Sat 11 May > Giraffes & Penguins #17 @ Studio CityGate, Bxl!

Let’s shake our bellies on wild arabic & middle-eastern grooves, from traditional reggada and psychedelic bellydance to electro-chaabi, dabke and arab bass!

A massive team of DJ’s is just waiting to take control of your feet: DJ Plead (AU), GAN GAH (MA/BE), Drache Musicale, Rebel Up LeBlanc, Le Grand Méchant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies.
And our video mapping penguin Maria Ilia is ready to confuse your eyes 🤩
Nice food cooked with love will be available to give you all energy you’ll need through the night, as well as a shisha corner for a relaxing break 🙂

with special guest: DJ Plead (AU/LB)
Melbourne/Naarm based producer who makes unique club music. Drawing on his Lebanese background, he makes tough, functional, and percussive tracks. His unique style references the rhythms, scales and timbres of Lebanese pop and traditional Lebanese wedding music, blending them with contemporary RnB, Club and other dance styles. DJ Plead released his debut EP ‘Get in Circle’ through air max 97’s DECISIONS label in March 2018 and has since toured Europe and China. DJ Plead is also half of drum-workout duo Poison, a member of high-energy trio BV, and founder of the SUMAC label.
https://soundcloud.com/1djplead

aided by Brussels locals >
Le Grand Mechant Loop
Gan Gah
Rebel Up LeBlanc
Drache Musicale
& The Tropical Djipsies

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doors 22h til 6am
5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 10pm /// End 6am
Entrance via Grondelstraat 154 Rue des Goujons
Anderlecht, Bxl
10min walk from Gare du Midi >
https://goo.gl/maps/PmLsDerDubo

Fri 5 April > Rebel Up @ Nyege Tapes night, VK + BRDCST Festival afterparty

Friday 5 april, a double night >
Rebel Up DJ’s SebCat & LeBlanc will play dj support at the Nyege Nyege Tapes night @ VK Concerts in Molenbeek.

a night with underground sounds from central & eastern Africa.
With live sets by Uganda acholitronix duo Otim Alpha, Disco Vumbi and the Trance Parents Orkestra!

Doors at 20h
see all info in FB event or website.

Afterwards from midnight onwards til late, Rebel Up SebCat will play at Bonnefooi for the BRDCST festival afterparty, together with Kornelia Binicewicz (of Ladies on Records / Turkish Ladies compilation). Expect a flurry of heavy global sounds. Also with a mystery African DJ guest. Curious? come.

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Rebel Up mixtape + radio online: Norouz mixtape, Nightshop, Bruzz & Kiosk Radio

hello all,

a new Rebel Up mixtape and some new radio shows online!

Last week Rebel Up SebCat played a dj set at the Norouz evening in la Serre Brussels and recorded it, here to listen in +2 hours to celebrate the Persian new year of 1398. It already hit #2 spot in the World chart on Mixcloud 🙂

and a new Rebel Up Nightshop is online via Radio Campus Bxl, episode #59: March, with albums of the month by Kel Assouf, FOKN Bois, Gan Gah and This Is Fra Fra Power compilation plus so much more new tunes!

here our latest weekly show on BRUZZ radio, with tunes by Ammar 808, Les Freres Jackfruit & La Troupe Amezray Smnid, Sauvage FM & more >

and our latest Rebel Up & Friends livestream session on Kiosk Radio, with special guests Mente Organica (Colombia) and the Tropical Djipsies! tune in 🙂

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)

Sat 21 Oct > African electronic night @ Au Quai Brussels, with Nyege Nyege Label, Otim Alpha, 808Bantou, Gan Gah & Rebel Up

Rebel Up + NGHE Mediatheque + Edgeryders NGO present:
★ ★ African electronic night with Nyege Nyege Tapes label: Acholitronix ★ ★

▷▷▷ AFRO LINEUP > > > > > > >

Otim Alpha (UG)
Nyege tape DJ’s (UG/EU)
808Bantou (RDC/Bxl)
Gan Gah (MA/Bxl)
Rebel Up (Bxl)

Otim Alpha & Leo Palayeng (UG) *live*
Hailing from the sweltering city of Gulu in Northern Uganda, both Alpha—an ex bare-knuckle boxer and master harp player—and Palayeng are considered pioneers of what’s become a veritable hyper-local electronic scene among the Acholi community. In 2001, Otim Alpha together with his early producer Leo Palayeng began taking traditional Acholi ‘Larakaraka’ wedding songs and reinterpreting them with music software on computers.

Due to the influence of missionaries who thought of them as non-Christian, Acholi traditions were for many years pushed to the periphery, and only preserved and passed down thanks to traditional musicians like Alpha. “When I recorded his traditional folk songs and added my electronic elements, local people loved the sound and it spread like wildfire,” says Palayeng. In his studio, the producer combined the adungu, nanga (both harps), fiddle and flute with synths and electronic drum-kit beats to create sounds that are equally nostalgic and forward-looking. The results are a fast paced poly-rhythmic Acholitronix ready for dance floor madness.

Most of the songs on the Gulu City Anthems are electronic re-interpretations of Larakaraka folk songs that are traditionally performed at weddings. The lyrics were different for each occasion, and would weave the long histories of the clans being united in marriage. “But people were not always able to afford the whole troop of musicians and dancers, so we started recreating the sounds with computers and singing the lyrics over the top—like karaoke,” Palayeng explains.

Released on the Nyege Nyege Tapes label, a Kampala based label exploring, producing and releasing outsider music from around the region and beyond.
https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/gulu-city-anthems
https://daily.bandcamp.com/2017/04/06/nyege-nyege-tapes-feature/
https://www.nts.live/shows/guests/episodes/nyege-nyege-tapes-25th-august-2017

808 Bantou (RDC/Bxl) *live*
Eric Mbuyamba aka Dr Kwest provides you with the best medicine. The doctor is influenced by Sun Ra and many others. He started sampling in 2006, has released several Beat Tapes and remixes and also hosts a radio show called Quest For The Beat on Radio Panik. 808Bantou is his project based on traditional and also contemporary Congolese music fused with 808 drums, a lot of percussion and Brussels footwork beats.
https://drkwest.bandcamp.com/album/808-bantou

DJ support by:

Nyege Nyege Tapes DJ’s Moroto Hvy Indstr + 1at0
https://www.mixcloud.com/moroto-hvy-indstr/
https://soundcloud.com/lugezigezi/nyege-nyege-sounds-like-ft-moroto-heavy-industries

GAN GAH (MA/Bxl)
Fed by traditional « Gnawa » and Berber rythms ever since he was born in the suburbs of Agadir, 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 his bewitching beats.
https://soundcloud.com/gangahsnj

+ Rebel Up SebCat & LeBlanc
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/acholi-folk-pop/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa

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This night is part of the OpenVillage Festival, organised by NGO Edgeryders.

Rebel Up is a Brussels cultural organisation that promotes contemporary *world* music through active parties & concerts.

NGHE Mediatheque is a *sportive* media library in the Molenbeek canal zone, which also promotes contemporary culture through lectures, conferences, presentations, concerts and happenings

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5€
doors: 23h
@ Collectif AuQuai
Quai du Hainaut 23

CASH ONLY / PAS DE BANCONTACT /
Metro Comte de Flandre
Tram 51 Porte de Flandre

Wedn 20 Sept > Rebel up @ JeSuisHumain festival, Maison du Peuple, St Gilles + @ psychedelic cumbia concert Los Orioles, Rue de la Senne

The #JeSuisHumain-e United Music Festival brings together more than 20 Belgian, international and refugee artists in 60 different places of Brussels in solidarity with more than 20 million refugees. Because meetings create the matches, you will travel from hip-hop to electronica to surf on world music, krautrock and rock from one place to another. The concerts will start at 17:00 in the bars of Place Van Meenen and the Parvis de Saint-Gilles, as well as Place Jeu de Balle. All concerts are free!

►in Café Maison du Peuple, co-organised by the most exciting Brussels global collectives Rebel Up, Lowup & Global Hybrid Records, with a great lineup of some of Brussels best ethnic eclectic artists between psych rock, traditional, electronic and bass.
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LINE UP:

♥ 17h – Rebel Up SebCat (dj set global)
♥ 19h – Phoenician Drive + Rand (live / psy kraut world)
♥ interludes: Gernas Haj Shekhmous solo (live / world)
♥ 20h – Débruit (live /electro)
♥ 21h – Alizarina (live / electro world)
♥ 21h45 – End: Gan Gah vs Rafael Aragon (dj set)

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CAFE MAISON DU PEUPLE – 20.09.2017 – 17h
Parvis St Gilles
Free entrance

and that’s not all > also on wednesday night, Rebel Up also helps organising a psychedelic cumbia concert of Swiss band Los Orioles in Rue de la Senne.

Los Orioles reload traditionnal tropical music with their own fresh touch of afrobeat and dub breaks. This super hot septet from Biel/Bienne (CH) was initiated by Adrien Guerne in 2013 and is fronted by swiss garage rock legend Dany Digler. They deliver continuous waves of shaking licks and tremolo screams that surf over a groovy and rock-solid cumbia base. Their show offers a sweaty and endless transe of bouncing latin beats washed in a weird and freaky reverbed sci-fi soundscape. Don’t forget your space goggl”es, get your hips implants fixed and go Baila La Cumbia all night long !
https://losorioles.bandcamp.com/
http://www.sacredhood.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qkG2OWYrDA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-3Y2UxMh1I

dj support Viktor French & Rebel Up,
back2back psychedelic cumbia vinly set, wepaaaa 🙂

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5 €
doors 20h30
concert at 21h00
@ Rue de la Senne 88
1000, Bxl
metro Anneesens / tram Porte de Anderlecht