Here above is our agenda for rest of July + all of August. Rebel Up will take a 3 week break in Portugal, where SebCat will spin in Lisboa on sunday 24th and then at Boom Festival and Fora de Tempo festival.
Sunday 24 July, from 14-16h Portuguese time (15-17h Bxl time), SebCat will spin a session at Lusophonica radio in Cascais, bay of Lisboa. Tune into the livestream here.
Same day, from 19h – 23h, Rebel Up & Friends evening at Crew Hassan venue in Lisboa with SebCat & special guest Al-Jive Mestizo. FB event.
hello all! some last Rebel Up gigs before our holiday break.
Thursday 21.07 Belgian National holiday, Rebel Up & Friends @ Fete Nationale at the outdoor Guinguette Gustaaf Guidon (ex Biestebroek / De Koer) behind the Academie of Anderlecht. Playing with Rafael Aragon, Didi of Tropical DJipsies, SebCat and Le Grand Mechant Loop. Doors 16h – 01h, prix libre – vrije bijdrage – free price. Food available!
Place Vaillance / Dapperheidsplein 17 Metro Saint Guidon
and on friday 22.07 we do a Rebel Up x Giraffes & Penguins global rave at the Circle Park outdoor space in Anderlecht, where already many collectives did amazing evenings. With RaQL, SebCat, Didi of Tropical DJipsies and Le Grand Mechant Loop. Also food will be available.
From 16h until 22h, free in (afterparty nearby to be disclosed at the event 😉
Since the release of the highly acclaimed album Mamari (2021), the Muito Kaballa project has continued to develop.
The new album Little Child is filled with jazz, grooves, funk, afrobeat, soul and electronic remixes.
The compostions on the album tackle complex social problems of today; starting with the hypocrisy of the European refugee policy on ‘Inside Outside’ with the proclaiming voice by German-Nigerian afrobeat activist singer Ade Bantu. ‘Dansez! Dansez!’ is an upbeat song with influence from Congo, Angola and Malian guitar music, with the sweet licks of Belgian guitarist Juresse Amie Tieti Ndombasi.
‘No=No’ has a clear message: “Don’t protect your daughter, educate your son” on the hot topic of sexual consent and shameful male behavior. The next song, ‘Memories’, reveals a completely different side of the band in lush jazz. “Keep in mind, it makes you blind, starring in the sun”
The 8 minute soft soul composition ‘Little Child’ is for comforting one’s own inner child, with beautiful solos played by Benjamin Schneider on guitar and Saskia-Marleen Dahms on trombone.
The album concludes with 4 remixes for the dancefloor, delivered by Belgian producer Kuna Maze, Polish/Angolan duo Lua Preta, French producer La Dame and Brazilian bass producer Badsista, tipping the remix balance into female positivity.
Below you can find the 2 videoclips of ‘Inside Outside’ and ‘Little Child’
Hello all! After our night in OCCII, Rebel Up is staying in Netherlands for a bit longer and doing a ‘mini tour’ 😉
DJ sets on thursday, friday & saturday!
Thursday 5 May, which is liberation day in Netherlands, Rebel Up SebCat will play with Papelon Kifesh at the Kashmir Lounge coffeeshop bar. From 20h onwards.
@ Jan Pieter Heijestraat 85 Amsterdam (Overtoom / Vondelpark) See event here.
On friday 06.05 Rebel Up SebCat will do a 2 hour session at the Oedipus beer Badhuis cafe for Oedipus Radio from 19 – 21h. Maybe with a special guest even. Come hang in the Oedipus old bathing house and taste their artisanal beers, or tune in via their online radio.
@ Javaplein 21 Amsterdam (Indische Buurt)
and on saturday 07.05, Cumbia Salvaje party by Baobab United in Nijmegen.
Place to be is Strandbar Stek, a beach right next to De Waal river. A nice lineup with Brussels cumbia acts & dj’s > Memo Pimiento, Rafael Aragon, Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies + Baobab Utd.
VK & Rebel Up present Muito Kaballa ‘Little Child’ release party
Inspired by funk, jazz, rumba, samba and afrobeat; Muito Kaballa, a sympathetic ensemble of 9 from Cologne, Germany, gets every audience shaking. They present their upcoming new album, Little Child, as well as parts of their previous album Mamari.
Every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up gathers alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.
This night is curated by Tropical DJipsies.
Live concerts by:
Sina Kienou Sina Kienou is a young musician from a large family of griot-musicians, from the late chief of the griots of Burkina Faso, Baba Kienou Abdoulaye. https://www.facebook.com/kalzakienou
Raluca Apetria Raluca’s style of music is characterized by warm and colourful sonorities, slightly melancholical tones and cinematic moods. The imprint of impressionism, folklore and jazz can be perceived in her musical universe. (Jojo Demeijer will join Raluca and add percussions and even more colors to this trip) https://www.facebook.com/RalucaApetriaMusic https://ralucaapetria.bandcamp.com