Sat 8 June: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins + HAPE w/ Poirier (CA), Au Quai, Bxl

This saturday, Giraffes & Penguins and HAPE collective are joining forces for a night of underground african, caribbean and hip-shaking dancehall vibes with legendary DJ/producer Poirier (CA), Rebel Up, Le Grand Mechant Loop, Tropical DJipsies and Doctor Pepper (JM/BE)!

with special guest Poirier (Montreal, Canada)
Specializing in warm electronic music, Poirier is a prolific, creative and eclectic Canadian producer/musician/DJ. Constant in his albums and performances is a desire to build bridges between different languages, communities, and cultures. Active in Montreal, his successful monthly dance party Qualité de Luxe is dedicated to African and Caribbean music, attracting capacity crowds for over five years. Poirier is also the man behind Bounce le Gros and Karnival, parties with legendary status in Montreal nightlife history. He produced a total of 10 albums and many EPs with labels such as Wonderwheel Recordings and Ninja Tune. In 2017, he followed up with “Be Alright”, an EP inspired by Afro house music and featuring a collaboration with the Mozambican-Canadian singer Samito on the anthem “Sowia”. 2019 will see the release of several new songs inspired by Poirier’s travels abroad and his beloved city of Montreal.

+ Rebel Up SebCat
+ Le Grand Mechant Loop
+ Dr Pepper
+ Tropical DJipsies

and live videomapping by Maria Ilia!

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doors 22h – 4h / 5€ in
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
1080 Molem

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

Sat 30 March > Jam’in Rebel Penguins global Bxl night w/ Kel Assouf (Bxl tuareg rock) & Ibaaku (SN) @ La Bodega

Jam’in Jette, Rebel Up & Giraffes & Penguins present: Jam’in Rebel Penguins!
a global Brussels party night in 2 rooms with local & international live bands, live acts and deejays in La Bodega!

Live acts >

KEL ASSOUFTamashek rock, BXL
Out of nostalgia and the loneliness of the desert, Brussels based band Kel Assouf builds music around the Touareg Tamashek culture and the fight against discrimination. Key figure Aboubacar ‘Anana’ Harouna, a fledged tamasheq from Niger, speaks with his guitar, and uses it as a means to claim his rights without bloodshed. With one foot in the desert and the other in the urban jungle, Anana writes about events from the Sahara to here, about life in exile and about freedom, peace and respect for all peoples in the world. After their first album ‘Tin Hinane’ (in 2010) and second album ‘Tikounen’ (2016), Kel Assouf evolved into a new sound on their new album ‘Black Tenere’, released earlier this month on Glitterbeat Records. Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef immersed the band in a surprisingly contemporary production and sound, which expresses a cry of impotence against violence, injustice and pollution in the world. The result? Desert rock with stirring drums, mesmerizing guitar riffs, psychedelic melodies and Tamasheg vocals. African rhythms played by rock musicians, bring Kel Assouf to the dance floor, somewhere between Brussels and Niamey.
https://kel-assouf.bandcamp.com/album/black-tenere
https://www.kelassouf.com

Ibaakuelectronic Senegal sounds, Dakar
Born in Dakar, originally from Casamance, Ibaaku is a prolific artist; not only a producer but also a multi-instrumentalist, author, composer & radio host. Hip hop, beat, afro-futurism & experimental electronic music are blended with Senegalese references & remixed local sounds to represent the major influences of his first opus album ‘Alien Cartoon’. Let yourself go on the Seneg-Alien’s space shift to feel the unique power of cosmic Dakar nights! He will be joined by his Brussels VJ sidekick Ben Richard on live visuals.
https://ibaaku.bandcamp.com/releases
https://soundcloud.com/ibaaku
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJt7dds5lXo&t=27s

DJ’s >
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Mechant Loop
Wait & See
Rafael Aragon (Global Hybrid)
Beat Brother (Global Hybrid)

+ 2 ROOMS OF MUSIC
+ VJ projections by BenRichard
+ facepainting / maquillage festive by Collectif Maracuya Sunshine
+ snacks
+ artisanal beers

5€ before midnight 8€ after (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 6am
ALL INFO > FB EVENT

@ La Bodega
Rue de Birmingham 30
Anderlecht


🎤🎷🎸🔥🐧🐧🐧
In support of Jam’in Jette festival on 17 + 18 May
https://www.facebook.com/events/246016632747635/

Fri 8 March > Giraffes & Penguins Int. Women’s Day global party @ Au Quai, Bxl

This friday, during International Women’s Day >
Let’s celebrate all Giraffes & Penguins from Venus!

For this special night we’ll have a female DJ line-up with DJ Nadia Rodrigues (NL / Cabo Verde), Rrita Jashari (54KOLAKTIV), La Sirocco (Radio Panik), Rebel Up PussyCat, La Grande Méchante Louve, Tropical DJipsies & Maria Ilia (video mapping).

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〰♀〰 DJ Nadia Rodrigues (NL / Cabo Verde) 〰♀〰
Pantropical resident DJ Nadia Rodrigues has been active in the Rotterdam Afro-scene for about seven years now. She switches effortlessly between sounds related to her Cape Verdean roots, Gqom, Afrohouse, and other styles.
https://soundcloud.com/isa89/amsterdam-meets-afrohouse-dj-nadia-rodrigues-liveset-red-light-radio-06-17-2017

〰♀〰 Rrita Jashari (54KOLAKTIV) 〰♀〰
Rrita Jashari is first and foremost a music-passionate-person. She’s been involved in musical projects and has been collecting vinyl for years now. Rrita is one of the founders of the Brussels based 54KOLAKTIV and 54 Sound, a Jamaican style handcrafted soundsystem. In her sets, she blends sounds from various eras and areas, ranging from experimental, ethnical and underground music to dancefloor hits or even more poppy music – all of this depending on her mood, the context, place, public and the things she’s been listening to in that specific phase of her life. As long as the music touches us and makes us groove… No music purism here!
https://soundcloud.com/marla-j

〰♀〰 La Sirocco 〰♀〰
Chroniqueuse et programmatrice musicale à Radio Grenouille à Marseille puis Radio Panik à Bruxelles depuis une dizaine d’années, les sélections de La Sirocco naviguent entre afro, disco, hip-hop et bass music. Déhanchés assurés!
www.chloedespax.com

〰♀〰 Tropical DJipsies〰♀〰
The Tropical DJipsies are las chicas of Giraffes & Penguins – the Bulgarian, the Greek and the Portuguese that are always busy at the entrance, at the video mapping, on the dancefloor and more. Passionate about music, life, world and love, these party animals will kick off the party with a warm-up set that will take you through traditional and contemporary sounds from the four corners of the earth!.Get ready for oriental-gypsy-balkan-afro belly button shaking vibes!

〰♀〰 Maria Ilia (video mapping) 〰♀〰
Maria Ilia is a Greek 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. Over the last year she’s been a close and frequent collaborators of both Giraffes & Penguins and Global Hybrid Records.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

your hosts: Rebel Up PussyCat & Le Grand Mechant Louve.

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22h – 4h30
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23


Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Sat 16 Feb > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins invites Global Hybrid, Au Quai, Bxl

Also saturday night, another wild Giraffes & Penguins party in Au Quai!
Are you ready once more? 🙂

Get ready for a tribal night with Brussels collective Global Hybrid Records and the Giraffes & Penguins DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop, plus of course our video mapping wizard Maria Ilia.

Global Hybrid is a gathering of artists, music lovers & cultural interbreeding enthousiasts. Event organizers, collective and label, they inject tribal and organic elements to the clubbing culture, surpassing geographic and time borders and displaying a powerful, versatile and trance-inducing music, as well as a refined taste for visual installations and scenography.

Global Hybrid is represented by:
Alizarina – live set! –
https://soundcloud.com/alizarinamusic
Rafael Aragon
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
Beat Brother
https://soundcloud.com/beat-brother

hosted by Le Grand Mechant Loop & Rebel Up SebCat

full info: FB Event

22h – 4h30
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort