Fiesta CUMBIA with the Brussels band Kumbélé ! To complete the evening, el Tacomobil will be there from 19h to propose us their delicious tacos. After the concert Rebel Up SebCat will take control of the sound! to make you dance and dream to the sounds of its tropical turntables …
Kumbelé is a band with musicians from Brussels, France, El Salvador and Colombia that pay tribute to the afro-colombian folklore and it’s tropical orchestra by playing classicals from Lizandro Meza, Toto la Momposina, Petrona Martinez, Juaneco y su Combo, and others. A mix of musical knowledge joined together to create a festive atmosphere with the rhythm of the drums. https://soundcloud.com/kumbele-belgique
Pantropical proudly presents Combo Chimbita‘s exclusive NL show during their first European tour. The New York-based Colombian band transforms Afro-Latin rhythms into melodic witchcraft, stripping away wordly façades into something bare and beautiful, like time travel through the lush tropics of yore. This is the stuff of goosebumps that you can also dance to. We’re also delighted to have DJ / producer Tayhana, who established herself as one of the most powerful musical forces on the South and Central American dancefloors.
✹ COMBO CHIMBITA (CO/US) | Names You Can Trust, Anti Records) Visionary quartet Combo Chimbita combine folkloric mystique, otherworldly psychedelia and a dash of punk attitude. Their latest release ‘Ahomale’ captures all that is essential about them: through Carolina Oliveros’ mesmeric singing the powerhouse drumming, hypnotic synths and expressive guitar and bass playing, the band fuse the perennial rhythms of the Afro-Latin diaspora with a modern-day consciousness, while tracing the prophetic traditions of their ancestry. Oliveros: “Ahomale resurges from the visions that we’ve been having via our music and life, and the lyrics reflect a manifestation passed on through our ancestors and the gods”. https://combochimbita.bandcamp.com https://youtu.be/nM093T8EMGQ
✹ TAYHANA (AR | NAAFI, Hiedrah Club de Baile) Based in Mexico City, Tayhana is a maverick DJ and producer from Argentina who has established herself in the global club scene with her whirlwind selection of Latin American and global beats. She has a fearless mixing style that comprises a variety of contemporary crossovers. In 2013, Tayhana co-founded Hiedrah Club de Baile; a party series that pushes the experimental edge of Buenos Aires’ underground. Tayhana also collaborated with the Salviatek label in Uruguay and NAAFI in Mexico. https://soundcloud.com/tayhana
✹ DUCKFOOD (NL | pantropical, Rebel Up) Duckfood’s awe-inspiring music collection absorbs anything from Renaissance, and African-diasporic styles to Moroccan trance. His DJ selections are extremely colourful and not preoccupied by categorization. Like always, with Duckfood the pieces of the puzzle will fall into place. https://soundcloud.com/duckfood
✹ BLONDEWEDNESDAY (PT / roffa) Blondewednesday wanders around in Roffa’s club microcosm in support of events, artists and initiatives. She is the founder of the Voyager collective, studies sonology at the Royal Conservatory and, more importantly also has a penchant for pantropicalisms. She will be closing the night.
This friday, Rebel Up & Friends evening at Cafe Maison du Peuple in St Gilles.
with special guests: Tropical DJipsies. They united their feminine forces just before the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from various countries and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers, attached to their own southern roots and backgrounds as well as sounds from other continents.
FB event FREE IN 22h – 3h Cafe Maison du Peuple Parvis de St Gilles / Voorplein
Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio, with special guest LuzAlta (AR) for 2 hours of global sounds from 16h to 18h. Tune in on the livestream via their website or via the stream on Rebel Up FB page.
Then in the night @ Bonnefooi 1st Tropikal Masala party, hosted by Rafael Aragon.
with special guest DJ Anacaona and Rebel Up SebCat support.
The infamous party Tropikal Masala, which has been shaking Paris underground nightlife a few years back, bringing together the then emerging Cumbia / Tropical scene with relatively unknown musical genres from the “Orient”, punjabi Bhangra, middle-eastern Dabke or north-african Chaabi and Amazigh sounds…
Hailing from the early venezuelian rave scene, dj and tattoo artist ANACAONA brings you the fire from the Carribean with her top-notch vinyl selection. Expect rare gems from the Afro-cuban traditions, Guaguanco, Boogaloo, Son, Guaracha, as well as the most obscure psychedelia from latinamerican 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. Deep-rooted Orishas invocations meet bizarre, early electronic music experiments and some new-wave and acid bursts. Resident of the Fania Brava party in Berlin, this discrete & experimented music lover and selecta has made quite an impression at this year’s Fusion Festival, with two amazing sets at some of the festival’s legendary stages. https://soundcloud.com/ana-pe-afiel-marcano
This saturday, Cinema Colombiano teams up with Pantropical in WORM Rotterdam, for a party finale that continues into the small hours. Los Guaqueros, aka renowned DJ’s Mario ‘Gala’ Galeano (Los Pirañas, Frente Cumbiero, Ondatrópica) and Barba Roja, will open their treasure chest of rare vinyl for a unique musical trip through Colombia.
For more than a decade, Mario ‘Gala’ Galeano has been an innovator in the prolific music scene of Bogotá and Colombia at large. The dizzying range of projects he is active in includes Frente Cumbiero’s electronically-augmented vinyl archaeology, Ondatrópica’s Caribbean-Afrocolombian mash-up, and Los Pirañas’ Cumbia-surfpunk hybrid. Together with visual artist and fellow DJ/digger Mateo Rivano, Mario takes on the shape of Los Guaqueros (literally “The Looters”) – tomb raiders who dig their way through decrepit record vaults to find the gems of Colombia’s musical roots, aiming to reintroduce its unique rhythms and styles to audiences. See, hear & read more here.
Mezrab presents an evening of Global Fire from the underground!
SARA HEBE (Argentina) – Rap, Cumbia, Electro, Punk, Baile Funk Sara Hebe is an invitation to bounce, jump, raise your fists, to cumbia-shake your hips and butts, to rock and groove. Her strong voice and powerful stage performance make her to one of the most remarkable female artists from Latinamerica. Together with beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist Ramiro Jota and drummer Edu Morote she turns every venue and festival upside down.
MAGA BO (Brazil/Usa) Rio de Janeiro-based DJ/producer is a veteran pioneer of global bass music, with 20+ years of dedicated experience searching out unheralded music bumping from speaker-boxes in the world’s grittiest corners, from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar. Tonight at the Mezrab!
On friday 20/10, double Rebel Up action in Ixelles >
Starting at 20h @ Bibliotheek Sans Souci, who are celebrating their 10 year anniversary, a party in the library between the books.
Rebel Up SebCat will spin all global sounds in a roundtrip from 20h til midnight.
Free in, but only condition to enter is: bring a cake or pastry!
FB event @ Bibliotheek Sans Souci Rue Sans Souci 131
Afterwards, afterparty in bar The Crazy Circle, just a few blocks away.
Matongé By Bus; a global party night by Le Grand Mechant Loop & Rebel Up, who will take you to all corners of the world with swinging tunes! Ethno grooves, world beat, afro tunes, latino heat and more. Free in.
FB event @ The Crazy Circle Rue du Prince Royal 11