28-29-30 June > Rebel Up, Babylon Trio and Memo Pimiento Belgian festival weekend! > Brussels, Genk, Gent, Mechelen & Brugge

yes, this weekend, festival season fever has kicked off.

On friday, a triple city programme of Rebel Up & Babylon Trio spread over Brussels, Genk and Gent.

starting at Couleur Cafe, where Rebel Up, Drache Musicale and Le Grand Mechant Loop will play together 3 evenings in a row from 18h until 1am at the secret Drasch bar. Think you can find us? 😉 On friday and saturday night Rebel Up LeBlanc spins and Rebel Up SebCat on sunday.

Meanwhile in Genk (Limburg), Babylon Trio will play a live show before BaBa Zula and Omar Souleyman.
FREE IN, see event here.

and that same friday evening, Rebel Up SebCat will spin from midnight til 2am at Copacobana festival in Gent (St Amandsberg) at Het Kasteel stage. Also a free festival and a great lineup.
FB event / website.

saturday early evening, Babylon Trio will play at Ottertrotter festival in Mechelen, another free festival! see event here.

also saturday night, Memo Pimiento plays a live set in Brugge at the Signaal Radiofestival. Find them at 22h at the outdoor stage at Villa Bota.
FB event here.

and in the night in Brussels, Rebel Up SebCat will spin at the afterparty of the European Bike Messengers Championship at Black Buddah warehouse, organised by 54K soundsystem. See FB event & Black Buddah page.

See you around this loooooong weekend 🙂

Sat 22 June: Rebel Up @ Feux de la Saint Jean garden night, BRASS, Forest Bxl + Babylon Trio @ Se La Fet, Globe Aroma, Bxl

Yo Bxl!

This saturday, a special music evening in the garden of BRASS.
with live concerts, deejays, food and more! > with Brussels Tamashek desert rock band Kel Assouf, Argentinian artist Lagartijeando Swiss cult pop master Marc Prepus and Rebel Up DJ sets. FREE ENTRANCE~!

18:00 ▲ Apérojardin + DJ set Anatole French
20:00 ▲
Chorale d’un soir | Concert
20:30 ▲
KEL ASSOUF | Concert
21:30 ▲
Lagartijeando | Concert
22:30 ▲
Marc Prépus | Concert
23:30 ▲
Rebel Up! DJ set

FB event / website
@ BRASS
Avenue van Volxem 364
Forest Bxl

and also on saturday evening, Brussels Iraqi band Babylon Trio will play at the Se La Fet night in Globe Aroma, an afternoon and evening with workshops, food and global live music!

Babylon Trio will perform from 21:00-22:00
+ afterparty with dj’s Rrita Jashari, 7obbiste and more!

free contribution – prix libre
FB event
@ Globe Aroma
Moutstraat 26 Rue de la Braie
1000 Bxl

Sat 8 June: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins + HAPE w/ Poirier (CA), Au Quai, Bxl

This saturday, Giraffes & Penguins and HAPE collective are joining forces for a night of underground african, caribbean and hip-shaking dancehall vibes with legendary DJ/producer Poirier (CA), Rebel Up, Le Grand Mechant Loop, Tropical DJipsies and Doctor Pepper (JM/BE)!

with special guest Poirier (Montreal, Canada)
Specializing in warm electronic music, Poirier is a prolific, creative and eclectic Canadian producer/musician/DJ. Constant in his albums and performances is a desire to build bridges between different languages, communities, and cultures. Active in Montreal, his successful monthly dance party Qualité de Luxe is dedicated to African and Caribbean music, attracting capacity crowds for over five years. Poirier is also the man behind Bounce le Gros and Karnival, parties with legendary status in Montreal nightlife history. He produced a total of 10 albums and many EPs with labels such as Wonderwheel Recordings and Ninja Tune. In 2017, he followed up with “Be Alright”, an EP inspired by Afro house music and featuring a collaboration with the Mozambican-Canadian singer Samito on the anthem “Sowia”. 2019 will see the release of several new songs inspired by Poirier’s travels abroad and his beloved city of Montreal.

+ Rebel Up SebCat
+ Le Grand Mechant Loop
+ Dr Pepper
+ Tropical DJipsies

and live videomapping by Maria Ilia!

FB event
doors 22h – 4h / 5€ in
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
1080 Molem

Fri 7 June: Rebel Up @ Sakili concert afterparty, Muziekpublique, Bxl

This friday, concert of trio Sakili, acoutstic sega & tambour music from the Indian ocean!

Sakili’s music reflects the history of Rodrigues Island, combining European and African influences: waltz, polka, mazurka, schottische, they all blend harmoniously to the rhythms of sega drumming, traditional from the times of African slaves. Moreover, as globalization also influences the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean, there are of course, in some of the songs, elements of overlap with the western world or more recent preoccupations.

The Creole sega is sensual music and dance, with African influences, which was, in origin, a cultural form of resistance by slaves against the colonial rulers, but the culture turned little by little into a ritual that has in the end become rooted in tradition and lastingly incorporated in the way of life. The style of performance, sega drumming, is a vibrant mixture of music, consisting mainly of percussion, sin or status.

The Trio Sakili comprises three major ambassadors of Rodrigues sega: Vallen Pierre Louis is a banjoist well known and highly appreciated on the island. Francis Prosper belongs to one of the most important musical clans of the island and is without any doubt the best traditional percussionist and provides, with his warm timbre, the powerful voice of Sakili. Third in the line-up, Ricardo Legentile plays the accordion, the leading local melodic instrument, a heritage of the multiple influences on the island. The repertoire and the subtleties of his playing technique have been handed down from father to son for several generations of the family, while his mother, Yolande Legentile, belongs to the famous singers, the Mareshals of Sega in Rodrigues.

Afterparty in foyer by Rebel Up SebCat & Drache Musicale. Also stand by NGHE Mediatheque with special cassettes between maloya and sega.

FB event / website

doors: 19h, concert at 20h15
@ Muziekpubliek
Metro Porte de Namur

Sat 25 May: Rebel Up double day, Camiozinzo (parc Allee du Kaai) in afternoon and DIY Day (BiestebroekBis) at night.

The CamioZinzo AKA Lucid soundsystem is once more released in the park of Allee du Kaai on Saturday, next to the Zinzinerie.

Rebel Up has been invited together with Le Grand Mechant Loop and Rafael Aragon for the occasion to make you dance on afrobeat, cumbia, ethno techno and other global styles all afternoon!

from 14h til 22h, FREE IN! bar with super democratic prices!
FB event

in the night, Rebel Up will play at the afterparty of DIY Day organised by De Toestand at the BiestebroekBis.

DIY Day is a 2 day festival about DIY culture, brocante, expo, workshops, concerts and so much more. Full programme on both days > FB event

During the afternoon and evening, great concerts by Ensemble Orient-Occident de Muziekpublique, La Clinik de Dr Poembak, Kumbelé, High Jinks Delegation and Azmari, followed by the afterparty with Borokov, Rebel Up, Pim Rose, Phonetics and Selim Dion.

FB event afterparty.

doors: 13:00
afterparty: 23:00
Dapperheidsplein 21, Anderlecht (Academy of Anderlecht, metro Saint Guidon)

Entrance: Free contribution!
-> All profits go to Toestand International and the project in Albania.

–> See you there ! And invite your friends !