This weekend action with some gigs! On Friday night, SebCat will spin jazz, funky & global beat tunes at Sounds Jazz Club in Ixelles after the jazz concert of Jean Alleman from 23H onwards. Info here or here.
On saturday, a real special African party night: Afro Disco #2, organised by Fresh Nunas.
It promises to be an amazing night of Brussels, African & Congolese sounds from rumba, afrofunk to afrohouse, amapiano and beyond. On the programme a live set by Aziza and Badi, dj sets by Spilulu (special guest from Lumumbashi, Congo!), Fresh Nunas, Baba O Bab, RaqL, Tropical DJipsies and Rebel Up SebCat.
It’s at a secret location, a nice space on the southside not too far from Gare du Midi. Limited space for 200 or so people, so it will be a cosy party affair.
Buy your tickets here via Eventbrite! 10€ doors 20h, concert 23h, party until 4am
Since the release of the highly acclaimed album Mamari (2021), the Muito Kaballa project has continued to develop.
The new album Little Child is filled with jazz, grooves, funk, afrobeat, soul and electronic remixes.
The compostions on the album tackle complex social problems of today; starting with the hypocrisy of the European refugee policy on ‘Inside Outside’ with the proclaiming voice by German-Nigerian afrobeat activist singer Ade Bantu. ‘Dansez! Dansez!’ is an upbeat song with influence from Congo, Angola and Malian guitar music, with the sweet licks of Belgian guitarist Juresse Amie Tieti Ndombasi.
‘No=No’ has a clear message: “Don’t protect your daughter, educate your son” on the hot topic of sexual consent and shameful male behavior. The next song, ‘Memories’, reveals a completely different side of the band in lush jazz. “Keep in mind, it makes you blind, starring in the sun”
The 8 minute soft soul composition ‘Little Child’ is for comforting one’s own inner child, with beautiful solos played by Benjamin Schneider on guitar and Saskia-Marleen Dahms on trombone.
The album concludes with 4 remixes for the dancefloor, delivered by Belgian producer Kuna Maze, Polish/Angolan duo Lua Preta, French producer La Dame and Brazilian bass producer Badsista, tipping the remix balance into female positivity.
Below you can find the 2 videoclips of ‘Inside Outside’ and ‘Little Child’
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.
Sunday afternoon from 14-16h Lisbon time (15-17h Brussels time), Rebel Up SebCat & Didi of Tropical DJipsies will spin sunny Festa Afro Tuga & Rebel Up tunes before JahRiver Ramos at the Lusophonica radio café at the Farol de Santa Marta lighthouse in the Cascais harbour.
Come hang, listen and enjoy on the open air sunny coastal terrace or tune in via Lusophonica webplayer ! https://www.lusophonica.com
Congoville is an expo in Middelheim museum park with a focus on contemporary Congo as well as the colonial legacy / wrongs of the past. The expo consists of works by 15 artists, including Sammy Baloji,Jean Katambayi, KinAct Collective, Angela Ferreira, Maurice Mbikayi, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Kapwani Kiwanga and many others. check the expo programme here.
Every friday apero session in the MIKA café garden of Middelheim. Friday 09.07 from 17H – 21H with Rebel Up SebCat & Mambele, diving into the Congolese rumba, soukous, folklore and other styles from the 60’s to now via vinyl & more.