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!
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.
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… ***
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.
We have a new concert residency at Bonnefooi > Rebel Up Alive sessions. On every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up will gather with alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.
Wednesday 9 march is our first evening, where we invite the NGHE Mediatheque from Molenbeek, with live concerts by Chien Fer and Mott Flyf.
MOTT FLYF Mott Flyf thinks singing is everywhere. In puddles, landfills, forests and stomachs. He believes that to capture it, one must be endowed with a powerful mediumistic love. So he falls in love and plays tunes and songs as the melody comes walking. His ritornellos walk, sad and full of hope, next to time and beg the sun to beat him up. Friend of the rain, he falls asleep in the mud, dark, rainbow. He sings to the sounds of zouk, bossa nova, baile funk, new wave and urban pop love songs. https://soundcloud.com/mott-flyf
DJ support by Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies and NGHE soundsystem.
FB event Doors 20h FREE IN @ Bonnefooi Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres
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 needed Be respectful Aggression of any form will not be tolerated
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