Saturday 1 December, Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #12 with Gan Gah, Au Quai, Bxl

A weird-looking caravan is progressing slowly through the desert. The Bedu-Penguins are approaching, followed by dozens of robot giraffes carrying their massive soundsystem. They travel from town to town to spread traditional and futuristic arabic sounds, night after night after night… Soon they will reach their next destination – a wild oasis called Au Quai.
Is it a mirage? Come check it out!

The caravan’s members GAN GAH, Rebel Up Sebcat & Duckfood, Le Grand Méchant Loop and Maria Ilia (video mapping) will shake your hips & bellies all night long!

〰🔅〰 GAN GAH (MA/BE)〰🔅〰
Producer/DJ Gan Gah is set to cause a storm on the music scene
with his melting pot fusion of Electronic music and North-African vibes accompanied by rhythmic beats. Gan Gah edges more into Gnawa and Berbers territory with his music like you’ve never heard before, hypnotising his audiences with dancing spells and creating a movement that no other producer has yet to make. The Moroccan born producer is bringing his childhood Agadir roots into Brussels with his memorable sets, effortlessly gathering unity and culture together through his music. In 2015 he released an album dubbed ‘Souktronics.’ The following year was a big one for Gan Gah as he dropped two albums, ‘Moroccan Affair Remixed’ Featuring Jabo, and ‘Chaâbitronics.’ Gan Gah has performed at Dour festival, Sfinks Mixed Festival and the infamous ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). Whether it’s with his production skills or DJing, Gan Gah pushes sonic boundaries and envelopes listeners into his universe.

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood 〰🔅〰
In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds in Recyclart, Bonnefooi, Brass, Beursschouwburg and other Bxl venues. Rebel Up SebCat & Duckfood selections are colorful and not hampered by any preoccupation about genre. Expect a true Rebel Up trip into global dancefloor depths!

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Philippe Nullens aka Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. He will take us on a wild journey through the desert, spiced up with live percussion!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/

〰🔅〰 Maria Ilia 〰🔅〰
Maria is a Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist. Her experience in architecture came together with her passion for visuals to develop sophisticated and colorful video mapping on handmade structures for events and festivals. Tonight the visual vibe will be set in Bxl Arabic moods, to surprise the senses.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

all info & RVSP > FB event
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 4h

@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut / Henegouwenkaai 23
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Sat 3 Nov > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #11 w Umoja, Au Quai, Bxl

We are super happy to welcome the amazing duo of DJs / producers UMOJA from the Netherlands. For several years, UMOJA has been relentlessly switching between DJ performances on major stages and recent studio & recordings sessions with local artists in Uganda and Kenya. Combining a deep knowledge of roots music from Africa, Latin America, Antilles & beyond with a great sense of creativity, they have released a large amount of edits & own productions that leaves no global underground party animal indifferent 🐧🐧🐧

Our local team of global underground DJ’s > DJ Chokkou, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop, will also be behind the decks with the clear intention to set the room on fire 🔥🔥🔥

And that’s not all folks – we’ll take care of your eyes also 🙂 Our beloved “visual wizard” Maria Ilia will bring this musical trip to the next level with a special video mapping performance.

〰🔅〰 Umoja 〰🔅〰
curator and initiator of the record labels Piri Piri & INI Movement. Their first release was “Je Ka Lo!”, released in 2012 on INI Movement. Since back then, their voyage has taken the duo to gain support from great artists such as Jeremy Sole, Batida, Nicola Cruz, Sam Redmore, Nickodemus, Gilles Peterson, Alma Negra and many more. They also have been supported by organizations of international reputation like Akwaaba music, Okayafrica, Sound & Colours magazine & Remezcla. Throughout the top productions and remixes, Umoja has delivered several musical treasures such as Bilongo Con Sandunga, Mo Fiya!, Danzi! and La Piragua which have conquered the taste of followers from all over the planet. Since Umoja’s music crosses borders and genres, they have released on some of the best record labels from all over the globe: ZZK (Argentina), MultiCulti (Canada), Sello Regional (Chile), Mawimbi Records (France) and Hot Casa (France). Umoja has managed to stay innovative with their sound and is continuously showcasing their live DJ sets all over Europe and beyond.
http://www.soundcloud.com/umojaworldwide

〰🔅〰 DJ Chokkou 〰🔅〰
https://www.mixcloud.com/DjChokkou/

〰🔅〰 Rebel Up SebCat 〰🔅〰
Expect a wild set of the freshest African, Latino, Arabic & global sounds.
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

〰🔅〰 Maria Ilia 〰🔅〰
Maria is a Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist with a passion for visuals and sophisticated video mapping on bespoke structures for events and festivals.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

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@ Au Quai
23 Quai du Hainaut, 1080 Bxl / Molem
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design / MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

Hope to see you all there!

Fri 27 july > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins w/ Maga Bo, l’Uzinne, Bxl

🌶🎵 GL🌎BAL UNDERGR🌎UND 🎵🌶

Giraffes, penguins and other global party animals, get ready! An amazing musical globetrotter will bring us the perfect vibes to go with this tropical Belgian summer!

Relentlessly traveling the world as DJ, producer and ethnomusicologist, MAGA BO is on tour in Europe this summer and will make a stop at L’uZinne. His performances are so eclectic and impregnated with so many musical cultures that we cannot predict what will happen. All we can say is that he knows hundreds of ways to make us sweat 🙂

But that’s not all! Four other global DJ’s will also guide you through this global underground trip: LeBlanc from Rebel Up, Radio Frappè, Dragan and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

Expect also to get lost in a crazy labyrinth set up by HeyLàBas and to enjoy a nice pay-as-you-like meal prepared by Up Cooking.

〰🔅〰 MAGA BO (Rio de Janeiro) 〰🔅〰
Maga Bo is an internationally acclaimed musician and dj working with a collision of styles, sounds, location recordings from all continents and beats that have yet to be classified. Naturalized in Brazil, he has worked in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe including performances at major festivals such as the Sydney Festival in Australia, an official showcase at WOMEX in Copenhagen, The Chicago World Music Festival, Club Transmediale in Berlin and the RIFF festival in Jodhpur, India. His collaborators range from Mulatu Astatke, Issa Bagayogo, to Marcelo Yuka and BNegão to Dr. Das (Asian Dub Foundation) and Kalaf (Buraka Som Sistema). In 2010 alone, he shared the stage with Tony Allen, Yousou N’dour, Buraka Som Sistema, Choc Quib Town, and Staff Benda Bilili. His music has been released on Tru-Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Soot Records, WordSound, Cumbancha, African Dope Records, numerous compilations as well as film and television soundtracks.
https://soundcloud.com/magabo
https://www.youtube.com/user/magabo

〰🔅〰 LeBlanc (Rebel Up) 〰🔅〰
Brussels based dj LeBlanc has been collecting and playing non western dance music for 15 years and teamed up with Sebcat in 2010 to further develop the mission of Rebel Up!, throwing eclectic dj sets, mixtapes and parties, exploring Latin American, African, Asian and Arabic traditional and electronic dance music. At Recyclart, he was resident dj and coprogrammer of the legendary Nightshop Parties from 2009-2014.
https://www.mixcloud.com/TSC/
http://soundcloud.com/darcyrandleblanc
https://www.rebelup.org/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/

〰🔅〰 Radio Frappè 〰🔅〰
Maastricht originated project, the duo from Radio Frappè is now settled in Brussels to spread the good vibes. Radio hosts, event curators and DJs, they will make you bounce on the global sounds that make their universe: from brazilian mpb and sambass to heavy african rythms, from tasty dub to carribean melodies, Radio Frappè will make you travel through time and space, and deconstruct the notion of borders.
https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioFrappe/

〰🔅〰 Dragan (Radio Panik) 〰🔅〰
Since the age of 16, Dragan has been listening to and playing a broad range of genres, from jazz to techno, from afrodisco classics to global beats. Not belonging to any particular tribe, he shares a sense of freedom and escapism with some of his heroes such as Dj Marcelle and Lefto. After his break, he’s been busy spinning in various places such as Urban Spree Berlin, Esperanzah! festival, Vk Concerts, LaVallée, Giraffes and Penguins, Bonnefooi… Every first Saturday of the month, Dragan hosts a show on Radio Panik 105.4 FM, named Flux Tendu. As the name suggests, this is an exploration through thin relations between tracks, a sort of musical cadavre exquis.
mixcloud.com/VanMarkic/
radiopanik.org/emissions/flux-tendu/

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

Come with lots of energy and bring your craziest moves 🙂

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Entrance 5€ !!Cash only!! /// Doors 10pm
Metro 2/6 >> Delacroix

Sat 23 June > Festa Afro Tuga #4 *Live* w/ Africa Negra & Celeste Mariposa @ Les Ecuries van de Tram, Schaarbeek

This special summer Afro Tuga *Live* edition is a concert night with a live band all the way from Sao Tomé e Principe, Conjunto África Negra, who bring Rumba, Socopé and Semba!

Africa Negra (Sao Tomé e Principe)
For over 40 years, África Negra holds the musical scepter of Sao Tome and Príncipe, an archipelago off the west coast of Central Africa. They are extremely popular in Portuguese-speaking African countries such as Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Angola and Mozambique, even in Colombia and in the Afro Portuguese diaspora around the world! Their music was a symbol of the first years of independence in 1975. They are idolised for their inimitable line of guitar based Rumba and Socopé from Sao Tome or Congolese Soukous, with also some happy notes of Highlife from Ghana. They are back, without losing their original sound of the 70s and 80s and with most of the original lineup. If you were at their incredible and wild concert last year in Muziekpublique, you know the musical fire they will bring. Puxa pa!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNnP0Ojaekc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCLOiGNj6gc
https://soundcloud.com/filhounico/sets/frica-negra-antologia-tempor

CelesteMariposa (Lisboa)
Wilson Vilares aka Celeste Mariposa started out in the techno scene but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and further. Celeste Mariposa is also a label, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in the Lisboa area such as Chalo Correia and Julinho da Concertina (both played in Bxl the last 2 years). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, electro passada, shaking semba, rebita and much more!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

Rebel Up Gato Seb (Bxl)
Brussels global crew Rebel Up! are no secret with their eclectic global nights allover town, their monthly radio show Nightshop and Kiosk Radios session. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to contemporary LX beats.
https://www.rebelup.org/

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Bxl)
Founder of the Giraffes & Penguins party, he will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandM%C3%A9chantLoop

NGHE Soundsystem (Bxl)
a travel through Luso sounds for the opening & dinner

Special surprise live set > Electro Chouk (Haiti/Bxl)
At the very end of the night

Afro Tuga food / cuisine >
FEIJOADA ANGOLANA!
stew of red beans, cabbage & sausage / ragout avec haricots rouge, chou vert et viande!
if you want to eat > please reserve / reservez svp! > rebeluppa @ gmail com

entree > 8€ (with free beer / avec biere gratuite before midnight!)

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@ Les Ecuries van de Tram
Rue Rubens 95
Schaarbeek
transport: Tram 92 (Pogge), 32, 55 (Liedts)

Tue 22 May > Rebel Up @ Belgian World Music Meeting, Muziekpublique, Bxl

This tuesday there’s the Belgian World Music Meeting at Muziekpublique all afternoon & evening.

During the afternoon there are several workshops and debates for Belgian music professionals. for info on this and inscriptions, please check here.
During this afternoon, Rebel Up SebCat will be doing a workshop on Beat makers: death or future of world music? together with our good friend Mr Orange of Lowup collective.

From 19h onwards, there will be 4 live shows by Tamala, Seyir trio, Marockin’ Brass and Wör. FREE IN!

Tamala – contemporary dimension to West-African roots
WÖR – 18th-century folk tunes with new energy
Seyir Trio – classical Ottoman music
Marockin’ Brass – Sweaty chaabi funk & steaming gnawa, music for the urban nomad.

+ AFTERPARTY DJ-SET Rebel Up SebCat & le Grand Mechant Loop.

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FREE IN!
@ Muziekpublique
Porte de Namur, Ixelles / Elsene Bxl