30.01 – 10.02: Rebel Up on Euro tour w/ Nahawa Doumbia in BE/NL/DE/FR/CH

hello friends,

for the next 2 weeks from 30.01 until 11.02, Rebel Up SebCat will be touring with Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia and her acoustic band. Not as DJ, but managing the band on the road, taking them from venue to venue through Belgium (Antwerp, Gent, Leffinge), Netherlands (Leiden), Germany (Dusseldorf), France (Paris) and Switzerland (Baden, Geneve & Dudingen).

Since the 1970’s, she is one of the main female voices of the Malian Wassoulou style. Check our her recent reissue on the Awesome Tapes from Africa label, it’s pure bliss.
On the tour they will have merch for sale (CD’s and vinyls) at very fair prices.

See the tour dates & venues above, come and say hello!

On saturday 8 Feb, SebCat will spin global tunes in Geneva together with the Bongo Joe team at Chez Jean-Luc cabaret bar into the night. Drop by & swing 🙂

New release on Rebel Up Records: Nikanor – Bajo El Sol. Album release weekend with shows in Gent & Brussels

Nikanor – Bajo El Sol (RUP015)
releases 15 january
on vinyl, CD & digital
Chicha cumbia, cumbia Amazonica and psychedelic rock from Peru via Brussels.

Nikanor is a Peruvian band based in Brussels, fronted by vocalist Marx Sánchez Sosa and guitarist Angel Loaiza. Together they play Chicha cumbia, a unique genre based on Andean melodies blended with tropical percussion and psychedelic rock.

The first Chicha cumbia bands appeared in Peru during the mid-1960’s and was very popular until the mid-1980’s. In recent years, ‘la Chicha’ is experiencing a renaissance, with bands and audiences from around the world (re)discovering its power and sound. Taking the big names and bands from the Chicha cumbia era as a reference, Nikanor started in 2016 as a cover band, to play the most remarkable and strongest songs to gain recognition in the Belgian scene. Since then the band has evolved into a group that writes their own music and songs.

Nikanor’s songs are a mix of rock, Chicha cumbia, tropical cumbia and Andean folk. Songs like ‘La Bajada del Kuraka’, with its Afro-Peruvian rhythms, or ‘Cóndor Blanco’, with its Quenas (Andean panpipes), make this album a trip in sound into Peru. Listening to the songs you feel like flying through landscapes and rhythms from all around the country. All of this in a rock structured format that invites to dancing and partying in a live setting.

LISTEN / ORDER vinyl/ CD via Bandcamp!

Check their new videoclip here! > > >

Nikanor & Rebel Up Records will present the album with a little tour in Belgium on friday 17 & sunday 19 january, with dj support & afterparty by Rebel Up & friends.

17.01 @ Trefpunt, Gent, 20h30
19.01 @ Labokube, Brussels 19h

Fri 20 Dec: Rebel Up SebCat @ Blikken & Blozen, De Koer, Gent

a sparkling party & screening with and for the benefit of Cine Rio, your favorite Gent cinema. Screening of the live concert film “Stop Making Sense” by the Talking Heads. After that, some of the best DJs in the country to heat up the dance floor.

20:00 DJ, Neo Rej
Happy tunes from dark cities

21:00 Talking heads – Stop making sense
The title says it all, Talking Heads do it for you on the big screen, live from 1984!

22:30 DJ, Jeff Nice
In addition to being a painter and a painter, the collector of the black gold. Spends several hours on Discogs resulting in a collection of musical treasures peppered with synthesizers, vocoders and other premature technological effects.

00:30 DJ, Rebel Up SebCat
For more than 10 years, Rebel Up has been bringing global underground vibes and colors to the Brussels nightlife with events with “global sounds” or contemporary world music and fringe styles. He will make you surf the sound waves from everywhere to nowhere through the worldwide underground.

03:00 DJ, Da’s seg(h)ers da

more info >
FB event / website

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2O8CVeX
Presale €8 / at door €10 / UiTPAS kansentarief €1,60
Website: https://bit.ly/2XEX1R1

28-29-30 June > Rebel Up, Babylon Trio and Memo Pimiento Belgian festival weekend! > Brussels, Genk, Gent, Mechelen & Brugge

yes, this weekend, festival season fever has kicked off.

On friday, a triple city programme of Rebel Up & Babylon Trio spread over Brussels, Genk and Gent.

starting at Couleur Cafe, where Rebel Up, Drache Musicale and Le Grand Mechant Loop will play together 3 evenings in a row from 18h until 1am at the secret Drasch bar. Think you can find us? 😉 On friday and saturday night Rebel Up LeBlanc spins and Rebel Up SebCat on sunday.

Meanwhile in Genk (Limburg), Babylon Trio will play a live show before BaBa Zula and Omar Souleyman.
FREE IN, see event here.

and that same friday evening, Rebel Up SebCat will spin from midnight til 2am at Copacobana festival in Gent (St Amandsberg) at Het Kasteel stage. Also a free festival and a great lineup.
FB event / website.

saturday early evening, Babylon Trio will play at Ottertrotter festival in Mechelen, another free festival! see event here.

also saturday night, Memo Pimiento plays a live set in Brugge at the Signaal Radiofestival. Find them at 22h at the outdoor stage at Villa Bota.
FB event here.

and in the night in Brussels, Rebel Up SebCat will spin at the afterparty of the European Bike Messengers Championship at Black Buddah warehouse, organised by 54K soundsystem. See FB event & Black Buddah page.

See you around this loooooong weekend 🙂

Fri 3 May > Babylon Trio @ Ghost, Citadelpark, Gent *FREE IN!*

this friday evening, Babylon Trio will play in Gent at the Ghost evening in Citadelpark, in collaboration with Monterey, De Vooruit and Amplo.

The Ghost concept is quite something, combining art expo’s with concerts > all artists play super concentrated set of 15 minutes each.
Babylon Trio will be on stage from 20h50, so don’t miss them 😉

FB event

@ Citadelpark
Citadellaan, Gent
FREE IN



Wedn 10 april > Rebel Up @ Soundway presents: Msafiri Zawose (TZ), Ancienne Belgique, Bxl + Babylon Trio @ Kinky Star, Gent

This wednesday evening, concert of Msafiri Zawose at Ancienne Belgique.

Irresistible dance and trance-go-go music of the Wagogo people from Tanzania in a contemporary electronic way. Msafiri Zawose grew up in a particularly musical family, with his father Hukwe Zawose as the main player. In 2017, Msafiri released his debut album ‘Uhamiaji’ on the international Soundway label, listen here.

DJ support by the Rebel Up dj’s in Eastern African vibes.

FB Event / website
doors 19h > Rebel Up

@ Ancienne Belgique
Anspachlaan 110

and also on wednesday, Babylon Trio will play a live set at the alternative music space Kinky Star in Gent on the Vlasmarkt.

support by Turkish Dutch songwriter Yank and local DJ Kruisbestuiving, a blind dj with an amazing ear & selection!

20h: DOORS
21h: Yank
21h30: Babylon Trio
After: DJ Kruisbestuiving


FREE IN!
all info > FB event / website

Fri 15 March: Rebel Up SebCat @ Huna Sounds, Giraf Vlasmarkt, Gent

This friday night in Gent.

HUNA Sounds is a music collective constantly unmasking eclectic sounds from around the globe. By organising concerts and parties, they aim to spread their unconditional love for global underground music. For the next HUNA Sounds event, they invited Brussels based collective Rebel Up to play a set at Giraf Vlasmarkt. Cosy club night for the win.

Rebel Up SebCat
Rebel Up is a collective, label & platform that’s all about sounds from the global underground. It’s about creating a global community that leaves behind the post-colonial mindset and embraces multiculturalism in all its artistic forms.

HUNA Sounds
Of course the HUNA residents Kuryakin & Arian Zand will be joining them on their quest for the sound of the global underground.

Entrance is free, so no excuses not to come.
FB event

22h – 5am

@ Giraf
Vlasmarkt 15
9000 Gent