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Sat 29/04 > Rebel Up @ Akuphone label estafette @ Niko Matcha + Café Midpoint

Rebel Up , NGHE Mediatheque & Drache Musicale present Akuphone label estafette night in Niko Matcha & MIDPOINT CAFE & BAR (neighbour bars), starting in Niko Matcha, afterparty in Midpoint.

Akuphone is a french independant label focused on rare global pop and folk music from the early 1950’s to the late 1980’s, led by Cheb Gero (aka Fabrice Gery) and Tinmar (aka Martin Jay), both record collectors. The label is inspired by the need to release music that has not been released before to western audiences. It aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. Akuphone ambitions to promote “hyphenated music” and its diversity without emphasizing such ambiguous notions as intermixing and hybridity, which can be considered as commonly accepted stances tinted with eurocentrism.

Cheb Gero (Akuphone)
Cheb Gero is a collector and a music enthusiast. After being a record dealer for many years, he launched the Akuphone label in an “archives” spirit and a desire to “explore the world in music”. In an approach to musical archeology, he seeks to highlight the work of artists, musicians, singers and singers who, in the so-called Western countries, are ignored or unknown Far from a romantic or fetishist view of extra-Western music, the label’s objective is to articulate these cultural productions with their historical and political context and to re-situate them in their social and cultural conditions of appearance.

support / hosts >
Rebel Up SebCat
Drache Musicale

20h label presentation & sets @ Niko Matcha > prix libre
Rue de Flandre 183

23h afterparty @ Midpoint > FREE IN
Rue de Flandre 189

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Fri 21 Apr > Rebel Up! double Cumbia & Dancehall night @ Walvis (w Memo Pimiento) + All In One bar w/ Silver Canary

double Rebel Up! action this Friday night in Brussels in cumbia & dancehall style!

starting at Café Walvis, free concert of our Mexican friend Memo Pimiento and his always amazing electro cumbia live sound.
concert at 22/ 23h. Before & after cumbia dj set by Rebel Up! SebCat

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22h – 1am

@ Walvis
Rue Antoine Dansaert 209

After that, another party in the new bar All In One, in the Marolles 🙂
Run by sweet Haïtian folks with a love for jazz & tropical sounds.

Time for another Oyé Cumbia Dancehall night by Silver Canary soundsystem & Rebel Up! From 22h til deep into the night we’ll spin the best rocksteady, dancehall, cumbia and other afro-latino bass tunes. Free in. Hope to see you there, come & bump!

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22h – 5am > FREE IN
@ All In One Bar
Rue Haute 9
(around corner of Bowling)

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Fri 3 Feb > Rebel Up! & Global Hybrid present: Tribal Tropical @ Kumiko (ex-Bravo), Bxl FREE IN!

a new Bxl basement party in town, free in!
*****deep tropical sounds from the global underground*****
hosted by Rebel Up! Soundclash & Global Hybrid Records

@ Kumiko Izakaya (ex-Bravo bar)

Get ready to immerse yourself into modern ethnic spheres, be taken to imaginary places, dance, sweat, smile and cry, we are all one tribe.

Originator of the Rebel Up! DJ collective, their infamous parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground and beyond. Always bringing the freshest and bounciest global sounds, from ethnic electronic bass to digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel. Tune in to radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. Select global, play local!

Alizarina *LIVE*
From a techno kick to a melodic clarinet, Alizarina mixes different influences: Techno, Klezmer, Gypsy and Balkan beats… Fruit of travels and a strongly developed curiosity, his music will take you on a modern trip through his special Ethno-Techno Tzigane sound. Just a few months ago, he released his debut album ‘Melodic Blossoms’ on Global Hybrid, an album that sublimely bridges tradition with the modern.

TOHM (Fanfara Electronica)
One of the originators of Global Hybrid crew that host many amazingly wild parties in Brussels and part of the Fanfara Electronica. His playground is a free and liberated mix of the electronic universe and world music. Tohm brings deep tribal sounds, a spirit for the freedom of wild electronic celebrations, ethnic sounds to dancefloor with a kicking beat!

Rafael Aragon
Birthday boy Rafael also joins us! His obsessive curiosity has him digging through everything from latin beats to oriental melodies, unearthing unique samples that he (re)mixes, twists and polishes with a watchmaker’s precision. Rafael’s music is demanding but light-hearted, intelligent but down to earth, and overcomes musical language barriers with its lack of stylistic limitations.


20h – 2h30 @ Kumiko Izakaya (ex-Bravo)
Rue de Alost / Aalststraat 7, 1000 Bxl


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Fri 9 Dec @ Botanique, Afterparty Festival Cinema Méditerranéen > hosted by Rebel Up! with guests Gal Kadan & El Gato Callejero

festival-cinema-mediterraneenThis Friday, Rebel Up! is hosting the afterparty for Festival Cinema Méditeranéen @ Botanique.

We invited some special guests for a true Mediterranean flavour.

Rebel Up! SebCat will be accompanied by Israelian dj/producer Gal Kadan, who is specialised in music from the Levant (Libanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria & Jordan) and also by Spanish Brussels DJ’s El Gato Callejero and I Am Sardina, who will spin Iberian sounds from rumba Catalana to flamenco & mestizo + live percussion.

Expect a wild mix with dance music from the Mediterranean and the Levant > Latino Euro-Arab-Andalus connection!

@ Botanique Witloof bar
From 23h till very late!

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Sat 5 Nov > Rebel Up! @ 35-38 party, Aux Caves, Bxl


This saturday, birthday party of Les Huitards (La8) at the infamous underground Aux Caves venue. 2 rooms of underground beats, from electro to hiphop to global.

A good lineup of Bxl eclectic DJ’s, no playing times defined so just come and join the fun.

5€ in
from 21:00 til very late
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Aux Caves, 44, rue d’Artois (Metro Anneessens)

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Thu 30 June > Rebel Up! LeBlanc @ Café Congé goes Caribbean, Elzenhof, Ixelles Bxl *FREE IN!*


Café Congé again! that means the garden of Elzenhof will be changed into a summer bar with party in a certain theme. On this 1st night, they will go Caribbean. With loungegarden, kid activities, concerts and DJ’s in the garden, cocktailbar and food, dance workshop, visuals and more. In collaboration with Rebel Up! DJ’s, MI-Casting, Brede School and Bib Sans Souci. *FREE IN!*

Programme >

15:00-18:00 Loungegarden & kids animation & Silver Canary Soundsystem
15:30-17u30 Latino kids animation by Multicolor ASBL
17u30 Latino dance initiation for kids
18:30 Modeshow MI-Casting + dansinitiatie
18u50 Dance initiation for adults by Yamilet (Cuba)
19:30 concert Turikumwe (traditionele cumbia)
20:30 concert The Concrete Coconuts (calypso)
22:00 DJ’s Rebel Up! & Drache Musicale (Radio Panik)

++ Visuals, Caribbean food & cocktailbar ++

more info > FB event or Elzenhof site.

@ Elzenhof
kroonlaan 12 Av. Couronne
1050, Ixelles

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Fri 11 Dec > Rebel Up! @ Le Grand Bal Salé *Andalucia* fiesta, La Tricoterie, Bxl



This friday, a special Le Grand Bal Salé night > in Spanish fiesta style; *Andalucia!*

With 2 live bands; Juanito Makandé & El Canijo de Jerez present “Canciones Desnudas

Juanito Makandé > 19h45
One of the hottest Spanish singers and most important flamenco underground performer. An excellent singer, guitarist and cajon player that finds his inspiration in youth, life, love and flamenco, playing Andalusian funk that manages to convey his rebellion in each song. His hit song “Niña voladora” has reached 1 million YouTube hits in few months.

El Canijo de Jerez > 20h30
A charismatic, cheerful, easygoing and multifaceted artist, El Canijo is one of the leaders of the Spanish music in what refers to the fusion of flamenco and rock. Former member of the famous band “Los Delinqüentes”, after 12 years he made a step forward and released his own album (La Lengua Chivata 2014) on which he plays his Andalusian rock with touch of pop, reggae, tanguillos, ballads. A real street storyteller “garrapatero” with hot blood in his veins.

Followed by the afterparty in 2 rooms with DJs & more bands!!!

Rebel Up! SebCat vs El Gato Callejero (BE/ES) ➳ Psyche Rumba Flamenca Mestiza cat clash
playing 2 dj sets > from 22h30 till 23h30, and again from 0h30 till 1h30

Chats da Brassala ➳ Spicy Swing Rap n’ Blues Ska (23h)

La Banda Pilusa ➳ Itinerant Rumba Agricola Pizzicata

La Drache Musicale (Radio Panik)  Musical exploration of cultures by Front Chaud & Miss Sirocco!

Carlositos Wey ➳ Groovie Rumbia Rockera Dj Selecta

Cougars in America New Alt Folk Pop Sauvage

and there will be delicious food all night, prepared by Andalucian chefs!
Juan Cantero & Daniel Rejano – (Taberna Mayeto)
& Sonia Retamero & Marie Utch (La Cantine du Midi)

MENU à la carte:
— Tagarninas esparragadas con huevo
— Berza gitanas
— Fideos con langostinos
— Empanadas Andalusa

also a course of Ritmo & Palmas “Tango Flamenco” with Miguel Sanchez.

From 19h till late!!!

Presale 12€ ↔ Door 15€ (Limited places for the concert. Book your ticket in advance)é-11Dec2015

Afterparty is just 4€ from 22h30 onwards.

Here the FB event for concert + afterparty, or just the afterparty
More info > Tricoterie site

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Sat 5 Dec > Rebel Up! @ Drache Musicale Louvrette party!


this saturday 5 Dec, our friends of Drache Musicale (Radio Panik) are organising a fun & FREE global night @ café Le Louvre at the Parvis of St Gilles.
special guest is our friend Boris Viande, better known as a super good electro-balkan producer! He runs the VLAD Ghetto Folk label and plays live trumpet during his live & dj sets!

support by Rebel Up & Drache Musicale dj’s, yeah! 🙂

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where? café Le Louvre,
Parvis St Gilles (at corner, other side of Brasserie Schuermans)
from 22h til 4am


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Fri 27 Nov > Rebel Up! @ Tropicalia x BeatChronic anniversary party, Bxl > FREE IN!

Salaam aleikum Brussels,

all nice and scared these days? we’re not.
and for that reason Rebel Up! plays at a warehouse party in Molenbeek this Friday 27 nov,
Free in as well! so are you game or chicken?


Tropicalia Bxl & BeatChronic organise this night as part of BeatChronic’s 4th anniversary. This young collective runs special eclectic nights in Brussels with many broad styles; global, roots, electro, hiphop n funk.
It will be a diverse lineup of live acts & DJ’s. Hear more on their soundcloud & mixcloud to feel their vibe.

So far confirmed >
Dance performance by Maria, Alizarina (live!), Rebel Up! SebCat, BeatChronic DJ’s Kreshik, Ezmk, Dr Kwest, Junior Goodfellaz & BC Alltstarz.

from chevalier baptiste on Vimeo.


22h – 22h15: Maria [Dance Performance)
22h15 – 23h00: Alizarina [Techno/Klezmer/Balkan-Beat]
23h00 – 00h00: Rebel Up! Soundclash [Global Afro & Latino]
00h00 – 01h00: Kreshik [AfroHouse/Brazil/Tropical]
01h00 – 02h00: Dr Kwest [Bass/Brazil]
02h00 – 03h00: Ezmk [Tropical Bass/Grime]
03h00 – 04h00: Junior Goodfellaz [Salsa/AfroBeat/Brazil]
04h00 – 05h00: BC Alltstarz [Dope Music]

▷▷▷ BAR:
Beer : 1,50€
Soft : 1,50€
Cocktails [Cuba Libre/Mojito/Gin Tonic]: 4,50€

FB event here.

from 22h til late
@ Space Belgica (warehouse)
Rue Francois Mus, 7
1080 Molenbeek Bxl
(METRO Belgica – Blvd du Jubilé)


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Fri 13 Nov > *Arabstazy* Nightshop party @ Recyclart, Bxl

oh yeah, Friday the 13th!
Black cats and all… and a very good underground party @ Recyclart too!


Far from the current Ayatollah Oriental fashion, which flood us with Orientalist and post-colonial clichés, Arabstazy is the action that created its own movement. The c
ollective was founded in 2013 by a handful of artists spread across Tunis, Paris and Berlin, they organize their independence by starting to organise their own parties and edit their tracks on their home label Shouka (*thorn* in Arabic). They establish unthinkable links between different pieces of the puzzle of the North African identity, moving smoothly to esoteric Sufi Stambeli possessions … Thus, in the hands of this young Franco-Tunisian collective the united spirit of North African trance is fully expressed.
At their parties, eclectic artists such as SKNDR, Tropikal Camel, Wetrobots N3rdistan were all part of the amazing Project Chaos made in Tunis. True to their taste for dark superstitions, Friday the 13th they will tread the soil of BXL for the first time. They are missioned by their guru Mettani 滅, producer Deena Abdelwahed, female VJ Waf and shaman Tropikal Camel, who just released his 11th album on Shouka in K7 format.

A night for musical visionaries who want to explore Arabic electronic sounds, beyond Acid Arab.

the guru of the Arabstazy collective. His live performances are inspired by North African healing rituals, and make the link between mystical and animist possession trance. His sound is dark and organic, mixing odd polyrhythms with vibrant melodies. He invites you to explore the flip side of your soul. Coming from the noise rock scene, he uses his voice as raw material with which he sculpts his sound aided by various electronic and analogue instruments.

Deena Abdelwahed
Works hard to inject a dose of innovation and experimentation into electronic music in Tunisia. Part of the Tunisian alternative scene, she combines urban rhythms to her personal taste and brings highly energetic avant-garde music that is regarded as the future of Tunisian electronic music. In 2014, she was discovered by the collective Arabstazy and ever since she has become the prophetess.

Tropikal Camel
Born in Jerusalem and where he grew up, Roi Assayag has lived in Berlin since 2013. His new project is the musical exploration of his own Arab roots. From Kurdistan to Iraq, passing through Morocco, he takes us on the journey of conscience, through the limbo of his fragmented identity. Performer and MC extraordinary, his live sets are an experience that will leave you deeply transformed.

Wafa Benromdhan aka VJ WAF
Uses videos and photos to embody her thoughts, emotions and to translate questions. Driven by a desire to treat the idleness of sensible beings to create chronic heterotopias at her disposal, she gradually opens a creative future that puts the scenography at the center of her research. The visual soul of Arabstazy since its creation, she is also part of other projects such as Wafolyv and Planningtorock.

Rebel Up! DJ’s
resident DJ’s of the Nightshop parties. Tonite they will explore the past & future of the Northern African & Arab world in full sound, warming up & closing down.

23:00 > 00:30 Rebel Up
00:30 > 01:30 Deena Abdelwahed
01:30 > 02:30 Mettani
02:30 > 03:30 Tropikal Camel (Rocky B.)
03:30 > 05:00 Rebel Up
visuals > WAF

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Thu 29 Oct > Rebel Up! Soundclash @ Bonnefooi w/ Kosta Kostov (BG)

Bruxelles, are you ready for another Rebel Up! Soundclash all nighter at Bonnefooi!!!!!

Kosta in Brazil 2
with special guest Kosta Kostov for all your freshest global sounds!

Both Rebel Up! & Kosta Kostov are part of the Global Club Music Network who are supported by WOMEX. This night is also a nice get together for the international/Belgian/Brussels WOMEX participants from 18h followed by a party all night long. and ofcourse, FREE IN.

Kosta Kostov (BG)
Born in Bulgaria, based in Köln, Germany but at home around the world. Skilled cook, dj and producer Kosta Kostov never stops the search for the best global shake & spicy bounce tunes. His sets are a furious cooking blend of sounds from here and there, including own compositions, remixes and mashups, in which balkan, mediterranian, african & american rootsy flavas meets all the nice bassy styles. From dubstep & ragga through funk & breaks till house & electro. Since 11 years the mastermind of the monthly party Balkan Express (one of the longest running Balkan parties of the world!), he is also resident of the Global Player parties, the Funkhaus Europa Club night in Dortmund of the worldwide music radio station and he even presents a musical cooking radio show called Kostbar. A true man of the world in full flavour!

As always the Rebel Up! crew (SebCat & LeBlanc) will bring the freshest and bounciest global sounds, whether vintage tropical or ethnic electronic bass, it’s all there to hear and feel. Select global, play local!
hear our Womex14 live mix here, or our latest Nightshop radio show.

See FB event or Bonnefooi site

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pieres , BXL
Belgian WOMEX apero from 18h
party from 22h till dawn

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Sat 27 June > Rebel Up! @ La Tentation, El Pulpo Collective night w/ Onda Vaga (AR), Riso Patate ‘n Folk (IT) & dj’s SebCat + Pedrolito

onda vaga 27 06 15Hello all,

This saturday a special night at La Tentation Bxl as organised by El Pulpo, a new international Brussels collective with Belgians, Italians, Spanish and Venezuelans. Also Rebel Up! has become part of El Pulpo for these global concert & partynights.

Special band of the night is Onda Vaga from Buenos Aires, Argentina!!!
One of Buenos Aires finest bands is coming back to Europe. The best thing about it: they will be in Brussels for their only show in Belgium.
Their sound is a heavy flurry of styles, flirting with cumbia, reggae, rumba, mestizo rock and even some tango. Check their Take Away video’s made by Vincent Moon a few years ago >

and this video for a wild crowd of thousands in Colombia!

Also our favorite Italian Brussels band Riso Patate ‘n Folk will kick off the night with a mediterranean gypsy jazz and Italian folk set.

After the wild Onda Vaga show, the party will kick off further deep into night with Groovalizacion Radio dj´s Pedrolito (AR / Paris) & your local Rebel Up! SebCat.

+ Cold buffet of homemade Italian food by Retrogusto, from 20h onwards!
+ artisanal Sicilian handcraft jewelry stand

Timing >
20:00 doors (& buffet)
20:30 Riso Patate ‘n Folk
22:30 Onda Vaga
0:00 Groovalizcion Radio dj`s Pedrolito & Rebel Up! SebCat.

12€ (presale) or 15€ at door.
All info here or FB event

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