On saturday, the return of El Pulpo collective with Rebel Up in La Tentation.
A very special Afro Latino concert & party night with an Afro Portuguese touch, with the band Ussu N’Djai & The New Balansa from Guinee Bissau/Senegal/Amsterdam and producer/DJ Pigmaliao from Brasil and more surprises.
Ussu N’djai & The New Balansa
the Amsterdam-based group of Ussumane ‘Balansa’ N’djai brings an exciting mix of different West-African music styles (m’balax, m’gumbeh, Afro-Mandingo, Carribean reggae, salsa and funk.) Balansa composed the songs with texts in different West-African languages such as Wolof, Mandingo, Creole, French, English and Portugese, a true afro latin mixture with cultural roots.
Pigmalião is the materialization of the reference from the label Frente Bolivarista and remains in constant transformation alongside the label release narrative. Frente Bolivarista has made a stellar rise over the past year to be one of the labels to watch for the future of Latin America music. Brazilian musical legacy has always seemed somewhat set apart from the rest of the continent but the label, alongside the growing links between booming São Paulo and Buenos Aires, Quito or Lima shows that the tide is changing. It is indeed the becoming, and going even further than, the musical version of Bolivar’s dream: a global collaboration of new, inter infected, border hopping sounds shaping the future of Latin American music.
+ support & host, Rebel Up SebCat
FB event / Agenda
Presale tickets available, cheaper than at the door!
Presale: 10€ / 13€ at door
La Tentation members: 8€
Afterparty from midnight: 5€
21h – 2am
@ La Tentation / Centro Galego de Bruxelas
Rue de Laeken 28
This weekend in Nijmegen (NL) the Music Meeting festival, a festival for contemporary global music, in electronic and folk sounds! Rebel Up playing various dj sets over 3 days.
And what a lineup!!! >
Saturday 3 june
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – Kondi Band – Love & Revenge – Ibaaku – Maarja Nuut & Hendrik Kaljujärv – Mandala Tribe – Praed – Baobab Utd. – Rebel Up!
Sunday 4 june
Brian Blade ‘Mama Rosa’ – Totó la Momposina y Sus Tambores – Bitori featuring Chando Graciosa – Satanique Samba Trio – Ben Williams & Sound Effect – Africa Negra – African Salsa Orchestra – Pantra Sein Hla Myaing – Amariszi XL, Rebel Up!
Monday 5 june
BCUC invite Shabaka Hutchings – Junun featuring Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Express – New York Gypsy All Stars – Banda Magda – Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé – – Los Piranas – Derek Gripper – ArtEZ Big Collective – Bram Stadhouders & The Big Barrel Organ – Paolo Angeli, DJ Safri & Bertu & Socrates, DJ Pralem, Rebel Up!
see video trailer here.
All info & tickets >
This friday, a special night of STRICLY CUMBIA in St Gilles!
18:00: Apero – Tropical cocktail & Music crafts for the little ones.
18:00: Play it Loud CUMBIA: TURIKUMWE
The winner of the Play it Loud battle will surprise you with freshly cut tunes. Memo Pimiento Electric Orchestra, El Felino Macabro y los de la Cava, Turikumwe, Los Demonios de la Cumbia & Quantum Café battled for your love and approval in Pianofabriek. The winner: Turikumwe!
19:30 & 21:30: Rebel Up! Dj Sebcat
Party with tropical sounds from the global underground. It’s all about baking a musical cake outside styled borders covered with cumbia sprinkles!
Colombian roots music from the members of ‘La Chiva Gantiva’.
One of the best kept musical secrets in ‘Bruselas’.
@Parvis St Gilles (metro Parvis / Voorplein)
All info > FB Event / Pianofabriek site
This thursday > Afro Latino jam session, °° Acid Special Edition °° (FREE IN!)
La tercera es la vencida !
with band session & Rebel Up! SebCat to warm up & afterparty….
@Swan Bar, St Gery, Bxl
FB event here
on saturday, Rebel Up! SebCat will also be playing at Mezrab in Amsterdam (the old Pakhuis Wilhelmina at IJ river) for a night of hot afro-caribbean and latino fun!
♫ BIGUINE BALADE | Afro-Caribbean
Swinging island music from Martinique, practice your dance skills with steaming Biguine, Mazurka. Calypso, Zouk, Compas, Merengue, Reggae.
♫ SON 5 | Latinamericansplashsounds
Beautiful people playing cumbia, son, joropo, huapango, rumba en festejo and what more?
DJ’s SebCat & Zé Karlo spinning tunes all night long.
Doors open: 20.30 PM
Show: 21.30 PM
all info > Mezrab site or FB event.