Friday 8 June > Rebel Up @ Tchala’s Band & afterparty, Ixelles

Friday evening, there is a concert in Ixelles of Cabo Verdian singer Tchala, who brings coladeira and morna songs. His music sounds sweet like this and this.

also with afterparty with DJ’s Rebel Up SebCat, Wait’n’See & Diyei Pituto.
food & drinks available at real fair prices.

It’s a private evening in a nice big cosy attic close to Maelbeek / place Jourdain, so if you want to come, please send us a message > rebelluppa gmail

Thu 3 may > Bonnefooi invites Rebel Up w/ Pal/Secam (FR/NL), Bonnefooi, Bxl

Bonnefooi invites Rebel Up (BXL)
SOUNDS FROM THE GLOBAL UNDERGROUND!

Before from 16-18h, Rebel Up SebCat & Pål/Secam will do a livestream session at Kiosk Radio at the Rebel Up & friends stream, tune in live or via our Facebook page or page of Kiosk Radio!

special guests ❂❁❂ PÅL/SECAM (NL/FR) ❂❁❂
Pål/Secam is an Amsterdam based Dutch/French-British DJ duo, who spread the intercontinental PAN-AMAFROPEANS sound on the local dance floors. Pål/Secam both get bored rather quickly playing just one style of music. This means their sets are infused by the elements of surprise and excitement, in terms of mixing in another genre. Or the same genre, but from another continent. Congolese rumba, oldschool electro, deep dancehall, Cape Verdean Funaná, Surinami Kawina or Kenyan Benga music.. There is no end. This is the PAN-AMAFROPEAN sound, as they like to call it. The two joined forces in 2011 after dj-ing solo for several years. Sharing their interest in music they heard being played on Radio Nova and by dj’s like Theo Parrish, Pål/Secam developed their own style. With a mission to break musical boundaries by creating a diverse colourful pattern that tickles ears and feet. Pål/Secam combine delicate pre-selection with suspenseful improvisation on the spot. Which makes their vinyl and digital mixing raw, sensitive, startling and overall quite unique.
https://www.mixcloud.com/PALetSECAM/
https://soundcloud.com/paletsecam

host:
❂❁❂ REBEL UP SEBCAT ❂❁❂
He will surf the global soundwaves from everywhere to neverthere in vinyl & digital global sounds.

☾from 22h
☾ FREE IN.
☾ Sound powered by Void Acoustics
☾ Stop making noise outside! People tryin’ to dance at Bonnefooi 😉

Thu 14 Sept > Rebel Up curates Nuits Sonores electro Arab night @ BRASS, Bxl (FREE IN!)

This thursday 14 sept, Rebel Up helps curating the Nuits Sonores opening night @ the great BRASS venue in Forest, with an electro-Arab lineup with artists from Egypt, Iraq, Morocco/Belgium and sounds from Somalia!

Islam Chipsy & EEK
Islam Chipsy and his band EEK are a three-way force of nature from Cairo, Egypt described by those who’ve been caught in the eye of their storm as one of the most exciting live propositions on the planet. At the core of the group lies electro chaabi keyboard pioneer Islam Chipsy, whose joyous, freewheeling sonic blitz warps the standard oriental scale system into otherworldly shapes, as flanked by Mohamed Karam and Mahmoud Refat raining down a percussive maelstrom behind dual drum kits. His 2 releases on Nashazphone /100 Copies Music say it all, bombastic body music!
https://soundcloud.com/islamchipsyeek

Arkan Mushtak Synth Trio
Arkan Mushtak arrived in Belgium as a refugee of the war in Iraq. During his Baghdad childhood he has been shaped into a talented keyboard/piano player and composer by master composer Noor Sabah. He is accompanied by fellow Iraqi musicians Walaa Saad (vocals and oud lute) and Saif Al-Qaissy (darbouka percussion and backing vocals). Together they play a mix of contemporary Iraqi music styles, such as chobi chobi, dabke and electronic hybrids. The trio will release an album on the new Rebel Up Records label in late 2017.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPxENS1zu8

YZ
Sufi singer YZ grew up in the Flemish suburbs and developed his vision of ancient Arab art by pouring over a thick layer of electronics. This epic synthesis comes close to the perfect soundtrack of a retro-futuristic road movie in the desert.
https://yz-music.bandcamp.com/

Somali Sounds
Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie of Berlin label Ostinato Records dive in their East African archives to familiarize us with the flourishing period of Somali music. A sharper selection of rarities of old, from afro funk to unstoppable groove, from jazz to Somali disco, songs that reflect the international character of the Horn of Africa and take you from the hotel Curuuba in Mogadishu to the dirty streets of Hargeisa to the banks of the Gulf of Tadjoura to Djibouti.
https://ostinatorecords.bandcamp.com/

Jabo
The revelation of the Belgian global bass scene Jabo (Jawad Boumalek) grew up in Aalst. As a member of the Brussels collective / label Lowup Records, he spent hours in the studio creating his remarkable sound, a return to the roots where the influence of Moroccan and Arabic music fuses with the sound of contemporary bass, resulting in traditional rhythms with a strong dose of electro-harissa spice. The work of Jabo was highly welcomed by big names of electronic music, such as A-Trak, Diplo and Dj Snake.
http://www.lowup.be/jabo/

host; Rebel Up SebCat
You know what to expect from Rebel Up by now > a fired up dancefloor set of pan-Arabic beats & spheres.

Also see the interview / video with Rebel Up SebCat.

All info >
FB event / BRASS website

Hear latest Rebel Up Nightshop radio show, with a special on the Nuits Sonores @ Brass night.

Sun 9 July > Rebel Up! @ Georgie’s Wundergarten festival, Ruigoord (Amsterdam)

On sunday 9 July, freshly arrived from a heavy Exit festival weekend in Serbia, we’ll be playing a duo Rebel Up! set at Georgie’s Wundergarten festival in the alternative Ruigoord village (Amsterdam).

We are invited by our amazing friends of the Umoja DJ’s & INI Movement, playing together with our buddy Rafael Aragon (straight back from Serbia with us). Catch us between 16h30 and 22h, followed by a b2b clash between all DJ’s til 23h. Either way, it will be an awesome day with great decorations in a natural setting 🙂

For all info & tickets, see FB event or website.

@ Ruigoord village
(just outside Amsterdam)

Thu 6 July > Rebel Up! @ Pantropical presents: Los Mirlos, WORM, Rotterdam

Hola!
this thursday, concert of famous Peruvian chicha cumbia band Los Mirlos in Rotterdam!!!

Pantropical is extremely proud to present the legendary Los Mirlos during their first ever European tour! Widely known as the masterminds of Peruvian-Amazonian Cumbia, Los Mirlos have recorded over 500 songs during their career. If you haven’t been living under a rock, chances are you have heard at least one of them, one way or another. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this fantastic 8-piece live band led by founder Jorge Rodríguez Grández.

LOS MIRLOS (PE) – starts 21h15 !
Named after a black bird in their native jungle, Los Mirlos are the uncrowned kings of tropical Peruvian Cumbia, or Cumbia Amazonica. The band came together in Lima during the oil boom of the 70s and created a uniquely new and powerful party music inspired by the Anglophone psychedelic rock and surf music of the time. Fast-forward some 40 years, and Los Mirlos have travelled and performed in almost every Latin American country, and are still considered essential for the culture of Amazonian Cumbia, not in the last place because of popular compilations such as “Roots of Chicha”, “Back To Peru”, and “Cumbia Beat Vol. 1”. Songs like ‘La Danza de Los Mirlos’, ‘Sonido Amazónico’, ‘Lamento en la Selva’, ‘Muchachita del Oriente’, and ‘Chinito en Onda’ are kept in the memory of many people worldwide, who all danced to them at one point of their life.

DJ support by Rebel Up! SebCat & DJ Pinchado (AR), everything Peruvian from huayno folklore, selva, cumbia, guaracha & chicha cumbia!
Visuals by Jonathan Castro (PE).
+ Mecchanana cocktail bar

FB event / WORM site
@ WORM – Boomgaardsstraat 71, Rotterdam
20:30 – 01:00 | Los Mirlos: 21:15 | entrance: 15€
*** limited capacity! ***