Friday 27 & Saturday 28 may > Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass night @ VK Vaartkapoen + Rebel Up & Friends @ Brussels Jazz Weekend afterparty, Le Reservoir Bar

Rebel Up weekend action once more!

On Friday we organise our 1st big Giraffes & Penguins party again since +2 years in the VK Vaartkapoen venue in Molenbeek. An Arab Bass night with artists from the Maghreb, Syria and Brussels.

We have a great lineup for you, with live sets by 2 special guests Rizan Said (keyboard player & composer of Omar Souleyman / Syria) and the percussive electronics by NURI (Tunisia / Shouka label). Also dj sets by local spinners Hiskhek Bishek, Tropical DJipsies, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Mechant Loop as well as visuals by VJ Jan Vorst.

It will be a wild night and deep dive into the large pool of electronic arabic worldwide sounds.

Get your ticket in presale and skip the queue: 8€
Otherwise it’s 11€ at the door and possible queues.

Doors 21H
Rizan Said live set around 23h, so get in on time!

FB event / VK website

@ VK Vaartkapoen
Manchesterstraat 13-15
Mole

On Saturday 28th, Rebel Up & Friends for the Brussels Jazz Weekend at the Reservoir bar in the Marolles.

2 levels of DJ’s in the bar & basement, vinyl and digital alike.
with special guest DJ Eggs Legs from Brighton (UK), band leader of King Lagoon’s Flying Swordfish Dance Band and who will play a live DJ set w/ percussion.
Joined by Freedo Figh & Roza (54K Sound), Didi (Tropical DJipsies), RaQL and SebCat.

20h – 4am
204 Rue Haute
Free in!
FB event

Sat 5 March: TriParty evening by Rebel Up, Camarote & Giraffes & Penguins @ Le Tri Postal, Brussels

TRIPARTY is a collaboration between 3 Brussels collectives Rebel Up, Camarote and Giraffes & Penguins, known for their global parties, concert nights and festivals. An evening with freshly cooked food, concerts and DJ’s, a good way to get together again and restart this cultural season at Le Tri Postal. Expect an evening with global sounds from Cuban jazz to electro-latino live sounds, afrogrooves, cuban beats, global beats, bass and more.

LINEUP & TIMETABLE >>>

TIMETABLE
18:00 Drache Musicale
19:00 Ruben Hernández Quartet – LIVE
20:00 Fresh Nunas

21:00 DJ Zwalla & Sandy Martin percussion
22:00 Susobrino – LIVE
23:00 Le Grand Mechant Loop
00:00 Rebel Up SebCat & Didi


* DOOR: 10€ + free drink

Presale for 50% of the available places. Payment can be done via Paypal to @SebBassleer
Please pay as *Transfer to Friend/Family*, otherwise costs will be calculated and you lose your free drink ticket. Add *TriParty* in the payment description. After payment your name will be put on the list at the door and in case you paid for several places, they will be put as + behind your name. Reservations limited to availabilty. Rest of the tickets will be at the door, so come early and support the artists & collectives!

* Veggie dishes & snacks from 18h onwards by AtomiKitchen
a resourceful kitchen, anti-waste recup and festive (long live the good mood). They defend the principles of sharing and solidarity, all with social ties!
https://www.facebook.com/AtomiKitchenBXL

* CASH ONLY, NO CARDS
Nearest bankmachines can be found on the other side of Gare de Midi, close to track 1

Entry with CST (Covid Safe Ticket)
No mask neede
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Be respectful
Aggression of any form will not be tolerated


FULL INFO > FB EVENT

@ Le Tri Postal
48 Avenue Fonsny, next to Gare du Midi



The artists >>>

Drache Musicale (FR – Bxl)
Drache Musicale is a music programme on Radio Panik by day, DJ mixes by night. All sprinkled with laaaarge global sounds: it’s a Drache Musicale in “Mumu” style. Always on the lookout to give us the temperature of the moment in global sounds, A real watering around the world!
https://www.facebook.com/DracheMusicale
https://www.mixcloud.com/DracheMusicale

Ruben Hernández Quartet (LIVE – Cuban jazz)
Young Cuban jazz project that brings together four musicians drawn from the realms of jazz and world music. Combining the syncopated rhythms of Afro-Cuban culture with the rich harmonies of jazz, the ensemble performs original compositions and arrangements inspired by current musical trends. Always in search of unique sounds, Ruben Hernandez, the trumpeter and leader of the group, expresses his inner world through compositions that evoke the tenderness and freshness of freedom. Their first public appearance was last year at the CubaLandz festival.
https://bit.ly/3puihIz

Fresh Nunas (MZ – Bxl)
Mozambican DJ Fresh Nunas is a multimedia artist who started his pro dj cultural career in New York City. Fresh is a veteran DJ of afro sounds, always keeping them grounded in the continent, for club audiences across the globe. His sets are known to be avantgarde concrete jungle and nu groove, where he seeks out lost musical odds and ends, cutting and pasting favourite moments together to create selections with a soul.
https://soundcloud.com/lemellotron/fresh-nunas-dj-set
http://tiny.cc/nunaskioskradio

DJ Zwalla (IT) & Sandy Martin percussion (CU)
Alessandro Zauli aka DJ Zwalla is a globetrotter, a DJ, musician and respected tastemaker. Based in Brussels and member of the international HAPE collective. On the European music scene for years, he is the soul of HAPE events in Brussels, Venice, Niamey and N’Djamena and performs at several events and festivals. Zwalla is inspired by the emblematic artists of Cuban and Brazilian music, from hip hop to calypso, from rumba to techno and he catalyzes his sets in a harmony and a bomba of rhythm to share. Sandy Martin is a professional percussionist from Cuba. He has been a member of the Cuban bands Lachy and Suprema Ley and has played in Belgium at festival such as Couleur Café and Zomer Van Antwerpen, among others. As a music producer, Sandy has worked for the Italian dance music label Hit Mania Dance.
https://www.facebook.com/hapecollective
https://www.instagram.com/hapecollective

Susobino (LIVE – BE/BO)
Field Recordings, percussion, electronic spice and acoustic instruments; these are the ingredients chosen to create the perfect Belgian Bolivian sound by Susobrino. “Suso” as he is affectively known, has released 4 EP’s so far, “Mapajo” (on Global Hybrid Records), “La Hoja de Eucalipto” (on Rebel Up Records / XXIII), “Seis Estudios Para Guitarra” (San-kofa Rhythm Records) and most recently “Pocualeito” (on Kebrada label of Dengue Dengue Dengue). In the past years he has achieved a double win for the “Champion Sound Beat Battle”, got “Most Promising
Artist” at the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards and played festivals such as Sfinks, TAZ, Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide at Leysin, Listen!, La Nature, Global Street Sounds, the Lefto showcase night NCHTWNKEL at AB and others. His lively sound is a vital connection between Bolivian heritage and the complexity of African rhythms, enchanced with electronic beats and effects.
https://soundcloud.com/susobrino
https://www.facebook.com/susobrinomusic
https://www.instagram.com/susobrino

Le Grand Mechant Loop (BE)
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!” Le Grand Méchant Loop (the big bad wolf) is a global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. As a DJ, he loves to build eclectic and surprising DJ sets and to spice them up with live percussion.
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandM%C3%A9chantLoop

Rebel Up SebCat & Didi of Tropical DJipsies (BE/PT)

In the Brussels global scene Rebel Up has become a household name through their many party concepts radio shows and record label. SebCat is a full time nexus, taking sounds from all corners and styles into his wildcat dj sets, performing at parties & festival on several continents. Didi is the founding member of the Tropical DJipsies female cre,w which started at Giraffes & Penguins. From female global sounds to Afro Portuguese music and everything colourful with rhythm and bass.
Expect a wild set of the freshest global sounds, unshazamable!
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa
https://www.facebook.com/TropicalDJipsies
https://www.mixcloud.com/TropiCalDJipsieS

Fri 15 / Sat 16 Oct > Rebel Up @ Festival Resistencia Indigena, Casa Nicaragua, Liege + Antidote, Bxl

Rebel Up action for the weekend!

This friday 15.10 at the closing party of Festival Resistencia Indigena at Casa Nicaragua in Liege! Organised by Indentité Amerique Indienne asbl with a focus on indigenous cultures in Latin America.

From 16h onwards there are workshops and expositions zapatista, dinner at 18h and at 20h concerts by the bands Tropicant and Tambor Caraibe.From 23h the afterparty will kick off with Dj sets by Baylena Selektah, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Mechant Loop.

All info here or here.
@ La Casa Nicaragua
Rue Pierreuse 23 – 4000 Liège

On saturday 16.10 Rebel Up SebCat & Fresh Nunas will play global sounds at Antidote from 22h to 2h30
Before there is a concert next door at Volta by The Oneironauts x Roselien, good combo!
Plus there is food at Antidote, from pasta to pizza.

Rue de la Petite ile 1A
1070 Anderlecht

Saturday 04.09 > Festival time! Rebel Up @ La Nature Festival (Vielsalm, BE) + Rebel Up Records artists @ Forest Sounds festival (Abbaye de Forest, Bxl)

This weekend the La Nature festival takes place from friday to sunday, an amazing electronic alternative festival in the Ardennes forest with 5 stages and a special lineup of Belgian and international artists and curated by several collectives, including Rebel Up.

On saturday we curate the Dome stage with Rebel Up style with DJ’s & live artists in jazz, global sounds, latino electronic, afrogrooves and hypnotic bass. Amazing stuff & vibes.
Our lineup & timetable:

12:00 Tig & Axl
13:30 Drache Musicale
14:30 Beat Brother
15:30 Le Grand Mechant Loop

17:00 KAU trio (live)
18:00 Tropical DJipsies (Didi)
19:00: Pso Man
20:30 ESINAM (live)
21:30 Rebel Up SebCat
23:00 Susobrino (live)
00:00 La Dame B2b Xtanki
01:30 Rafael Aragon


There are still some tickets left for saturday & sunday, see all info & tickets via the website.

For those who stay in Brussels, there is the Forest Sounds festival, this year a smaller version at the cosy setting of Abbaye de Forest! With a great (inter)national lineup, also with a good hint of Rebel Up as 3 artists from our label will be performing; Schroothoop, Susobrino and Kaito Winse. Free in.

See all info here

See you around, wherever you may be 🙂

Thu 29.07 > Rebel Up @ BRUZZ Rooftop (radio) w/ Pianofabriek Sat 31.07 Rebel Up & Friends @ CHAUD closing party, Pianoabriek

This thursday BRUZZ invites Rebel Up for their Rooftop summer show, where they invite DJ’s to talk about their upcoming open air gigs as well as a live mix.

Rebel Up SebCat & Renaud Arents from Pianofabriek will talk about CHAUD, the closing weekend on friday & saturday with Tropical DJipsies, docu screening of Les Nouvelles Guerilleres, Rebel Up, Le grand Mechant Loop, Rafael Aragon and concert by Kel Assouf.

Here the event of Tropical DJipsies / docu screening Les Nouvelles Guerilleres on friday > 17:00 – 19:30 music, 19:30 screening
Here the event of Rebel Up & Friends / Kel Assouf on saturday > 15:00 – 19:00 music, 19:30 concert

Listen or watch the show here below >>>

Sat 24.07 > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins Open air park fest, Microb stage, Park Tour & Taxis, Bxl

Time to meet again this saturday afternoon, in open air & good global sounds!

Let’s dance together at one of the best nature spots in Brussels, the Microb’ stage in the Tour&Taxis park ! FB event

A bunch of wild DJ’s is ready to treat your feet & ears, lineup & timetable:

Microb’ stage
15:00 Didi (Tropical DJipsies)
16:00 Mango (Baobab Utd.)
17:00 Illia Selecta
18:00 Le Grand Méchant Loop
19:00 Rebel Up Sebcat
20:00 Purple Samba


Parckfarm Serre bar
17:00 Live music jam

Also vegetarian food at Parckfarm from 17:00 onwards.

This is a free open air event. Bring your own food and drinks if you like. You can also find all your thirsty or yummy needs at Parckfarm, Brasserie de la Senne or Tour & Taxis. Please respect the Covid-19 measures to stay safe and keep the police away !

Some little guidelines >
*if police comes, please keep 1,5m distance from each other
*please help keep the park clean and throw your trash in the bins
*good vibes & sweet dance moves


04.03 Rebel Up & Friends @ Kiosk Radio > SebCat Bday mashup + special guest Heal Estate

4 March, 16-18h Brussels time, our monthly Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio

SebCat Bday B2B mashup (Didi, Drache Musicale & Le Grand Mechant Loop) + special guest Heal Estate of Black Muses Podcast.

1st hour with SebCat Bday mashup w/ Didi, Drache Musicale & Le Grand Mechant Loop
2nd hour with Heal Estate for Black History Month

Listen also via Kiosk Radio
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