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

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

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

28 / 29 / 30 sept > Rebel Up @ Nuits Sonores festival & Allee du Kaai, BRASS + Bozar + La Vallee, Bxl

This weekend, triple Rebel Up action during 3 days of the Nuits Sonores festival in Brussels and the brocante day at Allee du Kaai. Busy programme indeed!

Starting on friday 28 sept > BRASS X REBEL UP, Night #1 / The Loop
Rebel Up curates an electro latino night for Nuits Sonores @ BRASS venue in Forest.

with an international lineup of live acts and deejays from the latin underground:
Nova Materia (CL/FR/ live), Usted (ES/ live), Meneo (GT/ live) and Rebel Up DJ’s, Muevelo DJ’s (AR/CL/FR) and Andr’s R (VZ).

Expect everything from experimental electro latino pop to 8 bit reggaeton, electropical, dembow, cumbia beats, moombahton and beyond!

and oh yeah, it’s FREE IN! 🙂
FB event / website

@ BRASS
Rue Van Volxemlaan 364, 1190 Brussels

Next day, saturday 29 sept, there is the brocante at Allee du Kaai with 2nd hand market, vinyl market, live concerts and dj sets.Rebel Up will be present with the vinyl distro but also spinning tunes during the afternoon on the Giraffe & Penguins soundsystem.

This all from 12h onwards…
See all info in FB event or website.

In the evening:
Nuits Sonores Night #2 > Rebel Up DJ Leblanc @ African Takeover night in Bozar
, Terarken room.

with an international lineup of live acts and deejays from the african underground:
Les Amazones d’Afrique, Batida apresenta: The Almost Perfect DJ (PT), DJ Nigga Fox (PT / Principe), DJ Kampire (UG / Nyege Tapes) and Rebel Up Leblanc.

from Leblanc, expect an ethnic warm up opening dj set from western africa into the sahel and afterwards all night long global sounds, South-African electronic, western african traditional,  electro – kuduro mix and more.

and also lots of music going on in all the other rooms of Bozar. see lineup below.
FB event / Bozar website.
presale 25€ / 30€ door
@ Bozar

Also on saturday evening, but not part of the festival, Rebel Up artists Babylon Trio will perform at the Ancienne Belgique, in the big room!

It’s the goodbye concert of Belgium’s punk post rock band Madensuyu, after 25 years.
Babylon Trio will open the evening with a live set at 19h, and we might even have some vinyls of their debut album ‘Habibi’ for sale! 🙂

All info in FB event or AB website.

and if all that is not enough and you still have energy >

On sunday 30 sept, day #3 at La Vallée during the last day of Nuits Sonores festival.

Hosted by Bxl collective Les Actionnaires, there will be another vinyl market and the Rebel Up distro will be present.

With art installations of various artists and concerts by Kasparov Not Kasparov and Die Wilde Jagd and DJ’s La souris et l’éléphant b2b Tushen Raï, Nixie’s and Pim’s (Sheitan Brothers) b2b Prince Off.

From 14h onwards. FREE IN!
FB event.
@ La Vallee
38 Rue Alphonse Lavallee
Molenbeek

well, we hope to see you at one of these 5 events, and perhaps even more 🙂

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

Wed 7 June > Africa Negra concert @ Muziekpublique, Bxl > Sao Tomé Afro funk

Africa Negra in Brussels!
The legendary Sao Tomé band, only show in Belgium @ Muziekpublique.

The band is extremely renowned in the lusophone African countries and its worldwide diaspora, be it Europe or North and South America (Colombia especially!), and are loved for their own inimitably guitar based style of heavenly mellowed São Tomé Rumba, Soukous or Socopé, with blissful hints of Highlife. Their first three records are highly sought after by record collectors and unsung gems of african insular music. If you are not familiar with it, here are a few of their classics of our own choice > Carambola, Que Santomé, Nao Nao Senhor.

They have undergone through several different formations; but never really stopped and their current formations includes three members from the early days  (the charismatic lead singer João Seria, lead guitar player Leonildo Barros and bass guitarist Albertino). In 2014 they celebrated their 40th anniversary and that brought  the band back to their brother country of Portugal for a few performances (Lisbon at Club B’leza and FMM Festival in Sines), something which hadn’t happened since the early 80’s as well as a historical first appearance at in Berlin at the Weltmusik Festival. They had never played outside of Portugal before; even if they kept busy in their home country. Here the video of their performance on national television.

We made a special Rebel Up edit for this concert, check it here and free to download! 🙂

warmup tunes + afterparty in the foyer by Rebel Up & Le Grand Mechant Loop.

doors @ 20h
concert Africa Negra @ 21h

Best get your tickets before,
7 € members or 9 € presale non-members
12 € at door.

info >
FB event
Muziekpublique website

Fri + Sat 19/20 May > Africa Is / In The Future Festival, Bxl

This friday & saturday >
From the initiative of Point Culture and in collaboration with Goethe Institute Bxl and Cinema Nova, an exploration of African futuristic visions during a two-day festival Africa is / in the future. During the day there are ateliers and presentations in Point Culture, in the evening movies and concerts in Nova > > >

Friday @ Pointculture Botanique > lectures, presentations, concert >
FREE IN
15h00 – 16h00 Lecture > African future urban challenges: Luanda and Nairobi by Fabio Vanin.
16h30 – 17h30 Presentation > “Afrika Sound ” by Rebel Up & NGHE Médiathèque.
Expect a passionate audio-visual session about the ever changing energies of modern African music
18h00 – 19h00 Performance > Ozferti

Saturday afternoon programme @ Pointculture >
FREE IN
14h00 – 15h00 lecture > Afrofuturism with Pascale Obolo and Gato Preto
15h30 – 16h30 Lecture > African Science-Fiction by Oulimata Gueye
17h00 – 18h00 Lecture > Africa between future and hope by Jean-Christophe Servant (Monde Diplomatique)

evening progamme @ Cinema Nova

20h Kin Kiesse + Kingelez > short movies by Mweze Ngangura & Dirk Dumon
4€ / 3€ members)
22h The Tower by Filip de Boeck & Sammy Baloji, with the presence of Sammy Baloji
6€ / 4€ members

Saturday evening programme @ Cinema Nova >

Documentaries curated by Rebel Up!  >
20h I Love Kuduro (Angola) by Mario Patrocinio + Woza Taxi (South Africa) by Tommaso Cassinis

22h Concert > Gato Preto & AWA Rap Queen (MZ/GH/DE/ZW)
0h Afterparty > Rebel Up & Ill Syll

10€ / 8 members

Full info & programme >
FB event
site Pointculture
site Cinema Nova