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. https://akuphone.com/ https://fr-fr.facebook.com/akuphone
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. https://soundcloud.com/cheb-gero
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
22h – 1am
FREE IN @ 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!
FB event 22h – 5am > FREE IN @ All In One Bar Rue Haute 9 (around corner of Bowling)
★★★★ TRIBAL TROPICAL ★★★★
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.
REBEL UP! SEBCAT
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!
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. https://alizarina.bandcamp.com/
This 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!
FREE IN! Info here
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!*
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)
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)
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! 🙂
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.
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 collective 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.
Mettani滅 the guruof the Arabstazy collective. His liveperformancesare inspired byNorth Africanhealing rituals, andmake the link betweenmysticaland animistpossessiontrance.His soundis dark andorganic, mixing oddpolyrhythms with vibrantmelodies.Heinvites you toexplore theflip sideof your soul.Coming from thenoiserock scene, he uses hisvoice as raw material with which he sculpts his sound aided by various electronic andanalogueinstruments.
DeenaAbdelwahed Works hard toinject adose of innovationand experimentationinto electronic musicin Tunisia.Part of theTunisianalternative scene, she combinesurban rhythmsto her personal taste and brings highly energeticavant-garde musicthat is regarded asthe futureof Tunisianelectronic music. In 2014, shewas discoveredby thecollectiveArabstazy and ever since she has becomethe prophetess.
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.
Bruxelles, are you ready for another Rebel Up! Soundclash all nighter at Bonnefooi!!!!!
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! https://soundcloud.com/kkostov https://www.mixcloud.com/kkostov/
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.
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.