Sat 25 April > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Balkan Trafik, BOZAR Bxl + Foton party @ Beursschouwburg


This weekend is the Balkan Trafik festival again in BOZAR museum in Brussels, 9th edition already!

On saturday, Rebel Up! SebCat will play a few listening sets in the big Horta hall between the shows of Bosnian folk-jazz group Divanhana, Kosovarian-Turkish singer Suzan Kardes and Greek singer Katerina Tsiridou & Fanouris Trikilis Rembetiko Project. Expect sounds of slavic folklore, balkan beauties, old greek rembetiko vinyls, Turkish spheres and other vintage sounds from beyond the eastern hills.

See the full lineup & info on the Balkan Trafik site.

Get in the mood with this vintage Rebetika mix from 2 years ago >

Rebetika: rough blues & hard times from the Greek peninsula 1922-2012…. mixtape by Rebel Up! on Mixcloud

and oh, supertip for saturday night > our friends of Foton organise a nice experimental global/electro night in Beursschouwburg with our good friends Lowdjo and Filastine playing too. Free in, so be there. All info here

Fri 19 Apr; Rebel Up! dj’s @ Balkan Trafik festival, Brussels

hey all,

Fun last minute flash;
On Friday evening we are unexpectedly playing at the Balkan Trafik festival in Bozar. We’ll be dj-ing our special old 1920’s-1950’s Rembetiko vinyls in the open Vino Zirkus area -where all the fine balkan wines can be tasted- in different time slots of 30 mins each (from 19.00-19.30/ 0:00-0:30/2:00-2:30). But also we’ll spin some rembetika during one or two moments during the performances of Greek dance group Fanouris Trikilis Band, to see some true rembetika dancing. Besides Rembetiko, for sure expect some Zeibekiko, Smirneika, Mortika, Demotika sounds in our set too…


Enough good stuff to see on Friday, check the programme; Rembetiko café, Guta Family, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Aka Balkan Moon, Klezmic Zirkus, Martin Lubenov, Thoma Loli & Aleks Micka and much more….