Rebel Up & Babylon Trio will be on a mini tour in Switzerland.
here the dates:
thu 12.05 @ Bienne
fri 13.05 @ Le Rez Usine, Geneva, Fete de la Danse Dabke night with Rizan Said and more
sat 14.05 Rebel Up & Don Kapot @ Bongo Joe Records, Geneva
Listen festival is finally on again this week for 1st time since 2019! Such an amazing programme, 5 nights of music allover Brussels!
On saturday 02.04 Rebel Up & Crammed Discs team up with the VK Vaartkapoen venue with an amazing diverse lineup. Schroothoop trio from Brussels on their instruments made from recycled trash, Palestinian duo Zenobia and their electro-dabke sound and DJ set by Acid Arab, plus Rebel Up & Rrita Jashari on the dj decks for more dancefloor fun.
More than 80% of the tickets are gone, so better hurry up. Get tickets here.
22h00 Rrita Jashari
23h00 Schroothoop ‘Live’
00h00 Rrita Jashari
00h30 Zenobia ‘Live’
01h30 Acid Arab ‘Dj set’
03h30 Rebel Up DJs
On friday 01.04, Instore listening session > Rebel Up & Fresh Nunas will spin vinyls at Tropicall Records in the Marolles area. Also concert by Burkinabé griot musician Kaito Winse.
Come over, free in > bar with artisanal beers, samosa & arancini tapas, piments de fati & more. From 18h to 23h. FB event.
@ Tropical Records shop
235 Rue Haute
Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987
New release on Rebel Up Records, +5 years in the making, retrospective of worker class & migrant chicha cumbia from Discos Horoscopo label from Lima, Peru in the 1980’s.
Between 1977 and 1987, the Discos Horóscopo label produced the largest wave of Andean tropical cumbia in the world; ‘chicha’, a reference to the indigenous Andean alcoholic drink. The label was filled with contemporary iconic figures such as Chacalón y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis, Grupo Alegría and other groups which today have a cult status in Peru and beyond. Together they created a unique style with the capacity to talk about both love and uprooting, unemployment, struggle of classes, internal violence and impossible loves.
Selection made by DJ Pinchado, Rebel Up SebCat & Jalo del Prado Nunez. Out now digitally, streaming and as 2LP deluxe gatefold edition with 12 page booklet with Liner notes by Alfredo Villar and translated song texts (in spanish & english) and graphic gatefold design by Ruta Mare.
Available as 2LP or with limited edition 7inch bonus single (Los Shapis & blind singer Nohemi)
Also very limited edition run of 60 Chicha Popular Tshirts available, designed in neon paint by Ruta Mare.
Check the bundles on our Bandcamp.
Friday 25.06 we got an evening outdoor event + 2 hour mixtape on the radio.
From 19.00 – 23.00, Rebel Up & Friends vinyl session at Kiosque Bois de la Cambre, with SebCat, Didi of Tropical DJipsies, Drache Musicale and Bongo Hi-Fi.
Expect global, tropical and summer sounds.
Come and have a drink, also dinner is possible!
You can find the kiosk at the Champ du Vert Chasseur side in the middle of the Bois de la Cambre. Find your route here.
And for those staying home or wanting to listen from elsewhere >>>
from 22.00 until midnight a pre-recorded Giraffes & Penguins mixtape will be on air at Liege radio station 48FM, with selections by Rebel Up SebCat, Didi of Tropical DJipsies and Drache Musicale.
You can listen to the FM or streaming, tune in via the web player of 48FM.
It is #bandcampfriday again today 7 May, where Bandcamp waives their fees for 24 hours to fully support artists & labels.
In case you like to support Rebel Up, we also offer 15% discount on all items today! from digital albums, vinyls, cassette, CD’s, tshirts, hoodies, tote bags and even our super fresh limited edition ceramic mug. Use discount code ‘bcmay’ at checkout
Have a look & listen >>>
‘Curupira’ is the 2nd single by German jazz ensemble Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble as part of their upcoming album ‘Mamari’ on 28 May. Curupira is a mythological creature that was known for being able to communicate with the inhabitants of the forest, notably alarming them about danger.
The song starts with the sounds of an awakening rainforest slowly flowing into a lively groove of the jungle, that musically depicts all its power and diversity. However, the forest is burning and we are calling Curupira to come help us. The Baritone solo depicts the arrival of the demonic figure. The jungle sounds appear again but are quickly drowned out by the arrival of humans and the sounds of machines cutting the trees. Vocals and spoken word by Nora Beisel.
The remix by German-Ghanaian producer Lee Bass (Gato Preto) takes Curupira to a different level. The drop is definitely another wake up call. While making you dance, the remix puts the message right to the front alarming the listener about the ecological collapse.
This single serves as a fundraiser to support a reforestation project in Brazil – Resgate Climático. To actively protect and reforest land in Bahia that once used to be pristine rainforest. Under the current political circumstances and the record wildfires in the country, their work has become more important than ever.
For more information visit www.klimaretten-selbermachen.com/home/
Brussels based global electronic producer Rafael Aragon made an amazing remix of ‘Mamari’, the single & title song of German jazz groove band Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble.
This remix takes the listener on a dreamy journey. Starting with birds in nature, passing by dubby pianos and beautiful synth melodies, the heavy groove inevitably hushes you into trance. The remix album will be released at the end of June.
Buy the single here, or streaming on all digital platforms.