Fri 8 March > Giraffes & Penguins Int. Women’s Day global party @ Au Quai, Bxl

This friday, during International Women’s Day >
Let’s celebrate all Giraffes & Penguins from Venus!

For this special night we’ll have a female DJ line-up with DJ Nadia Rodrigues (NL / Cabo Verde), Rrita Jashari (54KOLAKTIV), La Sirocco (Radio Panik), Rebel Up PussyCat, La Grande Méchante Louve, Tropical DJipsies & Maria Ilia (video mapping).

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〰♀〰 DJ Nadia Rodrigues (NL / Cabo Verde) 〰♀〰
Pantropical resident DJ Nadia Rodrigues has been active in the Rotterdam Afro-scene for about seven years now. She switches effortlessly between sounds related to her Cape Verdean roots, Gqom, Afrohouse, and other styles.
https://soundcloud.com/isa89/amsterdam-meets-afrohouse-dj-nadia-rodrigues-liveset-red-light-radio-06-17-2017

〰♀〰 Rrita Jashari (54KOLAKTIV) 〰♀〰
Rrita Jashari is first and foremost a music-passionate-person. She’s been involved in musical projects and has been collecting vinyl for years now. Rrita is one of the founders of the Brussels based 54KOLAKTIV and 54 Sound, a Jamaican style handcrafted soundsystem. In her sets, she blends sounds from various eras and areas, ranging from experimental, ethnical and underground music to dancefloor hits or even more poppy music – all of this depending on her mood, the context, place, public and the things she’s been listening to in that specific phase of her life. As long as the music touches us and makes us groove… No music purism here!
https://soundcloud.com/marla-j

〰♀〰 La Sirocco 〰♀〰
Chroniqueuse et programmatrice musicale à Radio Grenouille à Marseille puis Radio Panik à Bruxelles depuis une dizaine d’années, les sélections de La Sirocco naviguent entre afro, disco, hip-hop et bass music. Déhanchés assurés!
www.chloedespax.com

〰♀〰 Tropical DJipsies〰♀〰
The Tropical DJipsies are las chicas of Giraffes & Penguins – the Bulgarian, the Greek and the Portuguese that are always busy at the entrance, at the video mapping, on the dancefloor and more. Passionate about music, life, world and love, these party animals will kick off the party with a warm-up set that will take you through traditional and contemporary sounds from the four corners of the earth!.Get ready for oriental-gypsy-balkan-afro belly button shaking vibes!

〰♀〰 Maria Ilia (video mapping) 〰♀〰
Maria Ilia is a Greek Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist.
Her experience in architecture came together with her passion for visuals to develop sophisticated and colorful video mapping on handmade structures for events and festivals. Over the last year she’s been a close and frequent collaborators of both Giraffes & Penguins and Global Hybrid Records.
https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping

your hosts: Rebel Up PussyCat & Le Grand Mechant Louve.

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22h – 4h30
@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23


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

Thu 7 March > Rebel Up & Friends session @ Kiosk Radio w/ Tropical Djipsies & Mente Organica (CO)

Thursday 7 March, another Rebel Up & Friends livestream at Kiosk Radio in Brussels and ofcourse on the web!

with special guests Tropical Djipsies, a new female global dj collective who are sharpening their musical knives for International Women’s Day and their dj set at Giraffes & Penguins. They will spin a 30mins set together with Rebel Up SebCat.

In the 2nd hour Colombian dj / producer Mente Organica will take over for a shine on his world of shamanic electronic sounds. Tune in from 16 to 18h via www.kioskradio.com

Later in the evening Mente Organica will be performing live at cosy new venue Le Tipi, see FB event here, limited places!

Tue 5 March > Rebel Up support @ Kokoko! concert, Het Bos, Antwerpen

this tuesday 5 march, a special concert of KOKOKO! in Het Bos, the best underground venue in Antwerp or even Flanders!

Rebel Up SebCat takes care of the support in Afro spheres via vinyl to the newest digital tunes.

KOKOKO! is a collective born in Kinshasa, a creative collision of different artists which fused at a block party. The collective consists of musical instrument inventors from the Ngwaka neighbourhood, electronic producer débruit, Makara Bianko (aka the Lingwala devil) and his dancers bursting forth from the Lingwala neighbourhood.

They’re best known for creating a contemporary aesthetic all their own by re-wiring and up-cycling materials such as metal, cans, engine parts and plastic containers found in Kinshasa’s streets into vital sculptural resonant dance music. Their distorted fast rhythms and spontaneous lo-fi electric sounds provide the chaotic soundtrack for the city’s harsh yet abundantly creative realities. It’s a brand new scene – radical, dangerous and thriving in a country whose political instability is felt first and most urgently on the streets of Kinshasa, an urban patchwork stretching further than the eye can see in Africa’s 3rd largest capital city. KOKOKO! is the spectacular sonic backdrop, the new, no holds barred aesthetic emanating from the downtown clubs (in between the government-imposed power cuts).

Sadly the concert is already SOLD OUT for some weeks now, but check the FB event to see if there are some tickets flowing around.

doors 20h – midnight
@ Het Bos
Ankerrui 5-7
2000, Antwerpen



Fri 1 March > Rebel Up Soundclash *Sahel special* with Studio Shap Shap (NE) & Pal/Secam @ OCCII, Amsterdam

Sounds from the Global Underground | Sahel Special

Another special Rebel Up Soundclash night in the OCCII, where we invite the band Studio Shap Shap for their only NL show this tour. Not to be missed!

Studio Shap Shap started off in 2015 as a project that was inspired by a new radio station in Niamey, which was searching for local musicians who could create 27 songs in three days for its broadcast programme. Studio Shap Shap are Oumarou Adamou (Niger), Boubacar Siddo Diallo (Niger), Seyni Halidou (Niger), Haruna Abdou (Niger), Christian Koulnodji (Chad) and Laetitia Cecile (Reunion). The six-piece ensemble is known for fusing traditional and contemporary beats, inspired by nature, the communities they live in and the band members’ musical backgrounds. Mixing nature and city, traditional and electronic techniques, spoken word and vocals magnify the traditional instruments. Ancient knowledge to rely on and beyond modernity for a true contemporary African sound. Despite the challenges, the group managed to independently release their debut album ‘Chateau I’, which was recorded outside and under a hut and with the sound of birds and city noise around them. They have grown a lot since their first album and have been busy recording new songs. This is their only show in Netherlands. Travel with them into the modern sound of the Sahel!
https://studioshapshap.bandcamp.com/album/chateau-1

Support before & after the concert by Rebel Up DJ’s & Pal/Secam in Sahel & sunny Afro spheres.

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8€
doors 20h30 / concert 22h
@ OCCII
Amstelveenseweg 134
A’dam Oud Zuid


Thu 28 Feb > Rebel Up & Friends @ Bonnefooi w/ HAPE collective + special guest A-Tweed (Roma, IT)

Rebel Up & Friends invites: HAPE & Ant aka A-Tweed (Italy
SOUNDS FROM THE GLOBAL UNDERGROUND!

Since 2010, Rebel Up brings underground global flavours to the Brussels nightlife through events of global music and contemporary electronic sounds.

Ant aka A-Tweed is a global DJ / producer from Rome, Italy. His sets provide freshness, groove and good vibrations with afro, funk, hiphop, tropical vibes, cumbia and worldwide music gems selections. Ant aka A-Tweed tells us about black Africa, New Orleans alleys and the Latinoamerican cumbias. He is also part of the duo Jungla EST who spice their sound with afrofuturism, psychedelic atmospheres, downtempo electronic cumbia and kaleidoscopic tropicalism.
https://www.mixcloud.com/ATweed/
https://soundcloud.com/ant-de-oto

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.

Brussels-based DJ Zwalla aka Seleçãozwalla – thesoul and ears of HAPE Collective in Europe – explores Cuban contemporary creation built on the rhythms of rumba, tumba francesa, son, drawing bridges with their ancestral roots, connecting them with highlife, funana, coupé-décalé, mbalax, forró and more. Expect a huge, sweaty, hype, global GUARAPACHANGA.
https://www.mixcloud.com/hapecollective/
https://soundcloud.com/hapecollective
https://www.instagram.com/hapecollective/

hosted by Rebel Up SebCat who is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curator of countless Bxl parties & nights and runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds. In 2018 he kickstarted the Rebel Up Records label, with outernational releases from Ghana, Tunisia, Mexico, Iraq and Morocco via Bxl and much more to come. He will surf the global soundwaves from everywhere to neverthere.

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FREE IN!
@ 23h – 6 AM
Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres