We have a new concert residency at Bonnefooi > Rebel Up Alive sessions. On every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up will gather with alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.
Wednesday 9 march is our first evening, where we invite the NGHE Mediatheque from Molenbeek, with live concerts by Chien Fer and Mott Flyf.
MOTT FLYF Mott Flyf thinks singing is everywhere. In puddles, landfills, forests and stomachs. He believes that to capture it, one must be endowed with a powerful mediumistic love. So he falls in love and plays tunes and songs as the melody comes walking. His ritornellos walk, sad and full of hope, next to time and beg the sun to beat him up. Friend of the rain, he falls asleep in the mud, dark, rainbow. He sings to the sounds of zouk, bossa nova, baile funk, new wave and urban pop love songs. https://soundcloud.com/mott-flyf
DJ support by Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies and NGHE soundsystem.
FB event Doors 20h FREE IN @ Bonnefooi Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
This sunday > AB40 KICK OFF : GLOBAL STREET SOUNDS. This year it will be at the Anspachlaan right in front of the AB entrance with afterparty in the Club room. Free in and the Club room will be hosted by Rebel Up Records with 2 live acts and DJ’s.
with concerts by La Yegros (AR), Daniel Dzidzonu (TG/BE), SUSOBRINO (BE/BO), Nuri (TN) and Rebel Up DJ’s.
Daniel Dzidzonu A powerful trumpet player with roots in Togo, and proud of them too: he’s been known to wear a Mobutu hat and has coined in jest the slogan ‘Make Africa Great Again’. His highly infectious Afrobeat, however, is an extremely faithful interpretation, influenced by such greats as Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela of course, Salif Keita, and Mory Kanté. He’s finally completed his first ‘full’ album which he will present. We are expecting a lot of people both in front of the stage and on it. Video and new one!
La Yegros A thrilling blend of folktronica and ‘nu cumbia’. The Argentinean Mariana, aka Là Yegros, offers delightful, highly danceable sounds built upon cumbia, chamamé and other folk influences with an injection of electronica. Hence the term ‘folktronica’. She has recently completed work on her new CD, ‘Suelta’ (Salvation). And you’re sure to know her from her summer hit & video ‘Viene De Mi‘.
Rebel Up Records showcase evening! > > >
Susobrino is the alter ego of 24-year-old producer and instrument collector Bart Van Obbergen. His Bolivian roots have inspired his passion for exotic sounds, especially traditional South American percussive music. He blends his own field recordings and other music with digital ingredients into a rhythmic and energetic soundtrack.
Nuri released the LP ‘Drup’ in collaboration with Tunisian label Shouka: a tribute to his Tunisian heritage, with percussion and vocals from all over the African continent, and all that in a digital mix, an ‘amalgam of then and now.’ Video here.
Rebel Up DJ’s you know the drill: global sounds from all directions to shake to!
Timetable: 15:00 Daniel Dzidzonu (outside stage) 17:00 La Yegros (outside stage) 18:30 Rebel Up DJ’s (AB Club) 19:00 Susobrino (AB Club) 20:00 Rebel Up DJ’s (AB Club) 20:30 Nuri (AB Club) 21:30 Rebel Up DJ’s (AB Club) 0:00 End
Sunday is of course Car-Free Sunday, so come by bike, foot or public transport.
Thursday 18 july, Memo Pimiento will play a free outdoor concert at Bar Eliza, in the Parc Elisabeth in Koekelberg. Expect electro cumbia wave & latino beats and more fun. Free in! starts at 20h till 22h.
Then next day on sunday, Rebel Up! plays on the street at the free Ô de Molenbeek festival. Ô’de Molenbeek is a cozy street theater festival in the heart of Molenbeek. The square at metro station Graaf Van Vlaanderen for one day turned into a scene of circus, street theater, animation and initiation of clowning to real acrobatics for the young (at heart)! Food, drinks and much more.
Rebel Up! djs SebCat & LeBlanc will play warm up, cool down and freestyle street dance tunes inbetween all the acts!
This friday, a special night of STRICLY CUMBIA in St Gilles!
18:00: Apero – Tropical cocktail & Music crafts for the little ones.
18:00: Play it Loud CUMBIA: TURIKUMWE
The winner of the Play it Loud battle will surprise you with freshly cut tunes. Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra, El Felino Macabro y los de la Cava, Turikumwe, Los Demonios de la Cumbia & Quantum Café battled for your love and approval in Pianofabriek. The winner: Turikumwe!
19:30 & 21:30: Rebel Up! Dj Sebcat
Party with tropical sounds from the global underground. It’s all about baking a musical cake outside styled borders covered with cumbia sprinkles!
Colombian roots music from the members of ‘La Chiva Gantiva’.
One of the best kept musical secrets in ‘Bruselas’.
While Rebel Up! SebCat is in Peru for research & playing, Rebel Up! LeBlanc is ready to take up the decks.
Saturday 7 may >2x Rebel Up! action
DJ set at Fete du Parc Bonnevie n Molenbeek during the afternoon (13-18h), see Molenbeek culture site for all info.
and in the evening he will spin together with Planet Ilunga at the vernissage of the Sammy Baloji & Filip DeBoeck expo Urban Now: City Life in Congo at Wiels art centre, supported by KunstenfestivaldesArts. From 19 til midnight FB event
Afterwards, from 22h > Rebel Up! Soundclash Bxl Global Bounce night @ Bonnefooi
We have invited 2 local Brussels global bass dj’s & producers > Gan Gah & Dovecake!
Gan Gah (MR / Bxl)
Fed by traditional « Gnawa » and Berber rythms ever since he was born in the suburbs of Agadir, Morocco, young DJ and producer Gan Gah is now based in Brussels.This accomplished musician, who has been performing for many years as a beatmaker under various pseudonyms, knows how to shake a dancefloor with bewitching beats. Offering a cunning combination of club music and traditional North-African music/rythms/melodies, his first EP “Souktronics” is a declaration of love to his Moroccan roots and to modern electronic music which is about to make a lot of noise on worldwide dancefloors. Moroccan Bass, you said?
Dovecake (US / Bxl) Intergalactic Body Trance Provider who washed up in Brussels a few years ago, but nomadic nonetheless and spends most of his time in different continents. Equal dj as expressive dancer, bounded to celestial ancestral interconnectivity. Adventures in Rhythm & Bass to make your heart melt and hips shake! Afro bounce bass vibes all in directions possible.
+ resident Rebel Up! SebCat The bounciest global bass beats and whatnot