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

FB event

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)

our FB event
/ festival main event .
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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 🙂

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

Thu 29 June > Rebel Up @ Cafe Congé Méditerranée, Bxl

Hello,
3x Rebel Up action in Brussels from this thursday until sunday!
Starting with this thursday @ GC Elzenhof, Cafe Congé Méditerranée.

FREE IN!
Programme:

16:00-19:00 DJ Miguel Menendez (ES)
Miguel is a spanish DJ and record collector based in Brussels. His sets as “Rumba Hispano Belga” specialise in gypsy rumba and flamenco festif but also in flamenco recordings made by spanish immigrants in Belgium during the 60’s and 70’s. https://www.facebook.com/rumbahispanobelga/

16:00-18:00 Spanish kids animation, crea/bricolage met Sofia Yero

18:00 Flamenco demo & dance initiation Sofia Yero, (ES/B)
Born in Brussels, Belgium and second-generation Spanish, Sofia Yero started dancing at the age of 5 with her mother, the great Torre de Montijo, who transmitted her the flamenco culture. She continued her training in Madrid, Sevilla and Jerez with the greatest flamenco dancers. At Café Congé she will give a demonstration & flamenco initiation !
http://sofiayero.com/

19:30 Concert Çapasud (Sud-Italie)
Çapasud veut valoriser et diffuser la connaissance des cultures musicales du sud Italie en explorant les langages musicaux de la tradition orale. Un voyage parmi les différentes regions du sud d’Italie, chaqu’un influencé par leur rapport avec la Méditerannée et les pays qui la touchent. Çapasud utilise des instruments de musique typique de la tradition de la musique populaire, datant d’une époque ancienne; comme la “zampogna” cornemuse et le tambourin.

20:30 Concert Arumbo (Rumba fusion, ES/B)
Arumbo is a rumba/fusion group with influences from the middle east bringing danceable songs with melodies from the heart. You will be taken on a sunny trip accompanied by a singer with a warm and generous voice that will caress your ears and knows how to excite your emotions. Arumbo was born in the summer of 2015.
Their first EP is called “Mi Bruselas”.
www.arumbo.com

22:00-23:00 Rebel Up! (B) & Gan Gah (Maroc, souktronics)
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. His first EP “Souktronics” is a declaration of love to his Moroccan roots and to modern electronic music which is more than likely about to make a lot of noise on worldwide dancefloors. Moroccan Bass, you said? Together with Rebel Up! SebCat he will bring a truly pan-mediterranean sound, not just southern europe, the balkan or levant but also northern africa!
https://soundcloud.com/gangahsnj
https://www.facebook.com/gangahsnj/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/

+++ COCKTAILS & GREEK FOOD by A Discovering Network +++

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@ Elzenhof,
Avenue de la Couronne 12
Ixelles 1050