Thu 24 March > Rebel Up! @ Bang! Closing night @ Brussels Art_Institute, Anderlecht Bxl

This thursday KultuurKaffee organises the Bang! Closing night with live bands, curated by Johannes Verschaeve
Rebel Up! SebCat will be dj-ing as warmup & afterparty
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with Belgian indiepop band The Van Jets with an acoustic set,
and a heavy party with our Portuguese/Angolan friends of kuduro rock band Throes + The Shine (for who we are actually making a Rebel Up! remix now! hush hush)


19:00 Doors
20:30 The Van Jets (acoustic set)
22:00 Throes + The Shine – aftershow

All info here & FB event

@ Brussels Art_Institute
A. Gevaertstraat 15
1070 Anderlecht

wed 23 + thu 24 october Rebel Up! in Brussels

hey folks,

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

Thu 3 Oct; Rebel Up! dj’s @ KultuurKaffee Kick Off The Campus World night w/ Merdan Taplak & Sabena, Bxl

3 oct KK World

hello Brussels,

Next up this thursday is the Kick Off The Campus / Stoemp night at the KultuurKaffee at VUB university campus. It’s a party night to kick off the academic year and a fine night for students to get wild and on global sounds. and oh, it’s FREE IN, also for non-students!

head act of the evening is Merdan Taplak & his Balkan Beat Brassband, who will swingaling between euphoric balkan beats, New York hiphop and electrofunk. Merdan is a born and raised Antwerpian with Turkish roots and is known for his dj sessions and producer skills. With his new band he takes his sound a big step further and to global urban spheres.

The band Sabena will be the perfect warmup > multicolor electropop with African grooves. Just like Merdan, this Afro-Belgian band from Leuven mixes electronics with an energetic and crazy live-act. Recently they remixed Taplaks single “All Out” (ft. Kraantje Pappie) and also worked together with Belgian global funk outfit Buscemi.

Support by Rebel Up! dj’s Sebcat & Leblanc for your dancefloor dose of global sounds. Expect us to play a worldly warm up before/between the band and afterwards for a fine late night party!

Here all info:
VUB site
FB event

In collaboration with Poppunt and Studenten- en Alumnirelaties VUB. With the support of Maïte Morren, Alderwoman of Dutch Affairs, the council of Mayor & Aldermen van Elsene/Ixelles.

Thu 16 May; Rebel Up! dj’s @ Citylicious heART party, KultuurKaffee VUB campus, Bxl *Free in*

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This thursday night we’re dj-ing global roundtripping sounds all night at the Citylicous heART party in KultuurKaffee on the VUB campus in Etterbeek.
During the day, some street artists will brighten up the campus.
In the evening you can enjoy a real variety show in ‘het KultuurKaffee’.
Immerse yourself in a world of music, poetry and comedy and finish the evening with the wonderful rhythms of world music.
Let the heARTbeats begin, It’s going to be CITYlicious!

Here’s the schedule >


12:00 – 15:00 –Straatanimatie en muziek op de campus in Etterbeek-
20:00 – 22:30 -Variété avondshow in het KultuurKaffee- FREE IN!
20:00 – Stand up comedian Robby Petit
20:35 – Roos! (music)
21:25 – Gerrit De Feyter – Illusion of Purity (English poetry against taboos)
21:45 – Nesra (rap)
23:00 till very late  -Afterparty with Rebel Up!


for all info, see FB event.

Tue 19 + Wed 20 March: 2 concerts of Manou Gallo & Women Band (ex-Zap Mama) @ Mercelis Theater, Elsene/Ixelles

Hello Brussels, flyer_kkw19200313

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.

Thu 21 Feb > Rebel Up! dj’s @ KultuurKaffee w/ Samba Django (SN), Bxl


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.

@ KultuurKaffee, VUB Campus
doors: 20:00, concert at 21:00

FB event

Wed. 17 Oct; Rebel Up! @ KultuurKaffee Globe Aroma evening – FREE IN! –

Hello all,

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