Yesterday we did a Rebel Up & Friends session at Kiosk Radio with Sebcat, Cami Layé Okún & Edna Martinez. Tune in here for their selections between jazz, latin, afro, chutney soca and global sounds!
The original TROPICAL parties are back ! and for the first time in Atelier 210.
Funky Bompa & The Roots Corner Soundsystem are teaming up for this special edition. DJ Tom B. (Paris, compiler of the Leve Leve Sao Tomé e Principé 2LP on Bongo Joe Records) is headlining an all-local tropical line-up starring DJ XOGN, Radio Martiko, Rebel Up SebCat, Holy Mutants and the Tropical ambassador Funky Bompa himself.
Expect a mighty selection of hurricanes and pearls from tropical and exotic regions. Cumbia, island funk, ethiojazz, samba, highlife, soukous, semba, rebita, benga, puxa, funana, coladeira, afro boogie, guaguanco, guaracha, mambo, merengue, cadence, kompa, disco calypso, maloya, sega & mucho mas.
Rebel Up SebCat is kicking off the night, so be there early! 🙂
21:00 Rebel Up SebCat
22:00 Funky Bompa
23:00 Radio Martiko
00:00 DJ XOGN
01:00 DJ Tom B
02:00 Holy Mutants
All info & presale > FB event / website
++ Doors 20:30 / Party 21:00 ++
++ Presale 5€ / @ Door 8€ ++
@ Atelier 210
Chaussée Saint-Pierre 210
1040 Bxl Etterbeek
This saturday, 25/01, Giraffes & Penguins land for the first time in the warm and cosy Antidote bar with a bunch of global Belgian vinyl DJs that will take you for a trip through wild afro, latino and PALOP sounds!
Behind the decks: DJ XOGN, Calacas duo (Mechelen) and resident DJs Le Grand Méchant Loop, Rebel Up SebCat and the Tropical DJipsies.
Come early, full of love & energy. Places are limited during the night as Antidote can only hold up to 200-250 people max. FULL = FULL!
Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 5am
15 minutes walk from Midi Station
Rue de la petite île 1A
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.
Afro Tuga time again! After our 1st super successful party in Brussels last June, it is time for Afro Tuga #2 and this time 2 nights in 2 cities: Antwerp & Brussels.
Amazing artwork for both made events by Bichel Editions.
Friday 24 March in Het Bos in Antwerp >
With 2 special guests from Lisboa, Portugal, for a night of true Afro Portuguese music styles from vintage styles to urban afro tech & beats >
Celeste Mariposa (Lisboa / PT) /
Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj 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). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba, rebita and much much more!
DJ Noronha – BlackSea Não Maya crew- (Principe, Lisboa / PT)
Only 24 years old, DJ Noronha aka Fabio d’Alva Noronha is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon southside Bairro da Jamaica area, across the river Tejo river. Part of the Blacksea Não Maya crew together with Dj Kolt, Dj Perigoso & Dj Joker who have released 2 LP’s already on Principe Discos. The Blacksea Não Maya sound is an urban blend of Afro Portuguese ghetto beats, spanking percussion and electronic tones, like slower funaná crossed with the rudiments of kuduro. Alien rumba for ballroom dance matinées. Puxa pa!
Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese dj on the bill as local support. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction for those who come to their underground global nights. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.
Calacas DJ’s (Mechelen)
Driven by their love for the analog sound, DJ duo Calacas explores the world of tropical grooves as cadencelypso, cumbia, guaguanco, afro disco and more. Their ultra-danceable sets leave no dance floor unmoved! Immerse yourself in a heavy sweaty trip through the Creole univers.
Next day, Saturday 25 March > Brussels time!
Festa Afro Tuga #2, organised together with NGHE Mediatheque.
same lineup as above!
In a sweaty basement + upstairs bar in the Kuumba venue, Flemish-African house in the heart of the Matongé area, Ixelles. Expect all the wonder of the Afro Portuguese music, from vintage funaná & semba from Cabo Verde, Angola & diaspora to the contemporary Afrotech of Lisboa’s suburbs via Principe Discos label.
On Sunday, *afterparty* chill style in Brussels.
We will end the Festa Afro Tuga in the NGHE mediatheque in Molenbeek with a presentation & label talk by Celeste Mariposa & a special documentary about music in Cabo Verde (1hr).
Open door & mediatheque from 14:00
Label talk & Cabo Verdian docu from 19:00
@ NGHE Mediatheque
Rue des Mariniers 6
tram 51 (Porte de Flandre / Ch de Gand)
metro Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
On Friday 17th Rebel Up! helps organising a very special night at Recyclart during the always amazing Holidays festival.
as the title says > Puxa: Luso African Dance Night stands for a night filled with African dance music from the Lusophone countries such as Angola and Cabo Verde with styles like Semba, Funaná and more. Expect some serious tropical sounds impossible not to dance to.
‘Puxa’ means ‘pull’ in Portuguese (and not ‘push’ as would seem logical) and is used as a musical shout to pull your dance partner closer to you. Be ready to hear Puxa! night long!
Live concerts by Chalo Correia and Band from Angola via Lisboa, Tabanka from Cabo Verde via Rotterdam and the Celeste Mariposa dj’s from Lisboa.
Chalo Correia is Gonçalves António Correia, an Angolan musician and singer who grew up with Semba music in his blood. Chalo was born in Luanda, the capital of Angola, in 1968. During his boyhood he was fortunate to encounter musicians from revolutionary semba bands like Os Merengues, and Os Kiezos. He moved to Lisboa, Portugal in the beginning of the 90s and started to learn the classical guitar on autodidact and academic level with a strong will to make it by playing vintage Angolan music. His debut album ‘Kudihohola’ has just been released in June by Celeste/Mariposa Discos and is testimony to the development of his remarkable vision on Angolan music. Chalo Correia as a band retains the explosive, organic sounds of Semba and Rebita, but also remains in touch with the modern urban afro music scene in Lisbon. Semba is the swinging afro style from Angola, it comes from the word Masemba, which means ‘belly bumping’, a reference to some serious tight dancing. It’s the original base for styles like Brazilian Samba, Kizomba, Rebita, Kazukuta and it inspired the birth of urban Kuduro sound. Check his new video below for that sweet Semba sound.
Tabanka is a 7 piece Cabo Verdian band from Rotterdam, playing the fast swinging funaná music, thé dance sound of Cabo Verde. Their delirious funaná is ruled by the diatonic accordeon (gaita) and the ferrinho (metal stick) for some scraping rhythms and changing speeds. The group got its inspiration by generational musicians such as Bulimundo and Américo Brito but with their own modern interpretation and sound. Check it out! >
The Celeste / Mariposa dj duo run the famous Afro-Baile dance nights in Lisboa where they bring the Lusophone music culture together in sound. Their research is all about music from the former African Portuguese colonies; Angola, Kaapverdië, Guinee Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tomé & Principé, digging up old vinyls on markets and visiting studio’s in Lisboa. They just started their own label Celeste Mariposa Disco’s on which they released Chalo Correia and for sure more Luso African releases will follow! Want to see how special they make it happen on their night? Check this video >
More african tunes from the Lusophone countries by Rebel Up! SebCat vs Planet Ilunga
Listen here to our latest Rebel Up Nightshop summer episode to hear all about the night > Semba, Funaná and Chalo Correias album!
22:00 > 23:00 Celeste Mariposa (outside, free)
23:00 > 0:00 Rebel Up! vs Planet Ilunga (inside)
0:00 > 01:15 Chalo Correia & band
01:30 > 02:45 Tabanka
02:45 > 05:00 Celeste Mariposa