Sat 15 sept > Rebel Up Records artists Babylon Trio @ De Koer, Gent

This saturday afternoon, Brussels Iraqi band Babylon Trio will play in Gent at the Nu en Dan opening of De Koer venue. Their debut album ‘Habibi’ will be release on 24 september on Rebel Up Records, watch this space.

real nice lineup, our friends of Radio Martiko, Condor Gruppe and Debruit are playing as well! 🙂

12:00 RADIO MARTIKO
14:00 SOUNDROUTES
16:00 BABYLON TRIO
19:00 CONDOR GRUPPE
21:00 DEBRUIT (LIVE SET)

€10 in / free for -18.
all info > FB event
Meibloemstraat 86, 9000 Gent,

Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary > 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL

9, 10 to 11 March > our Rebel Up! 10 Year Anniversary!!!!
a 3 day wild weekender in BE & NL

Thu 9 March, De Vooruit, Gent,  Outer Limits Club & Rebel Up!
with Gato Preto (MZ/GH/DE), Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW)
site + FB event

Fri 10 March, Recyclart, Brussels > Nightshop Rebel Up! 10 Years
with Ibaaku (SN) & Octa Push (PT/GW) + Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU)
site + FB event

Sat 11 March, OCCII, Amsterdam
with Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/EU) + Zea & Afework Nigussie (NL/ET)
site + FB event

Sat 26 Nov @ Eastern Daze Festival, De Vooruit, Gent

14890598_10154770419757873_880445656469419891_oOn Saturday 26 Nov, it’s again time for the amazingly diverse Eastern Daze festival in De Vooruit, Gent. Rebel Up! will be dj-ing at the afterparty.

also we will be standing at the vinyl fair of Eastern Daze in afternoon with our Rebel Up distro.

Evening programme > Les Filles d’Illighadad, Sanskriti Shreshta, Bear Bones Lay Low, Manuel Gottsching & more. Read all about the artists & programme in the online Avant Guardian on the Kraak site.

14:00 t/m 22:00
record fair (free in)

15:00 t/m 18:30 Theaterzaal free in
film ‘A Story of Sahel Sounds’ + ‘Sakala’ / talk

20:00 Balzaal €30 / 27 (vvk)
20:00 doors
20:15 Sanskriti Shrestha
21:15 Les Filles de Illighadad
22:10 Bear Bones, Lay Low
23:10 Manuel Göttsching performs ‘E2-E4’

00:00 Vooruit Café free
YZ
+ DJ Rebel Up! Sebcat

FB event. Vooruit site

Rebel Up! SebCat @ Groenevalleifeest, Gent (free in!)

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Saturday in Gent > free festival all afternoon & evening in Groenevalleipark (near Brugse Poort) with Radio Martiko dj’s.

Around 20h, Rebel Up! SebCat will play a special Peruvian dj set with original 45’s & LP’s, from huayno folk to guaracha, boogaloo, festejo, cumbia and chicha! All sounds 100% Peruvian 🙂

Free in,
see FB event here.

6/7 Nov > Rebel Up! weekender with Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band (Burkina Faso) @ Vooruit, Gent + Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels!

this weekend a special double concert of Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band in Belgium; Gent & Brussels! Rebel Up! helps to organise these nights, and will DJ before/after both shows. fun!

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On friday 6 Nov @ De Vooruit in Gent, a sweet lineup with Baba Commandant and also Alsarah & The Nubatones

Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band
are a contemporary group from Burkina Faso. Coming from Bobo-Dioulasso, the group is steeped in the Mandingue musical traditions of their ancestral legacy. The enigmatic lead singer Baba Commandant (Mamadou Sanou) is an original and eccentric character who is well respected in the Burkinabé musical community. A sort of punk Faso Dan Fani activist for traditional Mandingo music, Baba continues to redefine the boundaries between traditional and modern. In 1981, he joined the Koule Dafourou troupe as a dancer. Later, he embarked on his current musical direction as a singer first in Dounia and then in the Afromandingo Band. His current band — when he’s not playing with the now-famous Burkinabé musician Victor Démé — is the Mandingo Band. At present, he is a practitioner of the Afrobeat style, drawing inspiration from the golden era of Nigerian music. Fela Kuti/Africa 70 and King Sunny Adé are big influences, as is the legendary Malian growler Moussa Doumbia. Baba plays the ngoni, the instrument of the Donso (the traditional hunters in this region of Burkina Faso and Mali). His audience comprises multiple generations and strata of Burkinabé society; he accordingly adapts his repertoire to his surroundings, which range from cabaret Sundays in Bobo-Dioulasso to the sound systems of Ouagadougou and are a formidable force steeped in Ouagadougou’s DIY underground musical culture. Juguya is their sound.

Listen to Baba here! >

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Alsarah & The Nubatones
Born in Sudan, Alsarah is a singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist. She grew up in the capital Khartoum and Taez (Yemen) but since 1994 has called New York her home. The Guardian lauded her as“the new star of Nubian pop”. Together with her band the Nubatones she explores her love for Northern-African and Arabic music from the 60 ‘s & 70’s. Get ready for a heavy taste of eastern instruments, profound melancholic vocals and pentatonic arrangements.

Full info + presale tickets > FB event or Vooruit website.

Then the day after, saturday 7 Nov in Brussels @ Les Ateliers Claus, Baba Commandant will play after Moroccan band Lahcen Akil & the Chaabi Brothers (we saw them in Amsterdam a few weeks back, in one word > mesmerizing!)

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Lahcen Akil and the Chaabi Brothers
Lahcen was born in 1969 in the village of Tamlalte in the Moroccan High Atlas. Influenced by acoustic music and traditional songs, he started music very young. As songwriter, he performed his songs about the beauty of the region. He interprets his songs on a lothar that he made himself, with a wooden handle, a palm soundboard and goatskin. He is regularly accompanied by his brother on percussion.

dj’s Rebel Up! & Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies)
dj & filmmaker Hisham Mayet joins us for a ping pong dj set afterparty, expect african beauties, rough folklore, guitar rock and global pop tunes from this true collector of musical gems!

Full info + presale tickets > FB event here or LAC website