new Rebel Up Nightshop show #74 > July, between Africa and beyond

This month of July we have a 3,5 hours long Nightshop show, 9 albums of the month and new songs, with a big focus on music from Africa. Starting with songs of the day; COVID-19 kologo music from Ghana (Ayuune Sule), and jazz from International Anthem label (by Anteloper and Angel Bat Dawid). Our albums of the month start with desert songwriting by Ak’Chamel (Akuphone), the early tsapiky cassette years by Damily (Bongo Joe), Bandé-Gamboa project between Guiné-Bissau & Cabo Verdian musicians (Heavenly Sweetness) and new ethiofunk by Mulatu Astakte & Black Jesus Experience (Agogo Records). It gets more percussive and electronic with albums by Malawi ritual drumming group Doctor Kanuska Group (1000Hz), Ugandan heavy electro tribalism by Nihiloxica (Crammed Discs), Portuguese percussive dub band HHY & the Macumbas (Nyege Tapes), deep Congolese futurism by Bantou Mentale (Glitterbeat) and a Dutch-Sierre Leone EP by producer Ramses3000 (Intercept) and Nigerian female rapper Aunty Razor (Blanc Manioc). tune in!

All summer Rebel Up @ BRUZZ radio every tuesday from 21h – 22h

Rebel Up radio will continue this summer on BRUZZ Radio.
Every tuesday from 21h – 22h (instead of our normal weekly hour from 3h – midnight).

Our show on tuesday 30 June will be in honour of DR Congo’s 60 years of independence.

Tune in live via www.bruzz.be/live
Afterwards, the shows are uploaded to our Rebel Up & Bruzz playlist on Mixcloud with full tracklist.

New Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online (Radio Campus Bruxelles), also BRUZZ & guest show Radio Centraal

Fresh new Rebel Up Nightshop radio show online via Radio Campus Bruxelles, songs by Ahmed Ag Kaedy, Tallawit Timbouctou, Alex Figueira on Music With Soul, 6 albums of the month from Western Sahara Polisario freedom songs by El Wali via Sahel Sounds to Somaliland freedom songs by SAHRA Halgan on Buda Musique, Brazilian electrified Xamba coco, afoxé and maculele music from Pernambuco by Grupo Bongar & MAGA BO on Kafundó Records, raw Congolese dub rock via Paris & Kinshasa by Bantou Mentale on Glitterbeat Records, “Electronic Acholi Kaboom” compilation from Northern Uganda on Nyege Tapes and contemporary Arabic electronic compilation “Under Frustration vol 2” on Shouka / InFiné, tune in!

and have some new weekly shows on BRUZZ radio from end of October & November >

Last week, Rebel Up SebCat was invited to Radio Centraal in Antwerp at the longrunning show Huren is voor de Buren by Gregor Terror of Antwerp Gipsy Ska Orchestra. check it here >

Thu 30 May: Nihiloxica drum & dance workshop @ Collectif Au Quai + afterparty @ Café Midpoint, Bxl

Ugandan band Nihiloxica (Nyege Tapes) is back in Brussels after their show at Les Nuits Botanique earlier this month and they will show you the essence of what we do and demonstrate how to get down and dance to it Ugandan style. They will be taking you on a cultural journey from Buganda through all the kingdoms from which they draw their rhythms.

the drum & dance workshop includes:
– Learning of traditional rhythms through both drumming and dancing.
– Playing on our Bugandan drum set.
– Learning techniques of playing hand percussion instruments.
– Q&A and traditional performance from the band.

cost: 12 €
start: 19h to 22h


afterwards afterparty at Cafe Midpoint from 22h onwards! with Nihiloxica dj’s, Rebel Up & le Grand Mechant Loop

FB event

19-22h workshop & dance @ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23


Afterparty @ Cafe Midpoint
189 Rue de Flandre

Fri 5 April > Rebel Up @ Nyege Tapes night, VK + BRDCST Festival afterparty

Friday 5 april, a double night >
Rebel Up DJ’s SebCat & LeBlanc will play dj support at the Nyege Nyege Tapes night @ VK Concerts in Molenbeek.

a night with underground sounds from central & eastern Africa.
With live sets by Uganda acholitronix duo Otim Alpha, Disco Vumbi and the Trance Parents Orkestra!

Doors at 20h
see all info in FB event or website.

Afterwards from midnight onwards til late, Rebel Up SebCat will play at Bonnefooi for the BRDCST festival afterparty, together with Kornelia Binicewicz (of Ladies on Records / Turkish Ladies compilation). Expect a flurry of heavy global sounds. Also with a mystery African DJ guest. Curious? come.

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weekend 30/08 – 02/09 > Rebel Up @ Atlas Electronica, Marrakesh (MA)

yes habibi, Rebel Up in Maroc!
We will be playing at the Atlas Electronic festival near Marrakesh.

This is the 3rd edition of the Atlas Electronica festival, talking place in the Villa Janna Ecolodge, as an eco friendly and low impact festival.

We will spin several dj sets on thursday 30 august, a full set at the start of the evening and inbetween several Moroccan live bands such as Amazigh Blues, Generation Taragalte, Asmaa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou, Kareem Lofty and Ninos du Brasil.

Also we will play an ethnic ambient listening set on the saturday or sunday afternoon, maybe even with some local traditional Moroccan musicians.

See the almost full lineup here below! so happy to be playing with our friends of Akuphone label, Ko Shin Moon, Nyege Nyege Tapes, Deena Abdelwahed, Abdellah M. Hassak, Kampire, Awesome Tapes from Africa, Anadolu Ekspres and much more!
All info, tickets and programme >
see FB event + website.

For those wanting to come last minute > there are still cheap enough return flights for 150€ to Marrakech from Netherlands (Amsterdam/Eindhoven). From Belgium it is more pricey.