new Rebel Up Nightshop show online #96, June

+3 hours of music with new worldwide sounds by Shabaka Hutchins, Moktar Gania, Rhabdomantic Orchestra, Daniel Villareal, Avalanche Kaito, Nu Genea, Balek Band, Romperayo, Maga Bo and Phelimuncasi.

tune in here >>>

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 may > Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass night @ VK Vaartkapoen + Rebel Up & Friends @ Brussels Jazz Weekend afterparty, Le Reservoir Bar

Rebel Up weekend action once more!

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!

FB event / VK website

@ VK Vaartkapoen
Manchesterstraat 13-15
Mole

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.

20h – 4am
204 Rue Haute
Free in!
FB event

12 – 14 May > Rebel Up tour in Switzerland with Babylon Trio


Hey all,

Rebel Up & Babylon Trio will be on a mini tour in Switzerland.

here the dates:
thu 12.05 @ Bienne
fri 13.05 @ Le Rez Usine, Geneva, Fete de la Danse Dabke night with Rizan Said and more
sat 14.05 Rebel Up & Don Kapot @ Bongo Joe Records, Geneva

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 9 March > Rebel Up Alive Sessions @ Bonnefooi w/ NGHE, Chien Fer, Mott Flyf & more

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.

CHIEN FER
solo country/punk/noise on banjo, sung in french and via a rhythm box.
https://soundcloud.com/chienfer

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

Sat 5 March: TriParty evening by Rebel Up, Camarote & Giraffes & Penguins @ Le Tri Postal, Brussels

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 neede
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Be respectful
Aggression of any form will not be tolerated


FULL INFO > FB EVENT

@ Le Tri Postal
48 Avenue Fonsny, next to Gare du Midi



The artists >>>

Drache Musicale (FR – Bxl)
Drache Musicale is a music programme on Radio Panik by day, DJ mixes by night. All sprinkled with laaaarge global sounds: it’s a Drache Musicale in “Mumu” style. Always on the lookout to give us the temperature of the moment in global sounds, A real watering around the world!
https://www.facebook.com/DracheMusicale
https://www.mixcloud.com/DracheMusicale

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