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Sat 6 Jan: Club Méditerranéen curated by Rebel Up ! w/ Tropikal Camel & Rafael Aragon @ Le Sucre, Lyon (FR)

a night curated by Rebel Up @ Le Sucre club, Lyon, rooftop culture & club!

A rich musical heritage and community, the territory of the Mediterranean is a breeding ground in which many new artists find their inspiration. East and West have never been so close when the sounds of Tunis, Istanbul or Cairo and the electronic diaspora seize electronics to revisit and transform their oriental influences.

For this first Club Méditerranéen night of the year, we can expect electro-Arab sets of rough and hypnotizing sounds by Rebel Up SebCat, Tropikal Camel and Rafael Aragon.

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» Tropikal Camel (Shouka / Jerusalem/Berlin)
Behind the ironically exotic alias of Tropikal Camel lies Roi Assaya, producer and MC from Jerusalem. He adopted this artist’s name when he moved to Berlin in 2013 and began a musical and political approach. As a true cultural archivist, he collects traditional music from North Africa and the Middle East, then recomposes these polyrhythms on Ableton, precipitates them in a future bass climate and “shamanic sound textures”.

» Rafael Aragon (Babylon Records / Global Hybrid / Paris/Bxl – FR/AL)
Rafael Aragón is a DJ / producer whose roots extend into Arab and Latin cultures, growing up in the Parisian suburbs in a cosmopolitan world that has shaped it. He started producing beats at the age of 20, obsessed by the idea of mixing folk music with more electronic patterns and creating a balance between organic and synthetic.

» Rebel Up SebCat (Rebel Up / Bruxelles – BE)
SebCat breaks the boundaries to represent youth and socio-political developments from around the world, through cosmopolitan music of the diaspora merged with (inter)local traditions.

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▸ 23:00 — 05:00
6€ presale, 10€ at door

Le Sucre,
50 quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon
Ⓣ Tram T➊ : arrêt Hôtel de Région
Ⓑ Bus S➊ : arrêt La Sucrière
Ⓥ Velo’v : arrêt Confluence – Les Docks
Ⓥ Vaporetto : arrêt Confluence

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Fri 17 Nov > 2x Rebel Up action in Brussels at Festival Rumba Town #2 (Au Quai) + Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Barlok)

Double Rebel Up action this friday in Au Quai and Barlok > Molenbeek canal side is the hottest multicultural place in Brussels right now 🙂

2nd edition of the Festival Rumba Town, with 3 bands & several dj’s. Noche de mucho gusto.

Programme + lineup >

Canela ‘n Drama (ES/CT, Barcelona)
Spanish Catalan duo Canela N’Drama takes you on a journey through a magical and varied latino landscape. Ever since they met in the streets of Barcelona, they entertain many audiences with passionate bossa music that dances to the sweetness of Yolanda’s voice. Carried by Alexis’ passionate guitar playing

Arumbo (ES/BE)
Brussels and Barcelona are bursting with music. For this band the perfect base to grow their fusion between rumba and worldgroove into something beautiful, something danceable and at the same time something fragile. Text and music straight from the heart and irresistible for your limbs. What at first sight seems soft and fragile, turns out to be a true popular party. Arumbo serves southern sounds and melodies where nobody can stand still.

Shaman Festival (BE)
It brings more than just music. It is a belief, a lifestyle in which freedom, celebration and mysticism are central. They themselves describe their music as kermispunk or turbofestiv, even though this is actually in short supply. Their mix of ska, reggae, cumbia, gipsy beats, Eastern rhythms, South-American, mariachi music and polka-punk, supplemented by a number of graceful belly dancers, leaves nobody unmoved. All compositions are performed by a horn section, cajon and percussion, Rumba guitars, electric guitar riffs and a lot of positive energy. Shaman Festival was founded in 2006 and has played more than 150 performances ever since. Shaman festival will present their latest EP “Open” at Rumba Town.
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DJ’s between bands + afterparty in rumba, bass & global sounds >

DJ Miguel Menendez
from collective Rumba Hispano Belga
Rebel Up SebCat

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7€ in
20h – 3am

@ Au Quai
Quai du Hainaut 23
1000 BXL

and for those more into electropical sounds, or as a perfect afterparty to Rumba Town, there is the Tiger In A Tropical Storm party in Barlok, running til 7am

Organised by the party feminist crew of Tropical Boobs, who have been doing the better wild electro & global beats parties in Bxl since 5 years now.

Embrace the tiger’s lips with blood and blow on the musical strings. What is the song of the tribal drums for this mythological night? Come as children of your games and your laughs of ivory mix hearts and souls to the crazy rhythms of the bass. Singers and musicians with a sweaty charisma perform on an attractive altar and promise a meteoric rise in temperature. Free spirits and possessed bodies, come and enjoy this tropical storm.

Lineup >>>

Dj Salinger (IT)

Ill Syll (NG/Bxl)

Shungu (Bxl)

Ikan Hyu (CH)

Cavemen (FR)

Rebel Up Leblanc & SebCat (Bxl)

Frond Chaud (FR)

+ much more surprises!!!!

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Prix libre (5€ conseillé)
22h – 7am
@ Barlok
Avenue du Port 53bis

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Thu 29 June > Rebel Up @ Cafe Congé Méditerranée, Bxl

3x Rebel Up action in Brussels from this thursday until sunday!
Starting with this thursday @ GC Elzenhof, Cafe Congé Méditerranée.


16:00-19:00 DJ Miguel Menendez (ES)
Miguel is a spanish DJ and record collector based in Brussels. His sets as “Rumba Hispano Belga” specialise in gypsy rumba and flamenco festif but also in flamenco recordings made by spanish immigrants in Belgium during the 60’s and 70’s.

16:00-18:00 Spanish kids animation, crea/bricolage met Sofia Yero

18:00 Flamenco demo & dance initiation Sofia Yero, (ES/B)
Born in Brussels, Belgium and second-generation Spanish, Sofia Yero started dancing at the age of 5 with her mother, the great Torre de Montijo, who transmitted her the flamenco culture. She continued her training in Madrid, Sevilla and Jerez with the greatest flamenco dancers. At Café Congé she will give a demonstration & flamenco initiation !

19:30 Concert Çapasud (Sud-Italie)
Çapasud veut valoriser et diffuser la connaissance des cultures musicales du sud Italie en explorant les langages musicaux de la tradition orale. Un voyage parmi les différentes regions du sud d’Italie, chaqu’un influencé par leur rapport avec la Méditerannée et les pays qui la touchent. Çapasud utilise des instruments de musique typique de la tradition de la musique populaire, datant d’une époque ancienne; comme la “zampogna” cornemuse et le tambourin.

20:30 Concert Arumbo (Rumba fusion, ES/B)
Arumbo is a rumba/fusion group with influences from the middle east bringing danceable songs with melodies from the heart. You will be taken on a sunny trip accompanied by a singer with a warm and generous voice that will caress your ears and knows how to excite your emotions. Arumbo was born in the summer of 2015.
Their first EP is called “Mi Bruselas”.

22:00-23:00 Rebel Up! (B) & Gan Gah (Maroc, souktronics)
Fed by traditional « Gnawa » and Berber rythms ever since he was born in the suburbs of Agadir, young DJ and producer Gan Gah is now based in Brussels. His first EP “Souktronics” is a declaration of love to his Moroccan roots and to modern electronic music which is more than likely about to make a lot of noise on worldwide dancefloors. Moroccan Bass, you said? Together with Rebel Up! SebCat he will bring a truly pan-mediterranean sound, not just southern europe, the balkan or levant but also northern africa!

+++ COCKTAILS & GREEK FOOD by A Discovering Network +++

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@ Elzenhof,
Avenue de la Couronne 12
Ixelles 1050

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Thu 22 Dec > Rebel Up! in Lisboa (PT) @ Crew Hassan

This week Rebel Up! SebCat will be in Lisbon for Xmas,

Thursday 22 Dec, SebCat will be spinning tunes @ Crew Hassan, our favorite alternative hangout in the lively Intendente bairro, a music bar combined with a record shop and basement club for the Lisboa underground.

Also Kuzi Whan of global band XA Cute (Berlin) will spin some global dub & beats with us! 🙂

from 22h till 2am

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@ Crew Hassan
Rua Andrade 8
(metro Intendente)

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Fri 9 Dec @ Botanique, Afterparty Festival Cinema Méditerranéen > hosted by Rebel Up! with guests Gal Kadan & El Gato Callejero

festival-cinema-mediterraneenThis Friday, Rebel Up! is hosting the afterparty for Festival Cinema Méditeranéen @ Botanique.

We invited some special guests for a true Mediterranean flavour.

Rebel Up! SebCat will be accompanied by Israelian dj/producer Gal Kadan, who is specialised in music from the Levant (Libanon, Israel, Palestine, Syria & Jordan) and also by Spanish Brussels DJ’s El Gato Callejero and I Am Sardina, who will spin Iberian sounds from rumba Catalana to flamenco & mestizo + live percussion.

Expect a wild mix with dance music from the Mediterranean and the Levant > Latino Euro-Arab-Andalus connection!

@ Botanique Witloof bar
From 23h till very late!

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Sat 23 April > Rebel Up! @ KICKtapAss Soundystem party, Bxl


this Saturday, party in the awesome KICKtapAss taapas bar, for celebrating the installation of their new soundsystem!

with DJ’s Rebel Up! SebCat, Silver Canary DJ’s and El Gato Callejero.


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from 21h – 3am

Rue de Laeken 54
1000 Bxl

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Fri 11 Dec > Rebel Up! @ Le Grand Bal Salé *Andalucia* fiesta, La Tricoterie, Bxl



This friday, a special Le Grand Bal Salé night > in Spanish fiesta style; *Andalucia!*

With 2 live bands; Juanito Makandé & El Canijo de Jerez present “Canciones Desnudas

Juanito Makandé > 19h45
One of the hottest Spanish singers and most important flamenco underground performer. An excellent singer, guitarist and cajon player that finds his inspiration in youth, life, love and flamenco, playing Andalusian funk that manages to convey his rebellion in each song. His hit song “Niña voladora” has reached 1 million YouTube hits in few months.

El Canijo de Jerez > 20h30
A charismatic, cheerful, easygoing and multifaceted artist, El Canijo is one of the leaders of the Spanish music in what refers to the fusion of flamenco and rock. Former member of the famous band “Los Delinqüentes”, after 12 years he made a step forward and released his own album (La Lengua Chivata 2014) on which he plays his Andalusian rock with touch of pop, reggae, tanguillos, ballads. A real street storyteller “garrapatero” with hot blood in his veins.

Followed by the afterparty in 2 rooms with DJs & more bands!!!

Rebel Up! SebCat vs El Gato Callejero (BE/ES) ➳ Psyche Rumba Flamenca Mestiza cat clash
playing 2 dj sets > from 22h30 till 23h30, and again from 0h30 till 1h30

Chats da Brassala ➳ Spicy Swing Rap n’ Blues Ska (23h)

La Banda Pilusa ➳ Itinerant Rumba Agricola Pizzicata

La Drache Musicale (Radio Panik)  Musical exploration of cultures by Front Chaud & Miss Sirocco!

Carlositos Wey ➳ Groovie Rumbia Rockera Dj Selecta

Cougars in America New Alt Folk Pop Sauvage

and there will be delicious food all night, prepared by Andalucian chefs!
Juan Cantero & Daniel Rejano – (Taberna Mayeto)
& Sonia Retamero & Marie Utch (La Cantine du Midi)

MENU à la carte:
— Tagarninas esparragadas con huevo
— Berza gitanas
— Fideos con langostinos
— Empanadas Andalusa

also a course of Ritmo & Palmas “Tango Flamenco” with Miguel Sanchez.

From 19h till late!!!

Presale 12€ ↔ Door 15€ (Limited places for the concert. Book your ticket in advance)é-11Dec2015

Afterparty is just 4€ from 22h30 onwards.

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More info > Tricoterie site

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Sat 3 Oct > Rebel Up! @ NUIT BLANCHE, La Tentation, Bxl


Rebel Up! plays at Nuit Blanche afterparty in La Tentation, all night long!
This night is organised as a *carte blanche* by the El Pulpo collective that Rebel Up! is part of. Expect a wild night of global sounds in all colours, Africa, Latino, Mediterranean, Balkan, Arabic and more, from ethnic & roots to electronic styles.

with Rebel Up! dj’s & special guest dj Gaetano Dub (Liege).

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Fri 17 april, LAST Rebel Up! Soundclash @ De Vinger, Den Haag


Hi Up! Everyone,

Sadly, this is our LAST EVER party night at De Vinger, as it soon will be closed and demolished, what a shame 🙁

We will be joined by our new Rebel Up! member DJ DUCKFOOD who will Heat Up the dancefloor for you to freely run, jive, and just dance for the hell of it. As usual, expect a fine Rebel Up! mix of old and gritty tunes with newer weirder than ever music from all around the globe: Calypso, Soukouss, Cumbia, Desert tunes and other genres in the making.

The entrance fee should be 3€ but it can also be more if you feel like helping out this bar De Vinger which as always intended to be just an open stage for young and less young local and international artists. Just providing what has become a rarity in Den Haag : a venue for alternative music.

Hope then to see you there one last time!

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Sat 21 March > Rebel Up! SebCat @ Fete du Printemps, La Tentation Bxl


This saturday at La Tentation / Centro Galego Brussels > Spring party!
support by our Rebel Up! SebCat
Buffet + concerts + afterparty

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Fri 30 Jan > Rebel Up! dj’s & dj Cal Jader (UK) @ Bonnefooi Bxl


Hello Brussels,

this Friday 30 Jan, special fun night at Bonnefooi bar with global latino & afro dance tunes!
We’ve invited our good friend Callum Simpson aka dj Cal Jader from London, who is one of the founders of Movimientos, a label and organisation that promotes parties and concerts in London and Cal is champion of new wave Latin music
His sets bring together the freshest Latin and global sounds, combining classic rhythms with contemporary cutting-edge and urban beats.

check out his mixcloud!

Cloudcasts by DJ Cal Jader on Mixcloud

Support by Rebel Up! dj’s SebCat & LeBlanc
Free in as always
starting around 22:00 til the next morning….

@ Bonnefooi
Steenstraat 8 Rue des Pierres,
1000 Bxl

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Thu 11 Dec Rebel Up! @ Bonnefooi Bxl w/ Celeste Mariposa (PT)

Another Rebel Up! dance night at Bonnefooi, our last one of the year.
Wanna dance?


Celeste Mariposa is a DJ duo from Lisboa. They started as techno Dj’s but the last couple of years they have become true connoisseurs of music from the ex-portuguese colonies like Angola & Cabo Verde. The last time they played at Bonnefooi it was an amazing set full of uplifting and crazy funana. Really looking forward to this one!
Check this mini mix > > > >

Celeste/Mariposa live act by Celestemariposa on Mixcloud

Your local Dj pirates Rebel Up! will surely help to make this night even more exiting!

as always, FREE IN
from 22:00 till very late…
Steenstraat 9 Rue des Pierres, 1000, BXL

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