busy times at Rebel Up!, as one of our crew members will be representing Rebel Up! at the Womex world music expo in Cardiff and playing some sets in Bristol. But thankfully Rebel Up! Leblanc is there to cover and take over Rebel Up! duties.
This wednesday evening 23rd it’s time for another KK World evening at the KultuurKaffee. Afro-Canadian/Haïtian singer Spaïcy will come and give her soul jazz and african creole spheres. Free in, doors open from 20:00. Check all the info here.
and the day after on thursday evening our good friends of Orchestre du Mont-Plaisant will be playing at the Bonnefooi. Expect some great oriental soundtracks, ethiopian psychedelic funk and Italian giallo cinema funk. Check Bonnefooi’s FB event for info. Free in as usual, so all to win 🙂
Upcoming Rebel Up! agenda next week > > > > > > > > sat 26 Oct > Rebel Up! Leblanc @ De Charlatan, Gent
thu 31 Oct > Rebel Up! @ Radio Panik 30 years anniversary * global soiree*, Espace Senghor, Etterbeek
The musical week already starts early. Ivorian singer Manou Gallo & her Women Band will be playing 2 nights in a row in the Mercelis Theater, Elsene/Ixelles, hosted by KultuurKaffee as part of the KK World nights. Manou Gallo started her career with Belgian afro-funk band Zap Mama and since a few years she has embarked on her own project where she mixes various Western African styles together in a full modern female sound. More info and sounds can be found on her personal website.
On both nights we’re doing some Rebel Up! support before & after the show with some special african sounds of all things folky and slow swinging, Sebcat will spin on Tuesday and Leblanc on Wednesday evening.
IMPORTANT; Wednesday 20th is already sold out, but there are still tickets left for the concert on Tuesday 19th, so be quick if you like to be there! Presale is just 10€.
Doors open at 20h, concert starts at 21h. See flyer above or KK site for all info.
this thursday evening another KK World edition in KultuurKaffee with a concert of Senegalese musician Samba Django.
Samba Django is an autodidactic guitarist with musical influences from African blues and Afrobeat. He comes from a musical family, his uncle Baba Maal even belongs to one of the most famous artists from Senegal. Since 2002 Samba lives in Brussels and lets himself be inspired by every day events and composes songs about themes such as racism and violence against women. He has worked together with Belgian artists for different projects, like the compilation ‘Art in Exile’ in 2006, ‘Le Monde est un village’, Didier Melon and the RTBF in 2009 and ‘Radio Transit’ with the Brussels group Jaune Toujours.
the Rebel Up! dj’s will start and close the evening with swinging African rythms & more.
this wednesday there’s a nice free Globe Aroma *Syria meets Africa* evening at KultuurKaffee.
Globe Aroma is a Brussels intercultural project where refugee musicians who live at Klein Kasteeltje/Petit Chateau get the chance to play their music for an audience. The band Syria Sound is composed of musicians of Syrian-Kurdish origin and will play Kurdish styles with soft rhythms and flamenco guitar. The band Afro Sound has musicians from Guinee, Congo and Togo and will play a variety of African styles like coupé décalé, slam and slam, Congolese rumba.
Before & after, Rebel Up! dj’s will play eastern & african tunes to colour the evening.
It’s free in, so just come for a globalicious fun time!
Hope to see you there.
KultuurKaffee @ VUB Campus, Etterbeek
doors open > 20:30 FB event here