Afro Tuga ‘Hand of Timba’ mixtape

This mixtape was made by Rebel Up SebCat for Celeste Mariposa‘s radio show Radio Balanço in Lisboa (Vodafone FM) during the April lockdown, as the Festa Afro Tuga party on 10 April in Recyclart got cancelled due to the obvious. The mix is mostly filled with music from the past & present of the Afro Portuguese PALOP scene but not exclusively, with tunes from other African countries and the wider African diaspora included as well, from semba to afrohouse, kuduro, funana and more. Tracklisting can be found in the mixtape comments.

The image used is of the Hand of Timba monument at the Pidjiguiti docks in Porto de Bissau, Guiné-Bissau. The Pidjiguiti massacre was a dock worker strike that took place on 3 August 1959 in which the Portuguese colonial authorities killed about 50 people and put the blame on revolutionary party PAIGC (Partido Africano para a Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde). 3 August is now a public day of remembrance in Guinea-Bissau. Near the docks, a large black fist known as the Hand of Timba was erected as a memorial to those killed.

The current political situation in Guiné-Bissau far from good, with President Umaro Sissoco Embalo having taken power via a military coup earlier this year just before the COVID-19 crisis. Soldiers loyal to Embalo took control of national radio and public television buildings, and several public buildings including the government palace and the Palace of Justice to impose their power and ushering a new era of censorship and political oppression.

Friday 17.07 radio waves

This afternoon/evening global sounds on the airwaves > 17H CET Rebel Up Festa Afro Tuga mixtape @ ROOT Radio Istanbul,
followed at 18-20H by Giraffes & Penguins radio on 48FM – 100.1 Liege with mixtapes by Rebel Up & Didi of Tropical DJipsies,
tune in via >
https://rootradio.live
https://player.48fm.com

Rebel Up Global Sessions livesteams, still going!

Hello all,
Are you doing well, moving enough and catching some sun?

Saturday 23.05 > Rebel Up Global Sessions livestream Day #6 already!
with DJ;’s Motacilla (Bxl), Mushug of Octa Push (Lisboa) and Giraffes & Penguins special with Ani of Tropical DJipsies and Le Grand Mechant Loop!
From 20 til a bit after midnight.

Tune in live via our Rebel Up Twitch video channel , the shows stay archived for 2 weeks there but we also upload them on our Rebel Up YouTube channel.

Some other sessions that you might have missed >

Radio in quarantine times: Rebel Up mixtape @ Bruzz, wednesday @ Kinky Star livestream, thursday at 48FM Liege

Hello all,

we hope you are doing fine and taking care of yourself and your loved ones.

Rebel Up has been staying active on the radio, livestream and mixtape front! Quite some action going on, follow our Mixcloud or FB page to see all.

Every week tuesday we do a quarantine mixtape for BRUZZ radio instead of our live radio show. here is yesterday’s mixtape, tracklisting in comments.

Tonight (wedn 29/04) from 22h to 23h30 Rebel Up SebCat will be live on the stream for Kinky Star Café and their Kinky Karantaine livestream sessions via Twitch. see all info in FB event.
Expect a session from tropical rock to noisy global sounds and beyond. Sounds from the global underground!
Follow the Twitch livestream here.

and tomorrow (thursday 30/04) is our weekly Giraffes & Penguins quarantine session for 48FM Radio in Liege. Tune in live at brunch/lunch hour from 12h to 13h.

Happy listening and thanks for the support!

Rebel Up & Tropical DJipsies sessions for No Fade Out Radio Bxl

hey all,

we hope you are ‘quarantining’ in good spirits
our Italo Brussels friends of No Fade Out Radio livestream radio started streaming mixtapes and sessions in these quarantine times.

Here a mixtape/session I did for last week’s Rebel Up show on BRUZZ >
for full tracklisting see in the comments!

and also our amazing female friends of Tropical DJipsies shared one of their live mixes, listen up here! >

Fri 21.02: Rebel Up SebCat @ Tropical Sound System party, Atelier 210, Bxl

The original TROPICAL parties are back ! and for the first time in Atelier 210.

Funky Bompa & The Roots Corner Soundsystem are teaming up for this special edition. DJ Tom B. (Paris, compiler of the Leve Leve Sao Tomé e Principé 2LP on Bongo Joe Records) is headlining an all-local tropical line-up starring DJ XOGN, Radio Martiko, Rebel Up SebCat, Holy Mutants and the Tropical ambassador Funky Bompa himself.

Expect a mighty selection of hurricanes and pearls from tropical and exotic regions. Cumbia, island funk, ethiojazz, samba, highlife, soukous, semba, rebita, benga, puxa, funana, coladeira, afro boogie, guaguanco, guaracha, mambo, merengue, cadence, kompa, disco calypso, maloya, sega & mucho mas.

Rebel Up SebCat is kicking off the night, so be there early! 🙂

TIMETABLE
21:00 Rebel Up SebCat
22:00 Funky Bompa
23:00 Radio Martiko
00:00 DJ XOGN
01:00 DJ Tom B
02:00 Holy Mutants

All info & presale > FB event / website
++ Doors 20:30 / Party 21:00 ++
++ Presale 5€ / @ Door 8€ ++

@ Atelier 210
Chaussée Saint-Pierre 210
1040 Bxl Etterbeek

Sat 25 Jan: Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins, Antidote (Studio CityGate) Bxl

This saturday, 25/01, Giraffes & Penguins land for the first time in the warm and cosy Antidote bar with a bunch of global Belgian vinyl DJs that will take you for a trip through wild afro, latino and PALOP sounds!

Behind the decks: DJ XOGN, Calacas duo (Mechelen) and resident DJs Le Grand Méchant Loop, Rebel Up SebCat and the Tropical DJipsies.
Come early, full of love & energy. Places are limited during the night as Antidote can only hold up to 200-250 people max. FULL = FULL!

Entrance 5€ (CASH ONLY) /// Doors 22h – 5am
15 minutes walk from Midi Station
FB event

@ Antidote
Rue de la petite île 1A
1070 Anderlecht