Sat 7 March: Kali’s Time (Intersections) @ VK Vaartkapoen, Bxl

To celebrate the International Women’s Rights Day, Rrita Jashari (VK) and Diana Barreto (Tropical DJipsies) programme & curate a special ALL FEMALE night in VK Vaartkapoen.

20:00 – Doors open! come early and enjoy dinner and magic…
African dinner by Cafe Congo, massages by the hands of Angélique , caravan Meditative Makeup, Le Pornomatic!, creative photo activities by Oiseaux Sans Tête, documentaries by 40Braids,activist concer & stand by Collecti.e.f 8 maars

21:30 – 22:00 TSouKina (live concert of Brussels female Gnawa group)
22:00 – 23:30 Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins / Rebel Up / Festa Afro Tuga)
23:30 – 00:30 La Sirocco (Radio Panik)
00:30 – 02:30 M I M I ( Lait de Coco / The Word) b2b Rrita Jashari (54kolaktiv / Kiosk Radio / VK)
02:30 – 04:00 Nidia Minaj (PT / Príncipe Discos)

Incredible video mapping by Maria Ilia and live dancers on stage throughout the night!

FB event / VK website for presale tickets!

This event is part of ‘Intersections’, presented by Psst Mlle in various venues allover Brussels on 7 + 8 March.
Intersections, as in the circuit between six venues.
Intersections, as in the intersectionality feminism needs so bad.
Intersections, as in the mix between music genres.
Intersections, as in the connection between female programmers.

from 20h til 4am
@ VK Vaartkapoen
Rue de Manchester 13-15
Molenbeek

new Rebel Up Nighthop episode: February (Radio Campus Bxl)

Fresh new Rebel Up Nightshop #69 (February) via Radio Campus Bruxelles, with new tunes, albums & EP’s by Lagartijeando, Mameen 3, YÔKAÏ, Atangana Records, Leve Leve Sao Tomé e Principé 2LP compilation on Bongo Joe Records by DJ Tom B., bengatronics / UMOJA on INI Movement, Kinshasa 1978 sessions on Crammed Discs via DJ Martin Meissonnier, Romperayo on Discrepant, Deena Abdelwahed on InFiné and PML Beatz on Príncipe Discos and more, tune in!

Sat 11 January > Rebel Up x Giraffes & Penguins x Festa Afro Tuga: Adventures #2 @ FFORMATT, Bxl

yes yes y’all!

this saturday 11 January Rebel Up presents another special party night at FFORMATT together with Giraffes & Penguins and Festa Afro Tuga crews.

ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND #2 @ FFORMATT

Entrance 6€ (presale) / 8€ door (CASH ONLY)
With a presale ticket, you can skip the queue plus your place is secured at any moment of the night! Otherwise 8€ at the door from midnight onwards and possible queues.

FB event
Doors 23h00
between Bourse / De Brouckere metro
FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building

Lineup >
DJ Narciso & Nuno Beats (Rsproduções)
PLLOW
Rafael Aragon
Rebel Up SebCat
Le Grand Méchant Loop
Tropical DJipsies


NGHE Mediatheque Balpop + Bichel – editions


Deejay Narciso + Nuno Beats > Rsproduções (PT / Príncipe Discos)
The RS Produçoes (‘Rinchoa Stress’) collective from the Rinchoa northern Lisboa suburb was launched in 2016 by a then 17-year-old Narciso, and is made up of DJ/producer Nuno Beats, DJs Nulo and Lima, producer Farucox and MC Pimenta. Their album ‘Bagdad Style’ on Lisboa label Principe Discos last year features 8 original compositions by DJ Narciso and Nuno Beats and moves from “muscular batida” to “metallic cargaa” via “semi-tarraxos” and ravey house and kuduro jams. The crew plays regular shows at Príncipe’s monthly Noite Príncipe parties in Lisbon and will be playing in Brussels for the 1st time. Quente, puxa!
https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/bagdad-style

PLLOW (Bloom Hill / Kiosk Radio)
PLLOW is a female Cameroonian/Belgian DJ & co-founder of the Brussels music agency Bloom Hill. With this eclectic DJ, you can expect a set between afro rhythms and bassy sounds. After 3 years Djing, she can mention highlights like performing at AFROPUNK in Paris, Dour Festival, The Lot Radio (Brooklyn NY) and being a resident DJ for Kiosk Radio. PLLOW highly values spirituality and the effortless pursuit of good powers. She instantly pricks the ears of her audiences with her selection showing off her versatility as she embraces a variety of melodies and rhythms with her no-nonsense attitude.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Pllow

HOSTED BY > > >

Rebel Up SebCat
Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable!

Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala)
Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience.
https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
https://rafiralfiro.bandcamp.com

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Giraffes & Penguins)
Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the amazingly wild Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017 with Rebel Up.

Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins)
This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers.
https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019

at the entrance all night long / aux entree:
NGHE Mediatheque Balpop sounds + Festa Afro Tuga tshirts by Bichel – editions

in smoking room / chill out:
Liquid Light show by Poiss

All info > FB event

TICKETS:
6€ presale
8€ at door (Cash Only)
23h – 6am

LOCATION:
— FFORMATT —
RUE DU MARCHE AUX POULETS 7
1000 BRUSSELS

– Smoking Room Inside
– Chill Out space
– No noise outside
– All tribes welcome
– No sexism
📸 No pictures / respect the moment

new Rebel Up Nightshop show online: #67 December

new Rebel Up Nightshop show (December, last show of 2019) via Radio Campus Bruxelles with albums by Asmaa Hamzaoui & Bnat Timbouktou (ajabu), François N’GWA (Into The Deep Treasury), Soul Sega Sa! vol 2 (Bongo Joe Records), Apichat Pakwan (Animist), ACID ARAB (Crammed Discs) and Dj Nigga Fox (Príncipe Discos), also songs by Fortuna Records, Penya & Guedra Guedra, On the Corner, Ghoula (Shouka) and Lalalar, tune in!

Fri 25 Oct: Nightshop Festa Afro Tuga #6: ANGOLA special @ Recyclart, Bxl

Festa Afro Tuga started in 2016 by the NGHE Mediatheque and Rebel Up as a party in Brussels to celebrate Afro Portuguese music culture, with guests DJ’s from Celeste Marisposa, Principe Discos label and live artists from the Afro Portuguese diaspora. 5 epic & wild editions were held so far in various Brussels venues. This edition in the new Recyclart in Molenbeek melts together with the Nightshop concept as an Angolan special. Gente sabi, puxa!

CelesteMariposa (AO/PT / Lisboa)
is a DJ from Lisbon who has been known for unconventional sets since 2010: rare vinyl pearls from the Lusophone (‘Portuguese-speaking’) African music, inspired by African ‘bailes’ from the 5 former Portuguese colonies (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, San Tomé & Principé). Most of these recordings are totally unknown in the West but afrobaile is the hot swinging cradle of any kind of groove. A powerful selection from instrumental Cape Verde funana to the raw Angolan merengue and semba, as well as gum from Guinea Bissau and Mozambique marrabenta. Simply irresistible.
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

Diron Animal (AO/PT)
Nirox Romao aka Diron Animal brings infectiously rhythmic dance music from the Angolan ghettos, fusing electronic production with traditional music. He is an ex-member of rock kuduro band Throes + The Shine where he played for several years and released his debut album ‘Alone’ in 2017 on the British Soundway label. Now his 2nd album ‘Pair’ has been released on Rebel Up Records just before summer, so his set is a true first premiere for Brussels! He will perform as a power trio, aided by percussion and guitar.
https://dironanimal.bandcamp.com

Lua Preta (AO/PL)
Angolan/Polish duo consisting of vocalist/MC Ms. Gia of Angolan descent and experienced Polish DJ and producer Mentalcut. Together they bring the frenetic mixture of modern electronic music and African genres characteristic not only to Ms. Gia’s native Angola but also to the whole continent – including kuduro, afrohouse, gqom and more. They released various EP’s and remixes in the last 2 years and are now awaiting their forthcoming EP “Polaquinha Preta”.
https://soundcloud.com/luapreta

DJ Nervoso (STP/ Lisboa)
Nervoso was born in São Tomé and Príncipe, but based around Lisbon for more than 2 decades now. As the godfather of the Príncipe label, he is well known for a bare bones approach to rhythm, working the basic hypnotic feel of pounding drums to mesmerizing effect in his permanent quest to make people move. His sound is meant to unite, not divide, the dancefloor. Even before he started producing, Nervoso was quick to perceive that some people were alienated in parties where Angolan kuduro got played, for the simple reason they didn’t command the specific moves associated with the style or its variations. So his production focused on adapting the beats of this much-loved dance music, changing the codes for a more inclusive experience. Some call it techno.
https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/dj-nervoso

+ recup snacks by NGHE during the night

Are you ready? vamos emborra!!! 🙂
Not to be missed, we guarantee.

TIMETABLE
23:00>00:30 CelesteMariposa
00:30>01:30
Diron Animal
01:30>02:30
Lua Preta
02:30>04:00 DJ Nervoso (
Príncipe Discos)
04:00>05:00 Rebel Up


FB event
5€ > 23h – 5am
@ Recyclart
13 Rue de Manchester
1080 Molem!

poster design by Bichel Editions

Sat 9 Feb > Festa Afro Tuga @ Studio CityGate, Anderlecht Bxl w/ Silvino Branca funaná trio (CV/PT), Celeste Mariposa (PT/AN), DJ Kolt (Principe Discos) & more

Festa Afro Tuga #5
Soirée Afro Portugaise, Afro Tuga style, muito quente /+

organised by Rebel Up & NGHE Mediatheque

This special Festa Afro Tuga winter edition night is our biggest up to now, with a funana live band from Cabo Verde / Lisboa, Afro Portuguese DJ’s from Lisboa and a string of local Bxl DJ’s.

Info >
FB EVENT

Listen here to our Rebel Up radio show on Bruzz (tuesday) with a a special focus on the Festa Afro Tuga >

Silvino Branca Trio * live funaná * (Cabo Verde/Lisboa)
Born in the neighbourhood of S. Domingos (Santiago island, Cabo Verde), Silvino Branca is an important figure in modern funaná, part of the generation that inherited the sound of Codé di Dona, Sema Lopi, Julinho, Bitori or Tchota Suari. Like them, Silvino Branca is a ‘homi di gaita’ (accordion man) and fully embodies the new funaná generation raised in the ghettos of Cabo Verde, where he started playing at the tender age of 7. With the inspiration and influence of the old masters, he brings traditional funaná in its newest accelerated style: Cotxi Pó. A wild mix of shorter funaná accordion melodies with abrupt changes and more obvious hypnotism, dropping lyrics and references to times of poverty, drought and persecution experienced by the previous generation. These roots, strength and muscle have made the Cotchi Pó style extremely popular in Cabo Verde. Silvino is joined by bass guitar player Carlos da Veiga (Julinho da Concertina / Pedrinho band) and his wife Maria Das Dores Diop on ferro. Their Cotxi Pó sound is feverishly psychedelic with long trance-like compositions, the pace never slows down. Can you keep up? Puxa!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=codTLJyjNpo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y29W4pvANAk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fn2Zkk_jr4

CelesteMariposa (Lisboa)
Wilson Vilares aka Celeste Mariposa started out in the techno scene but the powerful music of the PALOP countries lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of Luso-African music from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and Lisboa. Celeste Mariposa is also a label imprint, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in the Lisboa area such as Chalo Correia and Julinho da Concertina (both played in Bxl the last few years). Expect psychedelic roots funaná, colafunk, electro passada, semba, rebita, kizomba roots and much more!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

DJ Kolt (Lisboa/Sao Tomé / Príncipe Discos)
Adjalme Noronha aka Kolt is the founding member of the Blacksea Não Maya crew from Lisboa on the other side of the Tejo river, known as Margem Sul. Together with Dj Perigoso, Dj Joker and his younger brother Noronha they have released 2 LP’s on the crunching Principe Discos label from Lisboa. 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, tarraxo and socopé rumba. His younger brother DJ Noronha played at our Festa Afro Tuga #2 night in 2017 and halfway his set the Brussels police stopped the party. that’s how wild it got. This time Kolt will take us till the end!
https://soundcloud.com/black-ea-n-o-maya
https://principediscos.bandcamp.com/album/calor-no-frioo-2

Phonetics (54Kolektiv)
54K crew are known in Brussels for their open eclectic parties combined with urban & social activism allover the city, where they counter against empty real estate, racism and human rights. Phonetics is one our brothers who understands the Afro Tuga vibe, playing all between kuduro, afrohouse and the current Afro Lisboa sound.
https://soundcloud.com/dj-phonetics/freestyle-afro-mix

Rebel Up Gato Seb (Bxl)
Brussels global crew Rebel Up! is no secret with eclectic global nights allover town, their monthly radio show Nightshop and Kiosk Radio sessions and their international label. Expect some hot warming up & heating down in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to contemporary LX beats, batidas & funanas do guetto, PALOP style.
https://www.rebelup.org/
https://www.mixcloud.com/PALetSECAM/sebcat-at-pan-amafropeans-sexyland-amsterdam-dj-set/

Le Grand Méchant Loop (Bxl)
Founder of the Giraffes & Penguins party who will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with the genuine PALOP 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

Calacas DJ’s
DJ duo from Mechelen who are rabid vinyls collectors of all sounds Afro, tropical and PALOP. Expect the finest vinyl tunes from Cabo Verde to Guinné Bissau, Angola, & Sao Tomé. Wild!
https://www.mixcloud.com/Calacasdj

CABO VERDE FOOD FROM 20H – 22H30 > CACHUPA!!!
Nilza our Cabo Verdian chef friend, will cook a typical Cabo Verde dish. Cachupa is the national stew of slow cooked corn (hominy), beans, sweet potato and meat. Perfect for a night of heavy party.
Price: 12 €
Please reserve / reservez svp! BEFORE THURSDAY AFTERNOON
as the Portuguese say: Quem nao reserva come restos.
RESERVATIONS: dianabamaro@gmail.com

+ local artisanal beers for 2€ / 3€
+ Cabo Verdean grog & ponche shots
+ snacks during the night
+ Chill out space
+ Thai massage corner
+ VJ mapping by Maria Ilia
+ Heavy Afro Tuga sound

All info > FB EVENT

5€ before midnight / 8€ after!!!
CASH ONLY / no bancontact


@ Studio CityGate
Grondelstraat 154 Rue des Goujons
Anderlecht Bxl
10min walk from Gare du Midi

directions > https://goo.gl/maps/PmLsDerDuboh

Sat 15 july > Festa Afro Tuga #3 @ Barlok, Bxl, with Celeste Mariposa & LiloCox

Afro Tuga #3, Afro Portugese style, muito quente /+
after the very succesfull 1st & 2nd Festa Afro Tuga organised by Rebel Up & the NGHE Mediatheque, it’s time for #3, in the Barlok venue this time.

Celeste Mariposa (PT)
Wilson Vilares 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. 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) and next week in Recyclart with band Conjunto Contratempo > Holidays: Conjunto Contratempo / Celeste Maripose +Extras ! !. Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba, rebita and much much more!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

LiloCox (Principe Discos label, PT)
Once more we invite one of the young producer talents of the Lisboa label Principe Discos. LiloCox has been part of the Principe family since the early beginnings, supported by the scene’s godfathers Nervoso, Marfox and Nigga Fox. Together with Firmeza and Maboku, LiloCox is part of the Os P.D.D.G crew (Piqueno DJ’s Do Guetto / Little DJ’s from the ghetto), formed out of admiration for their elders and their sound. A sound that was followed through by these young kids from the rough Quinta do Mocho neighbourhood, not far from Lisbon airport’s main runway. Expect batida’s, kuduro, deep sexy house, traditional African melodies (evocative Funaná accordions), epic horns calling to a love battle on the dancefloor.
https://soundcloud.com/deejay-lilocox

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

fique a vontage !!

FB event

@ Barlok, Avenue du Port 53, Bxl
23h – 5h
Prix libre > 5€ desired / conseillé
CASH ONLY / NO BANCONTACT