Sat 23 June > Festa Afro Tuga #4 *Live* w/ Africa Negra & Celeste Mariposa @ Les Ecuries van de Tram, Schaarbeek

This special summer Afro Tuga *Live* edition is a concert night with a live band all the way from Sao Tomé e Principe, Conjunto África Negra, who bring Rumba, Socopé and Semba!

Africa Negra (Sao Tomé e Principe)
For over 40 years, África Negra holds the musical scepter of Sao Tome and Príncipe, an archipelago off the west coast of Central Africa. They are extremely popular in Portuguese-speaking African countries such as Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Angola and Mozambique, even in Colombia and in the Afro Portuguese diaspora around the world! Their music was a symbol of the first years of independence in 1975. They are idolised for their inimitable line of guitar based Rumba and Socopé from Sao Tome or Congolese Soukous, with also some happy notes of Highlife from Ghana. They are back, without losing their original sound of the 70s and 80s and with most of the original lineup. If you were at their incredible and wild concert last year in Muziekpublique, you know the musical fire they will bring. Puxa pa!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNnP0Ojaekc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCLOiGNj6gc
https://soundcloud.com/filhounico/sets/frica-negra-antologia-tempor

CelesteMariposa (Lisboa)
Wilson Vilares aka Celeste Mariposa started out in the techno scene but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and further. Celeste Mariposa is also a label, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in the Lisboa area such as Chalo Correia and Julinho da Concertina (both played in Bxl the last 2 years). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, electro passada, shaking semba, rebita and much more!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

Rebel Up Gato Seb (Bxl)
Brussels global crew Rebel Up! are no secret with their eclectic global nights allover town, their monthly radio show Nightshop and Kiosk Radios session. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to contemporary LX beats.
https://www.rebelup.org/

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Bxl)
Founder of the Giraffes & Penguins party, he will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandM%C3%A9chantLoop

NGHE Soundsystem (Bxl)
a travel through Luso sounds for the opening & dinner

Special surprise live set > Electro Chouk (Haiti/Bxl)
At the very end of the night

Afro Tuga food / cuisine >
FEIJOADA ANGOLANA!
stew of red beans, cabbage & sausage / ragout avec haricots rouge, chou vert et viande!
if you want to eat > please reserve / reservez svp! > rebeluppa @ gmail com

entree > 8€ (with free beer / avec biere gratuite before midnight!)

FB event

@ Les Ecuries van de Tram
Rue Rubens 95
Schaarbeek
transport: Tram 92 (Pogge), 32, 55 (Liedts)

Friday 15 June Brussels double bill > Rebel Up @ Cantine Iraq, Le Lac + @ Gqom Oh! label night party, Beursschouwburg

This friday, double music action in Brussels, Rebel Up style
Starting in the early evening is the Iraqi canteen night at Le Lac venue.

Special Iraqi dinner prepared by our Iraqi friends, either meat (chicken) or vegetarian choices. So hurry up and reserve your Iraqi dish by sending an email to >
nghemediatheque @ gmail.com

10€ for dinner + concert.
See some memories from last years Iraqi dinner here.

On the programme:
19h doors with some entry music by Rebel Up
20h dinner upstairs
– solo on oud by Walaa Saad
– solo on synthesizer by Arkhan Mushtak
21h30 tunes by NGHE
22h30  Babylon Trio *live* in the downstairs room

10€ dinner & concert
5€ concert

More info > FB event
@ Le Lac
36 rue de Witte de Haelen, Bxl
(next to Petit Chateau / Klein Kasteeltje)


Afterwards in Beursschouwburg, a special Gqom Oh! label night with South Africa’s newest ghetto house wave from Durban. This South African club music is a sultry mix of hip-hop, footwork and kwaito house with a heavy Xhosa identity.

First real Gqom night in Brussels!

Gqom Oh! is a new label set up by Italian dj and researcher Nan Kole to display the fresh sounds coming out of Durban, by talented and often very young producers from the townships. Griffit Vigo is one of the main figures of the scene, still young but veteran producer is already the inspiration and godfather for many.

with:

Griffit Vigo (SA) (dj set)
Nan Kolè (IT)
+ Dr Kwest AKA 808 Bantou (Bxl) (live set)
+ Rebel Up dj’s (Bxl)

Check the Gqom Oh! label output and dive into their sounds.
Listen here to a live Gqom mix on Radio Panik on Quest for the Beat show.

FREE ENTRY, LIMITED CAPACITY!
rooftop terrace / zilveren zaal
as part of Voetbalfestivaldefootball with Spain – Portugal on big screen

More info > FB event / website.

doors 22h – 3am
@ Beursschouwburg
Rue Orts 20, Bxl

tonight, wedn 21 March > Danyel Waro @ Muziekpublique< xl with Rebel Up & Drache Musicale afterparty!!

this wednesday we have the honour of having the great Maloya master & cultural activist Danyèl Waro,  his only show in Belgium.

In the middle of the Indian Ocean lies the island of La Réunion, a French overseas territory where the Maloya music lives. The origins of this strongly percussive dance music goes back to the singing and dancing of slaves, who worked on sugar cane plantations. Blended with Malagasy and Indian music, Maloya arose, the blues of La Réunion. The ambassador of this trance-enlivening music is Danyèl Waro, an extremely enthusiastic and striking musician, poet and rebel, who absorbs it for the oppressed and socially weak. With his powerful, high voice, this descendant of French colonialists in Creole sings about love and death, but also current issues, racism and the dominant French culture.

Until the beginning of the 1980s, Maloya was banned because of ties with the independence movement and the communist party, but thanks to Waro, Maloya is now heard worldwide and is on the UNESCO list of intangible heritage. He was once in prison for conscientious objectors and enjoys hero status on La Réunion.

Afterparty in the foyer with Rebel Up & Drache Musicale!
After a trip through La Reunion, the Drache Musicale duo made 2 mixtapes last year for the NGHE Mediatheque cassette label, based on collected 7 “from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Together with Rebel Up SebCat they will play an afterparty set based on vinyls from La Reunion, Mauritius and the Seychelles and take you to the world of maloya and sega.

Tickets are sadly sold out since a few days, hope you got one on time!

For full info, see FB event or Muziekpublique website.

@ 20h

Muziekpublique, Porte de Namur

Fri 9 Feb > Rebel Up & NGHE present: Tropicoulos #2, Barlok, Bxl with Sisso Sounds, Jhonny Haway + more…

oh ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ! ! ! ! T R O P I C O U L O S # 2 ! ! ! ! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

▬▬▬▬▬▬ sweat til you drip drip drop ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

NGHE Mediatheque & Rebel Up present Tropicoulos #2, a burning hot night of ancestral folklore, global psicotropicalia, African mashup beats and other experiments. Better get ready!

Nyege Nyege Tapes is a label based in Kampala, Uganda,
exploring, producing and releasing contemporary electronic & outsider music from central & eastern Africa. In February Tanzanian duo Sisso Sounds will tour and are playing a showcase at the Berlin CTM festival, afterwards to pass by Bxl.

▷▷▷ LINEUP > > > > > > >

Sisso Sounds *live set* (Tanzania)
For the past 15 years the Tanzanian megalopolis of Dar Es Salaam has had one of the most exciting underground electronic music scenes in East Africa. A constellation of micro-scenes from Mchiriku, Sebene and Segere all the way to its latest mutation of Singeli that after years of lurking in the underground finally has exploded into the mainstream and taken over Bongo Flava as the music of choice amongst Tanzania’s youth. Born in the sprawling working class neighborhoods of Tandale and Manzese, Singeli’s signature sound consists of fast paced frantic loops interlocking with each other, with influences from Zanzibars Tarab music all the way to South African afro-house coupled with mc’s who often spit satirical lyrics about the challenges facing Tanzania’s youth, from police corruption to the complications of dating girls when you are broke. If there is one studio that stands out amongst the hundreds that dot Dar es Salaam’s musical landscape it is SISSO RECORDS. Sisso have remained uncompromising in their sound, always raw, fast with a punk DIY aesthetic that can at times verge on noise and gabber, to produce a spell binding music that is like no other soundsystem culture in the region. Expect a live set dancehall horns, sirens and heavy MC rapping. For lovers of ravey Afro sounds such as balani, shangaan and gqom.
https://nyegenyegetapes.bandcamp.com/album/sounds-of-sisso

Johnny Haway *live set *
Johnny is a creator of sonic labyrinths combining sounds from an eclectic palette. Using electronics, modified samples from sundry source and environmental sounds, he make music that rides on boundaries of the genres and styles.
http://johnny-haway.zonoff.net/songline/
https://vimeo.com/246066400
https://soundcloud.com/johnny-haway
https://www.mixcloud.com/Johnny_Haway/

Aymeric de Tapol *live set + DJ set*
“RON RON DES ESPRITS” residents dans les cassettes et machine électronique.
https://aymericdetapol.tumblr.com/
https://aymericdeta.bandcamp.com/
http://tallavapassion.tumblr.com/

Moroto Hvy Indstr (Nyege Nyege DJ)
Head of the Nyege Nyege label and resident at Boutiq Electroniq Sound System, Moroto plays some deep grooves and slamming African bass-tech-house mutations.
https://www.mixcloud.com/moroto-hvy-indstr/

Rebel Up SebCat
Resident of Tropicoulos & Afro Tuga, Rebel Up has become a household name in Bxl. SebCat hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, runs a global vinyl distro and curates countless nights & parties. Soon Rebel Up Records will be kickstarted, with releases from Ghana, Portugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Iraq, Mexico and Peru coming up! Expect the freshest African sounds.
https://www.rebelup.org/
https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/

Drache Musicale (Radio Panik meteo)
Tropicul grave, african disco + bombastick + séga + gnawa + cumbia +kamba + zoukbass + serveurs efficaces …
https://www.mixcloud.com/DracheMusicale

▷▷▷ TIMETABLE TBC
from 20h til 6am

FB event

▷▷▷ ENTRY
Prix Libre: 5€ conseillé
Beers : 1,50€
Special cheap tropical cocktails by NGHE mishmash crew!
PAS DE BANCONTACT, VIENNENT AVEC LIQUIDE!
NO ATM, COME WITH ENOUGH $$$

▷▷▷ ADDRESS
Place : Barlok, Av du Port 53bis
1080 Molenbeek, Bruxelles