New release out > African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter fundraiser compilation, 28 tracks!

V/A – African Electronic Diaspora: Black Lives Matter

release date: Friday 04.09 Bandcamp Friday
on Bandcamp only > www.rebeluprecords.bandcamp.com


In the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter protests in June allover the globe, followed by a summer with or without holidays, it’s important to keep the flame burning and the discussion going. The road is still long, but united we stand, moving forward together.

The aim of this compilation is to raise funds for various (inter)national NGO’s, anti-rasicm advocacy groups and organisations of black initiative, with all proceedings to be donated to these causes. (Look in press info for full list of carefully selected organiations)

The artists donated their music as a collaboration between Rebel Up Records, the artists and the international labels Nyege Tapes, Syrphe, Bongo Joe Records, Sdban Records, Galletas Calientes, Blanc Manioc, Indigenous Underground, Strut, Earconditioning and 1000Hz Records. On this compilation we brought together mostly electronic African or Afro descendant artists from the worldwide diaspora and artists based in their homelands, from motherland Africa to Latin America to the Caribbean and back to Europe. It’s a vibrant combination of contemporary sounds that showcases the current talent of the artists and producers, combined with awareness for black lives & art and serving as a fundraiser. You can find a list of the supported organisations on the last page. Also info on each of the artists and their Bandcamp pages are included in the notes.

As this compilation is an ongoing process, it’s possible that the tracklist can still grow with a few extra songs in the next weeks. Please support & buy this compilation, let the internal fire burn on.

Also check the amazing support by the blogs Pan African Music and Rhythm Passport with nice articles and words about the compilation!

new Rebel Up Nightshop radio show > #75 August

Heatwave soundtrack >>>
new Rebel Up Nightshop show #75 August

3 hours of new global sounds via Radio Campus Bruxelles with new albums between jazz, tropical, tradi, tribal, bass n beats by Makaya McCraven (International Anthem), Béliz (BeauMonde), Dinastia Torres & Nkumba System (Palenque Records), Los Ovnis & Grupo Alegria (Discos Horóscopo), Pedro Lima (Bongo Joe Records, Voz Di Saniclau (Analog Africa), to Don Plok (Folcore Records), Captain Planet w/ Alsarah & Kongo Elektro (Bastard Jazz), Kutiman (Siyal Music), Mascarimirì (ARRA Produzioni Mediterranee), WILD/LIFE (Mik Musik) and DJ Diaki (Nyege Tapes).

Tune in here >>>

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!

Tue 7.07 > Rebel Up @ Bruzz Radio summer schedule

During this summer, our Rebel Up show will be every tuesday from 21h to 22h.

Tonight with new tunes by Anteloper (Imaginary Anthem), Doctor Kanuska Group (Sacral Grooves 1000hz), HHY & The Macumbas (Nyege Tapes), Aunty Razor (Blanc Manioc), Bantou Mentale (Glitterbeat), Ghetto Kumbé (ZZK Records), Ayuune Sule and more!
Tune in live.

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

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


Afterparty @ Cafe Midpoint
189 Rue de Flandre