Sat 23 March: Rebel Up SebCat @ La Fete du Printemps w/ Cipriano’s Banda & Riso Patate’n Folk (IT), Les Ecuries van de Tram, Bxl

The 2nd edition of La Fete du Printemps, organised by Italian expat Brussels group Riso Patate’n Folk. 2 live bands, Italian food & afterparty!

Afin d’accueillir le printemps comme il se doit, un groupe venant tout droit d’Italie a décidé de nous apporter un peu de soleil dans ses valises: Cipriano’s Band. Ce groupe né à Milan, propose un style de musique bien à lui. C’est l’histoire d’un monde visionnaire, amusant et irremplaçable que des personnages comme Ettore Petrolini, Rodolfo De Angelis, Fred Buscaglione, Giorgio Gaber, Piero Ciampi, Paolo Conte ont décrit dans leurs chansons. Un spectacle passionnant et authentique interprété par le chante-acteur Michele Cipriano, artiste du passé qui, avec ses auteurs-compositeurs, son swing et son ironie, surprend, divertit et anime. Le groupe est à son image et à sa ressemblance.

Au début c’était une recette, où le riz (“riso”) est impliqué dans une affaire étrange avec les pommes de terre (“patate”) et les moules (“cozze”). La scène est Bari, une terre célèbre pour sa passion pour le Peroni glacé, à consommer en grande quantité et surtout le dimanche à l’heure du déjeuner. Ensuite, le groupe Riso Patate ’n’ Folk s’est formé à Bruxelles en décembre 2010. Leur répertoire a un acteur clé en la personne du grand auteur-compositeur interprète Matteo Salvatore d’Apricena (Foggia), et s’enrichit de la musique de la Rue Kétanou, Paolo Conte, Intillimani, Gabriella Ferri, Manu Chao et de chansons de traditions espagnole et latino-américaine. De plus, Riso Patate’n ’Folk s’est récemment efforcé d’écrire des chansons originales, tant en italien que dans le dialecte de Foggia, et a renouvelé son spectacle de manière absolument originale.

Buffet from 19h – by Entre Nous, a sustainable canteen that offers recipes based on local ingredients, from the short circuit, with an Italian twist!

19h00 — opening & Buffet
Entre Nous
19h45 —
Cipriano’s Banda
21h30 —
Riso Patate’n Folk Brussels
23h30 — 02h00 Dj Rebel Up SebCat

tickets: 10€ presale, 12,5€ at door
All info & tickets > FB event

@ Les Ecuries van de Tram
Rue Rubens 95
1030 Schaarbeek

Sat 16 March > Rebel Up & HAPE Collective present: FOKN Bois (Ghana / live) + Nickodemus (Wonderwheel / NYC) & DJ Buosis (Chad / IT) @ Au Quai Bxl

Rebel Up and HAPE Collective join forces to organise a night of fresh afrobeats & tropical dancefloor madness, with a heavy international cast, presenting two new albums! A Belgian première, don’t miss it!

FOKN BOIS (GH – live)
The Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois is made up of singer/songwriter and producer M3NSA & pidgin rapper Wanlov the Kubolor who have been building a solid reputation as progressive and controversial musicians over the last 8 years. Celebrated for their entertaining performances, they throw sarcastic albeit funny shock lyrics that deal with social-political issues over a unique blend of hip hop, afro beats and Ghanaian hip life and azonto. They’re touring Europe to present their recent 5th (!) album, “Afrobeats LOL”, backed by the Hungarian producer/dj András Weil, and are most happy to put the Brussels crowd on fire! First show in Belgium!

Nickodemus (US) & DJ BUOSIS (IT) presenting the album “Pulo NDJ – Desert to Douala” (Wonderwheel Recordings)
Nickodemus can be easily called one of the ‘world beat’ pioneers, ever since he started organising the “Turntables on the Hudson” parties in New York in the late 90s. Early 2000 he started producing and set up his own label, Wonderwheel Recordings, to release his music and that of like minded producers (Zeb, The Spy from Cairo…), mixing hip hop, funk and house with African, Latin, Brasilian, Arab and Balkan flavours. By signing a new wave of global artists like Chancha Via Circuito, Populous, Thornato, Tremor and Alsarah & The Nubatones, his label stays on top of the international scene.
Invited by the international Hape Collective, he went to Chad to work on a new album with local talented musicians, which resulted in the ecletic-versatile album “Pulo NDJ – Desert to Douala”, a fusion of afrobeat, hip hop, electro and traditional rhythms and instruments, to be released March 29 on Wonderwheel. In avant-première, he’ll present the album (and much more) together with DJ Buosis from Hape!

REBEL UP! (Bxl – everywhere)
SebCat & LeBlanc have been active for more than 10 years now, spreading their love for new and less known dance music from all corners of the world, whether it be more traditional folk, global urban club music or fusion experiments in between. They host radio programs on Radio Campus, Bruzz, Kiosk Radio and The Word Radio, organise parties and concerts in different venues in Brussels and deejay all over Belgium and abroad. With an eponymous new record label, the mission to promote new world music and adventurous artists, still continues…

HAPE Collective (Havana – Chad – Brussels – the world)
Born in Havana, Cuba, in 2016, HAPE is a collective of djs and musicians spread around Latin America, Africa and Europe. Lead by an unquenchable thirst for modernizing roots, HAPE has established itself as a major catalyst for Cuban underground musical talents (Yasek Manzano, Dj Jigüe and El Menor, Yissy & Bandancha, El Individuo, Eric Cimafunk, Niño Fony…) while multiplying its collaborations with artists from Chad, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, United States, Belgium, Mexico, Italy and the UK.

23-00h: SebCat & LeBlanc – dj
00-01h: FOKN Bois – live
01-03h: Nickodemus solo dj set + B2B dj Buosis
03-04h30: Sebcat & LeBlanc – dj


Entrance 8€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h (come early!)

Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
Molenbeek Bxl

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

Fri 15 March: Rebel Up SebCat @ Huna Sounds, Giraf Vlasmarkt, Gent

This friday night in Gent.

HUNA Sounds is a music collective constantly unmasking eclectic sounds from around the globe. By organising concerts and parties, they aim to spread their unconditional love for global underground music. For the next HUNA Sounds event, they invited Brussels based collective Rebel Up to play a set at Giraf Vlasmarkt. Cosy club night for the win.

Rebel Up SebCat
Rebel Up is a collective, label & platform that’s all about sounds from the global underground. It’s about creating a global community that leaves behind the post-colonial mindset and embraces multiculturalism in all its artistic forms.

HUNA Sounds
Of course the HUNA residents Kuryakin & Arian Zand will be joining them on their quest for the sound of the global underground.

Entrance is free, so no excuses not to come.
FB event

22h – 5am

@ Giraf
Vlasmarkt 15
9000 Gent

Mon 11 March > Rebel Up SebCat @ Kel Assouf concert, Het Depot, Leuven

Out of nostalgia and the loneliness of the desert, Brussels based band Kel Assouf builds music around the Touareg Tamashek culture and the fight against discrimination. Kel Assouf brings songs about life in exile and about freedom, peace and respect for all peoples in the world.

Key figure Aboubacar ‘Anana’ Harouna, a fledged tamasheq from Niger, speaks with his guitar, and uses it as a means to claim his rights without bloodshed. With one foot in the desert and the other in the urban jungle, Anana writes about events from the Sahara to here.

After their first album ‘Tin Hinane’ (which appeared on IglooMondo in 2010) and their second album ‘Tikounen’ (on Igloo/Zephyrus), Kel Assouf evolved into a new sound. Tunisian producer Sofyann Ben Youssef immersed the band in a surprisingly contemporary production and sound on ‘Black Tenere’, ust released on the international Glitterbeat label, which expresses a cry of impotence against violence, injustice and pollution in the world.

The result? Desert rock with stirring drums, mesmerizing guitar riffs and Tamasheg vocals. African rhythms, played by rock musicians, bring Kel Assouf to a dance floor, somewhere between London and Niamey.

Warm-up + afterparty: Rebel Up SebCat

FB event / website

Het Depot | Martelarenplein 12
20u | €12 – €15
Cultuurkaart KU Leuven: €10 – €12