Thursday 15 Nov > Rebel Up @ BANG! Festival opening night w/ STILL, Devon & Freweini, curated by Alex Deforce, Studio CityGate, Bxl

This thursday is the kickoff of the 7th BANG! festival.
KultuurKaffee presents: BANG! #7 – the radical child edition
TRAVELLING ARTS FESTIVAL CURATED BY ALEX DEFORCE, KARLIEN TORFS & ARNE HUYSMANS.

Opening expo curated by Alex Deforce, with works of:
JMH Berckmans, Atelier Brenda, Nick Defour, Dieter Durinck, Gerard Herman, Wim Jammaer, Maria Jerez, Bert Lezy, Jan Locus, Céline Mathieu, Amber Meulenijzer, Katja Louisa Stonewood, Janes Zeghers & Alex Deforce.

Festive opening of The Radical Child expo  with brass band Les Fanfarettes.

ISLAM CHIPSY canceled, 𝕾𝕿ILL Featuring DEVON + FREWEINI (PAN label / NON Collective) as replacement act.

Unfortunately we received the sad news that Islam Chipsy & EEK will not make it to Brussels tonight. Statement by their agency:  “On Monday 2 members of Islam Chipsy & EEK were involved in a car accident in Cairo which although not serious has left them with injuries that mean they will sadly be unable to perform at Bang Festival. They send their best wishes to all their fans in Brussels and hope to reschedule this performance for a later date’”

STILL featuring DEVON + FREWEINI will replace their spot in the line-up
tickets:
7€ presale, 10€ door
FB event / website

doors 19:00
@ Studio CityGate

Rue de la petite-ile / Klein Eiland 1,
1070 Anderlecht Bxl

Sun 21 Sept > Marockin’ Brass album release party @ Podium Mozaïek, Amsterdam

Marockin’ Brass is the brainchild band of jazz composer/music maker Luc Mishalle, together with Brussels Moroccan musicians such as Maalem Driss Filali (guimbri, vocals), Abdessamad Semlali and Badr Derras, aided by percussionist Roel Poriau (Think of One / Antwerp Gyspy Ska Orchestra) and Tunisian electronic beatmaker Sofyann Ben Youssef (Kel Assouf, Ammar808). Also with Brussels multicultural musicians Esinam Dogbatse, Jean-Paul Estievenart, Veronique Delmelle, Pascal Rousseau, Jean Gnonlonfoun and a string of guest musicians.

Expect some steaming gnaoua or sweaty shaabi-funk accompanied by some redhot brass and free flowing jazz that will blow the sand out of your ears!

Celebrating their album release of “Beats & Pieces” on Rebel Up Records / MetX / AShams). Listen to the album (& pre-order) via Bandcamp.

Supported by the European Cultural Foundation.

FB event / website

@ 16h

Podium Mozaïek
Bos en Lommerweg 191
1055 DT Amsterdam

Rebel Up! SebCat @ Groenevalleifeest, Gent (free in!)

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Saturday in Gent > free festival all afternoon & evening in Groenevalleipark (near Brugse Poort) with Radio Martiko dj’s.

Around 20h, Rebel Up! SebCat will play a special Peruvian dj set with original 45’s & LP’s, from huayno folk to guaracha, boogaloo, festejo, cumbia and chicha! All sounds 100% Peruvian 🙂

Free in,
see FB event here.

Fri 11 Dec > Rebel Up! @ Le Grand Bal Salé *Andalucia* fiesta, La Tricoterie, Bxl

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This friday, a special Le Grand Bal Salé night > in Spanish fiesta style; *Andalucia!*

With 2 live bands; Juanito Makandé & El Canijo de Jerez present “Canciones Desnudas

Juanito Makandé > 19h45
One of the hottest Spanish singers and most important flamenco underground performer. An excellent singer, guitarist and cajon player that finds his inspiration in youth, life, love and flamenco, playing Andalusian funk that manages to convey his rebellion in each song. His hit song “Niña voladora” has reached 1 million YouTube hits in few months.

El Canijo de Jerez > 20h30
A charismatic, cheerful, easygoing and multifaceted artist, El Canijo is one of the leaders of the Spanish music in what refers to the fusion of flamenco and rock. Former member of the famous band “Los Delinqüentes”, after 12 years he made a step forward and released his own album (La Lengua Chivata 2014) on which he plays his Andalusian rock with touch of pop, reggae, tanguillos, ballads. A real street storyteller “garrapatero” with hot blood in his veins.

Followed by the afterparty in 2 rooms with DJs & more bands!!!

Rebel Up! SebCat vs El Gato Callejero (BE/ES) ➳ Psyche Rumba Flamenca Mestiza cat clash
playing 2 dj sets > from 22h30 till 23h30, and again from 0h30 till 1h30

Chats da Brassala ➳ Spicy Swing Rap n’ Blues Ska (23h)

La Banda Pilusa ➳ Itinerant Rumba Agricola Pizzicata

La Drache Musicale (Radio Panik)  Musical exploration of cultures by Front Chaud & Miss Sirocco!

Carlositos Wey ➳ Groovie Rumbia Rockera Dj Selecta

Cougars in America New Alt Folk Pop Sauvage


and there will be delicious food all night, prepared by Andalucian chefs!
Juan Cantero & Daniel Rejano – (Taberna Mayeto)
& Sonia Retamero & Marie Utch (La Cantine du Midi)

MENU à la carte:
— Tagarninas esparragadas con huevo
— Berza gitanas
— Fideos con langostinos
— Empanadas Andalusa

also a course of Ritmo & Palmas “Tango Flamenco” with Miguel Sanchez.

From 19h till late!!!

Presale 12€ ↔ Door 15€ (Limited places for the concert. Book your ticket in advance)
http://bit.ly/BuyTickets-LeGrandBalSalé-11Dec2015

Afterparty is just 4€ from 22h30 onwards.

Here the FB event for concert + afterparty, or just the afterparty
More info > Tricoterie site

6/7 Nov > Rebel Up! weekender with Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band (Burkina Faso) @ Vooruit, Gent + Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels!

this weekend a special double concert of Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band in Belgium; Gent & Brussels! Rebel Up! helps to organise these nights, and will DJ before/after both shows. fun!

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On friday 6 Nov @ De Vooruit in Gent, a sweet lineup with Baba Commandant and also Alsarah & The Nubatones

Baba Commandant and the Mandingo Band
are a contemporary group from Burkina Faso. Coming from Bobo-Dioulasso, the group is steeped in the Mandingue musical traditions of their ancestral legacy. The enigmatic lead singer Baba Commandant (Mamadou Sanou) is an original and eccentric character who is well respected in the Burkinabé musical community. A sort of punk Faso Dan Fani activist for traditional Mandingo music, Baba continues to redefine the boundaries between traditional and modern. In 1981, he joined the Koule Dafourou troupe as a dancer. Later, he embarked on his current musical direction as a singer first in Dounia and then in the Afromandingo Band. His current band — when he’s not playing with the now-famous Burkinabé musician Victor Démé — is the Mandingo Band. At present, he is a practitioner of the Afrobeat style, drawing inspiration from the golden era of Nigerian music. Fela Kuti/Africa 70 and King Sunny Adé are big influences, as is the legendary Malian growler Moussa Doumbia. Baba plays the ngoni, the instrument of the Donso (the traditional hunters in this region of Burkina Faso and Mali). His audience comprises multiple generations and strata of Burkinabé society; he accordingly adapts his repertoire to his surroundings, which range from cabaret Sundays in Bobo-Dioulasso to the sound systems of Ouagadougou and are a formidable force steeped in Ouagadougou’s DIY underground musical culture. Juguya is their sound.

Listen to Baba here! >

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Alsarah & The Nubatones
Born in Sudan, Alsarah is a singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist. She grew up in the capital Khartoum and Taez (Yemen) but since 1994 has called New York her home. The Guardian lauded her as“the new star of Nubian pop”. Together with her band the Nubatones she explores her love for Northern-African and Arabic music from the 60 ‘s & 70’s. Get ready for a heavy taste of eastern instruments, profound melancholic vocals and pentatonic arrangements.

Full info + presale tickets > FB event or Vooruit website.

Then the day after, saturday 7 Nov in Brussels @ Les Ateliers Claus, Baba Commandant will play after Moroccan band Lahcen Akil & the Chaabi Brothers (we saw them in Amsterdam a few weeks back, in one word > mesmerizing!)

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Lahcen Akil and the Chaabi Brothers
Lahcen was born in 1969 in the village of Tamlalte in the Moroccan High Atlas. Influenced by acoustic music and traditional songs, he started music very young. As songwriter, he performed his songs about the beauty of the region. He interprets his songs on a lothar that he made himself, with a wooden handle, a palm soundboard and goatskin. He is regularly accompanied by his brother on percussion.

dj’s Rebel Up! & Hisham Mayet (Sublime Frequencies)
dj & filmmaker Hisham Mayet joins us for a ping pong dj set afterparty, expect african beauties, rough folklore, guitar rock and global pop tunes from this true collector of musical gems!

Full info + presale tickets > FB event here or LAC website