Fri 27 july > Rebel Up @ Giraffes & Penguins w/ Maga Bo, l’Uzinne, Bxl

🌶🎵 GL🌎BAL UNDERGR🌎UND 🎵🌶

Giraffes, penguins and other global party animals, get ready! An amazing musical globetrotter will bring us the perfect vibes to go with this tropical Belgian summer!

Relentlessly traveling the world as DJ, producer and ethnomusicologist, MAGA BO is on tour in Europe this summer and will make a stop at L’uZinne. His performances are so eclectic and impregnated with so many musical cultures that we cannot predict what will happen. All we can say is that he knows hundreds of ways to make us sweat 🙂

But that’s not all! Four other global DJ’s will also guide you through this global underground trip: LeBlanc from Rebel Up, Radio Frappè, Dragan and Le Grand Méchant Loop.

Expect also to get lost in a crazy labyrinth set up by HeyLàBas and to enjoy a nice pay-as-you-like meal prepared by Up Cooking.

〰🔅〰 MAGA BO (Rio de Janeiro) 〰🔅〰
Maga Bo is an internationally acclaimed musician and dj working with a collision of styles, sounds, location recordings from all continents and beats that have yet to be classified. Naturalized in Brazil, he has worked in over 40 countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe including performances at major festivals such as the Sydney Festival in Australia, an official showcase at WOMEX in Copenhagen, The Chicago World Music Festival, Club Transmediale in Berlin and the RIFF festival in Jodhpur, India. His collaborators range from Mulatu Astatke, Issa Bagayogo, to Marcelo Yuka and BNegão to Dr. Das (Asian Dub Foundation) and Kalaf (Buraka Som Sistema). In 2010 alone, he shared the stage with Tony Allen, Yousou N’dour, Buraka Som Sistema, Choc Quib Town, and Staff Benda Bilili. His music has been released on Tru-Thoughts, Ninja Tune, Soot Records, WordSound, Cumbancha, African Dope Records, numerous compilations as well as film and television soundtracks.
https://soundcloud.com/magabo
https://www.youtube.com/user/magabo

〰🔅〰 LeBlanc (Rebel Up) 〰🔅〰
Brussels based dj LeBlanc has been collecting and playing non western dance music for 15 years and teamed up with Sebcat in 2010 to further develop the mission of Rebel Up!, throwing eclectic dj sets, mixtapes and parties, exploring Latin American, African, Asian and Arabic traditional and electronic dance music. At Recyclart, he was resident dj and coprogrammer of the legendary Nightshop Parties from 2009-2014.
https://www.mixcloud.com/TSC/
http://soundcloud.com/darcyrandleblanc
https://www.rebelup.org/
https://www.mixcloud.com/Rebel_Uppa/
https://www.mixcloud.com/RebelUpNightshop/

〰🔅〰 Radio Frappè 〰🔅〰
Maastricht originated project, the duo from Radio Frappè is now settled in Brussels to spread the good vibes. Radio hosts, event curators and DJs, they will make you bounce on the global sounds that make their universe: from brazilian mpb and sambass to heavy african rythms, from tasty dub to carribean melodies, Radio Frappè will make you travel through time and space, and deconstruct the notion of borders.
https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioFrappe/

〰🔅〰 Dragan (Radio Panik) 〰🔅〰
Since the age of 16, Dragan has been listening to and playing a broad range of genres, from jazz to techno, from afrodisco classics to global beats. Not belonging to any particular tribe, he shares a sense of freedom and escapism with some of his heroes such as Dj Marcelle and Lefto. After his break, he’s been busy spinning in various places such as Urban Spree Berlin, Esperanzah! festival, Vk Concerts, LaVallée, Giraffes and Penguins, Bonnefooi… Every first Saturday of the month, Dragan hosts a show on Radio Panik 105.4 FM, named Flux Tendu. As the name suggests, this is an exploration through thin relations between tracks, a sort of musical cadavre exquis.
mixcloud.com/VanMarkic/
radiopanik.org/emissions/flux-tendu/

〰🔅〰 Le Grand Méchant Loop 〰🔅〰
“I prefer to make the little pigs dance rather than eat them!”
Le Grand Méchant Loop is global underground DJ and percussionist based in Brussels. He shares his passion for global music through the Giraffes & Penguins events that he has been organizing since 2017. He will take us on a surprising journey, spiced up with live percussion, where the genuine sounds of kologo, zurna, ferrinho and gwoka blend to create the kind of groove that can only be explained on a dancefloor!
https://www.facebook.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/videos/881961011963103/
https://www.mixcloud.com/LeGrandMechantLoop/groovy-trip-1/

Come with lots of energy and bring your craziest moves 🙂

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Entrance 5€ !!Cash only!! /// Doors 10pm
Metro 2/6 >> Delacroix

Sat 29/04 > Rebel Up @ Akuphone label estafette @ Niko Matcha + Café Midpoint

Rebel Up , NGHE Mediatheque & Drache Musicale present Akuphone label estafette night in Niko Matcha & MIDPOINT CAFE & BAR (neighbour bars), starting in Niko Matcha, afterparty in Midpoint.

Akuphone is a french independant label focused on rare global pop and folk music from the early 1950’s to the late 1980’s, led by Cheb Gero (aka Fabrice Gery) and Tinmar (aka Martin Jay), both record collectors. The label is inspired by the need to release music that has not been released before to western audiences. It aims at linking these productions to their historical and political contexts, placing them back in the social and cultural conditions in which they emerged. Akuphone ambitions to promote “hyphenated music” and its diversity without emphasizing such ambiguous notions as intermixing and hybridity, which can be considered as commonly accepted stances tinted with eurocentrism.
https://akuphone.com/
https://fr-fr.facebook.com/akuphone

Cheb Gero (Akuphone)
Cheb Gero is a collector and a music enthusiast. After being a record dealer for many years, he launched the Akuphone label in an “archives” spirit and a desire to “explore the world in music”. In an approach to musical archeology, he seeks to highlight the work of artists, musicians, singers and singers who, in the so-called Western countries, are ignored or unknown Far from a romantic or fetishist view of extra-Western music, the label’s objective is to articulate these cultural productions with their historical and political context and to re-situate them in their social and cultural conditions of appearance.
https://soundcloud.com/cheb-gero

support / hosts >
Rebel Up SebCat
Drache Musicale
http://drachemusicale. blogspot.be/
https://www.mixcloud.com/DracheMusicale

20h label presentation & sets @ Niko Matcha > prix libre
Rue de Flandre 183

23h afterparty @ Midpoint > FREE IN
Rue de Flandre 189

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Fri 21 Apr > Rebel Up! double Cumbia & Dancehall night @ Walvis (w Memo Pimiento) + All In One bar w/ Silver Canary

hola!
double Rebel Up! action this Friday night in Brussels in cumbia & dancehall style!

starting at Café Walvis, free concert of our Mexican friend Memo Pimiento and his always amazing electro cumbia live sound.
concert at 22/ 23h. Before & after cumbia dj set by Rebel Up! SebCat

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22h – 1am
FREE IN

@ Walvis
Rue Antoine Dansaert 209

After that, another party in the new bar All In One, in the Marolles 🙂
Run by sweet Haïtian folks with a love for jazz & tropical sounds.

Time for another Oyé Cumbia Dancehall night by Silver Canary soundsystem & Rebel Up! From 22h til deep into the night we’ll spin the best rocksteady, dancehall, cumbia and other afro-latino bass tunes. Free in. Hope to see you there, come & bump!

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22h – 5am > FREE IN
@ All In One Bar
Rue Haute 9
(around corner of Bowling)

24/25/26 March: Festa Afro Tuga #2 weekend in Antwerp & Brussels

Afro Tuga time again!  After our 1st super successful party in Brussels last June, it is time for Afro Tuga #2 and this time 2 nights in 2 cities: Antwerp & Brussels.
Amazing artwork for both made events by Bichel Editions.

Friday 24 March in Het Bos in Antwerp >
With 2 special guests from Lisboa, Portugal, for a night of true Afro Portuguese music styles from vintage styles to urban afro tech & beats >

Celeste Mariposa (Lisboa / PT) /
Wilson Vilares started out as techno dj but the powerful music of the African ex-Portuguese colonies lured him in and he became a true connoisseur of the Luso-African music diaspora from Angola & Cabo Verde, Guinee Bissau, Sao Tomé and further. Last year a label under the same name, releasing talented Luso-African artists living in Lisboa such as Chalo Correia, Julinho da Concertina (both in Recyclart last 2 years). Expect wild funana, funky coladeira, shaking semba, rebita and much much more!
https://soundcloud.com/celestemariposa

DJ Noronha – BlackSea Não Maya crew- (Principe, Lisboa / PT)
Only 24 years old, DJ Noronha aka Fabio d’Alva Noronha is a young and talented producer / dj of the Lisbon southside Bairro da Jamaica area, across the river Tejo river. Part of the Blacksea Não Maya crew together with Dj Kolt, Dj Perigoso & Dj Joker who have released 2 LP’s already on Principe Discos. The Blacksea Não Maya sound is an urban blend of Afro Portuguese ghetto beats, spanking percussion and electronic tones, like slower funaná crossed with the rudiments of kuduro. Alien rumba for ballroom dance matinées. Puxa pa!
https://soundcloud.com/black-ea-n-o-maya

Rebel Up! SebCat (Bxl)
The only non-Portuguese dj on the bill as local support. Part of the Brussels global crew Rebel Up!, which needs no introduction for those who come to their underground global nights. Expect some hot warming up in Luso African spheres, from vintage sounds to modern beats.
https://www.rebelup.org/

Calacas DJ’s (Mechelen)
Driven by their love for the analog sound, DJ duo Calacas explores the world of tropical grooves as cadencelypso, cumbia, guaguanco, afro disco and more. Their ultra-danceable sets leave no dance floor unmoved! Immerse yourself in a heavy sweaty trip through the Creole univers.
https://www.mixcloud.com/Calacasdjs/islands/

7€
23:00 – late….
het Bos,
Ankerrui 5-7, Antwerp
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Next day, Saturday 25 March > Brussels time!
Festa Afro Tuga #2, organised together with NGHE Mediatheque.

same lineup as above!

In a sweaty basement + upstairs bar in the Kuumba venue, Flemish-African house in the heart of the Matongé area, Ixelles. Expect all the wonder of the Afro Portuguese music, from vintage funaná & semba from Cabo Verde, Angola & diaspora to the contemporary Afrotech of Lisboa’s suburbs via Principe Discos label.

6€
23:00 – 5:00
@ Kuumba
Chaussee de Wavre 78, Matongé, IXL
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On Sunday, *afterparty* chill style in Brussels.

We will end the Festa Afro Tuga in the NGHE mediatheque in Molenbeek with a presentation & label talk by Celeste Mariposa & a special documentary about music in Cabo Verde (1hr).

Open door & mediatheque from 14:00
Label talk & Cabo Verdian docu from 19:00

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prix libre
@ NGHE Mediatheque
Rue des Mariniers 6
1080 Molem
tram 51 (Porte de Flandre / Ch de Gand)
metro Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen

Thu 23 March: Rebel Up! @ Try It Loud Brazil; Clube do Choro de Bxl, Pianofabriek

Pianofabriek goes on a search to find the ideal electro-brazil band for you.
Come to this free Thursday night concerts and vote for your favorite group.
The winner will play on Thursday July 6 a set on the feast of the Flemish Community in an open-air festival in Saint-Gilles.

► Clubedochorodebruxelas
Created in August 2016, the Clube do Choro de Bruxelas plays the Brazilian instrumental music, o Choro! This music was born in Rio in the 19th century, result of the encounter between the music of European dances (polca, mazurka, quadrille, waltz …) and African rhythms imported by slaves (lundu, maxixe …). Still played and studied today in Brazil, and always more developed i, other countries, the Choro, as to its origins, is enriched with multiple influences (jazz, other popular music …).

19:00 – Sebcat (Rebel Up!)
20:00 – Clube do Choro de Bruxelas
21:30 – Sebcat (Rebel Up!)

FREE IN
@ Pianofabriek
Rue du Fort 35, St Gillis

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