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.

Rebel Up in Netherlands > thu 05.05 / fri 06.05 + sat 07.05

Hello all!
After our night in OCCII, Rebel Up is staying in Netherlands for a bit longer and doing a ‘mini tour’ 😉

DJ sets on thursday, friday & saturday!

Thursday 5 May, which is liberation day in Netherlands, Rebel Up SebCat will play with Papelon Kifesh at the Kashmir Lounge coffeeshop bar. From 20h onwards.

@ Jan Pieter Heijestraat 85
Amsterdam (Overtoom / Vondelpark)
See event here.

On friday 06.05 Rebel Up SebCat will do a 2 hour session at the Oedipus beer Badhuis cafe for Oedipus Radio from 19 – 21h. Maybe with a special guest even. Come hang in the Oedipus old bathing house and taste their artisanal beers, or tune in via their online radio.

@ Javaplein 21
Amsterdam (Indische Buurt)

and on saturday 07.05, Cumbia Salvaje party by Baobab United in Nijmegen.

Place to be is Strandbar Stek, a beach right next to De Waal river.
A nice lineup with Brussels cumbia acts & dj’s > Memo Pimiento, Rafael Aragon, Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies + Baobab Utd.

Door 19h30
See event here.

Beforehand around 17h / 18h, Rebel Up & Rafael Aragon will do a streaming session at Open Source Radio. Tune into the videostream here.

Wedn 04.05 > Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ Monsieur Doumani (Cyprus)

hello all!

After a 2,5 years covid absence, our Rebel Up Soundclash night will be back where it all started @ OCCII venue in Amsterdam on wednesday 4th of may.

It will be a concert evening with special guest Monsieur Doumani, a trio of psychedelic folk rock from Cyprus!!! Check out their amazing recent album ‘Pissourin’ on Glitterbeat.
Played with tzouras (small bouzouki) trombone and acoustic guitar and using electronics, effects and loop pedals to venture into a world that is refreshing and exciting.

Also warm up support by Drone Alone, the project of a Cyprus-Amsterdam musician.
DJ support in levantine & maghreb vibes by Rebel Up SebCat and Papelon Kifesh

8€ in
doors 20h
FB event / website

Sunday 01.05 > Rebel Up @ Illegaal Festivaal #3, Brasserie Illegaal, Forest Bxl

iLLeGaaL FestivaaL is Back!#3 will take place in the brand new Illegaal brewery!
SpeciaaL edition for the big opening of (y)our new playground on 29.04, 30.04 + 01.05 !
* New place * New beers * New projects * Collabz with old and new partners in crimes.

Rebel Up will play on sunday mayday, from 22h until midnight. (Next day is a bank holiday!!)

on the programme >>>
* Radio Vacarme * Le Motel x Bruce Wayne * Aldous * Jazz Crew * Azmari * Vacarme – Clara Duflos * Maru Kay * Vacarme – Fleur * Chouette Asbl – High Jinks Delegation * Mighty Patch Dubwise * Dj Darkmatter * Bama Celesta * Masterslave * ASBL RAVIE – Drink after Drink * Sarah Bear * Les Chats Noirs – gut model * La +32 * Andy B * Stadskanker – Stakattak * Juicy * Christophe Clébard * Pernovitc * melissa juice * Vacarme – Poxcat crew * Tour de Samme – The Loop Brother * Aziza Trio * Dark Mattr * Cabaret Cirque * Vacarme – Performance drag et chant par Sergeï et Isuf * ZETA CLAN * SWEATS * Rebel Up * Sophie Melis & friends * Tarot masqué * Sangliers Lâchés En Cuisine * Les Shis sau6 * SaraBichel Ô Drapo * AtomiKitchen * Powsey * LaRace… ***

FB event here
website Illegaal

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

Wedn 13.04 > Rebel Up Alive session @ Bonnefooi Bxl

Every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up gathers alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.

This night is curated by Tropical DJipsies.

Live concerts by:

Sina Kienou
Sina Kienou is a young musician from a large family of griot-musicians, from the late chief of the griots of Burkina Faso, Baba Kienou Abdoulaye.
https://www.facebook.com/kalzakienou

Raluca Apetria
Raluca’s style of music is characterized by warm and colourful sonorities, slightly melancholical tones and cinematic moods. The imprint of impressionism, folklore and jazz can be perceived in her musical universe. (Jojo Demeijer will join Raluca and add percussions and even more colors to this trip)
https://www.facebook.com/RalucaApetriaMusic
https://ralucaapetria.bandcamp.com

DJ sets after concerts by Tropical DJipsies with DiDi & RaqL in global sounds.
https://www.facebook.com/TropicalDJipsies
https://www.mixcloud.com/TropiCalDJipsieS

Doors 20H
Free in / entree libre / gratis
FB event

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
1000 Bxl

Rebel Up & Friends sessions at Kiosk Radio, April

hey all,

Last week Rebel Up did a few sessions at Kiosk Radio.

On monday 04.04 SebCat played a tribute set to the cult composer, musician and producer Arthur Russell, who died on 4 april 1992. Celebrating his legacy, life and music; a wide array between songwriter, pop, contemporary cello compositions, experimental compositions and even disco. (a good start into the world of Arthur Russell are his archive recordings via Audika records)

Listen here

and on friday 08.04, Rebel Up & Friends session with special guest Hazem B, who flew in straight from Tunis, Tunisia, to launch his debut EP Afrochawi on Shouka label!
2 hour set with sounds of jazz, arabic, indian, psychedelic, electronic, desert blues and afro chaoui.

Listen here