Rebel Up x Global Hybrid x Giraffes & Penguins present: ADVENTURES IN GLOBAL UNDERGROUND NIGHT
Entrance 5€ < 01h00 > 7€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 23h00 – 06h00 Next to Bourse / De Brouckere metro FFORMATT is a new club in the underground parking of the old Actiris building, next to Delhaize supermarket.
Rebel Up SebCat In the Brussels global scene, Rebel Up has become a household name through their party nights of contemporary *world* music and electronic ethnic sounds allover the city. SebCat is a fulltime musical nexus: he hosts the Nightshop radio show on Radio Campus Bxl, curator of countless Bxl parties & nights and he runs a DIY vinyl distro with the better global sounds. He has just kickstarted the Rebel Up label (with releases from Portugal, Angola, Ghana, Iraq, Mexico, Brazil, and beyond). Expect a wild set of the freshest clubby global sounds, unshazamable! https://www.rebelup.org/ https://soundcloud.com/rebeluppa https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
Rafael Aragon (Love Foundation Brussels / Tropikal Masala) Rafael Aragon’s sound is powerful yet delicate, constantly changing and continuously breaking borders. Sweaty dancefloor stompers and soulful anthems with a magic touch inspired by forgotten traditions and ancient folklores from all around the world. Mystic chimes, ritual drums and witchcraft music meet raving kicks, deep basslines and electronic polyrythms to provide a rich, dancy and psychedelic experience. As a versatile and talented producer, remixer, live act and DJ, Rafael Aragon has numerous remixes and electic releases on various labels wordwide, and with uninterrupted gigs in clubs, parties & festivals all around Europe, South America and North Africa. https://soundcloud.com/rafiralfiro
Beat Brother (Global Hybrid) Beat Brother is a Brussels music producer and DJ who’s influenced by world percussions & bass music. From global beats to footwork, from psychedelic cumbia to baile funk, from juke to twerk, from tarraxo to ghetto funk. Offering the perfect mix for the moment and making dancers discover rare music sub-families are a big part of his signature sound. One of his tracks has been released on a compilation by the label University of Tropical Sound and also has an EP coming out. https://soundcloud.com/beat-brother
Tropical DJipsies (Giraffes & Penguins) They united their feminine forces just before the International Women’s Rights Day. This mysterious female quartet has members from Bulgaria, Greece, Portugal and Argentina and are part of the Brussels global underground attached to local crews like Giraffes & Penguins, Rebel Up and MEDEX. Global dancefloor sounds from all corners of the world, from feminist to activist songs and just pure global beat bangers, attached to their own southern roots and backgrounds as well as sounds from other continents. https://www.mixcloud.com/KioskRadio/rebel-up-with-mente-organica-and-tropical-djipsies-kiosk-radio-07032019/
LOCATION: — FFORMATT — RUE DU MARCHE AUX POULETS 7 1000 BRUSSELS
– Smoking Room Inside – Chill Out space – No noise outside – All tribes welcome Design by Ana Penafiel Marcano
Eighty-year-old Dona Onete, the great singer of the Amazon culture, shows with her new album Rebujo that quality is not an age. While the Brazilian government is turning its back on the minorities in Brazil, Onete embraces diversity – especially in its state of Pará – which, in its opinion, is “the most diverse in Brazil with its mix of colors, rhythms and tastes”. Dona Onete, a former teacher, political activist for indigenous cultures and culture minister, started her music career ten years after she had officially “retired”. She first encouraged people with her challenging texts.
At her concerts she wraps everyone up with carimbós, dance music with a strong African groove, and bangues, dancing with a ska-like rhythm; supplemented with cumbia, brega and samba.
warmup & afterparty support by Rebel Up SebCat & Drache Musicale. and during, a dance demonstration by Patricia Tambeur.
Saturday 2 nov, Rebel Up SebCat at Giraffes & Penguins de los Muertos, at KulturA in Liege! Our 2nd night in Liege, of our new monthly residence.
with a whole string of local guests & Brussels dj’s > Baylena Selektah, Gringo Humble, Rafael Aragon, Le Grand Mechant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies female dj team. and even a little surprise video cameo by Gaetano Dub.
This sunday 27 october, Rebel Up SebCat dj warmup & afterparty support in Tamashek / Sahara and Sahel selections at the concert of iconic desert rock band Tinariwen in Het Depot, Leuven.
Tinariwen is a group of Malian Tamashek musicians, who were formed in the early 1980s in a Libyan refugee camp. Their hypnotic desert blues is just as unpleasant as it is enchanting. Expelled from their nomadic existence, they sing about political awareness, oppression and freedom.
In 2002 Tinariwen put the African desert rock on the (world) map with the album ‘The Radio Tisdas Sessions’. Since then, members of Tinariwen have released eight more albums, played at festivals such as Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde, and have won multiple awards, including a Grammy for Best World Music Album.
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