Friday 27 & Saturday 28 may > Giraffes & Penguins Arab Bass night @ VK Vaartkapoen + Rebel Up & Friends @ Brussels Jazz Weekend afterparty, Le Reservoir Bar

Rebel Up weekend action once more!

On Friday we organise our 1st big Giraffes & Penguins party again since +2 years in the VK Vaartkapoen venue in Molenbeek. An Arab Bass night with artists from the Maghreb, Syria and Brussels.

We have a great lineup for you, with live sets by 2 special guests Rizan Said (keyboard player & composer of Omar Souleyman / Syria) and the percussive electronics by NURI (Tunisia / Shouka label). Also dj sets by local spinners Hiskhek Bishek, Tropical DJipsies, Rebel Up SebCat and Le Grand Mechant Loop as well as visuals by VJ Jan Vorst.

It will be a wild night and deep dive into the large pool of electronic arabic worldwide sounds.

Get your ticket in presale and skip the queue: 8€
Otherwise it’s 11€ at the door and possible queues.

Doors 21H
Rizan Said live set around 23h, so get in on time!

FB event / VK website

@ VK Vaartkapoen
Manchesterstraat 13-15
Mole

On Saturday 28th, Rebel Up & Friends for the Brussels Jazz Weekend at the Reservoir bar in the Marolles.

2 levels of DJ’s in the bar & basement, vinyl and digital alike.
with special guest DJ Eggs Legs from Brighton (UK), band leader of King Lagoon’s Flying Swordfish Dance Band and who will play a live DJ set w/ percussion.
Joined by Freedo Figh & Roza (54K Sound), Didi (Tropical DJipsies), RaQL and SebCat.

20h – 4am
204 Rue Haute
Free in!
FB event

Rebel Up in Netherlands > thu 05.05 / fri 06.05 + sat 07.05

Hello all!
After our night in OCCII, Rebel Up is staying in Netherlands for a bit longer and doing a ‘mini tour’ 😉

DJ sets on thursday, friday & saturday!

Thursday 5 May, which is liberation day in Netherlands, Rebel Up SebCat will play with Papelon Kifesh at the Kashmir Lounge coffeeshop bar. From 20h onwards.

@ Jan Pieter Heijestraat 85
Amsterdam (Overtoom / Vondelpark)
See event here.

On friday 06.05 Rebel Up SebCat will do a 2 hour session at the Oedipus beer Badhuis cafe for Oedipus Radio from 19 – 21h. Maybe with a special guest even. Come hang in the Oedipus old bathing house and taste their artisanal beers, or tune in via their online radio.

@ Javaplein 21
Amsterdam (Indische Buurt)

and on saturday 07.05, Cumbia Salvaje party by Baobab United in Nijmegen.

Place to be is Strandbar Stek, a beach right next to De Waal river.
A nice lineup with Brussels cumbia acts & dj’s > Memo Pimiento, Rafael Aragon, Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies + Baobab Utd.

Door 19h30
See event here.

Beforehand around 17h / 18h, Rebel Up & Rafael Aragon will do a streaming session at Open Source Radio. Tune into the videostream here.

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 05.09 > Rebel Up & Friends @ Saintklet, Bxl w/ Cami Layé Okún, Edna Martinez, Fresh Nunas & SebCat

After last year’s fun, Rebel Up & Friends are coming back at Saintklet summer outdoor terrace on the Bxl canalside! with a great international lineup of special guests DJ Cami Layé Okún, Edna Martinez & Fresh Nunas, hosted by SebCat.

Cami Layé Okún (Havana, Cuba)
Cuban DJ/selector who collects vinyl records from allover the world as a way of sharing stories through music with similar organic roots. Her sound spans from the tropical to the tribal; think African and Caribbean rhythms mixed with a Latin soul and sensibility, engaging audiences and dancefloors with Cuban disco, Afro-Caribbean rarities and tropical Amazonian funky grooves. Currently based in Havana, she is so far the only local DJ that produces and promotes events in a 100% vinyl format. Since 2020 Cami hosts her own monthly show ‘Insolar’ on London’s NTS Radio where she curated sunny music from different parts of the world.
https://www.mixcloud.com/cami-lay%C3%A9-ok%C3%BAn/

Edna Martinez (Cartagena, Colombia / Berlin)
DJ / curator, artist and radio host from the Colombian Caribbean based in Berlin, Germany. Her musical selection is linked to her artistic research in which she explores autobiographical migratory routes with the concept of resistance as its axis. Her sound involves Afro-Caribbean organic rhythms, jazz bases, tribal polyrhythm, Arabic folklore, and more. She is the woman behind projects such as “Latinarab” a trip from Jaffa to the Arab Caribbean, and “El Volcán El Orgullo de Berlin”, the only soundsystem picó party in Germany. She also moderates monthly radio shows on Radio Alhara (Palestine), Worldwide FM (London) and Boxout.fm (India).
https://www.mixcloud.com/ednamartinezdj
https://soundcloud.com/ednamartinezdj

+ afrogrooves by Fresh Nunas (Mozambique/Bxl) & eclectic global sounds by Rebel Up SebCat.

16h – 22h, free donation (2€ advised)
@ Saintklet
Quai des Peniches / Akenkaai


All info

Rebel Up action in Lisbon this week

Rebel Up & Friends action in Lisboa this week!

Wedn @ East Side Radio, livestream session by SebCat & Didi with special guest DJ Kolt (Blacksea Nao Maya / Principe) 14-16h Lisboa time, 15-17h Brussels time. Tune in live here.

Thu @ Nucleo A70, terrace dj set by SebCat, Didi, Milton Gulli(Kongoloti records) and Jo Selektor.
from 17h to 23h30, Regueirao dos Anjos 68-70 (metro Anjos / Intendente)

Sat @ Plantasia LX, dj set w/ Mushug (Octa Push), Jo Selektor, Clara Wilde & more
from 18h to midnight, Rua de Arroios 93, (metro Anjos)

Sunday 27.06 > double Rebel Up action at Bxl canal (Recup Ton Quartier, Cureghem) and record fair @ DOK Gent

This sunday double Rebel Up action >

Starting in the morning (for real) at the Cureghem/Anderlecht canal side.
The Microtunes X Breakfeest event is organised by Micromarché as part of their Recup Ton Quartier / Recup Je Wijk project. Listen to some tunes, do a workshop, have a pancake breakfast!

From 9 to 12h in breakfast/brunch vibes >>>>
REBEL UP! SEBCAT & RAFAEL ARAGON MORNING DJ-SET
PANCAKES/CREPES
ATELIER VELO x VZW ELASTIEK
BUBBLATON x BOTS CONSPIRACY

Prix libre / Vrije bijdrage / Free donation
Find us at the Pont de Cureghem / Kuregembrug on the corner of Rue Wayez / Quai Fernand Demets. All info here.

and in the afternoon we move over to Gent at DOK open air venue from 12H until 20H.
Gent collectives Huna Sounds, Democrazy & Tweeden Asem organise a record fair with lots of great sellers > labels, distro’s and collectors.

The Rebel Up label & distro will be there with our releases + other titles. More sellers who will be present are SOUMA, XOGN, Calacas, Labi & Funk, GroovyRecords, Ubuntu & more.

All info here on FB event or website.

And also open air DJ sets for Radio Ruit, see the linup below. Hope to see you there!

Friday 25.06 > Rebel Up action, vinyl dj set @ Kiosque Bois de la Cambre + Giraffes & Penguins mixtape 48FM radio

Hello all!

Friday 25.06 we got an evening outdoor event + 2 hour mixtape on the radio.

From 19.00 – 23.00, Rebel Up & Friends vinyl session at Kiosque Bois de la Cambre, with SebCat, Didi of Tropical DJipsies, Drache Musicale and Bongo Hi-Fi.
Expect global, tropical and summer sounds.

Come and have a drink, also dinner is possible!
You can find the kiosk at the Champ du Vert Chasseur side in the middle of the Bois de la Cambre. Find your route here.

And for those staying home or wanting to listen from elsewhere >>>
from 22.00 until midnight a pre-recorded Giraffes & Penguins mixtape will be on air at Liege radio station 48FM, with selections by Rebel Up SebCat, Didi of Tropical DJipsies and Drache Musicale.

You can listen to the FM or streaming, tune in via the web player of 48FM.