ VK!

with Ammar 808 (live set) and Ghoula (TN). + DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop, Tropical DJipsies and opening live set by Tsoukina (female gnawa from Bxl!).

We’ll dive together into the infinite richness of arab music and its evolution from traditional forms to contemporary and wild electronic sounds.  

Our special guests:

AMMAR 808 is the electronic alter-ego of the Brussels based producer Sofyann Ben Youssef (Bargou 08, Kel Assouf). With songs from the Targ, Gnawa,and Raï histories and a TR-808 kicks alongside a distorted guimbri, gasba flutes and zokra bagpipes. His debut album ‘Maghreb United’ on Glitterbeat was a top10 album that changed the perception of contemporary Maghreb music. At the moment he is working on his second album, so expect a lot of new sounds!
LISTEN HERE

Ghoula is a tunisian self-made musician and producer. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ghoula creates genre-defying sets through both acoustics and samples. His debut album ‘Hlib el Ghoula’ was released on Shouka label and is now preparing his second album.
LISTEN HERE

and arabic dance and bass sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies. Warmup acoustic gnawa set by Tsoukina.

Listen here to Rebel Up SebCat’s arabic session at Kiosk Radio last week.

All info > FB event / website

doors 21h / 5€ all night,
part of Festival des Moutons

@ VK Vaartkapoen,
Rue de Manchester 13-15, Molenbeek

Fri 1 Nov + Sat 2 Nov > Rebel Up @ Dia de Los Muertos parties in Antwerp + Liege!

Friday 1 nov, Rebel Up SebCat @ Dia de los Muertos evening at Zuiderpershuis in Antwerpen, with DJ Kumbia Beats (BO) and LuzAlta (AR).

from 19h to 2am
FB event

Saturday 2 nov, Rebel Up SebCat at Giraffes & Penguins de los Muertos, at KulturA in Liege! Our 2nd night in Liege, of our new monthly residence.

with a whole string of local guests & Brussels dj’s > Baylena Selektah, Gringo Humble, Rafael Aragon, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies female dj team. and even a little surprise video cameo by Gaetano Dub.

5€
from 22h to 5am

FB event

Thu 31 Oct: Rebel Up Duckfood @ Pantropical w/ Combo Chimbita, Tayhana & more, WORM, Rotterdam

𝖕𝖆𝖓𝖙𝖗𝖔𝖕𝖎𝖈𝖆𝖑

✹ COMBO CHIMBITA – live!
✹ TAYHANA
✹ DUCKFOOD
✹ BLONDEWEDNESDAY

location: WORM Rotterdam – Boomgaardsstraat 71
20:30 – 02:00 | presale: €8
FB event / website

Pantropical proudly presents Combo Chimbita‘s exclusive NL show during their first European tour. The New York-based Colombian band transforms Afro-Latin rhythms into melodic witchcraft, stripping away wordly façades into something bare and beautiful, like time travel through the lush tropics of yore. This is the stuff of goosebumps that you can also dance to. We’re also delighted to have DJ / producer Tayhana, who established herself as one of the most powerful musical forces on the South and Central American dancefloors.

✹ COMBO CHIMBITA (CO/US) | Names You Can Trust, Anti Records)
Visionary quartet Combo Chimbita combine folkloric mystique, otherworldly psychedelia and a dash of punk attitude. Their latest release ‘Ahomale’ captures all that is essential about them: through Carolina Oliveros’ mesmeric singing the powerhouse drumming, hypnotic synths and expressive guitar and bass playing, the band fuse the perennial rhythms of the Afro-Latin diaspora with a modern-day consciousness, while tracing the prophetic traditions of their ancestry. Oliveros: “Ahomale resurges from the visions that we’ve been having via our music and life, and the lyrics reflect a manifestation passed on through our ancestors and the gods”.
https://combochimbita.bandcamp.com
https://youtu.be/nM093T8EMGQ

✹ TAYHANA (AR | NAAFI, Hiedrah Club de Baile)
Based in Mexico City, Tayhana is a maverick DJ and producer from Argentina who has established herself in the global club scene with her whirlwind selection of Latin American and global beats. She has a fearless mixing style that comprises a variety of contemporary crossovers. In 2013, Tayhana co-founded Hiedrah Club de Baile; a party series that pushes the experimental edge of Buenos Aires’ underground. Tayhana also collaborated with the Salviatek label in Uruguay and NAAFI in Mexico.
https://soundcloud.com/tayhana

✹ DUCKFOOD (NL | pantropical, Rebel Up)
Duckfood’s awe-inspiring music collection absorbs anything from Renaissance, and African-diasporic styles to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are extremely colourful and not preoccupied by categorization. Like always, with Duckfood the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place.
https://soundcloud.com/duckfood

✹ BLONDEWEDNESDAY (PT / roffa)
Blondewednesday wanders around in Roffa’s club microcosm in support of events, artists and initiatives. She is the founder of the Voyager collective, studies sonology at the Royal Conservatory and, more importantly also has a penchant for pantropicalisms. She will be closing the night.

Sunday 28 July: Rebel Up & Babylon Trio @ Gentse Feesten, Trefpunt festival, Gent

ahoy!
Sunday 28 july is the last day / night of the Gentse feesten.

Rebel Up & Babylon Trio will DJ and play at the 50th Trefpunt festival on 2 different locations >

Rebel Up will spin global afterparty tunes at the Baudelohof from midnight til 2h30, after Hungarian band Csangallo. Expect a full sound of balkan tunes,arabic sounds, tropical selections, cumbia, afro and more!

Babylon Trio will play at Walter de Buck square (next to Sint Jacobs church) from 3am to 4am nighttime. Also playing that night is Frente Cumbiero, De Propere Fanfare, El Cis, Kolonel Djafaar, Alek & Les Japonaises and more.

See here the full programme for sunday 28 july.

@ Baudelohof / Walter De Buckplein
Gent