25 + 26 june > Rebel Up festival weekend: La Nature(Rebel Up stage!) + Couleur Café!

From 23 to 26 june La Nature festival in south of Belgium is on again. The amazing cosy electronic festival in the woods in the province of Luxembourg, at ski station Baraque de Fraiture in Vielsalm.

Like last year, Rebel Up hosts the La Dome stage during all of saturday 25 june, with an amazingly diverse lineup between jazz, global beats and afro bass. See here the timetable >>>

12:00 Mafia Pain Frites
14:00 Mambele
15:30 Rafael Aragon
17:30 Muito Kaballa (live)
19:00 Mopcut (live)
20:00 Drache Musicale
21:00 Didi (Tropical DJipsies)
22:00 Rebel Up SebCat
23:00 RaqL
0:00 Lua Preta (live)
1:00 Menzi
2:30 Fresh Nunas


Stages hosted also by our friends Maloca Records (friday) and Farida Amadou (sunday) with an array of great DJ’s, producers and live artists. See full lineup here.

Want to come & dance with us? There are still tickets for the saturday & sunday.
Get them here.

and on sunday evening Rebel Up & Lua Preta will close the hidden Swag bar at the big Couleur Café festival from 23h to 1h. See you there?

See here for tickets

New radio shows & sessions online > Rebel Up Nightshop, Kiosk Radio & BRUZZ

Here some of our latest radio shows and sessions from May & June!

Starting with our Rebel Up & Friends session @ Kiosk Radio

June > Rebel Up SebCat & SELAY (1st hour / 2nd hour)
selections between dub, greek folk, turkish psychedelica, maghreb bass, oriental deephouse and more…

May > Rebel Up SebCat & Lady Conscious Be (1st hour / 2nd hour)
selections between jazz, dub, psychedelica, roots reggae, rocksteady and more…

Our Rebel Up Nightshop show from May via Radio Campus Bruxelles.
Selections from La Reunion to Senegal, Brazil, Colombia, Turkey, Tunisia, Tanzania, Uganda and beyond. Tune in here.
Check previous shows here.

And our weekly show on BRUZZ radio, in the last few weeks we had interviews with Les Freres Jackfruit, Muito Kaballa, Sahad, Hazem B and a mixtape by Rafael Aragon.

Check all shows archived here.

New release on Rebel Up out today 6 may! Muito Kaballa’s new album Little Child

Since the release of the highly acclaimed album Mamari (2021), the Muito Kaballa project has continued to develop.

The new album Little Child is filled with jazz, grooves, funk, afrobeat, soul and electronic remixes.

The compostions on the album tackle complex social problems of today; starting with the hypocrisy of the European refugee policy on ‘Inside Outside’ with the proclaiming voice by German-Nigerian afrobeat activist singer Ade Bantu. ‘Dansez! Dansez!’ is an upbeat song with influence from Congo, Angola and Malian guitar music, with the sweet licks of Belgian guitarist Juresse Amie Tieti Ndombasi.

‘No=No’ has a clear message: “Don’t protect your daughter, educate your son” on the hot topic of sexual consent and shameful male behavior. The next song, ‘Memories’, reveals a completely different side of the band in lush jazz. “Keep in mind, it makes you blind, starring in the sun”

The 8 minute soft soul composition ‘Little Child’ is for comforting one’s own inner child, with beautiful solos played by Benjamin Schneider on guitar and Saskia-Marleen Dahms on trombone.

The album concludes with 4 remixes for the dancefloor, delivered by Belgian producer Kuna Maze, Polish/Angolan duo Lua Preta, French producer La Dame and Brazilian bass producer Badsista, tipping the remix balance into female positivity.

Below you can find the 2 videoclips of ‘Inside Outside’ and ‘Little Child’

Pre-order CD & 2LP vinyl here.

Saturday 30.04 > Rebel Up presents: Muito Kaballa album launch @ VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

VK & Rebel Up present Muito Kaballa ‘Little Child’ release party

Inspired by funk, jazz, rumba, samba and afrobeat; Muito Kaballa, a sympathetic ensemble of 9 from Cologne, Germany, gets every audience shaking. They present their upcoming new album, Little Child, as well as parts of their previous album Mamari.

DJ’s:
Rebel Up SebCat
Kuna Maze
La Dame


Doors 20H
@ VK Vaartkapoen, Molenbeek
Info & tickets
FB event

new Rebel Up Nightshop episode online: #94 April

new Nightshop show online, +3 hours of global sounds from allover via Radio Campus Bruxelles, Rhythm Passport and Groovalizacion radio. with albums by Gaïsha, Muito Kaballa, Selene Saint-Aimé, Alabaster dePlume, Milton Gulli, El Khat, MD After Hussain & PAQ, Lespri Ka compilation, Fulu Muziki, Alai K, Nyamakala Beats #3 compilation, DJ Tavella and more.
Tune in here >>>

25.03 – 26.03 > Rebel Up weekend in France & Germany

This weekend Rebel Up will be in France and Germany.

Friday 25.03 in Charleville-Mezieres (FR) @ Wintergarten night in Le Forum by the Karlsstadt organisation.
A night with live concerts by Babylon Trio and Tootard, dj set by Rebel Up SebCat.

All info here or here.

On saturday 26.03, release party of the Muito Kaballa ‘Mamari Remixed’ 2LP in Cologne, Germany.

@ Niehler Freiheit autonomous venue, starting at 13h with workshops, dance, panel talks, concert by Muito Kaballa, dj sets by Rebel Up, Lua Preta, DJ Satelite, Catu Diosis, Rafael Aragon, Dr Kwest, Radio Frappé, Didi and more! party with us deep into the night 🙂

All info > FB event

New EP by Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble – Curupira

‘Curupira’ is the 2nd single by German jazz ensemble Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble as part of their upcoming album ‘Mamari’ on 28 May. Curupira is a mythological creature that was known for being able to communicate with the inhabitants of the forest, notably alarming them about danger.

The song starts with the sounds of an awakening rainforest slowly flowing into a lively groove of the jungle, that musically depicts all its power and diversity. However, the forest is burning and we are calling Curupira to come help us. The Baritone solo depicts the arrival of the demonic figure. The jungle sounds appear again but are quickly drowned out by the arrival of humans and the sounds of machines cutting the trees. Vocals and spoken word by Nora Beisel.

The remix by German-Ghanaian producer Lee Bass (Gato Preto) takes Curupira to a different level. The drop is definitely another wake up call. While making you dance, the remix puts the message right to the front alarming the listener about the ecological collapse.

This single serves as a fundraiser to support a reforestation project in Brazil – Resgate Climático. To actively protect and reforest land in Bahia that once used to be pristine rainforest. Under the current political circumstances and the record wildfires in the country, their work has become more important than ever.

For more information visit www.klimaretten-selbermachen.com/home/