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Saturday 3 March > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins #5, Au Quai, Bxl


This 5th edition of Giraffes & Penguins will push away the limits of physics!
Four global underground DJ’s from Brussels will demonstrate that East, West, North & South can melt into a single point called “dancefloor” if brought at the right temperature!

🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧 LINE-UP 🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧🐧
This dangerous experiment (loss of control is very likely) will be led by The Wild, Drache Musicale, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Méchant Loop
🕶💥 Visual entertainment will be guaranteed by our guest VJ Gilles empêtré 💥🕶

Join & share the fun!  🙂

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Entrance 5€ /// Doors 10pm
Next to Dépôt Design and MIMA
Metro 1/5 >> Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51 >> Porte de Flandre / Vlaamse Poort

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Fri 24 Nov, Rebel Up @ Bruxellongo, Candance Bar, Bxl

New global dance party in Brussels > Bruxellongo!!!

Tomorrow, friday 24 nov, at Candance bar.
every first and last friday of the month you will have an alternative option to listen the new of the worldwide global underground music in the heart of Brussels.

▁ ▂ ▄ ▅ ▆ ▇ █ BruXellongo █ ▇ ▆ ▅ ▄ ▂ ▁
·.¸¸.·♩♪♫ First Dance Session ♫♪♩·.¸¸.·


KuraqAbe (PE/Bxl) *host*
Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
Sudakah (CO/Bxl)
Le Grand Mechant Loop (Bxl)

Expect everthing from Peruvian bass, chicha, Colombian cumbia & champeta, Latino styles, African beats, Caribbean tropicalism, Arabic sounds and much more!

Free in! + special beer promotions
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22h – 5am
@ Candance Bar
Plattesteen 18,
1000 Bruxelles (3 blocks from “La Bourse”)

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Thu 23 Nov: Turkish Pyschedelic Groove night with Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek concert, afterparty with Rebel Up, Radio Martiko & Front Chaud

A very special night of Bonnefooi Invites, in collaboration with Rebel Up, with some very special guests
Derya Yildirim & Grup Şimşek (TR/DE/FR/IT/GB)

Young singer/multi-instrumentist Derya Yıldırım teams up with fantastic drummer Greta Eacott (G-Bop Orchestra / One-Take records) and 3 quarters of Catapulte Records’ Orchestre du Montplaisant (Antonin Voyant, Graham Mushnik, Andrea Piro). With members originating from Turkey, Germany, France, Italy and Great Britain, Grup Şimşek (pronounce « Shimshek ») encapsulates the Outernational generation.

Upon hearing Turkey’s Derya Yildirim, it only takes a few seconds until your soul willingly allows itself to be bowled over. This singer/multi-instrumentalist namely possesses a unique voice that exudes both melancholy and longing. Musically, she is accompanied by Grup Şimşek that excels with its hypnotic Anatolian psych-pop. Turkish folk, grooves and psychedelica. Aside from own compositions, Derya Yildirim also interprets gems by Turkish artists like (protest)singer Selda Bağcan, rock pioneer Barış Manço, Moğollar and the Turkish poet Nazım Hikmet. After their amazing performance at the 10 Years of Rebel Up party in Recyclart last march and more recently at the Feeerieen festival by Ancienne Belgique in August, be sure to get in on time for a good spot to shake & cry with us.

Listen to her 4 song EP ‘Nem Kaldi’ , co-released by Les Disques Bongo Joe & Catapulte Records in early 2017, to capture her deeply melancholic voice and the eloquently groovy sounds by Grup Şimşek.

DJ Support & afterparty by Rebel Up SebCat, Radio Martiko & Front Chaud of Drache Musicale
Eastern vinyls & sounds in Turkish, Greek, Gypsy, Tsifteteli, Sefardic, Yugo etc folk, pop & rock sounds and much more global tunes from beyond the everlasting horizon.

FREE IN, get in early to grab a good spot 

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@ Bonnefooi

Rue des Pierres / Steenstraat 8

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Thu 25 May @ Bonnefooi Bxl > Rebel Up Cumbia Soundclash w/ Q-Richi (Eck Echo Berlin / PE) & Gaetano Dub

Thursday 25 May Rebel Up night @ Bonnefooi!
★ ★ ★ Roots, Latin, Bass & Bounce! ★ ★ ★

special guest:

❂❁❂ Q-RICHI (Eck Echo Berlin / Peru) ❂❁❂
Since 2007 in Berlin where he discovered his passion for music from his distant home country Peru. With his collective Eck Echo Berlin he set up the foundation of an eclectic scene of avant-garde Latin-American rhythms and party nights. He has played with artists such as Dengue Dengue Dengue (Peru), NAAFI (Mexico) and Los Pirañas (Colombia). He also works for NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, where last year he made a documentary in Peru with Dengue Dengue Dengue and Los Wemblers about the quest of amazonian cumbia. As a DJ, Q-RICHI makes us discover the roots of contemporary dance music exclusively in vinyl format. A journey to rich traditions through styles such as psychedelic cumbia, chicha, mapalé and champeta. Sounds of the past for today’s dancefloor!

❂❁❂ REBEL UP SEBCAT (Bxl) ❂❁❂ (host)
The infamous Rebel Up parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground, for over 10 years promoting new sounds where possible. From the freshest and bounciest global tunes, to ethnic electronic bass and digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel in their tapes, remixes and the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bruxelles & Groovalizacion Radio. This year will also mark the birth of Rebel Up! Records, a vinyl & digital label for special global sounds. Expect urban folk & electronic tunes from the global south and diaspora. Select global, play local!

❂❁❂ GAETANO DUB (Liege) ❂❁❂
For many years Gaetano Dub is one of the main DJ’s of the Liege DIY roots & latin scene, organising and supporting nights for bands and electronic artists from around the globe such as Fauna, Frikstailers and many more. A true whirlwind and versatile DJ who mixes reggae, dub, cumbia and global bass together in a spicy cocktail. He also hosts the TamaRitmo radio show on Liege radio 48FM, for all sounds Caribbean & Afro Latin. More and more he brings his sound to Brussels and rightly so. Music is the best high!!

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Rue des Pierres 8 Steenstraat,

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Sat 13 May > Oyé Cumbia Dancehall with special guests Equiknoxx (Jamaica) @ All In One Bar, Bxl

Equiknoxx are one of the weirdest, most innovative dancehall squads from Jamaica right now.
Easily identified by the squawking bird idents peppering their cuts, Equiknoxx productions have been big in the dance since Gavin Blair a.k.a. Gavsborg produced Busy Signal’s billboard hit Step Out in 2005, followed by key instrumentals for Beenie Man, Aidonia, Masicka, and T.O.K.
Their new album Bird Sound Power arguably marks up the most striking riddim album you’ll hear in 2017, weighted with the potential to open up perceptions of current dancehall thanks to the mad character and broad reference points of its producers, encompassing King Jammy’s foundational digi-dub and Dave Kelly’s Mad House sound as much as rugged New York hip hop and the wigged-out, feminine pressure of Virginia Beach’s Timbaland or The Neptunes.

hosted by :
SebCat (Rebel Up)
Mr. Orange (Low Up)
Mr. Beyond (Silver Canary)

Limited capacity, come early > Full = Full

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5 € in
@ All In One Bar
Rue Haute 9

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Sat 6 May > Rebel Up! & NGHE present: T R O P I C O U L O S @ Barlok Bxl

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ! ! ! ! T R O P I C O U L O S ! ! ! ! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

NGHE Mediatheque & Rebel Up present a burning hot night of cumbia, afrolatin, dub, ancestral folklore, tropical beats and global bass > Fiesta!

▷▷▷ LINEUP > > > > > > >

Guacamayo Tropical (CO / Madrid)
The Colombian duo Guacamayo have been taking all the afrolatin flavour in their suitcase, spreading the sweaty love in their wild Guacamayo Tropical parties in Madrid and their Festival Guacamayo in the mountains near Madrid. Their sessions are characterized by the integration of organic musical instruments such as Colombian gaita, tamboras and djembe, and even typical and native dances switched up with digital beats. Also, they explore new sounds created from traditional roots with a slightly digital edge. Hearty, lively rhythms and flood the crowd with a colorful wave of love, joy and Cumbia! Inspired by earthly ancestral trips, they show us a path, an idea and a project aimed at challenging the senses on all fronts, shooting out sounds explosively charged with good vibes, light and hope.

The Silly Tang (UK/FR – Madrid)
The Silly Tang has been ripping parties for the last 5 years all accross the UK channel and into latino spheres. Playing alongside names such and Randall and J-Man in the Jungle music scene and rocking up some Gypsy Folk next to names such as Balkan Hotsteppers or Innamorati. He has now settled to live tangly in Madrid, Spain to start continue producing more delightful tangoloid sounds, between dub, cumbia and ancestral latino folklore. He has released dubby cumbia tunes on Andalucian label Caballito and on Chilean label Regional. Also he’s part of the La Selva crew known for their tropical sweaty sounds.

Rebel Up SebCat (Bxl)
The infamous Rebel Up! parties are no secret to the Brussels global underground, for over 10 years promoting new sounds where possible. From the freshest and bounciest global tunes, to ethnic electronic bass and digital folklore, it’s all there to hear and feel in their tapes, remixes and the monthly radio show Rebel Up Nightshop on Radio Campus Bxl & Radio Groovalizacion. This year will also mark the birth of Rebel Up! Records, a vinyl & digital label for special global sounds. Expect urban folk & electronic tunes from the global south and diaspora. Select global, play local!

Mr Orange (Lowup, Bxl)
a Brussels based music aficionado and founder of both the infamous Los Hermanos Brothers and Lowup. His musical universe is broader then broadway and he’s also active as a sound designer for theater and film. In his more informal playing moments he’s also known as Carrot or El sñr Naranja. Groovy tropicalism with a pinch of the unexpected and some tongue-in-cheek humour. Good music is timeless.

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▷▷▷ ENTRY: 23h…
Prix Libre (minimum 3€)
Beers : 1,50€
Special cheap cocktails by NGHE mishmash loca crew!

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

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Sat 29/04 > Rebel Up @ Akuphone label estafette @ Niko Matcha + Café Midpoint

Rebel Up , NGHE Mediatheque & Drache Musicale present Akuphone label estafette night in Niko Matcha & MIDPOINT CAFE & BAR (neighbour bars), starting in Niko Matcha, afterparty in Midpoint.

Akuphone is a french independant label focused on rare global pop and folk music from the early 1950’s to the late 1980’s, led by Cheb Gero (aka Fabrice Gery) and Tinmar (aka Martin Jay), both record collectors. The label is inspired by the need to release music that has not been released before to western audiences. It aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. Akuphone ambitions to promote “hyphenated music” and its diversity without emphasizing such ambiguous notions as intermixing and hybridity, which can be considered as commonly accepted stances tinted with eurocentrism.

Cheb Gero (Akuphone)
Cheb Gero is a collector and a music enthusiast. After being a record dealer for many years, he launched the Akuphone label in an “archives” spirit and a desire to “explore the world in music”. In an approach to musical archeology, he seeks to highlight the work of artists, musicians, singers and singers who, in the so-called Western countries, are ignored or unknown Far from a romantic or fetishist view of extra-Western music, the label’s objective is to articulate these cultural productions with their historical and political context and to re-situate them in their social and cultural conditions of appearance.

support / hosts >
Rebel Up SebCat
Drache Musicale

20h label presentation & sets @ Niko Matcha > prix libre
Rue de Flandre 183

23h afterparty @ Midpoint > FREE IN
Rue de Flandre 189

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Sat 22 April > Festival des Cultures Urbaines *Peru Benefit*, Baraque a Brique, Bxl

Saturday 22 April > Festival des Cultures Urbaines in Schaarbeek at the Baraque a Brique cultural squat.

An event created by artists from allover the world who come together to show their solidarity with the Peruvian families in Yangas, a small mountain town in Santa Rosa de Quives District, which got severely hit by the floods.


13h Peruvian kitchen open!
15h – 16h Storytelling for kids
16h – 19h Circus & cabaret
19h30 – 00h00 Live music & party!

Le grand présentateur!   Loko Cirkea (clowning), Alessandro Carocci (juggling),  The MM Project, Daniele Contino (unicycle), Jan Slangen (hat juggling), Lyapunov (tightrope waling), Alessandro Carocci (clown), El Duende (juggling), Manon (theater), Pon Pon (fire sticks) & more

from 19h30 onwards > >
Duo Characato (trad folk)
Pura Sangre con Grupo Shamans (folk fusion)
Karamoja (roots reggae)
Pachamanka (chicha)
Arumbo (acoustic set)
afterparty with Rebel Up! SebCat

Come & share!
Prix Libre / Donation!

@ Baraque a Brique
Rue Gallait 60
1030 Schaerbeek
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Fri 21 Apr > Rebel Up! double Cumbia & Dancehall night @ Walvis (w Memo Pimiento) + All In One bar w/ Silver Canary

double Rebel Up! action this Friday night in Brussels in cumbia & dancehall style!

starting at Café Walvis, free concert of our Mexican friend Memo Pimiento and his always amazing electro cumbia live sound.
concert at 22/ 23h. Before & after cumbia dj set by Rebel Up! SebCat

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22h – 1am

@ Walvis
Rue Antoine Dansaert 209

After that, another party in the new bar All In One, in the Marolles 🙂
Run by sweet Haïtian folks with a love for jazz & tropical sounds.

Time for another Oyé Cumbia Dancehall night by Silver Canary soundsystem & Rebel Up! From 22h til deep into the night we’ll spin the best rocksteady, dancehall, cumbia and other afro-latino bass tunes. Free in. Hope to see you there, come & bump!

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22h – 5am > FREE IN
@ All In One Bar
Rue Haute 9
(around corner of Bowling)

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Sat 15 April > Rebel Up! @ Domicil Club, Dortmund (DE)

Rebel Up! in Germany this saturday! 🙂
We’ll be playing Domicil club in Dortmund at the WDR Cosmo Global Player party together with our Moroccan grandmaster dj friend Ali T. Global sounds & beats to make your feet go wild 🙂

Domicil is famous a one of Germany’s prime jazz club and has an amazing sound system, a dream for every music loving DJ & listener 🙂

Global Player, the Funkhaus Europa (now Cosmo) club night, is already since 10 years a wild global party in the Dortmunder nightlife. Both resident-DJs Ali T and Kosta Kostov play the best selections from the Balkan, Oriental, Latino and Afro for a true worldtripping feel & vibe. Rebel Up! joins in the fun, see you there! Bis bald!

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23H / 8€
@ Domicil Club
Hansastrasse 7-11


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Fri 7 April > Rebel Up! @ Pan-Amafropeans party, Sexyland, A’dam

this Friday afternoon / evening & night in Amsterdam
Rebel Up playing @ Pan-Amafropean party in a new place > Sexyland

First, from 13:00 til 14:00 a session at Red Light Radio, tune into the live stream.

We wished our parties were sexy, but somehow our guests often get disgustingly sweaty from dancing, or end up too drunk to look any good.. But not this time! This time we’ll be in SEXYLAND, and it’ll be slick, smooth and sensual..

✫pan-amafropeans in SEXYLAND✶ will be:
• a défilé of our favourite (and sexy) DJs
• a selection of sleazy, dirty and exotic musics
• cheap & stale (and maybe cold..) beer
• fresh food by sensuous Silvia (De Bakbrommer)
• (oh.. and an intimate little party for our 4 yrs avec une surprise)

Pole dancing marathon (starts 16:00 vrijmibo stylee):
░ ✫ PÅL/SECAM (pan-amafropeans)
✶ ░ SebCat (Rebel Up Soundclash! | Brussels)
░ ✫ Rem Gow (All Around The Globe | Red Light Radio)
✶ ░ DEKS (Sexyland All Stars)
░ ✫ L-Dopa (BAM BAM Amsterdam | Paradiso)
✶ ░ GNOE (Stranded FM | Utrecht)
░ ✫ Selecta Mano (Ticket to the Tropics | Angola)
.. more tba

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@ Sexyland
Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 39,
1033 RC Amsterdam
boat from Central Station: NDSM-Werfveer – pont 906

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24/25/26 March: Festa Afro Tuga #2 weekend in Antwerp & Brussels

Afro Tuga time again!  After our 1st super successful party in Brussels last June, it is time for Afro Tuga #2 and this time 2 nights in 2 cities: Antwerp & Brussels.
Amazing artwork for both made events by Bichel Editions.

Friday 24 March in Het Bos in Antwerp >
With 2 special guests from Lisboa, Portugal, for a night of true Afro Portuguese music styles from vintage styles to urban afro tech & beats >

Celeste Mariposa (Lisboa / PT) /
Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj 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. Last year a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia, Julinho da Concertina (both in Recyclart last 2 years). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba, rebita and much much more!

DJ Noronha – BlackSea Não Maya crew- (Principe, Lisboa / PT)
Only 24 years old, DJ Noronha aka Fabio d’Alva Noronha is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon southside Bairro da Jamaica area, across the river Tejo river. Part of the Blacksea Não Maya crew together with Dj Kolt, Dj Perigoso & Dj Joker who have released 2 LP’s already on Principe Discos. The Blacksea Não Maya sound is an urban blend of Afro Portuguese ghetto beats, spanking percussion and electronic tones, like slower funaná crossed with the rudiments of kuduro. Alien rumba for ballroom dance matinées. Puxa pa!

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese dj on the bill as local support. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction for those who come to their underground global nights. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.

Calacas DJ’s (Mechelen)
Driven by their love for the analog sound, DJ duo Calacas explores the world of tropical grooves as cadencelypso, cumbia, guaguanco, afro disco and more. Their ultra-danceable sets leave no dance floor unmoved! Immerse yourself in a heavy sweaty trip through the Creole univers.

23:00 – late….
het Bos,
Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp
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Next day, Saturday 25 March > Brussels time!
Festa Afro Tuga #2, organised together with NGHE Mediatheque.

same lineup as above!

In a sweaty basement + upstairs bar in the Kuumba venue, Flemish-African house in the heart of the Matongé area, Ixelles. Expect all the wonder of the Afro Portuguese music, from vintage funaná & semba from Cabo Verde, Angola & diaspora to the contemporary Afrotech of Lisboa’s suburbs via Principe Discos label.

23:00 – 5:00
@ Kuumba
Chaussee de Wavre 78, Matongé, IXL
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On Sunday, *afterparty* chill style in Brussels.

We will end the Festa Afro Tuga in the NGHE mediatheque in Molenbeek with a presentation & label talk by Celeste Mariposa & a special documentary about music in Cabo Verde (1hr).

Open door & mediatheque from 14:00
Label talk & Cabo Verdian docu from 19:00

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prix libre
@ NGHE Mediatheque
Rue des Mariniers 6
1080 Molem
tram 51 (Porte de Flandre / Ch de Gand)
metro Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen

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