12 – 14 May > Rebel Up tour in Switzerland with Babylon Trio


Hey all,

Rebel Up & Babylon Trio will be on a mini tour in Switzerland.

here the dates:
thu 12.05 @ Bienne
fri 13.05 @ Le Rez Usine, Geneva, Fete de la Danse Dabke night with Rizan Said and more
sat 14.05 Rebel Up & Don Kapot @ Bongo Joe Records, Geneva

Wedn 04.05 > Rebel Up Soundclash @ OCCII, Amsterdam w/ Monsieur Doumani (Cyprus)

hello all!

After a 2,5 years covid absence, our Rebel Up Soundclash night will be back where it all started @ OCCII venue in Amsterdam on wednesday 4th of may.

It will be a concert evening with special guest Monsieur Doumani, a trio of psychedelic folk rock from Cyprus!!! Check out their amazing recent album ‘Pissourin’ on Glitterbeat.
Played with tzouras (small bouzouki) trombone and acoustic guitar and using electronics, effects and loop pedals to venture into a world that is refreshing and exciting.

Also warm up support by Drone Alone, the project of a Cyprus-Amsterdam musician.
DJ support in levantine & maghreb vibes by Rebel Up SebCat and Papelon Kifesh

8€ in
doors 20h
FB event / website

Sunday 01.05 > Rebel Up @ Illegaal Festivaal #3, Brasserie Illegaal, Forest Bxl

iLLeGaaL FestivaaL is Back!#3 will take place in the brand new Illegaal brewery!
SpeciaaL edition for the big opening of (y)our new playground on 29.04, 30.04 + 01.05 !
* New place * New beers * New projects * Collabz with old and new partners in crimes.

Rebel Up will play on sunday mayday, from 22h until midnight. (Next day is a bank holiday!!)

on the programme >>>
* Radio Vacarme * Le Motel x Bruce Wayne * Aldous * Jazz Crew * Azmari * Vacarme – Clara Duflos * Maru Kay * Vacarme – Fleur * Chouette Asbl – High Jinks Delegation * Mighty Patch Dubwise * Dj Darkmatter * Bama Celesta * Masterslave * ASBL RAVIE – Drink after Drink * Sarah Bear * Les Chats Noirs – gut model * La +32 * Andy B * Stadskanker – Stakattak * Juicy * Christophe Clébard * Pernovitc * melissa juice * Vacarme – Poxcat crew * Tour de Samme – The Loop Brother * Aziza Trio * Dark Mattr * Cabaret Cirque * Vacarme – Performance drag et chant par Sergeï et Isuf * ZETA CLAN * SWEATS * Rebel Up * Sophie Melis & friends * Tarot masqué * Sangliers Lâchés En Cuisine * Les Shis sau6 * SaraBichel Ô Drapo * AtomiKitchen * Powsey * LaRace… ***

FB event here
website Illegaal

Wedn 9 March > Rebel Up Alive Sessions @ Bonnefooi w/ NGHE, Chien Fer, Mott Flyf & more

We have a new concert residency at Bonnefooi > Rebel Up Alive sessions.
On every second Wednesday of the month, Rebel Up will gather with alternative artists from Brussels and beyond and will make us dive into global sounds from the underground scene.

Wednesday 9 march is our first evening, where we invite the NGHE Mediatheque from Molenbeek, with live concerts by Chien Fer and Mott Flyf.

CHIEN FER
solo country/punk/noise on banjo, sung in french and via a rhythm box.
https://soundcloud.com/chienfer

MOTT FLYF
Mott Flyf thinks singing is everywhere. In puddles, landfills, forests and stomachs. He believes that to capture it, one must be endowed with a powerful mediumistic love. So he falls in love and plays tunes and songs as the melody comes walking. His ritornellos walk, sad and full of hope, next to time and beg the sun to beat him up. Friend of the rain, he falls asleep in the mud, dark, rainbow. He sings to the sounds of zouk, bossa nova, baile funk, new wave and urban pop love songs. https://soundcloud.com/mott-flyf

DJ support by Rebel Up, Tropical DJipsies and NGHE soundsystem.

FB event
Doors 20h
FREE IN
@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres

New release: Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987

Chicha Popular: Love & Social Political Songs From Discos Horoscopo 1977-1987

New release on Rebel Up Records, +5 years in the making, retrospective of worker class & migrant chicha cumbia from Discos Horoscopo label from Lima, Peru in the 1980’s.

Between 1977 and 1987, the Discos Horóscopo label produced the largest wave of Andean tropical cumbia in the world; ‘chicha’, a reference to the indigenous Andean alcoholic drink. The label was filled with contemporary iconic figures such as Chacalón y La Nueva Crema, Los Shapis, Pintura Roja, Los Ovnis, Grupo Alegría and other groups which today have a cult status in Peru and beyond. Together they created a unique style with the capacity to talk about both love and uprooting, unemployment, struggle of classes, internal violence and impossible loves.

Selection made by DJ Pinchado, Rebel Up SebCat & Jalo del Prado Nunez. Out now digitally, streaming and as 2LP deluxe gatefold edition with 12 page booklet with Liner notes by Alfredo Villar and translated song texts (in spanish & english) and graphic gatefold design by Ruta Mare.

Available as 2LP or with limited edition 7inch bonus single (Los Shapis & blind singer Nohemi)
Also very limited edition run of 60 Chicha Popular Tshirts available, designed in neon paint by Ruta Mare.
Check the bundles on our Bandcamp.

Sunday 21.11 > Rebel Up dj support @ Atelier210 for Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek + Purrses concert

Sunday 21 nov, concert of Derya Yildirim & Grup Simsek + Purrses.
+ Rebel Up DJ support in turkish psychedelic & rock sounds before/between/after the concerts.

Doors 19h30
1st concert 20h30
2nd concert 21h30
presales: 12€
at the door: 15€

More info & tickets here.

Tue 16.11 concert Etran de l’Aïr (Sahel Sounds / Agadez, Niger) + Rebel Up support @ Les Ateliers Claus, Bxl

This tuesday evening Rebel Up & Les Ateliers Claus present: Etran de l’Aïr!

The name Etran de L’Aïr translates to “the Stars of the Aïr,” the mountainous region of Northern Niger. They are based in the town of Agadez, an urban center renowned for the electric guitar and the western named “desert blues” music. In the Sahara, this electric guitar genre is intertwined with social function. It’s a lucrative commerce, and gigging bands make their living in weddings, baptisms, and political events. Etran de L’Aïr is one of Agadez’s longest playing groups on the circuit since 1995. Yet they are also a band that has remained on the fringes, stars of the Agadez working class.

Etran de L’Aïr play a style that captures the contemporary sound of Agadez, incorporating vastly different musics into their repertoire. While Tuareg guitar follows a predictable format, Etran breaks convention and throws a third guitar into the mix. The two lead guitars solo on top of one another, in constant dialogue, with a crashing response from the drum. There is a bubbly underwater warble that emerges from reverb and crackly amps. It’s electric party music, surf rock, from a place that is all beach. They differentiate themselves from the other wedding bands: “We play our own folklore, not like the other artists in Agadez. Our music is based around traditional Takamba…and we listen to a lot of Malian music. Not Tinariwen, but musicians like Ali Farka Touré and Oumou Sangaré.” Etran de L’Aïr is not just a musical group, but a family collective.

+ DJ support Rebel Up SebCat

Tickets presale: 8€ under 26/ unemployed – 10€ normal. Buy here.
doors 20h
concert @ 20h30

@ Les Ateliers Claus
15 Rue Crickx
St Gilles

FB event / website